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Black Friday stories

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Inky_Wretch, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Did you go? Were there fights?

    On a lark, we drove around last night. At 1:30 a.m., there were people camped out waiting for the doors to Best Buy and Target to open.

    This morning, I hear that Wal-Mart was packed at 1 a.m. as people were taking the BF bargains directly off the pallets even before the stockers could set up displays. They then milled around, as the scanners wouldn't register the deals until 5 a.m.
     
  2. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    Y'know, sometimes the third world doesn't sound so bad....
     
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    No shit... .
     
  4. JR

    JR Active Member

    Paging Bubbler..........
     
  5. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    This is horrifying:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2008/11/28/2008-11-28_worker_dies_at_long_island_walmart_after.html

    Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede

    A worker died after being trampled and a woman miscarried when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island Wal-Mart Friday morning, witnesses said.

    The unidentified worker, employed as an overnight stock clerk, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the Valley Stream store opened at 5 a.m.

    Witnesses said the surging throngs of shoppers knocked the man down. He fell and was stepped on. As he gasped for air, shoppers ran over and around him.
     
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Oooooooookay. Time to shut this stupid-ass shit down.
     
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Absolutely, Bubbs. Time to end these 4 and 5 a.m. shitshows and stop the morons from camping out all night ready to pounce.
     
  8. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Have never done it, will never do it.
     
  9. Flash

    Flash Guest

    I don't think our Boxing Day rushes get that anywhere near that bad.
     
  10. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    I know it would be difficult, but I hope the state attorney looks a the in-store video and tries to identify every person who either knocked down the guy who died and the pregnant woman, or anyone who stepped on them.

    I hope the families of those two people enjoy their pieces of the Wal-Mart fortune they most assuredly will get in their settlements in a few months.
     
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Maybe the family of the guy who got killed will sue Wal-Mart for inciting a riot. Their sale, their riot.
     
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    WFW, Hondo!

    This sick shit has to stop.
     
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