Should Black Friday Be Banned?

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  1. OhWiseOne

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    Every year people are getting hurt going after these "great deals". This morning I read "woman pepper sprays customers", "gun shots in a mall"... The hype retailers place on this day makes people go nuts.
     
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    Not really but why promote it.
     
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    Should it be banned? No.
    Should it be promoted? No.

    Greed for money runs this operation of having sales that get people in to the point of tramping each other for the last big screen TV, but at what cost?

    I believe it has become a social thing to be one of the people who was at a crazy Black Friday store opening event. It's almost a cult experience at this point.

    I don't like it, I never have and I never will.
     
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    banned it mite come to that but i really don't think it ever will...i work for wal-mart and this was my 3rd black friday with them and had a few people hurt but not that bad just minor things... but its unreal to see customers go nuts like that!....but our store did over a million in sales last night thats why i think it would never be banned!
     
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    I'm not participating. That's all the power I have over anything: play or don't play. I ain't playin'. My beliefs about Christmas and the commercialism that attends it are out of step with the rest of the world, anyway.

    If they're going to ban something in order to stop people from getting hurt, they should ban war.
     
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    Banned because people get hurt? Hmmm... I'm not a super shopper by any stretch, but I am disturbed by the fact that people seem to think it's the responsibility of the government to protect us from ourselves. We're adults here. We all have access to the news. We all know that black Friday is insane. Those who choose to go out into it are making the conscious decision to risk being pepper sprayed, trampled, hit in the head by an old woman's cane. Banned? That's ridiculous. Where does it end? People get injured rock climbing, playing soccer, taking showers. I'm quite sure that people are injured in bar fights (or even falling off of bar stools) FAR more frequently than they're injured in freak shopping accidents. I sincerely doubt any of those activities will be banned. Banning things that hurt people is like putting a bandaid on an amputated limb. Silly.
     
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    +1:wink:
     
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    I agree with you. I'm not saying tell people what they can and cannot do. '"Banned" was a bad choice of words. Especially here....lol I just think stores that are going to have these sales need to find a way to control the buyers.
     
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    I think people need to raise their children to have a little more self control, and maybe a clear idea of what their priorities should be... but I don't think either of us will see those things happen.
     
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    Yep..Should be called Black and White Friday, or Black White and Yellow Friday. Maybe Black and Blue Friday. Sounds all a bit Robinson CrusoeĆ­sh to me. Maybe change Friday to Fryday? Maybe I'm on the wrong tack?
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    I concur, it really isn't the government's fault if people are stupid unfortunately
     
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    Never meant this to be a fucking political statement.....ugh
     
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    Yes, but when one's only tool is a hammer...
     
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    YES! Some crazed bitch went nuts with a can of pepper spray in a WalMart out here to make sure she got a fucking XBox!!!! AND SHE GOT AWAY WITH IT!!!!! Sign that the Apocalypse is indeed upon us!
     
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    Wonder if she had received the same reaction if she had of used Salt Spray? Would have had more of a calming effect, thinking you be at the beach and all. Ok...off on a tangent. Sorry to disturb the thread, night night.
     
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    I've only done one Black Friday. It was about 10 or so years ago. It was so insane that I decided "Never Again." Now, it's only gotten worse, I see.

    Pepper Spray, People getting trampled, People camping out with tents at a fucking Best Buy a week before the event?

    Yes, Humanity has gotten WAY to self absorbed and greedy for our own good.

    We can't and shouldn't BAN it, but I do wish that people would be more sensible about it. 'Bout the only thing I can do is just not participate. Why I do the vast majority of my shopping online now.

    God Bless Amazon.com. At least no one dies for their Black Friday deals......
     
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    Oh but a man did die for black friday deals. Several years ago, the security man at that walmart up north. He was trampled to death. It was the store where the shoppers pushed the doors off the track.
     
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