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Black Friday 11-23: Titties, Buy 2 get 1 free.

RageRage Registered User regular
edited November 2007 in Social Entropy++
It's coming. That time of year where, as a nation, our rampant consumerism is celebrated so hard that the punchline becomes the joke.

Soaked in caffeine, fending off the 4am shivers with warm dreams of overdrawn checking accounts and revolving credit - we shop. We fight. We stand in line to save $10 on shit we don't need because The Man tells us that's the day to do it.
Black Friday is the day after American Thanksgiving and is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season in the United States. Since Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, Black Friday may be as early as the 23rd and as late as the 29th day of November. Retailers often decorate for the Christmas season weeks beforehand. Many retailers open very early (typically 5 A.M.) and offer doorbuster deals and loss leaders to draw people to their stores. Although Black Friday, as the first shopping day after Thanksgiving, has served as the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season at least since the start of the modern Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the term "Black Friday" has been traced back only to the 1970s.. "Black Friday" was originally so named because of the heavy traffic on that day, although most contemporary uses of the term refer instead to it as the beginning of the period in which retailers are in the black (i.e., turning a profit).



The "Official" Black Friday Tracker Sites:


http://bfads.net/

http://www.blackfriday.info/

http://blackfriday.gottadeal.com/

http://www.blackfridayads.com/

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Get your shop on.

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Actually, I just go to get into fights.

    ChicoBlue on
  • Dely AppleDely Apple Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I did this one year with my mom. I think someone lightsabered off my hand as I reached for something I just wanted to look at.

    I miss my hand.

    Dely Apple on
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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited November 2007
    i red the title as "clever titties on sale"

    (i didn't actually i just don't want someone to make this joke)

    Garlic Bread on
  • SASA Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I have to work on Black Friday.

    Thank god I don't work retail.

    SA on
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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited November 2007
    SA wrote: »
    I have to work on Black Friday.

    Thank god I don't work retail.

    I have to work on Black Friday

    I work in retail :(

    But I don't have to be in until 12, so

    Garlic Bread on
  • TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    this year is going to be my first black friday working retail

    I'm scared you guys

    TheySlashThem on
  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    do we have black friday in canada

    I'm thinking not

    Kuribo's Shoe on
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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I have a paid day off

    lostwords on
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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I've never done this and never will. I can't be exposed to so much stupid in such a short time with any sort of favorable results.

    Also, lately I've been good at suppressing my desire to buy shit I don't need so

    Faricazy on
  • MarshmallowMarshmallow Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Not all retail sucks on Black Friday, guys.

    In fact, it's one of the slowest days of the year for us grocery folks.

    Marshmallow on
  • Dely AppleDely Apple Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I worked in a KB Toys store in the mall the very year Furbies were hot

    It was like defending Leningrad against an unending blitz of mothers who would shiv the next one over for this piece of shit toy

    FUCK YOU FURBIES
    I still miss my hand

    Dely Apple on
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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    every retail place I ever worked at encouraged us to think of it as "green" friday

    Kuribo's Shoe on
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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    do we have black friday in canada

    I'm thinking not
    boxing day

    Faricazy on
  • KadithKadith Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    i'm always shit broke when black friday comes around

    Kadith on
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  • MonkeybombMonkeybomb Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I'm determined to buy a 50" 1080p HDTV this season.

    Really looking forward to whatever model I decide on going on sale one week after I buy it.

    Monkeybomb on
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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    i think getting some decent 26 inch or so HDTV is okay on black friday

    but if you're going all the way and buying a bigass full res screen, do your research and buy a good tv instead of an on sale tv

    Faricazy on
  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Yeah, I used to do the retail thing... at a game store up on Capitol Hill.

    I usually had a great time.

    This year, I think I am actually going to go shopping on the dreaded day just so I can get it all done in one big mad rush of pain.

    I also need new pants.

    Tonkka on
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  • World as MythWorld as Myth a breezy way to annoy serious people Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Keith wrote: »
    SA wrote: »
    I have to work on Black Friday.

    Thank god I don't work retail.

    I have to work on Black Friday

    I work in retail :(

    But I don't have to be in until 12, so
    when I worked at gamestop I had to be at work at 6 a.m. on black friday

    we didn't have a single customer until 10, because our deals sucked ass

    World as Myth on
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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited November 2007
    Keith wrote: »
    SA wrote: »
    I have to work on Black Friday.

    Thank god I don't work retail.

