Monday, November 29, 2010

Jacked Friday

Nothing creates more hysteria than black friday sales. Scores of stores are crammed to the roof with obsessed shoppers on a craze for things they don't need.. or for that matter, can fit into their trunk.
I sat there in the parking lot of Wal Mart, early Friday morning, (no.. I wasn't shopping..) and I just had to laugh at the ridonkulous people to be seen.
Huge LCD TVs and other odds and ends lumbered over their shopping carts, nearly toppling to the floor. After they arrive at their vehicle, they realize to their dismay, that their junk can't fit in their trunk. You'd think they'd have the parameters of their car down packed. You'd think they'd calculate the area of their new treasures would snugly fit in their hatchback car. But of course, they wait to the last minute and get all frustrated when they realize their coveted objects can't be jammed in their piggy bank. Fail!
It's cute people actually think they're getting a good deal, when in fact the prices are just super jacked up most of the time, and then dropped slightly to make for an AWESOME!!! bargain. To make matters worse, some splurge happy shoppers wait in line for hours and then right at register time, realize the In-Store price was different than the advertised price, of course, had they read the fine print below the fine print, they would have seen, "AFTER MAIL IN REBATE".
All I have to say is Black Friday is Jacked Friday. Both for the merchants who profit and for the ones who stay out all night, stand sit and lay in colossally long lines and then purchase something that's 10 dollars less than the best price.
Cyber Monday, however.. is a different story. About time someone came up with a smart, profitable idea :)

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