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Posts Tagged ‘Black Friday’

Ask The Eye Choosing That Safer Stress Free Thanksgiving Plan

November 24, 2013

Dear Eye View

I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year and I don’t want to invite two people: my sister’s boyfriend and my uncle. Both for the same reason. My sister’s boyfriend was accused of child molestation but pleaded out to assault on a child. I don’t doubt the original accusation. My sister won’t go if he is not invited; my parents won’t go if he is. I have small children and won’t have time to watch all of them around him in addition to hosting. My uncle actually was convicted of child molestation many years ago. But he has come to family events regularly since being released from prison. Again, I can’t really monitor him throughout the whole thing, and quite frankly I don’t want to deal with the stress of having these two in my house with my children. My grandparents will throw a fit if he is not invited, though. Should I suck it up and deal with the stress? Maybe assign them unofficial babysitters? Or should I just deal with the fallout and not invite them?

—Not a Fan of the Black Sheep

Dear NFBS

I understand your concern. Having to come up with a policy to deal with the multiple child molesters puts into perspective the average Thanksgiving dilemma. Tell your relatives you are not hosting the Thanksgiving meal this year in an effort to choose a safer more stress- free holiday plan. Hope this helps

EV

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Gun Sales To Women Soar On Black Friday Due To Potential Gun Grab Or Just Door Buster Strategy

November 28, 2012

Black Friday gun sales hit an all time record high last week with demand for new firearms so overwhelming that it caused outages at the FBI background check center on two separate occasions.

Fueled by fears that the Obama administration will go after gun rights during a lame duck term, the FBI reported 154,873 background check requests on Friday – a 20 per cent increase on last year’s record total of 129,166 checks.

Gun stores noted that first time gun owners and women represented a significant number of those purchasing firearms on Black Friday.

Gun sales to women soar on Black Friday. Women fear gun grab or just  improved Black Friday Doorbuster strategy.

Walmart Workers Planning Black Friday Protests. Labor Reports Workers In Front Of Store Could Discourage Shoppers

November 16, 2012

A group of Wal-Mart workers are planning to stage a walkout next week on Black Friday, arguably the biggest holiday shopping day for the world’s largest retail store.

A Wal-Mart spokeswoman said the number of workers who are raising concerns is very small and don’t represent the views of the vast majority of its workforce of 1.3 million.

But labor experts say that even a small number of workers could make an impact.”Even if there aren’t that many people, it could have an effect, because their campaign in front of stores could discourage shoppers,” said Ken Margolies, senior associate at the Worker Institute a Cornell University.

Walmart workers in front of store could discourage shoppers.. Hardly

People Getting In Line A Week Early For Black Friday, Occupying A Line

November 19, 2011

If you think it’s nuts to wait in line for a few hours to take advantage of Black Friday deals, wait until you meet the shoppers who are camping outside stores over a week before sales start.

More than one observer has said that strip malls in Texas and Florida bear some resemblance to the “Occupy” protest movements. A local TV station in St. Petersburg, Fla. reports that a young couple has already set up camp outside a Best Buy in order to be first in line for the store’s Black Friday deals. The couple arrived on Monday — a full 12 days before Black Friday.

Another young couple in North Texas is planning on camping for a mere 10 days outside a Best Buy store. Brandon Vanderstelt, a 20-year-old with a nose ring and apparently plenty of time on his hands, is accompanied by his wife on the campout. The two have decorated their tent with a cardboard sign reading “Occupy Best Buy.” Who can find the time to protest the system, after all, when there are deals on electronics to be had?

People getting in line for a deal.. Been there done that..

Eye View Business, Early Black Friday Appears To Be More Buying Than Looking

November 26, 2010

Early-bird bargain-hunters scooped up “Black Friday” deals on everything from TVs to toys across the United States, but many said discounts were not as deep as those offered last year.

As retailers look for the best holiday season in three years, deals that are less generous could bode well for their margins. Early anecdotal indications were that people were buying, not just looking. Retailers hoping to deploy airbag to economic downturn.

Family Gets An Award For Being “First In Nation To Get In Line For Black Friday Sales”, All Signs Point To An Idiot

November 19, 2010

St. Petersburg, Florida — Forget just being first in line. These folks are the first in the nation to start camping out at a Best Buy store in search of Black Friday deals.

The Davenport family pitched a pair of tents Wednesday at 10 a.m. in front of the Best Buy at Tyrone Square in St. Pete to snag deals that were still nine days away.

That made them the first people to start camping out at a Best Buy store anywhere in the country. To put that in perspective: there are more than 1,000 Best Buy stores in the United States.

So the manager of the Tyrone Square Best Buy will join the Davenports on Friday, November 19 — a week before the big deal day — to present them with an award.

Manager presented them a gift and banner in their honor…