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Is Black Friday dead?

It seems the past few years Black Friday is no longer an event. No doorbusters, no lining up at midnight, no crowds rushing in, no big sales. Deals have been spread out the entire week instead of one day and all moved online. And the deals are no better than other events like Prime Day, Singles Day, 1-1-1 Day.

I used to buy tons on Black Friday. It was an activity tradition. Haven’t bought a single thing the past few years. Has Black Friday lost it’s chashay? How can it get it back? The announcement of Black Friday ad leaks used to be a big thing. Now it’s leaked with a whimper and no one cares.

by Anonymousreply 78November 28, 2021 7:07 AM

The internet killed it.

by Anonymousreply 1November 26, 2021 6:47 AM

[quote]It seems the past few years Black Friday is no longer an event. No doorbusters, no lining up at midnight, no crowds rushing in

Um, pandemic. Heard of it?

by Anonymousreply 2November 26, 2021 6:54 AM

The only cunts who ever lined up at stores over night were gamers, cunts who resell them and cunts who send them back to their home country.

TRUTH!

by Anonymousreply 3November 26, 2021 6:55 AM

[quote] Um, pandemic. Heard of it?

This was before the pandemic, dumbass. Years, plural.

by Anonymousreply 4November 26, 2021 7:02 AM

It's black Friday month now! And the black Friday and cyber Monday travel deals are insanely good!!

by Anonymousreply 5November 26, 2021 7:03 AM

Cuz they start Black Friday in October.

by Anonymousreply 6November 26, 2021 7:04 AM

I AM "big"! It's the chain stores that got small...

by Anonymousreply 7November 26, 2021 7:04 AM

Here Cashay! Here boy! Come home, boy. Please! Cashay!

by Anonymousreply 8November 26, 2021 7:06 AM

It's racist!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 9November 26, 2021 7:09 AM

And miss all of this? Don't be ridiculous!

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by Anonymousreply 10November 26, 2021 7:16 AM

I live in Los Angeles and all the shoppers are obese!

ALL FATTY PIGS! ALL!

by Anonymousreply 11November 26, 2021 7:20 AM

OP types fat and illiterate.

[quote]Has Black Friday lost it’s chashay?

by Anonymousreply 12November 26, 2021 7:23 AM

I lost my own cashay years ago. Decades.

by Anonymousreply 13November 26, 2021 7:24 AM

Having cashay is so ra-sha-sha!

by Anonymousreply 14November 26, 2021 7:52 AM

There are some places that have one day black friday deals but the stores have gotten greedy.

Black Friday is no longer only have deals on just one day. They stretch it out for a week or even a month.

Some even raise prices artificially so they can drop them later.

This is why I always rely on slickdeals.net.

by Anonymousreply 15November 26, 2021 7:54 AM

The cashay of black friday is just a fa-cade

by Anonymousreply 16November 26, 2021 8:22 AM

1) It’s Black Friday all month.

2) Online sales.

3) Covid

4) No one has any money even for things on sale.

by Anonymousreply 17November 26, 2021 8:29 AM

Please, it’s “African-American Friday.”

by Anonymousreply 18November 26, 2021 8:43 AM

I lost my chassis when I became 220lbs

by Anonymousreply 19November 26, 2021 10:32 AM

[quote]chashay

Oh, dear...God in heaven.

by Anonymousreply 20November 26, 2021 10:39 AM

No free shipping, no buy. Retailers make such a fucking big deal about 20% off. Like I should fall down and die at my good fortune. Before the internet, clothing sales stated at 25% off and went to 50% off the following month. The internet killed real sales with their “10% off!!!” Act now!” garbage. So many fools who run rampant when a sale sign is put up. They line up for liquidation sales where liquidators sell stuff for 10% off that was 25% off last week. There are such huge numbers of stupid, stupid people in America. Right now, they’re buying Black Friday shit and donating to trump at the same time.

