It’ll look much the same at the grocery store in the not too distant future…. just watch.
How incredibly subhuman. What is wrong with people? Is the savings worth putting yourself in the path of bodily harm?
All this over phones??? I refuse to be a part of the behavior required for Black Friday deals.
Can you imagine what it will look like when the “deal” is food or fuel?
“All this over phones??? I refuse to be a part of the behavior required for Black Friday deals.”
I have never did the Black Friday thing as getting a bargain on some things was just not worth it. I thought about going this morning to get Blue Ray Disc Player on the cheap from Wal-Mart but realized the costs of battling people who will fight to get things was not worth it.
The Jerry Springer Show, Jersey Shore, And the Housewives, have become Mainstream America. We will get what is deserved for this breakdown.
Howie — don’t forget the Kardashians.
“Is the savings worth putting yourself in the path of bodily harm?”
Two possible answers–many of them would say “yes, it is” because they don’t value life that much, either their own or someone else’s.
and…I don’t think they are actually that worried about “savings.” They want possession of that phone asap. They want to be able to say, “I got it. It’s mine.” They are Gandolph. (8 hours later….) GOLLUM!!! GOLLUM!!! You KNOW I meant Gollum. Sheesh, do I feel stupid.
I can see them at the supermarket waiting for a “shipment”
I see a black hand over a mouth of someone with the hand. it looks like they are trying to suffocate that woman. look at approx. 1:09
the only reason I mention it because the full title says “Walmart Black Friday Fighting Over Phones During 2012, White People At Like Animals”
You’re right, Lou. At first, I didn’t pay any attention to the title, but I DID notice the first crowd was primarily white. The second group shot was a mixed group, and I noticed some “folks” seemed to try to take something out of that woman’s arms. After your comment, went back to look again….. what was that, an attempted mugging in plain sight?
The title is ironic…. at least the first group looked the fellow shopper in the eye and then shoved . Geeeeeeez…..
Must not have been any tennis shoes there.
Ummm well, at least those “white people” will be PAYING for those phones.
Let’s see a video at an “obama phone” location.
I saw a commercial last night…WalMart advertising $688.00 for a sixty inch LED flat screen TV for Black Friday. Personally I think that was insidious profiling…to draw a certain demographic of customers. (snark)
Told my husband ain’t no way in hell I’m gettin within a mile of the local WalMart today.
I’ve *never* done black Friday shopping, and I *never* will.
I’m considering doing some “Grey Saturday” shopping though. That’s a keep-it-local effort, encouraging customers to shop small businesses. Depends on how crowded those stores look.
Black Friday has gotten far beyond the point of being out of hand. They say wisdom comes with age; I guess I’m just too old to be that stupid.
Oh, and when the day comes that these types of crowds are fighting over food, I’ll calmly walk to my pantry and/or one of my three freezers, which are a prepper’s dream.
(chuckle) Might have to put a security alarm on my poor lil chickens’ coop if that day comes.
disgusting. what is with Walmart distributing the phone in such a manner? The store is no better than their customers. Give everyone a ticket on first come first serve basis and even numbers go to one section of store, odds to another. Where was this store? Remember( I think NJ)when someone got trampled to death last year or year before?
Until Obama runs out of American assets to cannibalize, and American credit to borrow on, this disaster will continue.
At some point, I begin to think that what the retailers are doing will be considered by some as being morally wrong. Sure, they say things like “Limited quantities” and “First come, first served” Some even say “at least 12 per store,” or something similar but surely they know that these very limited quantities will likely create chaos and possibly injuries or even death.
This is almost as bad as yelling FIRE in a crowded theater.
While stores may not be legally responsible for the misbehavior of its customers, I am troubled by retail strategies as much as folks with really bad manners.
We have created a monster.
@10 years ago I got in line outside sports authority before 5 to get a sports game that was prominently promoted in their special after thanksgiving circular for my kids. It was not as crazy as it is was back than so at that time I was 2nd in line for a 6am open. Doors opened I went right back to the spot the table should have been and nothing…asked a clerk who first tried to explain they had already sold it until i pointed out i was 2nd customer in store and than said “we might get it in tomorrow, sorry.” I’m like what is this and started complaining very loudly about bait & switch until manager came over and took all my information (as I took his for the major complaint I made…after I got item)
Stores imho totally ramp up excitement to get the crowds in the door and publicity…I mean what’s a few dead or injured in order to get to your goals??
How differently things happen depending on a few seconds. Of course this thug seems from the same gene pool of Trayvon Martin. Better check records, has Tracy Martin fooled around in Texas?
Black Friday got off to a rowdy start at a South Park in San Antonio where police say one shopper pulled a gun on another shopper at Sears.
