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Black Friday
 
# 1 : Friday 28-11-2014 @ 19:24
 
 
Just been watching idiots on TV fighting for bargains - thought that the 'Black Friday' was an American thing and remember looking in horror at the stampedes - why on earth have they introduced it over here?
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# 2 : Friday 28-11-2014 @ 19:27
 
 
Dolla dolla
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# 3 : Friday 28-11-2014 @ 19:28
 
 
Because people can buy things at huge markdown prices, why else bbz?
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# 4 : Friday 28-11-2014 @ 19:29
 
 
Because the demand is there for it.

And I wouldn't call anyone looking for bargains an idiot. A 60% saving isn't something to laugh at.
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# 5 : Friday 28-11-2014 @ 19:37
 
 
Make of it what you will but its asking for trouble putting limited amounts of bargains on sale...

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# 6 : Friday 28-11-2014 @ 19:45
 
 
Bargains are great but there's no need to fight over them. That is pretty crappy behaviour.
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# 7 : Friday 28-11-2014 @ 19:45
 
 
Someone said :
Make of it what you will but its asking for trouble putting limited amounts of bargains on sale...

Well yeah... But so what?

All day, my Twitter feed was full of people giving out about it, calling anyone who went along idiots and worse. But if they want to go and try to grab a bargain - knowing the risks - let them.

Everyone looks down on it but nobody involved really loses. The shops get loads of people in for the day. Customers get some amazing bargains. Because it's been around for a while now, they know how manic it can get. Win-win.

The only thing I would say is that I have seen footage of kids being brought along and I think they should be banned from it; purely because it can get so crazy. But if adults want to risk a mini riot to buy a TV for a tenner, who are we to tell they can't do it?
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# 8 : Friday 28-11-2014 @ 19:48
 
 
I never saw so much utter rubbish and hype about black friday
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# 9 : Friday 28-11-2014 @ 19:50
 
 
Customers are just being used and they and the staff are being put at risk in order to increase sales
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# 10 : Friday 28-11-2014 @ 19:50
 
 
Don't we regulate loads of things on health and safety grounds? Are we really so dedicated to the free market that we are okay with people being crushed to death for a bargain? As happens virtually every year in the US.
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# 11 : Friday 28-11-2014 @ 20:02
 
 
Someone said :
Customers are just being used and they and the staff are being put at risk in order to increase sales

Yes customers are being used. But customers are always used.

You're right about the staff though. Precautions should be taken for their sake. But banning it? No.
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# 12 : Friday 28-11-2014 @ 20:39
 
 
At the end of the day it's a matter of choice, if you feel you are up to it and want what is on offer enough, then go for it. But please leave the kids at home out of harms way.

As for myself, I'm just not into fighting my way to get a supposed bargain. Much prefer to do my shopping in a more sedate manner and think things out.
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# 13 : Friday 28-11-2014 @ 21:42
 
 
This phenomenon proves that some people can be fooled just about all the time.
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# 14 : Friday 28-11-2014 @ 23:49
 
 
Never saw Tesco as busy as this evening,but it was far from a black and blue friday with no evidence of limbs broken or eyes gouged out,even though the 25% off wine sale was back on.
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# 15 : Saturday 29-11-2014 @ 14:03
 
 
Someone said :
Don't we regulate loads of things on health and safety grounds? Are we really so dedicated to the free market that we are okay with people being crushed to death for a bargain? As happens virtually every year in the US.

do people get literally crushed to death?
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