by Anonymousreply 21November 26, 2021 2:50 PM

[quote] The cashay of black friday is just a fa-cade

I think you mean fassod,don’tchew?

by Anonymousreply 22November 26, 2021 2:52 PM

"chashay"???? Wow! Batten down the hatches because the grammar police are circling your house in a black helicopter!!!

by Anonymousreply 23November 26, 2021 3:01 PM

good

by Anonymousreply 24November 26, 2021 3:02 PM

Judging from the traffic in a commercial corridor I just drove through, no, Black Friday is not dead.

by Anonymousreply 25November 26, 2021 3:06 PM

Gets me out of the house and just being with people.

by Anonymousreply 26November 26, 2021 3:11 PM

Never buy from Kohls from Black Friday to New Year’s Day. They jack the prices and offer 20% off to cardholders who get 30% off at other times of the year.

by Anonymousreply 27November 26, 2021 3:15 PM

watching executions in the town square was also once an "activity tradition" but (most) people realized it was stupid and barbaric, not unlike the black fridays of yore..

by Anonymousreply 28November 26, 2021 3:17 PM

They say “Coupon for 25% of entire purchase!” They show kitchen electronics on front page. The price $99 is crossed out and underneath is “59.99.” In olden Black Friday times, you would’ve got 25% off 59.99. Now it’s a trick. The $59.99 is the price with the 25% off coupon.

And it’s $59 on sale year round. And every other store has the same thing for the same price all year round. That’s why Black Friday isn’t worth it anymore.

by Anonymousreply 29November 26, 2021 3:22 PM

R27, that is totally true. Thanks for alerting us.

by Anonymousreply 30November 26, 2021 3:39 PM

I looked online this am and there were no worthwhile deals!

by Anonymousreply 31November 26, 2021 3:41 PM

[quote]Has Black Friday lost it’s chashay?

I thought you meant sashay.

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by Anonymousreply 32November 26, 2021 3:46 PM

I'm not too blahzay to buy my sheek new clothes on Black Friday.

by Anonymousreply 33November 26, 2021 3:58 PM

Please, it’s “African-American Friday.”

Are you stuck in the past? It's POC Friday. Even though more than just blacks are POC, it is apparent that they are the only ones who count.

by Anonymousreply 34November 26, 2021 4:02 PM

BIPOC Friday

by Anonymousreply 35November 26, 2021 4:03 PM

Once you go Black you never go back.

by Anonymousreply 36November 26, 2021 4:05 PM

[quote] Batten down the hatches because the grammar police are circling your house

Oh dear.

by Anonymousreply 37November 26, 2021 4:06 PM

Today is Buy Nothing Day.

by Anonymousreply 38November 26, 2021 4:22 PM

I went to Macy's at 8am. It was full of fat people looking but not buying.

by Anonymousreply 39November 26, 2021 4:27 PM

Next up on Fox News: The War on Black Friday!

Next up on MSNBC: #BlackFridaysMatter

by Anonymousreply 40November 26, 2021 4:53 PM

Yet the media will scream that it’s the most lucrative Black Friday in history!!! Americans went all out spending their dollars!!

Well, yeah. Of course it’s the biggest-spending Black Friday. Because inflation made everything 30% more expensive this year.

by Anonymousreply 41November 26, 2021 5:03 PM

And the “no free shipping” will add tons more money to businesses for delivery

by Anonymousreply 42November 26, 2021 5:04 PM

[quote] No free shipping, no buy.

Why does someone keep saying there’s no free shipping anymore. Everywhere I looked has free shipping.

by Anonymousreply 43November 26, 2021 5:06 PM

Shouldn't it really be called African-American Friday?

by Anonymousreply 44November 26, 2021 5:10 PM

Supply chain disruptions have limited what manufacturers can produce and stores can offer this year. Next year, if things are back on track, people might resume assaulting strangers over the latest smart TVs.

by Anonymousreply 45November 26, 2021 5:14 PM

60% off of everything and free shipping at Land's End.