According to a San Antonio police report, a 33-year-old man was punched in the face by another man who allegedly pushed his way to the front of the line around 9 p.m. Thursday.
The store opened to early Black Friday shoppers at 8 p.m.
The man who was punched told officers he pulled out his handgun in self defense, which caused other shoppers to scramble for their own safety.
Police said the man who threw the punch took cover behind a refrigerator and then left the store before officers arrive.
According to the report, the gun had a single bullet in the chamber. (ItsMichaelNotMike: Who of you know WHY he had only one round in the chamber?!)
Officers emptied the gun and handed it back to its owner after he showed officers his concealed carry permit.
The mother of the man who allegedly pushed his way to the front of the line said the man with the gun had instigated the scuffle. She told officers he had been rude while standing near them in line ever since 6 a.m.
Police said the store manager gave the man with the gun a voucher and asked him to leave.
All parties were then asked to leave and were escorted away by police.
Police said one man was stepped on by shoppers who running for cover after the gun was pulled. He was treated for minor injuries at the store.
Another coverage of the event:
Tensions ran high for shoppers who abandoned their turkey dinners Thursday night to line up for Black Friday deals.
The evening was particularly intense for one shopper who allegedly pulled a gun on a man who punched him in the face while in line at a Sears store at the South Park Mall in San Antonio, TX, police told San Antonio Express-News.
Sgt. Rob Carey said that a man was trying to cut his way to the front of the line, which didn’t sit well with his fellow shoppers, according to San Antonio Express-News. Arguments escalated to name calling before the alleged line-cutter punched another shopper in the face.
Witnesses told San Antonio News that the man who was punched then pulled out a gun and pointed it at the line-cutter, but police say the man actually pointed the gun at the ground. The crowd of waiting shoppers scattered when he pulled the gun, and the (cowardly) man who was trying to cut the line ran and hid behind a refrigerator before he ran out of the store, according to witnesses (so no one could ask the coward his version of events).
The man who pulled the gun was not charged because he had a concealed handgun license. Shopping resumed shortly after the incident, police said.
“Sgt. Rob Carey said that a man was trying to cut his way to the front of the line, which didn’t sit well with his fellow shoppers, according to San Antonio Express-News. Arguments escalated to name calling before the alleged line-cutter punched another shopper in the face”
If this scenario played out the way it’s written above, I would like to know where extra store/hired security was. Based on past incidents like the trampling death at Wal-Mart several years ago, why wouldn’t store mgmt at these stores have someone in authority monitoring the lines? They know darn well how some people will act.
I do believe that many feel this is some kind of “game” – I know several people who do the Black Friday thing simply to get something that is not available to everyone; it has very little or nothing to do with getting gifts for someone else, more about greed and getting a “bargain”..
These Okies wanted some fancy underwear really bad. I hope that poor sales clerk is alright. My husband said every Black Friday we get a glimpse of just how bad it will be if there is a food shortage or gas shortage or the Stuff really hits the fan. If they’ll act like a bunch of animals to get into a store or to be the one who got the tv or the phone, it won’t be pretty when they’re really suffering.
I’ve never understood the attraction of doing the black Friday madness. I try to do my shopping when there are the least amount of people. It seems though it gets worse every year.
Michelle — I’m with you. I try to hit Walmart mid-morning Tuesday to Thursday. By then they’ve mostly restocked from the weekend, and that time of day on a weekday finds the most people at work, in school, not yet rolled out of bed, etc. I don’t go near shopping areas on the weekend (any weekend, not just during holidays) unless I’ve really miscalculated my needs!!
I honestly try to avoid Wal-Mart until I absolutely have to go. I try to never go on weekends unless it is early in the morning. It’s getting to the point though where it is hard to find a time when Wal-Mart isn’t packed. I never go to malls unless it is the only place where I can purchase something one of my family members want for Christmas or birthdays. Thankfully that is rare.
I have to pay a little more but I do most of my shopping anymore at smaller department stores and mom and pop businesses.
I tell my husband all the time the older I get the better becoming a hermit sounds.lol
If this is what people do for crotchless panties, imagine the scene when food shortages hit America. The Gates of Hell will be wide open to receive these animals. 👿
I did almost all of my Christmas Shopping early, early Thursday am. E-bay kicked off their T-day sales 11/22 at 12:00 am PST. Every store involved in the sale was listed w/ their deals posted prior to midnight. (2:00 am here) I had my items bookmarked. Exactly 2:00 am, I started clicking and buying. Done at 2:30 on the dot. Fantastic sales. Almost every item I bought was at least 80% off—no exaggeration. Also, no taxes, no S / H. Every store in on the BF deals had FREE shipping.
