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  • that or ShopperTrak is full of shiat
  • Or if you're masochistic enough to go shopping on Black Friday, you're also masochistic enough to go to more than one mall to do so.
  • You're overlooking the fact that Canada has a socialist retail system and that a lot of us crossed the border to take advantage of the shorter mall lines.
  • This was my first Black Friday off in over a decade. Not only did I not leave my house, I stayed in my pjs all day. I just don't understand the appeal to it, AT ALL.

    /Did I mention I hate shopping?
  • Why would I subject myself to that bullish*t?
  • The battery on my mobility scooter died.
  • raerae1980: This was my first Black Friday off in over a decade. Not only did I not leave my house, I stayed in my pjs all day. I just don't understand the appeal to it, AT ALL.

    /Did I mention I hate shopping?


    Me, too. I have ventured out on Black Friday exactly once. Never again. I can usually find prices as good or better online at any time of the year.
  • The bearers of my palanquin needed a day off.
  • I went at about 11am. Husband was in need of a new keyboard.
    At Best Buy, I found the Turtle Beach headphones my son had asked for. They were $25 off. I also purchased Britney Spears' Greatest Hits for my 20 yr old daughter, who was a huge fan, back in the day. It was $1.99.
  • I'm one of those four million. I won't go anywhere near retail on Black Friday and usually stay home. Same with the day after Christmas/Boxing Day. Absolute hell.
  • aimtastic: Or if you're masochistic enough to go shopping on Black Friday, you're also masochistic enough to go to more than one mall to do so.


    I have to go every year with my wife and mother-in-law. Why? Because tradition, that's why.

    This year there were noticeably less people because most of the stores opened up the night before, so that was a plus.
  • How I got my new laptop for $100 off on Black Friday:

    1. Browsed the ads a couple of days out to see who was having really big doorbuster sales
    2. Ate a shiat ton of food on Thanksgiving, watched the hell out of some football
    3. Slept in until 11 the next day, didn't leave the house all morning
    4. Hit up Craigslist about 3pm, found a guy who had bought some doorbuster computers for $200 off and was looking to sell them
    5. Met up with him, bought one for $100 off the normal price
    6. I got a $400 computer for $300, he made $100, we're both happy

    It's like paying someone to go shopping for you, but still getting a mad deal. Black Friday is for idiots and the savings definitely aren't worth the chaos, but I'll buy a computer off you in a hot minute if I need to.
  • ...my point being, maybe they counted everyone who did some form of economic interaction on BF as being a shopper? Or maybe they counted multiple trips?

    Because there's no way in hell that many people actually hit malls. Hell, there's more than 4 million elderly, babies, and hospital patients that are incapable of doing such. At best, it was 30 million. But maybe that was the typo? Seems likely.
  • whistleridge: Black Friday is for idiots and the savings definitely aren't worth the chaos,


    Except you just admitted a guy made $100 on a single sale. Chances are he made a few sales, and paid his rent with one day of real work.
  • Benevolent Misanthrope: raerae1980: This was my first Black Friday off in over a decade. Not only did I not leave my house, I stayed in my pjs all day. I just don't understand the appeal to it, AT ALL.

    /Did I mention I hate shopping?

    Me, too. I have ventured out on Black Friday exactly once. Never again. I can usually find prices as good or better online at any time of the year.


    This.

    I did send my husband to Sam's Club for milk and Parmesagne cheese, but he said it was mercifully very dead in there.

    Family rule usually is to stay in Pjs and play games on Black Friday.
  • Newsflash: People can go to more than one mall to shop on any given day.
  • Were there any amusing injuries or deaths this year from the stampede?
    That's the best part of Black Friday.

    /lack of money meant I didn't even read about Black Friday deals
    //Still damn happy and fortunate to be in a situation when that's a concern
  • *ShopperTrack data provided by Unskewed Polls
  • It's just that Americans are twice as large as the rest of the world, so halve that and you get ~155.
  • What a BS stat. This just means that 307M bodies went through some mall door somewhere. I've got 6 malls near me. I've seen some people make multiple trips back to the car. So make one trip back to a car at one mall, go to a second mall. Oh look, we're down to 100M people.

    Stupid stat is stupid.
  • I got a board game on Thursday night at Kmart. Drove past lines at Walmart, Target, and Toys'r'us. Should not have been surprised to find that no one wants to go to Kmart.
  • raerae1980: This was my first Black Friday off in over a decade. Not only did I not leave my house, I stayed in my pjs all day. I just don't understand the appeal to it, AT ALL.

    /Did I mention I hate shopping?


    *Checks profile pictures*

    I disagree. I find the thought of you in your PJs very appealing.
  • Got a haircut and had lunch at Smash Burger, then went back home and played Planetside 2.
  • Too drunk here. Still am, unfortunately vacation is almost over . . .
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