Black Friday is where you get to line up at Midnight so you can be first through the door for all the best deals when the store opens! If you're lucky you will be seen by all your friends and relatives as the news media scans crowds at all the most popular stores showing viewers where the action is!!! (And where the less "ceribel" endowed gather)
You might get more out of this video if you hum or sing "Jingle Bells" as you watch!
If I'm not mistaken, retailers, in the interest of "helping us out" next year, will open at 2:00pm on Thanksgiving (even better). That will give everyone the time necessary to cram down a Thanksgiving sandwich, chug a beer and then scramble down to Best Buy or Macy's to fight for their "Black Friday" deal! I'm pretty sure when they get there they'll find "the competition" camped out in tents right in front of the door! Is that fair??? Do these people have no respect at all to the sacredness of our God given Thanksgiving Holiday???
Here's a recent clip from the 11/12/2014 Minneapolis Star Tribune! REALLY??
Two bargain-hungry customers are so excited about Black Friday that they have been lined up outside of a Best Buy store in Beaumont, Calif., east of Los Angeles, since last Wednesday. . . . (That would be Wednesday November 5th)
Vicky Torres said she’s willing to camp outside the Best Buy entrance for what will be three weeks so she can get a deal on a new television.
Torres and friend Juanita Salas, who have folding chairs, sleeping bags and pillows for comfort, give each other breaks from time to time to allow the other to grab a bite to eat and take a shower.
Torres said she passes the time “sitting here and watching people. … My daughter checks on me all the time,” sometimes with the four grandchildren in tow.
Reaction from passersby has been mixed as to what has become an annual event for Torres and Salas.
“The employees like me,” Torres said. As for the customers, she added, “Some say that’s dedication, and others say that’s stupid.”
Come to think of it I believe it would be even better if retailers promoted "Black Friday deals on any given day in October! Halloween might then become the next "Speed Bump" prior to Christmas! Or better yet, why not have a "Pink" Christmas 4 or 5 days before the 25th?
As I'm watching TV I see the crowd at our local Walmart Store just prior to opening. The whole group really looks 'Charged up!". Oh! I think I see my neighbor there . . in the front of the line!! He's after an80" 4K HiDef TV that normally sells for $6,290.00 on sale for $29.99 (while supplies last Inventory = 1). Who would have thought 2000 other people would need an 80" 4K HiDef TV??? Go figure!
Oh and there's a Toshiba laptop reg $1899.00 selling in the first 30 minutes for $15.00 (while supplies last - they have 2 of those).
Exciting don't ya think? And wow - we (the customers) are not the only ones in the store. If you look around you will see local and state police and . . aahhh I think that is a SWAT team in the back. Looking closely through the store window I can see Medics! There's one rolling a gurney down aisle 3 right now. I wonder why? The store isn't even open yet!
Ever heard the phrase "crowd surge"? Well. I think that's happening to the Walmart group I'm watching on TV. We can see the store employees approaching the door. Oh look that big guy just pushed in front of my neighbor! My neighbor will not take kindly to that! No sir! Not after 4 post Thanksgiving dinner drinks. Oh well! . . . It's that time of year!