OT: Attention Walmart Shoppers. Black Friday starts on Thanksgiving Day 8pm this year!

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Submitted by flu on November 8, 2012 - 7:23am

In honor of our nation falling off a fiscal cliff as both AmeriKa and Kalifornia spend spend spend like there is no tomorrow,

Walmart has gotten into the spirit and started Black Friday deals on Turkeyday...so people can spend money (sorry... I mean credit) that they don't have much earlier than normal....

But no worries, I'm sure in Kalifornia, they will change the rules regarding credit cards....Afterall, it's the big bad ugly bank's fault...

Pretty soon, we'll see retailers starting Black Friday deals in September...

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/mo...


Want to get to Walmart in time for its post-Thanksgiving sale? Better chew that turkey fast.

Reuters reports that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is kicking off its "Black Friday" sales earlier than ever: at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Last year, it opened at 10 p.m.

The move — part of a push by retailers to start the holiday shopping season earlier each year, to capture consumer dollars before a rival does — could put more pressure on retailers like Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) and Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) to push their own opening times earlier.

Lol "capture consumer dollars"... Love it... Just love it....

Submitted by spdrun on November 8, 2012 - 7:30am.

And think of the Mall*Wart employees "encouraged" to work on Turkey Day rather than spending it with their families. Boycott, baby!

Oh, and hope that whoever made that decision gets incurable nut (or c*nt) cancer and dies screaming.

Submitted by The-Shoveler on November 8, 2012 - 8:02am.

So when the heck are they expecting everyone to line up ?

The night before T-day ?

Yea this trend really sucks they need to stop it.

Soon they will want me to come in the office the day after T-Day, after all I should have got my shopping done on T-Day.

Submitted by The-Shoveler on November 8, 2012 - 8:05am.

I really don't think this is buying them anything in the end.

competition is good but this is ridiculous.

You’re only going to buy so much (well at least I can control myself) so once your done shopping then what.

Submitted by flu on November 8, 2012 - 8:08am.

The-Shoveler wrote:
I really don't think this is buying them anything in the end.

competition is good but this is ridiculous.

You’re only going to buy so much (well at least I can control myself) so once your done shopping then what.

I think this strategy works just great. It breeds the mob frenzy feeling...People rushing into a store to a get a below cost deal on select items..And then don't want to leave empty handed...

If it didn't work...Walmart wouldn't be risking liability after liability the times in the past that something happened in a walmart store...Like when someone got trampled to death,etc....

Most people have no self control. Once there, they'll buy something, even if they get the black friday item....Go figure....

Submitted by spdrun on November 8, 2012 - 8:11am.

Soon they will want me to come in the office the day after T-Day, after all I should have got my shopping done on T-Day.

You shop on Black Friday? I generally take care of business before BF, or first week of Dec. That is if I don't buy online.

Black Friday is generally spent on my family's farm at this point, 20 miles from the nearest big box store.

Submitted by AN on November 8, 2012 - 9:51am.

spdrun wrote:
And think of the Mall*Wart employees "encouraged" to work on Turkey Day rather than spending it with their families. Boycott, baby!

Oh, and hope that whoever made that decision gets incurable nut (or c*nt) cancer and dies screaming.


Wtf? Wow, just wow.

Submitted by livinincali on November 8, 2012 - 10:04am.

spdrun wrote:

You shop on Black Friday? I generally take care of business before BF, or first week of Dec. That is if I don't buy online.

Costco is great to shop on Black Friday. Hardly anybody is there as most of them are at the mall.

I never really got the appeal of black friday. It's usually specially made low quality junk electronics at a cost price point. Of course it's been proven to be effective for the average masses. Some people like that kind of excitement, I prefer football and beer on Thanksgiving for excitement

Submitted by Allan from Fallbrook on November 8, 2012 - 10:22am.

AN wrote:
spdrun wrote:
And think of the Mall*Wart employees "encouraged" to work on Turkey Day rather than spending it with their families. Boycott, baby!

