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Snow, fights, massive crowds... Nothing puts
off the Black Friday shoppers as
U.S. goes crazy for bargains

Daily Mail [UK], by Hugo Gye*

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 11/23/2012 6:20:58 AM

Millions battled for bargains across America today as the biggest shopping day of the year got off to a flying start despite bad weather, giant crowds and fights in the supermarket aisles. The first giant scrums started at a Walmart where families battled with each other to get their hands on a pair of $5 headphones - with children sat in shopping trolleys to watch. And crowds queued for hours in the snow just to be first in the door as some stores began to open their doors as early as 8pm on the evening of Thanksgiving.

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*with Lydia Warren and Sara Malm

It´s gobsmacking.

Faithful feline Rambo and I are enjoying purchasing bargains online.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Kayworthy, 11/23/2012 6:40:06 AM     (No. 9030206)

I actually paid the stores not to shop. It´s too much like the Ganges River on laundry day.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dman, 11/23/2012 7:08:29 AM     (No. 9030234)

These are the same folks who re-elected NerØbama.

´Nuff said.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/23/2012 7:21:03 AM     (No. 9030242)

I might be in on these shopping sprees if I was spending someone else´s money and another check is right around the corner.No sticky rent payment to worry about.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: anonymous, 11/23/2012 8:12:06 AM     (No. 9030317)

I couldn´t bear to be part of a mob. There´s something gratuitous about elbowing your way through a crowd to swoop on a set of head-phones. The shops love it, of course.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 11/23/2012 9:11:25 AM     (No. 9030421)

Don´t like packed crowds, fighting over crappy merchandise, then waiting forever in line to pay. It has always seemed so undignified. On the other hand, my daughter seems to like the adventure of it just fine.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 11/23/2012 9:17:30 AM     (No. 9030432)

I´m not propping up the Obama economy, I know the art of a shoe string budget without the EBT

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Reply 7 - Posted by: FilAm, 11/23/2012 9:33:32 AM     (No. 9030456)

Fighting over crappy merchandise most likely made in China.It is really undignified.What a bad example for children.It´s ok to shop but lining up outside stores for hours in bad weather is extreme.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/23/2012 11:14:42 AM     (No. 9030579)

If those people are wanting to save a few dollars, I can tell them how to REALLY save. Actually #6 and I are saving the same way.


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