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Old 11-28-2008, 11:15 PM
 
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I avoid it like the plague, especially after hearing about the trampling at the Wal-Mart in the Green Acres Mall. Anyone else avoid it or have any good stories..
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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I definitely avoid it. I did hear a guy on the TV say that he bought a few items and saved a thousand bucks, which is a nice chunk of change.

The trampling at the WalMart is beyond belief. In some stampede tradgedies, it is because people in the back, who can't see what's going on in front, start pushing and shoving without realizing the carnage that is going on out of their sight. I don't know if that's what happened here, but in any case these stores are playing with people's lives by not having an adequate crowd control plan. I hope that something good can come out of this--that this will never happen again.
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:45 AM
 
Location: Queens
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Yeah it's crazy about what happened in Valley stream. NYC's no-Wal Mart policy probably contributed to it... even if we're better off without one, it's still a side effect that this happened at the closest one to city limits. Anyway I work at the Toys R Us in Douglaston and was glad to have the closing shift today haha.
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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but in any case these stores are playing with people's lives by not having an adequate crowd control plan. I hope that something good can come out of this--that this will never happen again.
They're also playing with people's lives with all the Black Friday frenzy they create before that day.
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I hate shopping, so there's no way I would wake up at 4am just to go do it. Yeah, I save money (which I obsess over!), but not enough to wake up that early in the morning and fight crowds. I know of other stores who have those cheap prices that all those stores advertise for black Friday anyway.
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
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Thank goodness for online shopping!! You can save yourself alot of aggravation and sometimes even just as much money but shopping over the internet.

Sites like techbargains.com, amazon.com, mysimon.com make shopping online much easier.
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:29 PM
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Thank goodness for online shopping!! You can save yourself alot of aggravation and sometimes even just as much money but shopping over the internet.

Sites like techbargains.com, amazon.com, mysimon.com make shopping online much easier.
Amen to that. Amazon had some early deep discounts yesterday, especially in electronics, that eventually went back to their "regular" discounted price by midday. Did my shopping at 5 in the morning, went back to sleep about half hour later.
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:20 PM
 
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I was just at the NorthPoint shopping complex in Alpharetta Ga and it was kind of nasty with crowds but the worst crowds were at Garden State Plaza in Paramus NJ 21 years ago. I recalled doing nothing but dodging cars in the parking lot(could not walk a straight line)--once inside the mall it was easier to get around
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Calumet city illinois
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well I avoided the 530 am lines but instead went around 10 the next morning, lines were short, worked out perfect, and yes Walmart!
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