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10 Things Stores Won't Say About Black Friday
Smart Money ^ | 11-16-12 | ANNAMARIA ANDRIOTIS

Posted on 11/17/2012 6:32:13 AM PST by ExxonPatrolUs

1. "Expect pandemonium at the stores."

2. "We ruined Thanksgiving."

3. "Black Friday came early."

4. "You should have stayed home."

5. "Prepare for violence."

6. "Won't give us your email address? Say goodbye to some deals."

7. "Don't expect good quality."

8. "We market to women (but not the best deals)."

9. "Don't be fooled by credit card discounts offers."

10. "We'll try to keep you in the store all day."

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: black; friday

1 posted on 11/17/2012 6:32:18 AM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Sounds like fun.


2 posted on 11/17/2012 6:36:27 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I stay out of stores on that day and pretty much the whole “holiday season.”


3 posted on 11/17/2012 6:44:04 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I prefer CyberMonday.

I just don’t see fighting the crowds to save $1 off a $5 item at 6:00am on Black Friday.

Last year on CyberMonday, I got an I5 desktop computer for $429 and a 24” monitor for $119.

A few years earlier, I got a color laser printer for $149 — shipping paid.

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If one takes the time and searches many of the black-Friday cyber-Monday websites, they can find some excellent bargains.


4 posted on 11/17/2012 6:44:16 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Signed my kid up for a hockey tournament. The only shopping I will do on black Friday is buy a tournament sweatshirt. If I feel generous, will put his name and number on it.


5 posted on 11/17/2012 6:47:39 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (George W. Bush is the Emmanuel Goldsten of the modern era.)
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To: arthurus

I have quit buying anything that isn’t necessary to keep me alive...food and gas are about all I am purchasing anymore.


6 posted on 11/17/2012 6:49:50 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
I never understood this idiocy.

Personally, I refuse to shop on days when I wouldn't want to work myself. That includes Sundays and religious holidays, as well as civil holidays that I take off just to get a break from work.

7 posted on 11/17/2012 6:54:37 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Alberta's Child

Combat shopping...for the great massive of Obama voters.
Makes the people who wrote the blue laws into visionaries.


8 posted on 11/17/2012 7:00:35 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

We don’t do Black Friday- never have. One year hubby was hauling some horses somewhere on BF and had some wiring issues on his trailer and told me he was going to stop at Walmart to get electrical tape. I laughed at him and told him he likely couldn’t get anywhere near Walmart, tried to explain BF to him- he thought I was crazy. When he got near Walmart he figured out what I was trying to tell him and went somewhere else. He was so amazed at the whole thing, he had never paid any attention.

I do shop some of the sales online but never in person.


9 posted on 11/17/2012 7:01:21 AM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

It’s a good idea to have a throwaway “spam gourmet” email address handy for such events.

http://spamgourmet.com/

You can even specify if you’d like to get a few emails from the spammer, forwarded to your real email address, before anything else they send is automatically trashed so you never see it.


10 posted on 11/17/2012 7:02:33 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I used to live right down the street from Walmart. I tried the Black Friday thing. The Darwin theory comes to mind. Never ever again. Never.


11 posted on 11/17/2012 7:07:56 AM PST by beckysueb
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To: who knows what evil?
"I have quit buying anything that isn’t necessary to keep me alive...food and gas"

& Viagra... ;-)

12 posted on 11/17/2012 7:08:14 AM PST by Average Al
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Meanwhile, in all of this frenzy, Thanksgiving ends up getting lost in the shuffle.


13 posted on 11/17/2012 7:23:25 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

What they will say: “ Minorities get more!”


14 posted on 11/17/2012 7:37:07 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: who knows what evil?
I have quit buying anything that isn’t necessary to keep me alive...food and gas are about all I am purchasing anymore.

Same here.

Who is dumb enough to give their real phone number or email?

15 posted on 11/17/2012 7:45:52 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: who knows what evil?

We’ll be having a Galt Christmas too!

(I’ve never shopped on Black Friday and not planning to, although grocery stores that day are great - no one is there!)


16 posted on 11/17/2012 7:54:47 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

11. “We only have 5 of those advertised items...and there is 100 peope in front of you.”

12. “These items are crap you wouldn’t normally want.”

13. “Wait 3 days until Monday and get them for the same price somewhere else.”

14. “All these products are the low, really low, end of the range for such products.”

15. “SUCKERS!!!”


17 posted on 11/17/2012 8:10:43 AM PST by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

How about, “if you worked for a few hours, you could make more money than you save by standing in line a few hours.”


18 posted on 11/17/2012 8:39:09 AM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Only one time did I participate in a black Friday extravaganza...Kmart because they had vacuum clearners on sale with a free dust buster thrown in. All these women standing outside this store with shopping carts at the ready. As the doors were unlocked that cool morning, one lone male voice called out...ladies start your engines...I was the only female who laughed out load...non of the other women got the joke. I called back to the guy...I’m the one who will be drinking milk after this day. And yes, I got my vacuum and dustbuster.


19 posted on 11/17/2012 10:38:46 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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To: arthurus; All
I stay out of stores on that day

you'll be missing the 37" TV for $1 @ Wal-Mart.

Yes, it is true, they are selling a TV for a dollar...

We give our kids nice presents -- family time.

20 posted on 11/17/2012 12:41:22 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: arthurus

I did black Friday once. Never again! When I go to get the gift cards I’m going to give I go in on Monday morning, get my cards and get the heck out of the store. I don’t like to shop and hate large crowds.


21 posted on 11/17/2012 12:52:56 PM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

11. Each store will have about 3 each of the item that hundreds are lined up to get.


22 posted on 11/17/2012 8:02:09 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

11. If it weren’t for you Christians who buy Christmas gifts our economy would be sunk ... but we hate you anyway.


23 posted on 11/17/2012 8:09:27 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: ExCTCitizen
you'll be missing the 37" TV for $1 @ Wal-Mart.

That is a dollar poorer I will be for something I have no use fore. I haven't had a TV since 1988.

24 posted on 11/18/2012 11:21:14 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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