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post #31 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-26-2016, 10:02 AM
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OMG, people fighting over toilet paper! That is crazy.
When you REALLY need toilet paper, it is worth fighting over.

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Just more consumerist nonsense. I buy something when I truly need it, not because someone who is trying to profit from me tells me I am "saving" something. Writing $500 on something and then offering it to me for $250 does not mean I am saving $250. It means I am spending $250. Fact: There is no possible way to save by spending.
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I don't think anyone is saying that the one single day that we now are calling Black Friday is the one and only day of the year that puts retailers in the black.

The idea, as I understand it is that until November, most retailers are running in the red and they start showing a profit in late November which is around Thanksgiving. So the period from Thanksgiving to the end of the year is when they bring in the most profit.


On the topic of the dust bowl... this might be what you are thinking about....

FDR Moved Thanksgiving to Give People More Time to Shop
even that though... i have a hard time buying it. i guess its possible with a giant corporation that they are working on a month or two of profit per year, but that just seems like such a fragile business strategy.

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Just more consumerist nonsense. I buy something when I truly need it, not because someone who is trying to profit from me tells me I am "saving" something. Writing $500 on something and then offering it to me for $250 does not mean I am saving $250. It means I am spending $250. Fact: There is no possible way to save by spending.
depends on how you look at it.

i often buy things that i know will save me money later on down the road.

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Bought a Galaxy S7 Edge for wife at Costco- a bunch of free stuff including a $225 gift card.. took 1 1/2 hour at the store...

Later that day I dropped my phone while removing a scratch in her car... so I'm back to my 4 year old iPhone 5... such is life.

Maybe a Note 7 for her... not impressed with the S7 btw. Great phone but $800?


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even that though... i have a hard time buying it. i guess its possible with a giant corporation that they are working on a month or two of profit per year, but that just seems like such a fragile business strategy.
I think it's thinly veiled hyperbole, like most marketing terms.

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depends on how you look at it.

i often buy things that i know will save me money later on down the road.
All things depend on how you look at them. We humans are adept at justifying all manner of things when we want to.
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Ok, this is getting crazy. Someone has been putting explosive devices in stores here in Albuquerque.

3 Starbucks over the last week.

a paper shredding business near down town

At Coronado Mall, several stores have been damaged by explosive devices going off
.....Old Navy
.....Sally Beauty Supply
.....Sketchers
.....Barnes & Noble

And now they found more devices in other stores over night. They have not reported the locations of the other devices. This has not hit national news yet. It's only in local news sources.

More suspicious devices discovered overnight

FBI investigating suspicious devices that detonated at 3 Albuquerque Starbucks locations
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When you REALLY need toilet paper, it is worth fighting over.
Apparently this is very very true.

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When you REALLY need toilet paper, it is worth fighting over.
Yeah, but it's probably like the one-ply stuff that you need to double or triple stack so it really works. So, did they really save money?

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I was watching the video where a bunch of dads are standing around then it looks like someone lets them loose on some kiddie electric cars then they start fighting over them because there's not enough.

This is the kind of behavior that the store's are promoting. This could've been handled in a more civilized way. Also, who says that the store has to let everyone in that's waiting outside.
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Yeah, but it's probably like the one-ply stuff that you need to double or triple stack so it really works. So, did they really save money?


You certainly know your TP. :-)
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You certainly know your TP. :-)
lol!
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Ok, this is getting crazy. Someone has been putting explosive devices in stores here in Albuquerque.

3 Starbucks over the last week.

a paper shredding business near down town

At Coronado Mall, several stores have been damaged by explosive devices going off
.....Old Navy
.....Sally Beauty Supply
.....Sketchers
.....Barnes & Noble

And now they found more devices in other stores over night. They have not reported the locations of the other devices. This has not hit national news yet. It's only in local news sources.

More suspicious devices discovered overnight

FBI investigating suspicious devices that detonated at 3 Albuquerque Starbucks locations
Do they have any idea why this is happening?

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I used to be very "afraid" of shopping on Black Friday, and made a point of staying home on that day. A couple of years ago I went out for the first time, after turkey dinner on Thanksgiving, because I wanted to buy my husband a special television at 1/2 price, and the sale started on Thursday at 6 p.m. I knew I had to be there early to get it. To my surprise, everyone was very nice and friendly. The store was crowded, but no one was being rude. The store employees handed out pieces of paper to people who were there early for the big ticket items which one then traded for the item when they went on sale. I don't live in a metropolis, but live in a smaller town, that is made up mostly of working class people. Maybe that makes the difference?

I shopped Thanksgiving night and Black Friday this year and didn't see one nasty incident. It think the bad manners and lack of respect is a result of poor education (at home) and living in a large city where no one cares about anyone but him or herself. I'm sure there are rude people who would riot where I live, but they are outnumbered by regular people, so they can't run in gangs and cause trouble.
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