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    Default The day after Thanksgiving cluster "F" Sale

    These are a few posts that were in the recent "laptop" thread. I thought it might be worthy to start a thread for this nightmare shopping day and/or the sales that bring out "THE IDOITS"... Please share your experiences.. ....
    Quote Originally Posted by axebrian
    Is that the laptop Walmart is going to have on sale the day after Thanksgiving?
    Quote Originally Posted by BottomzUp
    Yeah...if you're willing to wait in line for 6 hours BEFORE opening and THEN rush into the store upon opening and hope that you are able to beat the 2,000 other people as you sprint towards the electonics section.
    I'll pass.
    Quote Originally Posted by axebrian
    Yeah, that's a freakin' cluster F**K on that day. I remember last year on the day after Thanksgiving and we were heading out of town early. We were gassing up before 6:am near the local Walmart. JEEEZ, the W,mart parking lot was OVER full before 6:AM and that's a big ass parking lot. The following week my wife told me stories from people that were there and said grown adults were pushing,shoving, cussing, pulling hair, fighting and literally were ripping shit out of others hands and their carts....F**k that. Also, these idiot parents had their kids standing in line at check out to try and beat the "limit 1" deal.

    There ya go... that's teaching your children well
    HMMM...Ironic "The day after Thanksgiving Sale"..."give thanks"..then take it back and stab your fellow shopper the next day....


    Hopefully we can share some deals and hoping that you don't have to put up with the bullshit idoits.... (good kuck)


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    My wife used this website last year that updates all the latest news on BLACK FRIDAY

    http://www.bf2005.net/

    With this info, she was able to pinpoint where she wanted to go to pick up what she wanted when she left to go shopping at 5am. She saved a ton of money and time this way. I was still sleeping soundly when she got back at 9am!

    Hope this helps...

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    Just be nice to the employees at these stores. They do not deserve any badgering because YOU were late!
    Just go for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BREW CREW
    Just be nice to the employees at these stores. They do not deserve any badgering because YOU were late!
    Having worked retail years ago I agree with you Brew. I am always cool to retail and restaurant workers, especially during the holidays. They get shit on daily by angry costumers, people get pissy with them and its not always there fault. The months of December was a friggin nightmare!!
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    I agree 100% with you Brew. I used to work at a Sound Warehouse (later Blockbuster Music) and I HATED working the day after Thanksgiving and the day after Christmas. People were such assholes, and on the day after Christmas everything you sold over the course of the previous month all came back on that one day.
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    I just checked the BF site bugs posted...If the scanned flyer is real....

    Best Buy...Toshiba 370 notebook w/DVD-CD RW, 256 mb ram, 40 gig H.D... $379....Oh here's the kicker..."Minimum 10 per store"
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    The day after Thanksgiving is my day off and the last thing I want to do is get up early to go shopping. If you do, that's great but just act like civil adults. I hate hearing horror stories about assholes who act like maniacs just so they can save a few bucks on a gift.
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    The true blessing with working over-night is not dealing with the mouth-breathing masses, especially the day after Thanksgiving.

    The downside is fighting one's way out of the store at the end of your shift, with all of these "foaming at the mouth" sub-humans crowding the door, trying to force their way in.

    It's time and a half to work a holiday, yet sometimes it's simply not fucking worth it.

    Having worked retail in Florida for years, I'd like to point out that the idiots who return items are nothing new, witness the morons that try to return hurricane supplies such as water (or gas cans, wreaking of gas fumes) the day after a storm, when the folk who truly needed the merchandise were sent away empty handed.

    Good luck to the numbnuts and wingnuts that participate in this pointless exercise...it's the same shitty merchandise that was present the week before, and one get's to save a whopping 10 percent.

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    I'm glad I work at a major appliance store clear on the other side of town than the fuckin' mall. We don't get all the crazy shit going on. The only thing we get is people scrambling the week before Turkey day and Xmas getting new cooking products...

    Has anyone else noticed around the Holidays people get really fuckin' weird???
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    Here's how to avoid the Black Friday Shopping Cluster-F%$*. I'll spell it real slow-like: I - N - T - E - R - N - E - T - S - H - O - P - P - I - N - G

    Yeah, you have to pay shipping, but you NEVER have to deal with the idiots at Wal-Fart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by axebrian
    I just checked the BF site bugs posted...If the scanned flyer is real....

    Best Buy...Toshiba 370 notebook w/DVD-CD RW, 256 mb ram, 40 gig H.D... $379....Oh here's the kicker..."Minimum 10 per store"
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    Depending on where you live you would have to be there up to 4-5 hours early. Or maybe the night before camping out to get one. NOT WORTH IT.

    I went to a Best Buy once for a after T-day sale got there at 5 am. The line was all the way around the store already and the store didn't open until 6am. Of the things I went after..... I got one movie. Yep that 45 minute drive was worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vh_chick
    Here's how to avoid the Black Friday Shopping Cluster-F%$*. I'll spell it real slow-like: I - N - T - E - R - N - E - T - S - H - O - P - P - I - N - G

    Yeah, you have to pay shipping, but you NEVER have to deal with the idiots at Wal-Fart.

    Shari
    Yes, yes, yes. E-commerce is a blessing.

    I worked at Radio Shack a couple Christmases ago, and I'll tell you what, there's nothing worse than seeing your hard-earned commissions built up over a couple weeks suddenly vanish in the course of a day. That holiday season was really bizarre in that I just woke up, went to work, came home, slept, woke up, went to work...it was such a zombie trip, with no time off at all. I won't do that again if I can help it.
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    i'm gonna skip the Friday morning madness, but i may hit the Wal-Mart down the road in Amish country Tuesday morning and see if i can grab an Xbox 360...then put that sucker on Ebay as soon as i get home.

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    Man, I did retail for 15 years in a toys store. Thank God we weren't a mainstream crap store or it would have been worse. Still, the kids are wound up and are going crazy and by 1:00pm shopper fatigue sets in and they start to get crabby. It sucked.

    Working in a motel for Thanksgiving weekend isn't much better. You get two kinds of people:

    1. People who don't want to stay at the family/in-law house.

    2. People who aren't wanted, so they have to stay at a motel.

    Oh baby, they are not happy people.
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    if they aren't wanted...why don't they stay home?

 

 

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