Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday Begins: Thanksgiving Eve. By Geniusofdespair


These 4 young men shared the number one spot on line at Aventura's "Best Buy." They said they have been on line since Tuesday at 1pm.

Best Buy on Black Friday (that is actually Thursday): This picture was taken at 8:30 pm on Thanksgiving eve. They still have a 3 1/2 hour wait. The guy in the hoodie was sleeping. His pals awoke him for the photo op.

The people at this corner of the Best Buy said they were there for 6 1/2 hours.
The line at Best Buy wrapped around the store at 8:30pm.
Meanwhile, at Target in Aventura another line was well underway.  They were backed up past Whole Foods. 

The people at the Front of the Target line said they were there for 5 hours and they were waiting to snag big screen TV's.






11 comments:

youbetcha' said...

Nothing in any of those stores is worth this kind of non-sense.

I would not be anywhere near a store that does not respect their employees enough to allow them to have a national holiday. Macys is making their employees work 11 p to 10 am shifts. They used to treat them to breakfast or other treats and I understand that even those went away as Macys fully took over Burdines.

People stay home, give the store workers a day with there families.

Craig said...

How can four people share the number one spot? That sounds like cheating to me.

I went by another Best Buy earlier in the week and I saw a lot of empty chairs. It looks like people set up their chairs to save a place in line and then leave. That's not waiting in line where I come from.

CATO said...

AHHH CHRISTMAS Joy To the World ...PEACE AND LOVE... A time to reflect... HEY BIATCH I SAW THAT 60 INCH LED FIRST PUT IT DOWN BEFORE I BUST A CAP IN YA.

Anonymous said...

What a sad commentary on our culture. Wonder how many books those young men have read, what their plans for the future are.... Bread and circus.... as the empire crumbles from within.

Mensa said...

Not only are these people crazy, but they could get the same buys at other times instead of standing in line for hours and keeping store clerks tied up when they should be home.12 ndtides

Anonymous said...

Why does the media make such a big deal of Black Friday? It's a cultural disgrace. But I guess you go with what the advertisers want. That's the point. We are gullible consumers and then we die.

Anonymous said...

this thing called Black Friday is just a publicity stunt to create 'hype'. I find that the closer you get to Christmas, the prices get dramatically lower, and the really BEST prices are right after Christmas.

Anonymous said...

It is a strange happening. These young people can't figure it out. Nothing they sell in those stores is worth all of that. First of all they miss time with their families for Thanksgiving. Secondly, time is money. So unless they are being paid to stand in line, they waste lots of money waiting in line waiting for the stores to open. That could add up to more than the discount prices for their purchases. And unless they are actually paying for the items, the actual costs will be much more if purchased with credit cards.

Geniusofdespair said...

The kids are having fun, it was an adventure for them. Something they can remember every time they watch the TV.

Anonymous said...

I too wondered if some of these people get paid to stand in line by those that will resell the stuff on the i-net, as most of these people don't look like they have 2 nickels to rub together. Weird.

Or maybe I'm just jealous. As a small biz person I'm too broke to afford any of that I-stuff :(

Anonymous said...

The reality is you don't really need all that stuff and have no where to put it. Once your have the basics, you only need a few things here and there. And many people don't give away stuff and thus lead cluttered lifestyles.