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So I live in the US and Black Friday is this huge celebration that comes right after Thanksgiving...or rather, it should come after Thanksgiving, but some stores open early.

Anywho, it's a day where stores offer these "amazing" deals and discounts and people shop. In my opinion, it's just something the government schemed up to help give the economy a boost cause Christmas/holiday season apparently isn't cutting it anymore.

I'm curious if this is observed in other country/regions.

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We don't have Thanksgiving here but a few stores do have Black Friday nowadays! I dunno if it's actually worth all the savings but a few online shops I'm checking out have savings of up to 50% which is pretty rad. :hail: The problem is that I'm super unlucky and always end up buying things just before the sales start and have to pay an extra $50 or something. :vacuum:

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We don't have Thanksgiving here but a few stores do have Black Friday nowadays! I dunno if it's actually worth all the savings but a few online shops I'm checking out have savings of up to 50% which is pretty rad. :hail: The problem is that I'm super unlucky and always end up buying things just before the sales start and have to pay an extra $50 or something. :vacuum:

Hah, that was something shocking I found out when I moved to the States. I was like, we have a day dedicated to giving thanks? Then I went to elementary school and learned all about it...and got bored.

I'm surprised it's growing in Australia. Do you also observe Cyber Monday? I get the feeling that's probably a little more regionally friendly since it's online rather than in person.

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Okay, let me bitch about Black Friday 'sales'

In August, we were tv shopping since we had saved up for a few months & our piece of shit tv kept randomly cutting off. Anyway, so we see a tv at Wal*Mart, 60 inches for $600. Not a bad deal at all for what it was. Came with a dvd player attached to it & the picture quality was AMAZING! So we went back in September to buy it & it jumped up to 675, we thought maybe the price would go back down during a sale or something so we waited. Went back about a month later, the tv was now $750. We ended up buying a different tv. Okay, then we went to Wal*Mart Sunday morning, and a thing on the tv said "Special Black Friday Deal! Was $750 now only $625" Like really bitches? They raised the price of it twice then dropped it to the above the normal price so you think you have a deal!

And all these clothing stores online have these '50% off deals' or 'buy one get one' on whatever product they're selling. Most of the time, that stuff was in the clearance section anyway. I saw this on Lane Bryant's website. A dress I wanted was only $15 last week, originally $85, went out & got a gift card yesterday so I could buy it since I figures it'd be cheaper because of black friday. Today, the same dress is 'on sale' for $35. Like really?

In short, black friday is nothing but a rip off created by big businesses to trick you into buying & the government trying to boost the economy a bit around the holidays. It's nothing but one big scam.

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OH! And yesterday at Wal*Mart we were baby clothes shopping since Lizzy is going to pop out any second & their baby section had a sign that said "Buy two get one free on all discounted baby clothes" So we were on that shit, I had enough clothes for her to grow into from sizes new born to 18 months for under $200, pretty fucking great deal right? So we get up to the register, it's like 5:45 pm, and the cashier said that the sale wasn't valid until 10pm. I told her the sign was up so they had to give me the sale & she said the sign wasn't valid until 10 & I told her the sign said nothing about 10 & she called her manager over (I wasn't being bitchy or anything surprisingly, I was actually pretty chill about it" and the manager told me the same thing & told me to either wait in line until 10 or I could back & put all the clothes away. I was PISSED at that point, like bitch, I'm 9 months pregnant, you want me to go back there & put a years worth of clothes back? Just no... Anyway, I told the manager to stop being a prick & either take the sign down (since 2 other moms in line with me thought the deal was going on too) or he can take all our the clothes & shove them up his ass. He ended up giving everyone the discount early & now Lizzy will look flawless year round

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OH! And yesterday at Wal*Mart we were baby clothes shopping since Lizzy is going to pop out any second & their baby section had a sign that said "Buy two get one free on all discounted baby clothes" So we were on that shit, I had enough clothes for her to grow into from sizes new born to 18 months for under $200, pretty fucking great deal right? So we get up to the register, it's like 5:45 pm, and the cashier said that the sale wasn't valid until 10pm. I told her the sign was up so they had to give me the sale & she said the sign wasn't valid until 10 & I told her the sign said nothing about 10 & she called her manager over (I wasn't being bitchy or anything surprisingly, I was actually pretty chill about it" and the manager told me the same thing & told me to either wait in line until 10 or I could back & put all the clothes away. I was PISSED at that point, like bitch, I'm 9 months pregnant, you want me to go back there & put a years worth of clothes back? Just no... Anyway, I told the manager to stop being a prick & either take the sign down (since 2 other moms in line with me thought the deal was going on too) or he can take all our the clothes & shove them up his ass. He ended up giving everyone the discount early & now Lizzy will look flawless year round

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:stretcher: GET DAT DISCOUNT GURL! :hail:

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