For several other items that were on my list, I used GottaDeal / Black Friday. Same set-up as E-bay, but had bigger savings on some items than E-bay stores. The site also has item and sale trackers. I started clicking and buying at midnight on Friday. It took me longer here at this site b/c the stores’ on-line sales began in those stores’ time zones. (I’m guessing the time-zone was determined by location of HQ?) Anyway, great deals. One on-line “Door-buster” had the newest computer of my current brand 75% off! FREE shipping. NO taxes. Merry Christmas to me! Everything I bought is estimated to be here within 10 days at the longest; most are within 7.
Many of the stores w/ E-bay and Gotta Deal have special deals through Sunday.
With shopping so easy, and cheaper when you figure in taxes on high $$$ electronics, I never go to these crazy seasonal sales.
Do you have a good link for Gotta Deal and Ebay deals that can be searched with an item description like electric blanket or crock pots by price? All of my items at the Black Friday site have sold out.
I had them in my cart and they ran out while I continued shopping. What a rip off.
ebay.com You just click on the BF deals at the top of the page; they are good thru 11/24. I scrolled down the list of stores until I came to the ones I wanted to check out, ie electronics…kitchen and home living, etc. If you cannot find it in BF deals, you may try a general search and still find a great deal. I would guess many stores on ebay had great bargains for BF, but not enough to make the ebay BF list.
GottaDeal.com. Be sure to look at the left hand column that has many, many stores listed w/ BF deals, not just the stores in the middle of the page. DO click the “tracker”, It will show you more stores and / or up-dated sales for the week-end. I just clicked to open the site to get the addy for you, and BestBuy had just recently added Saturday Savings that were not there a few hours ago. That is the what the tracker does. I am also on the e-mail listing to get these updates as they are posted. So, I am right there to get the deal before it sells out. The website can also be accessed this way: http://blackfriday.gottadeal.com/index.php
Oh, forgot…one of those sites on ebay or gotta deal did have electric blankets on sale—I was looking for sheets, so of course blankets were in that same dept. If I remember who, I’ll post it for you. 😀
Sad thing is I feel Sundancecracker is 100% right… Stockpile early!
I was just discussing this idiocy with DH. He agreed with me in that there is (honestly folks) *nothing* either of us can think of that we need, much less *want* that we’d participate in this idiocy.
Of course we didn’t raise spoiled brat sons that we felt we had to brave these moronic crowds to get for them for Christmas, because according to them, they just *had* to have it.
Thankfully our grandchildren aren’t being raised that way either.
I decided years ago that I WILL NOT patronize the mall during the holidays. My sanity and personal security simply isn’t worth it. Besides, I ten to get claustrophic and if people invade my personal space I suddenly get the urge to start spinning like a top with my fists extended.
When I was a young parent I always thought I’d never be like Mom, and have all my Christmas shopping done by July. Of course, being a young parent, my excuse was that I didn’t have the available finances to do that, had to wait on Christmas bonuses, etc. Now I *am* my Mom in that regard. I literally have *one* gift left to buy, and that’s for my youngest grandson who lives in another state. His mom and dad usually save the “big gift” for the grandparents and we all chip in to buy it.
I shop all year, via ebay. No need to get out and about.
Additionally, DH and I pretty much get what we want all year around, so for Christmas we just pick up a few token items for the tree.
Example: He *loves* the Red M&M…his spunk and mischief is what he identifies with. (chuckle) soooo I found him a Red M&M coffee mug for his office.
We’ve turned Christmas back to FUN instead of stress and pressure.
Someone remind these IDIOTS what Christmas is about, please;
‘Gang fight’ at Black Friday sale…
Man Punched in Face Pulls Gun On Line-Cutting Shopper…
Shots fired outside WALMART…
Shoppers smash through door at URBAN OUTFITTERS…
Customers run over in parking lot…
Woman busted after throwing merchandise…
Thousands storm VICTORIA’S SECRET…
VIDEO: Insane battle over phones…
Mayhem at Nebraska mall where 9 murdered in 2007…
Shoplifter tries to mace security guards…
Men Steal Boy’s Shopping Bag Outside BED, BATH & BEYOND…
Heckler calls them zombies…
A reminder requires they have prior knowledge of…..right? I suspect some of them really don’t have that prior knowledge.
Excellent point, and if the atheists (who are setting their sites on Mother Theresa) get their way, there will be entire generations in the future that won’t have a clue.
The US population has de-generated to the point of no return. The re-election of B.O is proof of that. Now it is just a matter of time. I wonder what will arise from the ashes?
I can almost hear it now:
Oh no you DENT uhn vote for Romney!
I overheard a pro Obama family member say something snarky to another who had voted for Romney and he said yeah your guy won and you are too young to realize it but you OWN IT now and when I’m long gone YOUR CHILDREN and THEIRS will reap what YOU have sown
Happy mindless consumerism day.
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