Some decent deals at Target -- also free shipping if you have a Red Card or your order is >$35

Same at Walmart.

But I'd never go into a store again on Black Friday. It's just so much easier online.

by Anonymousreply 46November 26, 2021 5:48 PM

Pandemic did away with a lot of in person shopping

by Anonymousreply 47November 26, 2021 5:50 PM

This has nothing to do with the pandemic. Friday started to lose it’s chashay years ago.

by Anonymousreply 48November 26, 2021 5:51 PM

R46 same. for at least a decade, I've done Black Friday the way Pilgrim Jesus intended: on my couch in a robe.

by Anonymousreply 49November 26, 2021 5:52 PM

Much like The Poors figured out that their shit jobs really were shit, thus sparking The Great Resignation, they're figuring out that the hassle involved in saving $10 on an item they probably don't even really need, is not worth the hassle of putting up with crowds and lines and worry about masks on Black Friday

by Anonymousreply 50November 26, 2021 5:52 PM

It seems 2015 was the last year Black Friday was really an event. It’s an afterthought now and not really a thing anymore.

by Anonymousreply 51November 26, 2021 5:54 PM

OP I'm sorry so many bitches have gone after you for chashay. Darling, shashay, Chante. Work it.

by Anonymousreply 52November 26, 2021 6:08 PM

Fuck all the black friday deals

by Anonymousreply 53November 26, 2021 6:20 PM

r48 the pandemic absolutely accelerated whatever decline already existed.

by Anonymousreply 54November 26, 2021 6:21 PM

No, no, no, it's "Friday of Color" now.

by Anonymousreply 55November 26, 2021 7:32 PM

Is chashay something like holiday covfefe? We've had sufficient.

by Anonymousreply 56November 26, 2021 8:19 PM

Fuck Black Friday. The best day to shop is the day after Xmas.

by Anonymousreply 57November 26, 2021 8:40 PM

[quote] Never buy from Kohls from Black Friday to New Year’s Day. They jack the prices and offer 20% off to cardholders who get 30% off at other times of the year.

I don't know this for a fact but I always thought that's why they have those digital price screens on the shelves. Easier to reprice items with a computer keystroke.

by Anonymousreply 58November 26, 2021 8:57 PM

I always kind of got a kick out of Black Friday watching shoppers go nuts for crap they don't need. I always went to Walmart to get a new printer, usually they had some decent ones for $19-$29 dollars. Last year Walmart had these great Cannon printers for $19, so I bought three. It was cheaper to buy the whole printer with included full size ink cartridges then to buy the replacement cartridges for $26

This year was the first I remember that Walmart didn't have printers on sale, good thing because I'm up to my ass in printers

by Anonymousreply 59November 26, 2021 10:03 PM

This was the most completely awful Black Friday I can remember. There were better deals & more people in stores last year, at the height of a deadly, incurable, out-of-control pandemic, than there were this year.

The closest I came to a "deal" this year was a 16oz bottle of hand sanitizer at Office Depot for a fucking quarter.

Harbor Freight? If you looked hard, you might find moving blankets for $5.99 instead of $7.99. Whoo-pee. Not even the usual fucking 99-cent screwdriver bin.

Best Buy? Yawn.

Home Depot & Lowe's? Meh.

Target? I've honestly seen more shoppers at 9:30pm on a random Monday night than I saw at Target around noon.

I finally said "fuck it" and wrote off this Black Friday as a total useless wash.

Oh... one bright spot... Dollar Tree didn't raise its prices yet, so I stockpiled shit I used to buy from them every few months while it's still a dollar, since they'll have no price advantage over Walmart and won't be worth bothering with anymore after they do.

by Anonymousreply 60November 26, 2021 10:16 PM

[quote] I always kind of got a kick out of Black Friday watching shoppers go nuts for crap they don't need. I always went to Walmart to get a new printer, usually they had some decent ones for $19-$29 dollars. Last year Walmart had these great Cannon printers for $19, so I bought three.

