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Seriously. It isn't that I haven't seen these videos before but what on earth possesses people to do this? Is it really worth that much to them? Just in case my embedded video didn't work, here is the link over to zero hedge. I swear it is things like this that make me believe we are all screwed in a month.

Personally, I don't think I've ever gone out on black friday to brave the stores and crowds. Naturally I'll look online some places for stuff but there is nothing I really want that badly or that is especially discounted on Black Friday. Any of you guys out there braving the masses to get your favorite goodies? I've seen some decent sales online but still nothing that makes me want to run out and buy anything.

Comments (29)

  • CompBanker's picture

    I've never participated in Black Friday and hopefully never will. This is just insanity. Are people even aware of what merchandise they are fighting over? It seems like folks are just trying to get a deal and will pretty much buy anything that they can get their hands on.

    CompBanker

  • TeddyTheBear's picture

    One of my economist professors in college actually did a study on Black Friday and opportunity cost. The group conducted that the average shopper on Black Friday saves $60. Now if the shopper instead went to work, there is a very high probability that they would have made much more money than that and also would not have had to wake up at 4 a.m. for it. Society lacks common sense.

  • yeahright's picture

    its disgusting how society acts on days like today

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  • SirTradesaLot's picture

    'Tis the season of giving..,.

    someone a black eye for putting their hands on MY tickle me Elmo.

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  • FeelingMean's picture

    Glad to see some other people agree that Black Friday is insane. I think the part that gets me the most is that half of the people waiting in lines and buying all this stuff are charging it or putting it on layaway like BT Banker said. It's just kind of scary to me...

    Edit: Just watched the video.... They are fighting like this over things they don't even NEED.. Scary.

    "That dude is so haole, he don't even have any breath left."

  • marcellus_wallace's picture

    They are all brainwashed sheep. These people on CNBC "I was at Walmart from 7 to 8:45, then went home ate back at XYZ mall at 1pm..." Then the retard who came from India "I thought it would be an experience"...

    I know some white trash girl that drives down the US every year to goto black friday shopping I asked her why, she said the pushing, running and chasing deals is part of the fun...did i mention shes white-trash?

  • West Coast rainmaker's picture

    Apparently Air Jordans are a big deal this year? I literally do not get it. I would sooner bet on a second tulip bubble than people lining up for sneakers. They are not a new product, nor are sneakers in short supply.

  • Going Concern's picture

    Remember, remember
    The twenty-third of November
    The Black Friday season and onslaught
    I know of no reason
    Why the Black Friday season
    Should ever be forgot.

    “A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths”

  • MEvolutionToday's picture

    While I agree that people on this video clearly act like animals (even though it's technically what we all are), lets just point out a few things here:

    - It's easy for people who have an $70k+ yearly salary + bonus to say that they don't buy on black fridays. In the end, does it matter if you pay 20 or 50$ for your T-shirt? Probably not as much as for people who earn minimum wage and have 5 children to feed and dress...

    - Black Friday is probably the best day to buy stuff at a much lower price than usual. People with low income can finally buy the new microwave they've been saving for during weeks, if not months!

    Does it make us animals that we wear/buy diamonds that have been hand picked by kids who have close to no rights? I could write dozens of questions similar to this one but I guess I'll just finish by saying that it's easy to judge people when you have the means to buy whatever you want and not struggle daily to buy primary needs.

  • In reply to brooksbrotha
    roofstreet's picture

    bam. sounds like my kinda black friday!

    brooksbrotha wrote:
    I stick to shopping online. Got a few BOnd blu ray movies today from my desk. That's my black friday.

    "...the art of good business, is being a good middle man, putting people togeather. It's all about honor and respect."

  • In reply to MEvolutionToday
    16rl's picture

    MEvolutionToday wrote:
    While I agree that people on this video clearly act like animals (even though it's technically what we all are), lets just point out a few things here:

    - It's easy for people who have an $70k+ yearly salary + bonus to say that they don't buy on black fridays. In the end, does it matter if you pay 20 or 50$ for your T-shirt? Probably not as much as for people who earn minimum wage and have 5 children to feed and dress...

    - Black Friday is probably the best day to buy stuff at a much lower price than usual. People with low income can finally buy the new microwave they've been saving for during weeks, if not months!

    Does it make us animals that we wear/buy diamonds that have been hand picked by kids who have close to no rights? I could write dozens of questions similar to this one but I guess I'll just finish by saying that it's easy to judge people when you have the means to buy whatever you want and not struggle daily to buy primary needs.

    Agreed. But why the hell bother if you can have the same rebates on amazon.com ???

  • In reply to 16rl
    MEvolutionToday's picture

    16rl wrote:
    MEvolutionToday wrote:
    While I agree that people on this video clearly act like animals (even though it's technically what we all are), lets just point out a few things here:

    - It's easy for people who have an $70k+ yearly salary + bonus to say that they don't buy on black fridays. In the end, does it matter if you pay 20 or 50$ for your T-shirt? Probably not as much as for people who earn minimum wage and have 5 children to feed and dress...

    - Black Friday is probably the best day to buy stuff at a much lower price than usual. People with low income can finally buy the new microwave they've been saving for during weeks, if not months!

    Does it make us animals that we wear/buy diamonds that have been hand picked by kids who have close to no rights? I could write dozens of questions similar to this one but I guess I'll just finish by saying that it's easy to judge people when you have the means to buy whatever you want and not struggle daily to buy primary needs.

    Agreed. But why the hell bother if you can have the same rebates on amazon.com ???

    I really like to try my clothes before buying them, particularly jeans so this is why I don't order online all my clothes. Concerning electronics, it's an other story but I'm pretty sure best buy is offering some products (like the xbox360 way cheaper than amazon right now so this is probably why people go there) adding to the fact that they get it immediately.