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Thread: 'Black Friday' shoppers clash in the U.K.

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    Re: 'Black Friday' shoppers clash in the U.K.

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Black Friday brings out the worst in people. What's really sad about all this is that the deals often aren't all that great. They hype it up, but really if you pay attention to pre-Black Friday prices and Black Friday prices you might be surprised to find that the discounts aren't that much better than discounts you'll find any other time of the year.
    Nah, it brings out the worst people.

    When people on the low end of the IQ spectrum get together you can always expect stuff like this happening.

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    Re: 'Black Friday' shoppers clash in the U.K.

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya Grip. Well her around Chicagoland area we had fights over some Towels, phones and toys. In L.A.....they went Old school. Don't cut in line. See they don't do that here. As people have been shot for doing so.

    Shoppers Cutting in Line Sparks Early Black Friday Brawl at Rialto Walmart: Police

    Shoppers Cutting in Line Sparks Early Black Friday Brawl at Rialto Walmart: Police | NBC Southern California
    I had a guy at my pharmacy who was in front of me but drifting out of line. He turns and says to me, 'was I in front of you?', like I did something wrong. I thought to myself, I don't know if he's being polite or about to go postal on me, so I quickly said 'oh no, you were here first.' It sure wasn't worth getting in a fight over, since I had nowhere to go in a hurry. I usually tell line hoppers, 'hey, the line starts behind me, not in front.' But I've rarely ever had to say it.
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    Re: 'Black Friday' shoppers clash in the U.K.

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Looks like our customs are not spreading good cheer?
    What you talking about.. that is your customs that is spreading... violence during Black Friday in the US is well known.
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    Re: 'Black Friday' shoppers clash in the U.K.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    What you talking about.. that is your customs that is spreading... violence during Black Friday in the US is well known.
    I have never wanted anything that badly..and I hope I never will...

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    Re: 'Black Friday' shoppers clash in the U.K.

    Quote Originally Posted by twixie1 View Post
    I have never wanted anything that badly..and I hope I never will...
    I find the whole idea of Black Friday spreading outside the US as utterly disgusting. The UK and other countries are only doing it because Apple and Amazon started it off a few years ago and it is causing so many problems. Europe traditionally has its discount season after Christmas, starting on the 25-6th of December and retailers should either respect this, or create another "event".. importing yet another American inspired holiday/tradition that has no meaning what so ever for us.. is just pathetic.
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    Re: 'Black Friday' shoppers clash in the U.K.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    What you talking about.. that is your customs that is spreading... violence during Black Friday in the US is well known.
    We didn't make the Europeans lose their eggs, we just scrambled them.
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    Re: 'Black Friday' shoppers clash in the U.K.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    I find the whole idea of Black Friday spreading outside the US as utterly disgusting. The UK and other countries are only doing it because Apple and Amazon started it off a few years ago and it is causing so many problems. Europe traditionally has its discount season after Christmas, starting on the 25-6th of December and retailers should either respect this, or create another "event".. importing yet another American inspired holiday/tradition that has no meaning what so ever for us.. is just pathetic.
    Hey..it puts money in the tills..I am surprised that people are so easily duped, to the point of rolling around on the floor,screaming, and trying to snatch stuff out of other people's hands..are we savages??

    Would I do it?

    I don't think so..it is cheap and embarrassing...

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    Re: 'Black Friday' shoppers clash in the U.K.

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I had a guy at my pharmacy who was in front of me but drifting out of line. He turns and says to me, 'was I in front of you?', like I did something wrong. I thought to myself, I don't know if he's being polite or about to go postal on me, so I quickly said 'oh no, you were here first.' It sure wasn't worth getting in a fight over, since I had nowhere to go in a hurry. I usually tell line hoppers, 'hey, the line starts behind me, not in front.' But I've rarely ever had to say it.

    Today we have Small Business Saturday.....so another day to get them out spending da money!

    Oh, and don't forget after Sunday. We have Cyber Monday. For all those who wouldn't go out and spend their money. Some people will even get sales ads made directly for them due to where they shop.

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    Re: 'Black Friday' shoppers clash in the U.K.

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Today we have Small Business Saturday.....so another day to get them out spending da money!

    Oh, and don't forget after Sunday. We have Cyber Monday. For all those who wouldn't go out and spend their money. Some people will even get sales ads made directly for them due to where they shop.
    I'm shocked the sales have been up from last year, so far. I thought the economy was doing worse than that overall? Of course the Holiday buying season isn't over yet.
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    Re: 'Black Friday' shoppers clash in the U.K.

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Today we have Small Business Saturday.....so another day to get them out spending da money!

    Oh, and don't forget after Sunday. We have Cyber Monday. For all those who wouldn't go out and spend their money. Some people will even get sales ads made directly for them due to where they shop.
    I do try to patronise small businesses..we have a bread shop 4 doors away..if there are more than 2 customers in the shop, they appear to have a panic attack!

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