I think it would be funny if a big box store attracted huge crowds from a black Friday ad but there was fine print saying that they actually had none of the items in stock. Sure there would be bloodshed but it would still be funny.
I’m always amazed at the number of people who wait outside in freezing temperatures to save a few bucks on some item. I know that so many obviously love it. Groups of people form teams armed with walkie talkies and a well thought out game plan. Knowing that the only chance you can get the door buster items is to be one of the first in line, the leader dispatches team members to prime retailers while maintaining constant communication.
These people rival the Navy Seals with their precision plan and execution. Then there are the lost souls who think they can be behind a hundred people in line and still think they have a chance to get one of the hot items. It’s really simple math. If you are there to get one of the computers donning a brand name no one has ever heard of and the ad says there are only 20 available and you’re that far back in line, it’s best to just get some breakfast at Dennys and go back to bed.
Then there are the angry men who show up on Saturday morning and demand one of the door busters only available for the first five hours on FRIDAY. They think that because it’s in the ad and they have a copy of it in their hand they are entitled to the item. Adorable.
Personally, I shop in my pajamas on line. No crowds and I always get what I want. Plus I don’t have to eat at Dennys.
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