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Black Friday 2009

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Inky_Wretch, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Yes, it's not even Halloween. But some of the Black Friday sales are already leaking out ...

    http://gizmodo.com/5387587/its-that-time-of-year-officemax-is-the-first-black-friday-ad-to-leak

    (Edit: 2010!?! Yeesh, I meant 2009.)
     
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    It makes sense. With credit tight, I can see stores pushing layaways, getting sales locked in early. Three weeks ago I saw an ad selling Christmas cruises, two weeks ago I began seeing ads for the new Christmas Carol movie, last week I began seeing pseudo "door buster" ads from big retailers. Yeech.
     
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    How much for Black Tacos?
     
  4. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Eating a black taco on Black Saturday, while listening to Black Sabbath.
     
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Sears ...

    http://gizmodo.com/5391757/sears-black-friday-ad-leaks-boatloads-of-cheap-hdtvs/gallery/
     
  6. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    If this isn't a slow Christmas for consumer sales, then Americans are idiots and I've completely lost faith in our long-term viability.

    With unemployment high and credit getting increasingly expensive, surely we won't find a way to borrow a bunch more money this year?
     
  7. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    I, for one, am a big fan of Black Friday. It's the only sporting event I participate in these days.

    But this year I'm hard pressed to think of something I actually need from Black Friday sales.
     
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I never buy on Black Friday. I just sit in the food court and enjoy the fact it's the greatest people-watching day of the year.
     
  9. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    With a car payment for the first time in my life, and an actual, honest-to-Delhomme attempt to improve my credit by the time I need another car, I fear Black Friday may be out for me this year.

    Which is honestly the hardest cut I'll have to make.
     
  10. Wenders

    Wenders Active Member

    I've been seeing Thanksgiving commercials since mid-September and saw my first "this will make a great Christmas present!" ad before Oct. 1. I've also been seeing K-Mart layaway for Christmas commercials for at least two-three weeks now.
     
  11. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    For the first time in a long time, I have the Friday after Thanksgiving off.

    Do you think I'd spend it in a crowd of crazed shoppers, spending money that I don't really have?

    Nope. I'll be rubbing my belly and thinking of turkeys passed.
     
  12. Bad Guy Zero

    Bad Guy Zero Active Member

    The Neiman Marcus in downtown Dallas is already putting up Christmas decorations on the exterior of the store.
     
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