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Old 2008-11-29, 08:45 PM   #1
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Wal-Mart worker dies in Black Friday stampede

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NEW YORK - A Wal-Mart worker was killed Friday when "out-of-control" shoppers desperate for bargains broke down the doors at a 5 a.m. sale. Other workers were trampled as they tried to rescue the man, and customers shouted angrily and kept shopping when store officials said they were closing because of the death, police and witnesses said.
Wow.I'm at a loss for words.I knew that people would go bonkers to save a few bucks, but this going off the deep end.
 

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Old 2008-11-29, 09:11 PM   #2
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You act like this is the first time it's happened. =\
 


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Old 2008-11-29, 09:14 PM   #3
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I know it's happened before.but I haven't seen a stampede of this brutality in a long time.
 

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Old 2008-11-29, 09:15 PM   #4
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Like... I don't know, a year?

This happens every Black Friday, and it's not that surprising. People are greedy bastards most of the time.
 


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Old 2008-11-29, 09:17 PM   #5
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This happens every Black Friday, and it's not that surprising. People are greedy bastards most of the time.
Especially since everyone is trying to save,save,and save now that the economy's in the toilet
 

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Old 2008-11-29, 09:36 PM   #6
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Speaking as a shop worker, we'ra all bastards anyway so don't mourn to much.
 
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Old 2008-11-29, 09:40 PM   #7
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we'ra all bastards anyway
Very true.
 

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Old 2008-11-29, 11:52 PM   #8
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Bastard-like behavior or not, no need for a stampede. But of course this is the hype over Black Friday. Just today I went to Champs and bought 100 dollars worth in hoodies for 54 dollars through a buy one get one free offer that was pretty good standing. Could I have saved a little more on friday? Prolly, but I have anger issues towards people that are like what mentioned in that article..
 

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Old 2008-11-30, 02:37 AM   #9
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ďIíve got to get my Incredible Hulk DVD for $9.99 now or Iím gonna break your neckĒ!
A man is dead, because some people couldnít wait a little bit for them to open the store.
 


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Old 2008-11-30, 04:42 AM   #10
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The fact that they still were shopping even though police were closing down the store because of that is amazing at the lack of human decency anymore. And so what if the item they were looking for was gone, they could have bought it earlier and saved time and stress on it. I think that is why some stores I go to have their coupons, that are equivalent to black friday prices, use-able on the 8th of December or so. I also observed here where I live that there weren't near as many people on the roadways since most of people anymore use websites to order things rather than spend gas and have stress at a store.
 

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Old 2008-11-30, 03:01 PM   #11
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So what is this black friday thing?
 
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Old 2008-11-30, 05:02 PM   #12
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Black Friday is essentially the day after Thanksgiving where all stores have their "big sales" in anticipation for Christmas.
 

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Old 2008-11-30, 05:42 PM   #13
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Horrific lack of human decency, and yeah, I've heard reports too that a number of shoppers refused to leave the store even when informed of what had happened, disgusting behaviour.
 
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Old 2008-12-01, 01:04 PM   #14
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Black Friday is essentially the day after Thanksgiving where all stores have their "big sales" in anticipation for Christmas.
Its how you know you live in a free land. da da da da da daaa da da da da da daaa...
 

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Old 2008-12-04, 03:13 AM   #15
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Well, I guess this shows how impatient some people can be.
I just don't understand how these people could have let that happened.
Five thumbs down to those people...

 

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