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Black Friday Chaos and Violence Erupts from Coast to Coast
The stories of problems on Black Friday are just starting to roll in. While retailers are hoping to top sales after tepid results last year they have at least succeeded in one of their goals: to draw a crowd. What kind of crowd seems to what folks are debating at this hour:- Shoppers at a [...]
Incredible to me. I think it is despicable not only in the actions of people out there but even more so from the retailers who create it. The whole lesson of 2010 has been how desperate they are for sales.
What gets me is that people are willing to stand in line for hours and hours and hours for "stuff". Wonder how many would stand in line in order to pay homage to Christ in the same freezing cold ?? I am not against people getting nice things for their loved ones, just think that a lot of folks have forgotten or do not pay attention to the really important stuff of life !
We have gone out on Black Friday before and never really gotten a deal. It was just kind of fun. We didn't stand in line for hours and hours. It was more just for the experience of the whole thing.
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It was sad today to see some of my family members out there in it. Their motives were pure -- they're unemployed, have kids, little money and they need every break they can find. Sadly, in most cases, they found themselves manipulated by empty promises of discounts that only materialize for those who sacrifice their Thanksgiving to stand outside in the cold. The whole thing is wrong.
I guess I've been lucky; in the few times I have gone out on BF, I don't recall having an unpleasant experience, including today. Didn't have anyone being rude or pushy or anything. It's a shame when adults act like wild animals over material possessions.
RE: The woman that was arrested in Indiana, she was trying to cut in line and that is what caused the chaos and her arrest. Idiot. (Just watched it on the local news)