Oh, and hope that whoever made that decision gets incurable nut (or c*nt) cancer and dies screaming.


Wtf? Wow, just wow.

AN: Yup, the beauty of the Leftist mind at work.

"Believe as I do, or get testicular or cervical cancer!".

The far Right and the far Left in this country are now virtually indistinguishable.

Submitted by AN on November 8, 2012 - 11:23am.

Allan from Fallbrook wrote:
AN wrote:
spdrun wrote:
And think of the Mall*Wart employees "encouraged" to work on Turkey Day rather than spending it with their families. Boycott, baby!

Oh, and hope that whoever made that decision gets incurable nut (or c*nt) cancer and dies screaming.


Wtf? Wow, just wow.

AN: Yup, the beauty of the Leftist mind at work.

"Believe as I do, or get testicular or cervical cancer!".

The far Right and the far Left in this country are now virtually indistinguishable.


Yep, they're both nut jobs.

Submitted by spdrun on November 8, 2012 - 12:08pm.

I'm not "far Left" in the sense of subscribing to any one doctrine.

But I sincerely wish the worst to people who treat their employees like crap. Human decency should be shown, in all relations. Personal and professional. People who don't show decency always end up being slapped around by karma eventually, and a good job too.

Essentially they're saying to their employees: "economy's bad. You won't easily find another job if you quit/get fired. Let's make you work more, and not spend time with your family at a time which should be shared with family." Actually, they're probably not even thinking about ANYTHING except their bottom line. Callous. Disgusting.

Yeah, shoppers, trample away, you sad bunch of economic bio-robots.

Submitted by no_such_reality on November 8, 2012 - 12:09pm.

spdrun wrote:

Yeah, shoppers, trample away, you sad bunch of economic bio-robots.

The root of the problem is this line, not the business.

Submitted by spdrun on November 8, 2012 - 12:18pm.

Both are the problem. Mere demand for a product or service doesn't excuse immoral behavior on the part of service providers.

Besides, is this demand intrinsic or GENERATED? i.e. how many people actually WANT to spend Thanksgiving evening in a Soviet-style line?

Submitted by Zeitgeist on November 8, 2012 - 12:47pm.

He must not have heard about what you send out comes back. That is why I am trying to think nice thoughts.

Submitted by spdrun on November 8, 2012 - 12:49pm.

That's my point. The honcho at WalMart is sending out what? Tramplings? Upset families on a holiday. Why should that not be reciprocated on them?

Submitted by scaredyclassic on November 8, 2012 - 8:22pm.

the whole praying for cancer thing was i think pioneered for howard stern who would pray for cancer to begin to grow in hsi enemies. itwas kind ofcreepy funny when howard did it. so i think the praying for cancer thing does have roots in pop culture; it's not i think an extreme political thing, but more like a simpsons reference...

Submitted by paramount on November 9, 2012 - 12:23am.

Hell Yaahhh I am there!!!

Submitted by UCGal on November 9, 2012 - 8:54am.

I hate shopping so there is not enough money in the world to make me go out on black Friday.

I'll be home with a bunch of 9 year olds getting them ready for the FLL regionals. Robotics is funner than bf crowds.

Submitted by AN on November 12, 2012 - 11:39am.

Now, this is the kind of BF stories I like to hear. http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/12/pf/black.... Black Friday can be a great thing if you do it like this.

Submitted by AN on November 12, 2012 - 11:39am.

dup.

Submitted by all on November 12, 2012 - 11:56am.

I usually start at Frys to get my annual serving of electronics, stop by Lowes for tools, Big 5 for sports gear and get home as the rest of the family is getting out of their beds. I kind of like spending a couple of hours standing in line in blistering cold of 35-40 degrees, probably because I don't have to do it.

Submitted by spdrun on November 12, 2012 - 1:02pm.

35 degrees is a balmy spring morning, wimp ;)

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