Black Friday

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Nov 27, 2009

Black Friday by rockstar99 at 11:57 AM (1,212 Views / 0 Likes) 19 replies

  1. rockstar99
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    Member rockstar99 Hi

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    What are you guys gonna do im planning to buy either the nario dsi bundle or a few psp games what about you guys anything good on your lists
     
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    Who is this nario? I'll be getting nothing.
     
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    Black Friday ?? scuse me but i think the correct term is African-American Friday.
     
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    i lol'd
     
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    so... what exactly is black friday?
     
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    i am also wondering what is a black friday?
     
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    The day after Thanksgiving, the day when retailers go from losing money all year to making money.
    Lots of savings, lots of deals, huge huge huge rush of people going to all sorts of stores to do Holiday shopping for cheap.
     
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    It's just what people call the shopping day after Thanksgiving in the US. Every store has big sales on stuff and lots of people wake up and wait in huge lines before the sun even comes up. That's about as good as I can describe it, in my opinion it's way overhyped by stores.

    Just picture 500 people running into a store at 5am after 5 42" HDTVs. Possibly getting trampled as the doors open. Waiting in lines for 1-2 hours at the checkout. A friend of mine works at Walmart and a lady punched him in the face last year, it's just that stupidly crazy.
     
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    But isn't he in Canada? Does that still apply?
     
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    lol im in ny till 1st december im going back to canada later
     
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    what are you doing in NY
     
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    I used to livein ny before so i just came to visit my old buddies
     
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    Oh..
    interesting..
    you are having holidays ?
     
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    yeah 2 weeks then im gonna have more from 10th december till 20th jan woot [​IMG]
     
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    So.. why the day after Thanksgiving? What's so special about that particular day?
     
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    it starts the christmas countdown
     
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    thanksgiving is a holiday (the last thursday in november) here in the states and most people that don't work in retail usually have the following day off as well. the term "black friday" comes from the notion that stores do enough business on that one particular day that it takes them from being "in the red" (eg. in debt) and puts them "in the black" (showing a profit for the year). the bestbuy that I used to work for told me that this year they had already taken in $1M by 4pm, which is more than what they did last year for the entire day.

    stores are usually open early (toys r us opened at midnight) and most other retail chains open between 4-6am and stay open late (some until 11pm or midnight) and entice the consumers with better than average bargains in the hopes that they will also purchase more items once they are in the store.
     
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    I didnt bought anything black friday on kusetusta
     
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    I got a New Computer 3GB Memory and 320GB with screen and printer for $300. and X-men Origins Wolverine and Fast and Furious IV Blu-ray each for $10 and also Assassins Creed for Computer for $5 [​IMG]
    Im actually very happy with what I got [​IMG]
     

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