Topic: Black Friday

#BlackFridayFights Is Back Because Nothing Says ‘Happy Holidays’ Like Fighting Over A TV

#BlackFridayFights Is Back Because Nothing Says 'Happy Holidays' Like Fighting Over A TV

I had high hopes that Black Friday fights wouldn’t actually be a thing this year — not because I think humanity has evolved in any way, only because there are so many stores open so many more hours and offering deals online, I figured there wouldn’t be as many people rushing out to stand in line in the cold and shove their way into a department store. I was wrong. The BlackFridayFights hashtag has returned. More »

Black Friday Is Not All Bad If It Can Help People Get Awesome Gifts They Could Not Buy Otherwise

Black Friday Is Not All Bad If It Can Help People Get Awesome Gifts They Could Not Buy Otherwise

Over the last couple of weeks, I have done some ranting about Black Friday and also, Black Thursday. While I still have a serious issue with retail stores that sell unnecessary items being open on Thanksgiving, I am coming around to the reasons why Black Friday can be pretty great and also, very needed for people on a limited budget for the holiday season. More »

Kmart Forcing Employees To Work On Thanksgiving, Ruining Their Holidays So You Can Buy Cheap Crap‏

Kmart Forcing Employees To Work On Thanksgiving, Ruining Their Holidays So You Can Buy Cheap Crapâ

I know I wrote about this topic last week but my anger has only amplified since. I have seen stupid memes on Facebook and status updates of those wondering why people are suddenly in a rage because some retail employees will have to work on Thanksgiving. Their faultless logic brings them to the conclusion that, duh, because employees in other industries have to work on holidays that retail folks might as well also. And to that I say, bullshit. More »

Anonymous Dad: My Boss Expected Me To Work On Black Friday, So I Quit

Anonymous Dad: My Boss Expected Me To Work On Black Friday, So I Quit

Which is the reason many subject themselves to freezing, pre-dawn temperatures. You can’t tell whether you’re shivering from the cold or if it’s the adrenaline in your veins. Most of the time, I’m just shopping for myself – trying to find a nice deal on a piece of technology. It’s funny because I know in another three months that price will naturally go down anyway but, as a wise person once said, you don’t know you’re alive unless you die once in a while. More »

Walmart Wants You To Ditch Your Thanksgiving Meal And Give Them Your Money

Walmart Wants You To Ditch Your Thanksgiving Meal And Give Them Your Money

Why are retailers finding it necessary to start these sales on the holiday? I’m confused. What difference does it make to them whether the sale starts 10 hours earlier or not? I guess we can start a new tradition. Instead of sitting around thinking about all of the things we are thankful for, we can run out and consume more and more because we can never get enough cheap flat screens and iPad minis. Yuck. More »