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Look Guys, it's Black Friday. . .

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Moonbeams Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
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Or is this a more accurate depiction?

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Yes, I suppose my complaint is that people rinse, wash, and repeat.

And are the sales really worth all that? No seriously. I've never been.
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Sauti-Alamisi Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait, Black Friday is after Thanksgiving. :iconthinkingplz:
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Oh-Cherie-Cherie Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
didn't look at the links, but black friday

casually fuckin kill myself
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CrimeRoyale Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional
I'm actually sorely tempted to partake in Black Friday. I want a good deal on an HDTV.

I won't do any of the bullshit like going there at midnight on Thanksgiving or camp outside the front door... but If I could pay less than $200 for a decently sized HDTV? I'll consider it.
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rockstar1009 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
As someone who pays attention to these things, Black Friday is NOT the time to buy the good stuff. Once upon a time, savings were massive (like, when HDTVs were new and cost thousands and you could save a grand or two on doorbusters). Nowadays, you'll probably save a hundred or two at best. Black Friday is a more of a legacy affair these days - people think the deals are better than they are because they were legitimately killer deals once upon a time and retailers prey on that misguided nostalgia.

Black Friday is typically the day when retailers offer shit-brand HDTVs for cheap, or offer decent brands in water-downed models (for instance, many doorbusters are special SKUs differing from standard models, for example by having one less HDMI port than the standard SKU or similar neutering). The final week before Xmas is usually when the GOOD TVs are sold for good prices, because that's when they get desperate enough to offer legit good deals and do their final push for sales. The TVs on sale that week usually won't be as cheap as the Black Friday prices, but they're usually better bang-for-the-buck.

If you still want to brave the Black Friday jungle (or better yet - buy online), here's a list of all the brands, stores and prices for sale that day. In fact, even if you decide to hold off on Black Friday, keep an eye on that website since it's fucking amazing at notifying you of deals on anything and everything and makes Black Friday really pointless. It's definitely a website worth following.
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CrimeRoyale Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional
I'm really not picky about my TV's. I just need one between 24" and 30" and I'm also a total cheapskate, so a hundred or two in savings is perfectly fine by me.
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VaniBun Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hate Black Friday shopping, but might as well for Christmas gifts and some decent furniture. I'm 4'11", and it's the pits when surrounded by like fifty other women in one teeny little H&M trying to pay, and its extremely hot and smells terrible. Then there are the rude customers, the extremely rude customers and the ones that get fucking violent.

I'd hate to be the workers on Black Friday. Retail work is tough, imagine how rude customers must be on that day?
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CopaceticChaos Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I've shopped on Black Friday before, a certian part of me came out on that day :stare:

However, I've never been rude or hurrying to the staff.
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
... I go hunting in such times. You scare the herd. Force them this way and that, until the weak and the fat get left behind. Then you isolate them and you strike. Bag over the head and into the back of the van. 5 hours later your guests(former members of the previous herd) are trying unsuccessfully(except when they joke) to guess what this delicious meat they are eating is.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Apparently people die in the Black Friday sales. You Yanks are crazy-ass consumer motherfuckers. :noes:
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gvcspecks Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
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MattsyKun Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I will be blaring this from my car on that day...
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quinnypin Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Writer
It bemuses me that, the day after USians are supposedly being thankful for what they have, they all rush out to acquire MOAR STUFF.
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HappyDuckCreator Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why am I imagining a whole heap of African-American people running out of their houses and having a seriously awesome party, complete with fire hydrants spurting water everywhere and singing and dancing and all that good stuff?
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Jellybean9000 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And this is why I avoid shopping on Black Friday.
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rockstar1009 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Shameless self promotion time! :la:

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siantjudas Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   Digital Artist
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SpookyInk Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
I'm working on Black Friday. :stare:

I work at a small toy store in the heart of downtown...
I'm expecting it to be pure rape.
And it doesn't help that my manager is completely incompetent. :|
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AJGlass Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Forced sex in a small toy store by an incompetent manager and craved customers.

I think that's how some pornos start. :paranoid:
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SpookyInk Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
:O.O
Well...better wear my favorite undies...
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AJGlass Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah. :paranoid:
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Kizziesama Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Yeah, I don't like going shopping on Black Friday if I don't have to. The crowds are absurd and stupid, and quite frankly... I can just get it online :paranoid:
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AJGlass Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I can just get it online

     ...and then the website grinds to a halt. :(
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Kizziesama Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Eh, every now and then. I suppose because I don't do much holiday shopping, I don't have many issues with buying crap :shrug:
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AJGlass Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm Jewish and so we have eight crazy nights.

Luckily, no one ever remembers what happens.

