Black Friday (or Thursday at some locations)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by VisuTrac, Nov 22, 2012.


  1. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    The whole VisuCompound will not be participating in the nonsense that has become black friday.

    Consumerism and the loss of humanity that overcomes the shoppers wanting to get a great deal on the latest 'must have toy'. We will probably hear how someone pulled out pepper spray or a tazer to keep granny on the electric cart from barging her way to the freshly uncovered stash from being first.

    Families going hungry this year, in our own neighborhoods, and 1000's tramping each other to be first in line to get the Oh so rare iPad Mini in tangerine.

    Yep, they can raid the outlet malls, sporting goods and big box retailers. I will be hitting the grocery store on SATURDAY to get the stuffing, cranberry relish and jelly, and other overstocked items for 1/2 off or more of their pre holiday 'Low' price. I saw that our local grocery has brought in way too much canned green beans, corn and sweet potatoes (yams). They had enough for 3 of our communities. I smell a fire sale soon.

    For those of you that are going to venture out into the jaws of hell (black friday) be safe and think first, 'Do i really need this?' You'll thank me later, if you survive that is.
     
  2. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Most of those places have WebSites, and are offering the same deals, there as in the stores.... so why take your life in your hands, when you can do all that onLine, anyway, and you save a lot of Vehicle Fuel, to boot.....
     
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  3. Dawg23

    Dawg23 do or do not, there is no try

    yep. Im going to try to brave one place and one sale, for my brother who is stuck working a double 24 hour shift this weekend and he doesnt have a Dick's Sporting goods in his town. but other than that, my christmas shopping is done. everyone gets a VISA gift card in my family. LOL that way they can get what they need/want.
     
  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Have never shopped on Black Friday and don't have any plans to do it in the future. I do enjoy watching the news that night to see how the sheeple behaved. Gives you the extremely light version of what SHTF will be like.
     
  5. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    MM you are indeed a wise simian! All our Christmas 'shopping' was done throughout the year. practical gifts like slippers, new canvas coat, pig skin gloves. Ok there was some non practical stuff like smelly candles, this potpourri stuff and some fancy dancy washcloths that will last like twice but are only for looks. Oh well, I guess there some chocolate too. Oh any my 5# of Blue Mountain coffee beans. I guess it's not all practical stuff.

    Here is to Consumerism! Salute'
     
  6. Dawg23

    Dawg23 do or do not, there is no try

    so true BF.
     
  7. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Looks like a scene from a zombie apocalyptic movie where the zombies finally break through the glass doors of the shopping mall where the movie's intrepid heros have taken refuge....silly place to take refuge I guess....everyone knows that shopping malls are zombie magnets.
     
  8. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

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    This really should be displayed at every shopping outlet.
     
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  9. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Made a bad turn into such last night. Picked up Moma at the airport from her "Med" cruise and stopped by the only store open it seemed--Walmart. Bad bad mistake, no parking space within hiking distance, no carts, and literally wall to wall sheeple. Stopped by the sports counter for the new Shotgun News and slowly weaved my way all the way across the store to the dairy section. Gallon of milk, cinnamon rolls, and two diet drinks later I started to head toward the checkout. The lines were "miles" long--remembered the gun counter--back across the store--two in front of me and Benard checked me out. Again the weaving to the front door and out into the cool of the night. Never again--what a mad house. Probably took me an hour to do a ten minute job. Told some people on the way in as we walked toward our vehicle---"you do not want to do that" but they kept going with cards in their pockets and FRNS burning in their pockets. Stupidity to the max. Even the cops on duty had glazed looks on their faces and could not believe the madness.
     
  10. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    Theres nothing I want bad enough to save a couple dollars on worth braving the rampant hordes of mindless ZOMBIES!!! Besides, an electronic are special made fer Black Friday, weaker & crappier than normal goods. Guy at Walmart told me the other day as I fondled a Ruger American in .308, it'd be $20 off on Black Friday. $20 not worth the FUN of being surrounded by stupids!!!
     
  11. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Unfortunately, I'm out of eggs. Gotta go to the groc shoppe, but that should be the end of today's excursion into the madding crowds and ravening hordes.
     
  12. Dawg23

    Dawg23 do or do not, there is no try

    Grocery stores, not bad today. only one fistfight between 2 women over God knows what (heard that on the radio at lunch) Dick's sporting goods was crowded (as usual) didnt get the 10/22 "those went off sale at 2pm" called the salesman out on it, he walked to the back and wasnt gone very long, and mumbled something about all they had was the pink one. Not very helpful at all. Gander Mountain tomorrow at 8am wish me luck. My brother owes me a bottle of rum for this... LOL
     
  13. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow



    Stupid

    Sloth
     
  14. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    Well I got suckered into it today. I did NOT go into any store, mind you, but wound up chauffeuring not one, not two, but THREE exchange students to the city so they could see first hand what Black Friday was. Wisely I refused to take them anywhere until after lunch, so most of the madness and mayhem was long over but holy CRAP the traffic was insane! I dropped them off at one major department store and then went to Petco to get dog food, then went back and waited in the parking lot until they were done at that store. Even in the parking lot it was a zoo as hoards of people came and went. Then we took them to the mall and dumped them there, escaping for the relative safety of the movie theater which was ..... FREAKIN PACKED. Saw Red Dawn! :) I was gonna wait for the DVD because Amarillo is overrun with a certain demographic that has not yet realized yelling at the characters on the screen will not get them to change their course of action. But hey, Chris Hemsworth on the big screen made up for it. ;)

    Picked them up at the mall, grabbed some hot wings, and then headed back. The impressions from the girls? Well the German and Czech thought it was quite fun, and the Chinese girl was confused as to why stuff that is made in China costs more in China than it does here. They all agreed they saw no sales that were worth fighting over, which they did see happen in one place.
     
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  15. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I failed to check my eggs and milk supply yesterday and had to go to the groc shoppe. Even that was jammed. At least two customers braced up the manager for slow lines, the longest I've ever seen in that store, and more checkouts were in operation than I'd seen before as well. Had I known that, I'd a done without my Saturday morning eggs. Watta nuisance.
     
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