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To: Gaffer
The only other deal I thought was good was a Sharp 70” Aquos for $1798....my wife would have killed me was the only thing that stopped me, for sure.

I was disturbed to see a series of stories about Emerson flat-panel TVs purchased on Black Friday a year ago from Wal*Mart that not only died, but were covered by a warranty that required the customer to pay $70-100 to have the TV "diagnosed". The last story of the series noted that some manufacturers allegedly had short production runs of downgraded versions of their products specifically for the Black Friday crowd: these are not the same products they ship year round.

So, that makes two reasons not to shop on Black Friday: being trampled by the herd, and finding that the "screaming bargains" could well be a come-on.

7 posted on 11/23/2012 10:57:35 AM PST by asinclair (Christmas, the gift-getting time of year...)
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To: asinclair

I’ve never participated in Black Friday, but last night I was out driving past my local Target at 11:30. It was overflow in the parking lot with cars lined up on the street to get in. Crazy.


8 posted on 11/23/2012 11:00:48 AM PST by MarkeyD (Obama is a victim of Affirmative Action)
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To: asinclair

You may be right....there was a sign on it that said “Ask associate for details”...


10 posted on 11/23/2012 11:02:31 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: asinclair
You might find this article interesting:
The Man Who Said No to Wal-Mart
23 posted on 11/23/2012 12:36:44 PM PST by ItsForTheChildren
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To: asinclair
Not only just for black Friday but Wal Mart sells the downgraded models of the same brand of TVs all year.
24 posted on 11/23/2012 12:37:24 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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