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   Wal-Mart announces it will further ruin your family's Thanksgiving by starting Black Friday at 8PM Thursday, during "Dessert Hour"

08 Nov 2012 12:59 PM   |   3432 clicks   |   Reuters
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sethstorm     
They screw with their workers and suppliers, why should it be surprising that they do the same with their customers?

08 Nov 2012 01:02 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     
At 8 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving, Walmart's offers will include deals on video games starting at $10 and home appliances such as a Crock Pot slow cooker and a Mr. Coffee maker for $9.44 each.


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is gonna buy a CROCK POT right after eating THANKSGIVING dinner

08 Nov 2012 01:02 PM
gunga galunga     
What are the chances of every single Wal-Mart employee in this country goes on strike on Black Friday? 'Cuz that would be cool.

08 Nov 2012 01:02 PM
Qatmandu     
farkin' Wal-Mart...

08 Nov 2012 01:03 PM
Bobo_Spiewack     
Great. So now the wife's younger brother and his wife, the only other sane ones in the whole group will not be around after 6 because they are hardcore shoppers.

Leaving me with the rest of the family and a whole barrage of...

Oh, fark. Just kill me now.

08 Nov 2012 01:03 PM
cig-mkr     
And the workers forced to show up on the holiday can be thankful they have such a great job.
I'm sure WalMart will pay time and a half, if not double-time, for their efforts.

08 Nov 2012 01:03 PM
Buffalo77     
Who eats TG meal at 8pm?

08 Nov 2012 01:03 PM
holybull99     
A strike is the only tool that can change Wal-mart.

08 Nov 2012 01:04 PM
electronsexparty     
What the fark is wrong with retail in this country? Jesus. Can't even get a farking holiday. And I thought waking up at 3:30 am on Friday morning to be to work at 5:00 was bad. Thankfully I don't work retail anymore.

Wonder if Wal-Mart employees are still going to do the walk out.

08 Nov 2012 01:04 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
Knock. Yourselves. Out.

/I'll be home stuffing myself with pie

08 Nov 2012 01:05 PM
wholedamnshow     
The best thing we can do about this is simply not shop at places like this.
The earlier they open, the more likely I am to just use amazon and newegg to do my shopping.

08 Nov 2012 01:05 PM
The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves     
Do not crucify Santa on a cross of Thanksgiving!

08 Nov 2012 01:06 PM
EatenTheSun    [TotalFark]  
I'm not rebuttoning my pants for this.

08 Nov 2012 01:06 PM
kronicfeld    [TotalFark]  
I'll stick to Amazons online lightning deals, thanks.

08 Nov 2012 01:07 PM
Vexed Thespian     
this is not news. walmart is open all day thanksgiving anyway, i think they just shrinkwrap pallets of their blackfriday stuff and leave in the middle of the aisles.

the only day they close is christmas,and i am sure they would stay open if there was a cost benefit to it

08 Nov 2012 01:07 PM
theesir     
Yes, OUTRAGE!!!! Because you all HAVE TO shop at WalMart. What will we do without $9 coffee makers.

I won't be there because the NFL is forcing me to watch the Detroit Lions. Bastards!

08 Nov 2012 01:07 PM
vudukungfu    [TotalFark]  
I just finished all my shpping last night.
Ironically, at the Christmas Tree Shop.

08 Nov 2012 01:08 PM
Holocaust Agnostic     
Pretty soon Christmas will start at the same time as Halloween.

I need to buy some Santa hats for my yard skeletons.

08 Nov 2012 01:08 PM
Englebert Slaptyback     

Bobo_Spiewack


Great. So now the wife's younger brother and his wife, the only other sane ones in the whole group will not be around after 6 because they are hardcore shoppers.

Leaving me with the rest of the family and a whole barrage of...

Oh, fark. Just kill me now.


You're solving the wrong problem...

08 Nov 2012 01:08 PM
DownDaRiver     
This will not end well
Next year its Target @ 6PM

Didn't Orwell write about this sort of decline in civil common thinking 1984?

