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   CNN: Every adult in the USA went shopping on Black Friday. Math - how does it work?

27 Nov 2012 08:14 AM   |   10767 clicks   |   The Weekly Standard
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Pants full of macaroni!!     
News to me. I thought I went to work that day.

27 Nov 2012 08:15 AM
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soopey     
I would not call what I did shopping. It was more like a surgical special ops. Insertion at 0330. Wait until 0400 start time. Complete transaction quickly. Extraction ASAP. Return home for a cup of joe and a nap.

27 Nov 2012 08:17 AM
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sirrerun     
Meaningless statistics are meaningless.

27 Nov 2012 08:18 AM
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KellyKellyKelly     
Does waiting for one deal to pop up on Amazon count? I truly don't know how I survived!

/the carnage... it haunts me...

27 Nov 2012 08:18 AM
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Millennium     
Well, I bought lunch, I guess. That's the only thing I remember buying on Black Friday this year, online or offline.

27 Nov 2012 08:19 AM
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Jedekai     
Guilty. I bought a hot pocket AND a cup of coffee... and I only had to wait 3 minutes!

Those suckers got out tents for nothing! HAHAHAHA!

27 Nov 2012 08:19 AM
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david_gaithersburg     
I picked up rotors and new pads for the car, so I count too.

27 Nov 2012 08:19 AM
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Solty Dog    [TotalFark]  
I didn't even put pants on that day. That's not to say I didn't go shopping.

27 Nov 2012 08:19 AM
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The Slush     
Well, I bought my wife a magazine at the airport on my way home from Ireland. So I guess that counts

27 Nov 2012 08:20 AM
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MBZ321     
I bought absolutely nothing on Friday...although I did order a pair of jeans and shirt from JCPenney at 2 AM saturday morning..

27 Nov 2012 08:21 AM
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Derek Force    [TotalFark]  
I slept til 10 then put up our christmas tree. I dont think that counts as shopping.

27 Nov 2012 08:21 AM
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skinink     
If by saying shopping they really mean masturbation, then yes I went "shopping" on Black Friday.

27 Nov 2012 08:23 AM
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zarnik     
I bought weed. Does that count as black friday shopping?


/wait...whuh?

27 Nov 2012 08:24 AM
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abhorrent1     
I went to the gas station and filled up my car on Saturday. Does that count?

/Stayed far away from shopping centers.

27 Nov 2012 08:24 AM
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Bruce Campbell     
I'm guilty of shopping Saturday, but only at the liquor and grocery stores. Do I count towards that total?

27 Nov 2012 08:25 AM
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Bedstead Polisher     
I like being pedantic but that article was ridiculous.

27 Nov 2012 08:25 AM
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MadMonk     
Maybe a lot of people went shopping more than once that day?

//maybe it was one guy with six guns

27 Nov 2012 08:25 AM
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special20    [TotalFark]  
Maybe they could have subtracted the amount of dirty diapers left in the parking lots, and gotten to a number that didn't include the "illegals".

27 Nov 2012 08:26 AM
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jpo2269     
Funny, I thought I was at work on Friday..

27 Nov 2012 08:27 AM
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SDRR     

Bruce Campbell: I'm guilty of shopping Saturday, but only at the liquor and grocery stores. Do I count towards that total?


Me too, does hookers and blow count?

27 Nov 2012 08:27 AM
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Close2TheEdge     
I bought a couple of rare Atari 2600 game cartridges at a retro store in Easton, PA.

Yes, I am a nerd.

27 Nov 2012 08:27 AM
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jmr61     
I def bought beer and wine. For myself.
It's all gone.

27 Nov 2012 08:28 AM
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Cyno01    [TotalFark]  
I bought games on steam, I guess that counts. And we went to trader joes on Sunday.

27 Nov 2012 08:29 AM
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JohnCarter     
Thank you whoever went for me, I was home putting up Christmas stuff

27 Nov 2012 08:30 AM
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I. M. Foreman     
nope, was at Chicago TARDIS participating in four panels and the open mic. although I did buy a book and a magazine.

27 Nov 2012 08:31 AM
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Thisbymaster     
It is sad that this gets better turn out then the election.

27 Nov 2012 08:31 AM
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fickenchucker     
I never left the house, finally put on pants around 11:00, and avoided humanity. The family was there, which is fine, but the rest of you people---forget it.

27 Nov 2012 08:32 AM
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ronaprhys     
No real shopping. I did drive from Ohio to Virginia, so I had to buy gas. Guess that counts in their idiot totals.

27 Nov 2012 08:32 AM
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bingo the psych-o     
I didn't go shopping and I had the day off so I didn't work either.

Fear my power!

27 Nov 2012 08:32 AM
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LoneWolf343     
I bought a pair of shoes. Price was outrageous ever after the sale. Our local store is a racket.

I also took advantage of the Manga Studio sale. At 90% off, it was hard to say no.

Also bought an expansion to Civ V.

