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Old 12-24-2011, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Hinckley Ohio
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Originally Posted by fibonacci View Post
When will these idiot stores learn to handout tickets for items? No ticket, no merchandise. Hand out 150 tix for 150 items to the first 150 customers in line. Sure as hell beats this insane bum rush system .
Good plan but it doesn't work well for corporation America. Once the tickets are handed out the excess people leave. The stores want and encourage the feeding frenzy. Hype and short supply creates bad behaviour but also leads to greater sales. $$$$$$$ it is about the money, we should demand what you say, but with personhood for corporations don't expect any change.
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:10 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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I guess a savage stampede looks the same as people waiting in line to you. There was nothing orderly about gun fire and breaking down a glass door and running into the store. It's a poor reflection on the parents as well.
And that's so much worse than pepper spraying adults and children to get to a television or waffle maker. Right.

Regardless, I never said any of this was orderly and you haven't heard me make any excuses for these people doing what they did to get to these shoes. I'm only saying that anybody that would stand outside at night for any material item is a dummy.
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:18 AM
 
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Come on..you can't even begin to compare Apple product releases with Black Friday Wallymart and Air Jordan sales.

The Apple store here in Austin did NOT have police keeping order. There was a line, there was no pushing, there was no shoving at the doors by the crowds.

Totally different demographics at work here folks.
Folks dropping $2k on a laptop are likely a different demographic than folks going for $5 toasters.
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Folks dropping $2k on a laptop are likely a different demographic than folks going for $5 toasters.
Yeah..they are more likely to be standing on line complaining that their cup of Starbucks coffee is getting cold.
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:33 AM
 
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Yeah..they are more likely to be standing on line complaining that their cup of Starbucks coffee is getting cold.
Not at all. A $75 stainless-steel Nissan vacuum Thermos mug keeps coffee hot for hours.
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:41 AM
 
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It amazes me how people can act like blood thirsty animals.
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:41 AM
 
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It amazes me how people can act like blood thirsty animals.
Idiots. I say let them kill each other for the shoes.
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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It amazes me how people can act like blood thirsty animals.
Now..imagine this.
There's an interruption in the JIT delivery system and shelves in supermarkets start looking a bit bare.

Who gets first dibs on that $3 box of cheerios that can be resold for $20 "on the street" ?

Connect the dots yet ?
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Near Chicago
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No comment
I'll take that as a yes.
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Near Chicago
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@ :47. Notice how that guy with the black car stopped just so he could slide his door up and drive by on camera so people could see he had a door that slid up. Hahah.
SMH ha
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