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Black Friday Could Be
A Dud, Poll Suggests

Forbes, by Kenneth Rapoza

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/16/2012 7:43:32 PM

Black Friday could be a dud. That’s good news for the inevitable one unfortunate person who will be trampled on in a Walmart somewhere the Friday after Thanksgiving. Less people to step on other people’s backs and run over their fallen bodies with carriages. On a serious note, upstart investor news and information site MillionaireCorner.com says that most people they’ve polled within the investor class are going to take it easy next Friday. The wealthier the shopper, the less likely they are to go out on Black Friday.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: reddfroge, 11/16/2012 8:42:21 PM     (No. 9019590)

the only reason I have to celebrate is that I am alive and still healthy....God help me if my health fails...I, and everyone else over 60 is doomed.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dittohead, 11/16/2012 8:51:00 PM     (No. 9019599)

I need to search out bargains, for sure, but I would not go out on Black Friday if they GAVE me everything I could grab. I worked retail for several years and HAD to work Black Friday - I swore when I got out of retail I would never shop on that day, and I haven´t, except online!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Balogreene, 11/16/2012 8:52:10 PM     (No. 9019602)

I am sixty, and I am not doomed. I will survive. To the article, the people I know who do Black Friday do it to save money. They have large families and/or small salaries.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JDD, 11/16/2012 9:14:05 PM     (No. 9019632)

I´ve got to finish unloading the stocks that have fallen 9.6 percent since the arrogant little twit got re-elected. No time for shopping with what little money is left.

(Can you imagine? 59 precincts in Philadelphia and not one vote for Romney? Go figure!!)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: thewarden, 11/16/2012 9:17:44 PM     (No. 9019634)

I have to work at 11 pm Thanksgiving night. But I´m not going to complain, at least I have a job.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Janjan, 11/16/2012 9:20:34 PM     (No. 9019640)

Bless you #5. You are what is still right with America.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dolphin, 11/16/2012 9:35:38 PM     (No. 9019670)

I won´t be buying anything. I agree with #1. Everybody over 60 is doomed.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: reddfroge, 11/16/2012 9:53:55 PM     (No. 9019698)

it is finally starting to sink in to some of America, if you are over 60 you are DOOMED by Obamcare.
Now one would listen 5 years ago...Now it has become a reality.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ArtieC, 11/16/2012 11:44:35 PM     (No. 9019774)

I´m not wealthy by any stretch of anybody´s imagination. But we don´t do Black Friday. We´ll be staying home, enjoying hot turkey sandwiches, and a good movie or two on Turner Classic Movie channel.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/17/2012 2:06:35 AM     (No. 9019886)

No Black Friday for me. It´s safer to stay home.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Pinchem, 11/17/2012 2:08:54 AM     (No. 9019889)

Not being a masochist I don´t go anywhere near those stores on black Friday.

As I always say, Crazy I admit to, stooopid I ain´t!


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Reply 12 - Posted by: noddy, 11/17/2012 3:28:36 AM     (No. 9019922)

I will not shop on BLACK Friday. Take that Obama and The Mooch.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/17/2012 3:50:51 AM     (No. 9019928)

Thank you Lord that #5 has a job. May you and yours have the best Thanksgiving ever. I have worked many a Thanksgiving in a busy ER.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rather Read, 11/17/2012 5:21:01 AM     (No. 9019963)

I am staying home. I´ve worked my share of
Black Fridays and now I can just rest and relax. I don´t want or need to buy, buy, buy.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/17/2012 6:47:36 AM     (No. 9020030)

I venture out with the lunatics on Black Friday and do almost all my shopping on line, anyway.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/17/2012 6:48:02 AM     (No. 9020031)

I meant NEVER venture out!!!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: chance_232, 11/17/2012 1:32:14 PM     (No. 9020771)

Christmas in my household will be gift free. Cant afford it and I´m not going into debt over it. We haven´t really celebrated the holidays in the past 4 years, and it will probably going to be another 4.

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