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Black Friday is America's Hunger Games


By Dan8267   Follow   Tue, 27 Nov 2012, 9:58am PST   508 views   5 comments   Watch (1)   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (1)  

Black Friday is the day that the 47% kill each other for a discount on some crap made in China. I think the rich made that day up so they could laugh at the poor and bet on the death toll.










And the best of them all, the opening scene is straight out of a zombie movie.

Black Friday illustrates everything vile about our consumerist culture.

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Dan8267   befriend   ignore   Tue, 27 Nov 2012, 11:56am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 1

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/12970-walmarts-hunger-games

Evidently, I'm not the only one thinking this.

Vicente   befriend   ignore   Thu, 29 Nov 2012, 9:43am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 2

Dan8267 says

kill each other for a discount

From what I've heard, there's nothing "special" about the discounts on this particular day of the year.

http://www.empowernetwork.com/rcremin/blog/why-black-friday-is-a-rip-off-and-myth/

They understock the items that are there to pull you in the door, knowing that when they run out, most of you will buy SOMETHING. Because you didn't get up at 2AM to come home empty-handed. I went to one years ago because I was bored. Didn't buy anything, decided it wasn't worth my time.

iwog   befriend   ignore   Thu, 29 Nov 2012, 9:48am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 3

Believe it or not, some of the females in my clan actually enjoy doing this. It's a sport for them and they get very excited.

No crazier than football I think.

Bellingham Bill   befriend   ignore   Thu, 29 Nov 2012, 9:57am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 4

I got 5 cargo shorts for $35 from Kohl's last week, combining their 70% winter clearance sale with 25% night owl and counting the $15 "Kohl's Cash" I gotta use this week on something.

Fuck yeah. My sartorial needs are set for life : )

Dan8267   befriend   ignore   Fri, 30 Nov 2012, 1:27am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 5

Vicente says

They understock the items that are there to pull you in the door, knowing that when they run out, most of you will buy SOMETHING.

So true. I've never done Black Friday and never will because the ruse is so obvious. Same kind of things that car salesmen do. I did Cyber Friday though, because it costs nothing in terms of time and effort and walking away is easy.

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