View Poll Results: Will you be boycotting the top 100 retailers?

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  • Yes! Down with the 1%!

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  • No! I'll be shopping!

    23 40.35%
  • I support the boycott, but I don't shop on Black Friday.

    10 17.54%
  • I don't support the boycott and I won't be shopping on Black Friday.

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    Re: Will you be boycotting the top 100 retailers on Black Friday?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    False dilemma fallacy.
    Then present another plausible scenario.
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    Re: Will you be boycotting the top 100 retailers on Black Friday?

    I don't understand the point. Our economy sucks. Spending helps the economy. There is nothing inherently wrong with buying stuff.

    I also don't see what the top retailers have to do with what Occupy says its problem is. They aren't the banks, or the stock exchange, or the government. They're just businesses. While I am certainly a fan of supporting small business, I am not sure what is so bad about the big businesses (there are some specific ones I have a problem with, but there are specific reasons for that - it's not just because they're big).

    So... they want to hurt the economy by starving out a part of it that has nothing to do with what they say their problem is... why?

    I ordered something online for a Black Friday sale. It was something I've wanted for a bit and just figured I'd see if it went on sale, which it did. I don't really "shop." I buy stuff when I have something specific in mind.

    P.S. I wonder how many of the people in their own movement are working at one of these places, because it's all they can find. Do they really want to hurt their own?
    Last edited by SmokeAndMirrors; 11-26-11 at 11:29 PM.

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    Re: Will you be boycotting the top 100 retailers on Black Friday?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Given the choice between supporting George & Martha from across town, or supporting some CEO from across the country, George & Martha get my vote. However, George & Martha still need to be competitive in their selection and pricing and service, too. That doesn't mean they need to match dollar-for-dollar or item-for-item, but they need to be close and reasonable. George & Martha don't get a free ride.
    Agree. I should make clear I do have to shop at big box stores for goods because I cannot afford to shop at a lot of the local places for clothing and stuff. I do try to support them as much as I can but I am on a budget and have to eat. It is also not easy to but made in USA as the prices are too high. But I do what I can to support local. I hope my post other post does not seem dishonest as I do shop at big box stores
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    Re: Will you be boycotting the top 100 retailers on Black Friday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Then present another plausible scenario.
    One can enjoy some of the conveniences of life without all of them.

    You don't have to choose between a smartphone and smoke signals, for example. Nobody is saying you should foresake everything, just the excess. I have a perfectly good TV that isn't 60 inches and isn't HD.

    And you sure as heck don't need to wait in line all night to crowd into a Wal-mart to get stuff a little cheaper than usual.
    Last edited by misterman; 11-27-11 at 08:55 PM.
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    Re: Will you be boycotting the top 100 retailers on Black Friday?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    I don't understand the point. Our economy sucks. Spending helps the economy. There is nothing inherently wrong with buying stuff.
    Depends. Are you debt free? Do you have cash to spare rather than saving for retirement or your kid's college?

    The fact is that for lots of people today, the answer to those questions is no.
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    Re: Will you be boycotting the top 100 retailers on Black Friday?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Spending helps the economy.
    Mostly in China, though.

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