    I have to work on Black Friday

    I work in retail :(

    But I don't have to be in until 12, so
    when I worked at gamestop I had to be at work at 6 a.m. on black friday

    we didn't have a single customer until 10, because our deals sucked ass

    yeah well we'll have wiis on friday

    Garlic Bread on
  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    do we have black friday in canada

    I'm thinking not

    you have boxing day deals or some such foolishness


    everyone who's a civilized person is out at 4am the day after thanksgiving ready to knife a bitch for an elmo doll.

    Stale on
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  • BelruelBelruel NARUTO FUCKS Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    i'll be hitting black friday with my mom this year again. that woman is crazy

    Belruel on
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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    After having to work retail during black friday, I refuse to shop that day. I sit at home, eat left overs, and stay away from commercial shopping centers.

    Hunter on
  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I worked black friday two years in a row when I did my tour of duty in the mall. I managed a hat world and a spencers both years. open one, close the other.


    The horror...

    Stale on
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  • World as MythWorld as Myth a breezy way to annoy serious people Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Keith wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    SA wrote: »
    I have to work on Black Friday.

    Thank god I don't work retail.

    I have to work on Black Friday

    I work in retail :(

    But I don't have to be in until 12, so
    when I worked at gamestop I had to be at work at 6 a.m. on black friday

    we didn't have a single customer until 10, because our deals sucked ass

    yeah well we'll have wiis on friday
    if you ever get one traded in will you buy it for me

    World as Myth on
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  • JordynJordyn Really, Commander? Probing Uranus. Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Keith wrote: »
    i red the title as "clever titties on sale"

    (i didn't actually i just don't want someone to make this joke)

    I read this post as "I red the titty as "clever titties on titties."

    (I didn't actually i just don't want someone to make this titty)

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  • Frosted ButtsFrosted Butts Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I'm working on Black Friday this year to pay off the TV I just bought so I can get on to buying other expensive crap.

    Luckily it will be me and a drill rig and noone else. Hats off to the retail folks.

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  • mcpmcp Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I hate shopping in general. There's no fucking way I'd go out on that day.

    I can usually get all the gifts I need to get online anyway.

    mcp on
  • MonkeybombMonkeybomb Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Faricazy wrote: »
    i think getting some decent 26 inch or so HDTV is okay on black friday

    but if you're going all the way and buying a bigass full res screen, do your research and buy a good tv instead of an on sale tv

    Yeah I already have it narrowed down to a Samsung and Panasonic on Amazon. I'm just expecting Circuit City to offer a free car with purchase of one of these shortly after I buy them.

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  • TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I'll probably go shopping friday morning before I have to go to work so I can get gifts for my satan

    TheySlashThem on
  • BelruelBelruel NARUTO FUCKS Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    i somehow seriosuly did see this title first as

    'Black Friday - clever titties on sale at Ham.'

    probably because we were talking about ham in WoW

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  • TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    man am I the only person who didn't misread the title

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  • naporeonnaporeon Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Man, I got a 42" Sharp Aquos 1080p HDTV at Best Buy last Black Friday, and with delivery, tax, and 4-year service plan, it came to just over $1,100...at the time, that was something like 60% off their price. So I'm pretty happy with that.

    Taking a break this year, though.

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  • JordynJordyn Really, Commander? Probing Uranus. Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    no, lots of people read it just fine.

    People just looooooove to come in and remind us all that "titles" looks sort of like "titties."

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  • QuethalQuethal The Infrequent OaklandRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Guys, I've never been. Am I missing out? Am I unamerican?

    Quethal on
  • MonkeybombMonkeybomb Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    naporeon wrote: »
    Man, I got a 42" Sharp Aquos 1080p HDTV at Best Buy last Black Friday, and with delivery, tax, and 4-year service plan, it came to just over $1,100...at the time, that was something like 60% off their price. So I'm pretty happy with that.

    Taking a break this year, though.

    60% off on a HDTV is pretty good.

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  • MonkeybombMonkeybomb Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Jordyn wrote: »
    no, lots of people read it just fine.

    I read this post as "titties titties titties titties titties titties titties fine."

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  • QuethalQuethal The Infrequent OaklandRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Monkeybomb wrote: »
    Jordyn wrote: »
    no, lots of people read it just fine.

    I read this post as "titties titties titties titties titties titties titties fine."

    Hey Monkeybomb, what is this about titties?

    Quethal on
  • TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    titties are pretty great you guys

    TheySlashThem on
  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    And Friday they'll be on sale!

    Tonkka on
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  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Monkeybomb wrote: »
    I'm determined to buy a 50" 1080p HDTV this season.

    Really looking forward to whatever model I decide on going on sale one week after I buy it.

    http://www.blackfridayads.com/stores/2

    That has a 50" Samsung Plasma + installation for 1399

    Not bad I guess, my friend has a 40" Samsung LCD and it functions just fine

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