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    Re: Violence mars Black Friday

    Yeah.. I am sure the family of this man thinks it was worth it. Not.


    "Family and friends were stunned by the loss of a West Virginia man who died while shopping on Black Friday as fellow bargain hunters reportedly walked around ó and even over ó the manís body. "
    U.S. News - Report: Shoppers unfazed as man dies at Target


    I also wanna say that a lot of this stuff ends up on E-Bay. Not all of these folks are there in hopes of snagging a toy for their little kids. Lots of these greedy shoppers go just to try to get the hottest toy of the year that sell out and what do they do with it? They slap those suckers up on E-bay for jacked up prices cause they know some parents will pay the higher prices when they cannot find these items in stores.
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    Re: Violence mars Black Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Yeah.. I am sure the family of this man thinks it was worth it. Not.


    "Family and friends were stunned by the loss of a West Virginia man who died while shopping on Black Friday as fellow bargain hunters reportedly walked around — and even over — the man’s body. "
    U.S. News - Report: Shoppers unfazed as man dies at Target
    Kali, I understand the point you are making. Crowds can bring out the worst in people and sometimes the best, but, as with the OWS protests, I cannot allow a handful of bad incidents to color the event.
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    Re: Violence mars Black Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    I'm with you on this Fiddy even though I didn't go Black Friday shopping. I love to give at Christmas. I love to find "something to ease their troubles" or that makes a child smile. It makes the time, effort and lines at the store worth it.
    I agree with this. One of my very favorite parts of the holiday season is selecting "angels" whose parents might not have enough money for Christmas and finding gifts for them. I do this for some of my students throughout the year, but there's just something special about Christmas day opening up a present that you never thought you could have. I was a kid like that once, so I want to give as much as I can now that I have more than I ever had before.

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    Re: Violence mars Black Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Yeah.. I am sure the family of this man thinks it was worth it. Not.


    "Family and friends were stunned by the loss of a West Virginia man who died while shopping on Black Friday as fellow bargain hunters reportedly walked around — and even over — the man’s body. "
    U.S. News - Report: Shoppers unfazed as man dies at Target


    I also wanna say that a lot of this stuff ends up on E-Bay. Not all of these folks are there in hopes of snagging a toy for their little kids. Lots of these greedy shoppers go just to try to get the hottest toy of the year that sell out and what do they do with it? They slap those suckers up on E-bay for jacked up prices cause they know some parents will pay the higher prices when they cannot find these items in stores.
    What is your solution to this problem?

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    Re: Violence mars Black Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Yeah.. I am sure the family of this man thinks it was worth it. Not.


    "Family and friends were stunned by the loss of a West Virginia man who died while shopping on Black Friday as fellow bargain hunters reportedly walked around — and even over — the man’s body. "
    U.S. News - Report: Shoppers unfazed as man dies at Target


    I also wanna say that a lot of this stuff ends up on E-Bay. Not all of these folks are there in hopes of snagging a toy for their little kids. Lots of these greedy shoppers go just to try to get the hottest toy of the year that sell out and what do they do with it? They slap those suckers up on E-bay for jacked up prices cause they know some parents will pay the higher prices when they cannot find these items in stores.
    Do you want to discount the happiness it might bring to countless families in rough times such as these? Gifts that come cheap and deliver happiness to children, parents, relatives, and friends is well worth the lines and the sometimes bitter cold.

    The loss of life is immensely tragic. The beating and mugging of shoppers is heartless and brutal. But for every one of those instances, there are many more times pleasant transactions, and plenty more smiling faces and tender hearts.
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    Re: Violence mars Black Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Ahh yes. Peace on Earth, good will towards men.
    Just basic savage instincts of your fellow man

    Kill, murder and interlock in war

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