08 Nov 2012 01:08 PM
pute kisses like a man     
i'll still never understand the allure of black friday.

is it really that important to get people in your store the day after thanksgiving? these people are going to buy shiat either way, might as well spread it out over the month

08 Nov 2012 01:09 PM
JohnCarter     
Oh boy - more crap to buy.

....Black Friday shopping, on the next edition of Hoarders....

08 Nov 2012 01:09 PM
Englebert Slaptyback     

EatenTheSun


I'm not rebuttoning my pants for this.


It's Wal-Mart. The uniform of the day will be sweatpants and gravy-stained t-shirts.

08 Nov 2012 01:09 PM
radarlove     
Oh please strike, you beautiful bastards, oh please oh please oh please...

08 Nov 2012 01:10 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  

Englebert Slaptyback: EatenTheSun

I'm not rebuttoning my pants for this.


It's Wal-Mart. The uniform of the day will be sweatpants and gravy-stained t-shirts.


And more butt crack than a plumber's convention

08 Nov 2012 01:11 PM
hdhale     

Bobo_Spiewack: Great. So now the wife's younger brother and his wife, the only other sane ones in the whole group will not be around after 6 because they are hardcore shoppers.

Leaving me with the rest of the family and a whole barrage of...

Oh, fark. Just kill me now.


Booze is your friend. Failing that, more booze. Failing that, puke in the bathroom. No one wants to be around someone who is pukey and they'll flee fearing food poisoning. At minimum they'll keep their distance while you go nap.

08 Nov 2012 01:11 PM
fruitloop     
a Mr. Coffee maker for $9.44

Ho. Lee. shiat. 

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Dat's a good deal, ryt'dare.

08 Nov 2012 01:13 PM
crab66     
Black Friday?


You mean that thing I completely ignore because saving $100 on a TV is not worth having to deal with that many idiots?

08 Nov 2012 01:13 PM
Ego edo infantia cattus     
This is great! Now you can express your gratitude for all that you have by buying more shiat that you don't need! Melt those credit cards America!

08 Nov 2012 01:13 PM
Wayne 985     

Bobo_Spiewack: Great. So now the wife's younger brother and his wife, the only other sane ones in the whole group will not be around after 6 because they are hardcore shoppers.

Leaving me with the rest of the family and a whole barrage of...

Oh, fark. Just kill me now.


TETS is a rat poison that is tasteless and odorless. I'm not suggesting anything, but I know how you feel, and... well, accidents happen.

No one would blame you.

08 Nov 2012 01:15 PM
cig-mkr     
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Who wouldn't show up just to get a glimpse of this?

08 Nov 2012 01:15 PM
bemis23     

pute kisses like a man: i'll still never understand the allure of black friday.

is it really that important to get people in your store the day after thanksgiving? these people are going to buy shiat either way, might as well spread it out over the month


The idea is to cram your stores full of shoppers as early as possible in the season because people typically want shop in as few stores and trips as possible. The BF strategy is to offer a few awesome loss-leaders to attract customers and then hope they continue to shop on less-discounted merchandise ("Well if I'm already here and have to deal with the lines and crowds anyway I might as well finish all my shopping here!") thus concentrating consumer dollars in the stores that offer the best deals earliest in the season. Deals are also offered later in the season, but BF is the biggest retail day of the year for a reason.

08 Nov 2012 01:16 PM
cig-mkr     
And thanks to Jon iz teh kewl for the image!

08 Nov 2012 01:17 PM
ZzeusS     
Go... outside?

If you mean 'outside' as in 'check the box that says wrap as gift and click here to add names' as 'outside' then yeah.

08 Nov 2012 01:17 PM
IRQ12     
This just in! Target announces "Blackerer Wednesday" which starts on monday at midnight every week in the month of November!

08 Nov 2012 01:19 PM
John Redcorn     

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Knock. Yourselves. Out.

/I'll be home stuffing myself with pie


If all goes well, I'll be stuffing a pie....if you know what I mean.

08 Nov 2012 01:19 PM
99.998er     
Does this mean I have to get all dressed up and stuff?

08 Nov 2012 01:20 PM
MagSeven     

Wayne 985: Bobo_Spiewack: Great. So now the wife's younger brother and his wife, the only other sane ones in the whole group will not be around after 6 because they are hardcore shoppers.

