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#16 goodbytes

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 19:26

That is very, very sad. Those people do not represent what the USA is like! Its disappointing people become animals over discounted products like this!

 

It's even happening in the UK.. my local ASDA (basically Walmart) joined in and put some ###### Polaroid TV's on the sale along with other crap, there are reports of theft and fighting, then later found out it's been happening all over the country.




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Posted 29 November 2013 - 19:27

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 19:36

Animals behave better than this, Its Frgggin electronics people , i guess having these over food and a roof over there heads are more important.

 

It's even happening in the UK.. my local ASDA (basically Walmart) joined in and put some ****ty Polaroid TV's on the sale along with other crap, there are reports of theft and fighting, then later found out it's been happening all over the country.

 

yeah its a friggin joke that people behave like this.



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 19:40

If people act like this over discounted products, image how they'll act during a doomsday event  :unsure:



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 19:41

Its symptomatic of the same mentality as you will see on an aircraft when people are trying to reach the exits in an emergency



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 20:13

I went to Wal-Mart briefly on Thursday.

 

 

They had half the store barricaded.

 

I don't get why the food section was blocked up, and had long lines.

 

There seemed to be one employee for every customer !

 

I bought some normal stuff and got out while I still could :p



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 20:25

Escaping alive...................that's a good practice for when the Zombies arrive



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 02:06

I must say youtube videos of Black Friday are really entertaining.

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 02:15

The violence does happen but considering how many shoppers are out and about, it's not that common a thing. We had at least 200 or 300 people in line to get into Target last night, and when my wife an I got in there it was busy but there was no one unruly.



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 02:21

The violence does happen but considering how many shoppers are out and about, it's not that common a thing. We had at least 200 or 300 people in line to get into Target last night, and when my wife an I got in there it was busy but there was no one unruly.


The videos are mostly from Wall Mart.

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 02:54

The videos are mostly from Wall Mart.

 

I don't doubt it. They attract that kind of crowd.



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 03:05

Got news for you, it isn't just Wal-Mart and it isn't recent.

I can remember as a 1950's kid going to J.L. Hudson's with my mother and seeing a herd of women stampeding a sale in Women's Wear. Blue Light Specials in the early days of K-Mart did the same thing.

Same old, same old.

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 03:49

"Around the world, people fight for freedom. Americans fight for electronics on sale."

 

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 03:50

BIG surprise here....

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 03:59

NBC Philadelphia 

 

 

Black Friday shopping can be hazardous to your health.

One woman apparently used a stun gun on another after an all-out brawl inside of the Franklin Mills Mall in Northeast Philadelphia.

Mike Napolitano was in the mall with two of his friends when they came up on the fight.

"It started out, one couple was fighting with another couple. They had words, the guys got into a fight and then the girls," said Napolitano, who videotaped the melee. "One couple, they were like a family  and all, with a young child in a stroller."

The video shows the two women punching each other and someone in the crowd yelling, "No, stop."

After the two hit the ground, fighting, you can hear the crackle of what sounds like a stun gun and see fluorescent-colored sparks.

"One girl just brought out a taser," the 20-year-old said.

At that point, several people run up and pry the two women apart.

"Then security came over and I kinda left, you know, I was thinking, 'God forbid if somebody has a gun or something,'" Napolitano said.

Mall security confirmed that a fight did break out in the mall around 2:30 a.m.

In a statement to NBC10, mall general manager John Ahle said security acted quickly to take control of the situation.

"An isolated incident occurred in the early morning hours between two female shoppers, that was quickly stopped by our security team, and both women were escorted out of the mall," he said in the statement. "We are committed to the safety of our shoppers, retailers and employees and will not tolerate this unacceptable behavior"

The mall opened at midnight on Black Friday is remaining open for 18 hours. NBC10 was there prior to the opening and dozens of shoppers were already lined up outside, ready to take advantage of the day's deals.

Crime data from Philadelphia Police shows 39 assaults took place at The Franklin Mills mall in 2012. That's up from 32 in 2011. Robberies also jumped from seven to 19 over the two year span.

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