Wouldn't call it "shopping," though. Only the shoes I "shopped" for, and the others were happenstance.

27 Nov 2012 08:33 AM
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pkellmey     
How does visiting a news site on that day count as a shopping trip?

27 Nov 2012 08:34 AM
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kenadak     
** Estimated # of shoppers Thursday through Sunday includes individual consumers shopping on multiple days. The estimated # of unique consumers shopping in-store or online is 139.4 million adults shopping multiple days over the 4 day weekend.

27 Nov 2012 08:34 AM
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PreMortem    [TotalFark]  
Good god.

Yahoo News, CNN Money, and The Weekly Standard (and more) can all EABOD.

from the actual NRF survey:

* NRF's definition of "Black Friday weekend" includes Thursday, Friday, Saturday and projected spending for Sunday.
** Estimated # of shoppers Thursday through Sunday includes individual consumers shopping on multiple days. The estimated # of unique consumers shopping in-store or online is 139.4 million adults shopping multiple days over the 4 day weekend.

But hey, sensationalism gets web traffic.

27 Nov 2012 08:35 AM
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Cats_Lie     

kenadak: ** Estimated # of shoppers Thursday through Sunday includes individual consumers shopping on multiple days. The estimated # of unique consumers shopping in-store or online is 139.4 million adults shopping multiple days over the 4 day weekend.


Ding ding ding

The key word is "unique"

27 Nov 2012 08:36 AM
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BitwiseShift     
CNN: Every adult in the USA went shopping on Black Friday.

Or returned stuff on empty mall Saturday morning.

27 Nov 2012 08:37 AM
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Strik3r     
WRONG.


I didn't work and I didn't shop.

27 Nov 2012 08:39 AM
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fruitloop    [TotalFark]  
The headline reads: "247 million shoppers visited stores and websites Black Friday weekend."

None of us were safe.

27 Nov 2012 08:41 AM
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SwingDancer     
checked out the online sales in a dozen stores, ended up waiting on a deal from amazon. for 1 hr, then calling it. New toy for me :)

27 Nov 2012 08:43 AM
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JackieRabbit     
I did not. I would not. I went past many shopping centers and malls and, while busier than usual, they really weren't thronged with shoppers. So I'm thinking that the various and sundry retailer associations are using the media to create a frenzy to attract sheep. It amazes me that people fall for this shiat.

27 Nov 2012 08:43 AM
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Devolving_Spud     
I did not go shopping in a mall
or on the Internet at all

I did not shop here or there
I did not shop anywhere

27 Nov 2012 08:44 AM
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Hack Patooey    [TotalFark]  
I was up on a mountain in NH Friday, and I didnt see any phone kiosks up there...

27 Nov 2012 08:46 AM
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Zelron     
I went shopping. I bought some head lice treatment for my kids.

27 Nov 2012 08:47 AM
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BizarreMan    [TotalFark]  

PreMortem: Good god.

Yahoo News, CNN Money, and The Weekly Standard (and more) can all EABOD.

from the actual NRF survey:

* NRF's definition of "Black Friday weekend" includes Thursday, Friday, Saturday and projected spending for Sunday.
** Estimated # of shoppers Thursday through Sunday includes individual consumers shopping on multiple days. The estimated # of unique consumers shopping in-store or online is 139.4 million adults shopping multiple days over the 4 day weekend.

But hey, sensationalism gets web traffic.


I came to post something similar but hey, shower took precedence to pointing out useless statistics in a news story.

I am curious though, as to how that number compares to any other 4 day weekend and people out shopping because of the sales etc.

27 Nov 2012 08:47 AM
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Hack Patooey    [TotalFark]  

Solty Dog: I didn't even put pants on that day. That's not to say I didn't go shopping.


*snerk*

27 Nov 2012 08:47 AM
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Dalek Caan's doomed mistress     
I went to the knitting store. I had needles to pick up and yarn for a sweater to order.

/meh, no major sale
//doesn't matter, I now have carbon fiber knitting needles

27 Nov 2012 08:48 AM
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Random Anonymous Blackmail     
News, now painting with a broader brush.

Yes I went shopping for groceries and alcohol but those aren't the facts they want to dig into they just see my transaction being made.

27 Nov 2012 08:49 AM
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FriarReb98    [TotalFark]  
Does getting lunch at the food court in the outlet mall where I worked count? Not that they're the best place either, I just wanted a slice of pizza.

27 Nov 2012 08:50 AM
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LooseLips     
I was attending a funeral that morning, so fark off CNN. Black Friday indeed.

27 Nov 2012 08:52 AM
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mod3072     
I went out to the farm for the holidays. I literally did not spend a dime between Wednesday afternoon and Monday evening. Suck it, economy!!

27 Nov 2012 08:52 AM
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pseudoscience     

Zelron: I went shopping. I bought some head lice treatment for my kids.


I didn't know those were on sale! Totally missed out...

27 Nov 2012 08:55 AM
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