Leaving me with the rest of the family and a whole barrage of...

Oh, fark. Just kill me now.

TETS is a rat poison that is tasteless and odorless. I'm not suggesting anything, but I know how you feel, and... well, accidents happen.

No one would blame you.

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08 Nov 2012 01:20 PM
Queensowntalia     
I've never gone shopping on BF in my life. Why suffer? Meh.

I look forward to the stories of fistfights, injuries, etc though. Might as well laugh at the fools.

08 Nov 2012 01:20 PM
Odd Bird     

Bobo_Spiewack: Great. So now the wife's younger brother and his wife, the only other sane ones in the whole group will not be around after 6 because they are hardcore shoppers.


Hardcore shoppers are sane?

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08 Nov 2012 01:23 PM
ThighsofGlory     

hdhale: Bobo_Spiewack: Great. So now the wife's younger brother and his wife, the only other sane ones in the whole group will not be around after 6 because they are hardcore shoppers.

Leaving me with the rest of the family and a whole barrage of...

Oh, fark. Just kill me now.

Booze is your friend. Failing that, more booze. Failing that, puke in the bathroom. No one wants to be around someone who is pukey and they'll flee fearing food poisoning. At minimum they'll keep their distance while you go nap.


I was just going to suggest sneezing on them until they backed off.

08 Nov 2012 01:23 PM
Gosling     

cig-mkr: And the workers forced to show up on the holiday can be thankful they have such a great job.
I'm sure WalMart will pay time and a half, if not double-time, for their efforts.


They're giving us a 10% coupon for one transaction.

08 Nov 2012 01:24 PM
sethstorm     

electronsexparty: Wonder if Wal-Mart employees are still going to do the walk out.


I wonder if they've already got replacements in the event that they do.

08 Nov 2012 01:25 PM
ladyfortuna     
My first, second, and fourth reactions are 'fark that', but my third reaction was seeing $10 video games. I love cheap games. However I probably won't be home by then so I go with my fourth reaction.

08 Nov 2012 01:25 PM
Mishno     

Bobo_Spiewack: Great. So now the wife's younger brother and his wife, the only other sane ones in the whole group will not be around after 6 because they are hardcore shoppers.

Leaving me with the rest of the family and a whole barrage of...

Oh, fark. Just kill me now.


Your definition of 'sane' must differ from mine if it includes going shopping at 8:00pm on Thanksgiving.

Either that, or the rest of your family is REALLY nuts.

08 Nov 2012 01:26 PM
THX 1138     
I wonder how many instances of people using Mace will occur this time around. Wal-mart should put it on sale so people can replenish.

08 Nov 2012 01:26 PM
The more you eat the more you fart     
F**K WAL-MART
And fark all of you that participate in the "black Friday" disgusting display of selfishness and consumerism, too.

08 Nov 2012 01:27 PM
snocone    [TotalFark]  

bemis23: pute kisses like a man: i'll still never understand the allure of black friday.

is it really that important to get people in your store the day after thanksgiving? these people are going to buy shiat either way, might as well spread it out over the month

The idea is to cram your stores full of shoppers as early as possible in the season because people typically want shop in as few stores and trips as possible. The BF strategy is to offer a few awesome loss-leaders to attract customers and then hope they continue to shop on less-discounted merchandise ("Well if I'm already here and have to deal with the lines and crowds anyway I might as well finish all my shopping here!") thus concentrating consumer dollars in the stores that offer the best deals earliest in the season. Deals are also offered later in the season, but BF is the biggest retail day of the year for a reason.


And the reason is GREED.
Business and sheeple deserve each other.

08 Nov 2012 01:27 PM
Smeggy Smurf     

holybull99: A strike is the only tool that can change Wal-mart.


Nuclear or chemical? I doubt biological can be worse than their genetics already are.

08 Nov 2012 01:27 PM
Shadow Blasko     

fruitloop: a Mr. Coffee maker for $9.44

Ho. Lee. shiat. 

[i171.photobucket.com image 416x312]

Dat's a good deal, ryt'dare.


Dudes a bloody genius and really talented as well as quite generous.

And he makes more in a day than I will make this year... I would listen to him on the economy.

08 Nov 2012 01:31 PM
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