     I seem to recall some hot oil and a fire.
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Kizziesama Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Thankfully, there's only one for me... and I only really have to get a gift for my husband :la: Though, I'm considering slowly making some arty gifts for some friends :)
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AJGlass Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I make arty gifts - but there's only so much glass art that the people around me are willing to accept. :lol:
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Kizziesama Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
I'm sure some nice glass beads and pendants go a loooooong way :nod:

I've made drawings and kanzashi flower hair clips with leftover fabric from costumes. But it's more because I'm limited on money I can just blow on people :noes:
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AJGlass Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I've discovered there's only so many that people are willing to wear at any one time. :lol:

I don't particularly like spending money - especially during the holiday season. It always feels like I'm somehow being ripped off. Like sellers have raised their prices and then lowered them by a tiny amount to make me think what I'm buying is a good deal.

     ...and that actually does sometimes occur during the holiday season. :paranoid:
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Steampunk-Desperado Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
So you're saying that your parents, and likely most people you've ever known, are sheep?

Oh mai gawds, people want to buy something way cheaper than normally priced? Those terrible conformist MONSTERS. :nuu:
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AJGlass Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh mai gawds, people want to buy something way cheaper than normally priced?

You may find this enlightening: [link] :)
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Steampunk-Desperado Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
I'm not saying that it's the best day for a sale, nor am I saying that the products are actually worth it. I myself am actually not a Black Friday go-er. I just don't like it when people pull out that bullshit "Everyone is a sheep but me" mentality when they're a consumer, same as anyone else. :shrug:

I'm actually a super scrooge, so deals make no real difference to me. :paranoid:
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AJGlass Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Not everyone is a consumer. I'm sure somewhere there are people who make and grow their own everything instead of buying it.

     Perhaps the Amish?
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DJ0Hybrid Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Not even the Amish.
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AJGlass Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, these days you're probably right.
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Steampunk-Desperado Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Perhaps. :paranoid:

I wish I could be self sufficient enough to do that, alas I currently cannot. :stare:
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AJGlass Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I wish I could sew my own clothes and make my own wood furniture. Both of those just look like such useful skills to have.

Alas, some of the tools/machines/materials required to do so cost too much for me right now. :(

I'm still working on getting my rock polishing/grinding/cutting machines up and running so that I can make neat pieces out of stone and cold work my glass pieces.

It's kind of funny when I talk to some of the people here on DA and tell them that I actually make my own glass pieces and will soon be making my own stone pieces. They act rather amazed because they're not used to hearing that someone actually still makes something which is tangible in real life.

It's also sad in a way as well.
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Steampunk-Desperado Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I can sew, but not good enough to make something I would feel safe wearing in public. :rofl:

Ohhh making glass has always sounded like something neat to try. Thouh I agree, a lot of aspects of it can be very expensive. I'm a welder, myself. Not like soldering, I mean like industrial ship building thousands of degrees of heat going everywhere welding. Now that's some fun stuff. :lol:

It is sad, I agree. People are just used to things being pre-made for them that they forget it's likely a skill that they can learn themselves.
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AJGlass Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I considered becoming a welder.

Then I got sidetracked by glowing glassy lava. :lol:
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opiumrooster Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
lol, people are sheep.
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MPsai Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   Digital Artist
What's that? I'm going to sleep til noon, eat pumpkin pie when I get up, and search for deals on Amazon and Steam that day?
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SpaniardWithKnives Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Last year I went to see what it was like and witnessed a fistfight. In some store close by, somebody got shot. I will not go anymore. Long lines, crazy people and at the end what you want is gone before you cat get
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Totoka Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I only went once when I was 9. My foster parent's took us. We lived in Ohio, so it wasn't really that bad. There was one, long, single file line.
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Koyukuk Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist
From what I hear, the prices are similar the week of Christmas, so IMO no.
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nokari Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
The difference is practically everything is gone by Christmas and there are no giveaways, so low prices isn't much of a similarity.
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prosaix Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
So white goats aren't good enough for black friday?
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Moonbeams Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
They are white goats aren't they?
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prosaix Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Keep telling yourself that. :pat:
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auralwhiplash Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's an event with a symbolic (and oft frustrating) purpose. Why do people generally cook turkey on Thanksgiving? Why are so many things red and pink on Valentine's Day?

Sometimes there are good sales, and sometimes it's just fun to troll people who waiting in line.
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Moonbeams Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Of the former sentence, I ask myself those questions often. Some of them have good answers (that date back centuries). Others, like why do people wait in long lines every year the day after Thanksgiving, can't seem to provide very good answers in terms of tradition (or even pertaining to the holiday itself) at all.
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auralwhiplash Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Traditions have to have a starting point before they can be traced back, right? Black Friday isn't exactly new. How new is it, really? As per wikipedia (it is what it is), it's been a thing since the mid-60's.
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