So basically you are what you described in the first sentence. I’m sure people get a kick out of seeing this old queen loading up on printers on Black Friday like nobody’s business. You should be a meme.

by Anonymousreply 61November 26, 2021 10:26 PM

I just saw people on the news lined up (amusement park style with those dividers) waiting to get into a store in Minnesota.

by Anonymousreply 62November 26, 2021 10:34 PM

What store?

by Anonymousreply 63November 26, 2021 10:35 PM

@r61

You seem nice. Drinking all alone already?

by Anonymousreply 64November 26, 2021 10:36 PM

[quote]The internet killed it

What really killed it was the end of "store only" deals which I recall being fairly common in the past. Companies would now be called irresponsible for running a deal like that (and rightly so).

I think the only thing that would get people out of bed are items that are already in scarce supply (X-Boxes, PS5's, etc.), where ordering on-line is no guarentee of getting the item by Christmas.

by Anonymousreply 65November 26, 2021 10:44 PM

[quote] Companies would now be called irresponsible for running a deal like that (and rightly so).

Old Navy is doing in store only deals like $5 pajymas. I guess they really are irresponsible.

by Anonymousreply 66November 26, 2021 10:49 PM

Chewy has some decent sales. Iams dog food and Weruva cat food is on sale. Some Kong toys were B1G1F, and some other brands were B2G1F. When you typically spend $12-$15 for a large toy for a large dog, that’s some good savings.

I haven’t bought a darn thing for myself, though.

by Anonymousreply 67November 26, 2021 11:01 PM

[quote] Gets me out of the house and just being with people. —My sad life

R26, there are other ways to get out of the house and be with people. This is sad. Black Friday shoppers seem crazed to me. They're not there to make friends.

by Anonymousreply 68November 26, 2021 11:09 PM

Amazon Killed The Doorbuster Star

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by Anonymousreply 69November 26, 2021 11:38 PM

{quote]Old Navy is doing in store only deals like $5 pajymas. I guess they really are irresponsible.

I think so R66. I understand from their perspective. They want to drive foot traffic into brick and motor stores because, invisibility, people will buy non-sale merchandise.

I see it from a business perspective. Maybe Old Navy limited the customers per store, required masks, etc. but on the face, in a pandemic, it is irresponsible.

I don't blame these companies for wanting to make money, but they could have employed other methods.

"Item is only $5 with other purchase" or something.

by Anonymousreply 70November 26, 2021 11:48 PM

I like the invisibility of brick and mortar store shopping.

by Anonymousreply 71November 27, 2021 2:14 AM

Sorry, “brick and motor” stores.

by Anonymousreply 72November 27, 2021 2:15 AM

About as dead as this thread

by Anonymousreply 73November 27, 2021 7:16 PM

My mother told me today that she went out yesterday expecting stores to be packed but they were virtual ghost towns.

by Anonymousreply 74November 27, 2021 7:32 PM

Remember when some guy started a website where employees leaked the Black Friday sales ads and the stores tried to sue the guy? And he was like “Excise me, you don’t realize I’m generating millions of dollars in sales in your stores?”

So they began to “leak” their Black Friday ads to him and them to a bunch of other websites. Then nothing was a bargain anymore because after a few years it was all plotted & figured out by algorithms and A.I. just what people would spend if the world “sale” was put in front of a jacked up price with 20% off.

by Anonymousreply 75November 27, 2021 8:38 PM

Just came back from Kohl's (to return something from Amazon, not to shop).

While I'm sure it was busier than normal, it was by no means "busy".

CostCo was equally "normal".

by Anonymousreply 76November 27, 2021 10:12 PM

I rarely have issues with shipping ... but I ordered a few things from Walmart online and Amazon on Tuesday and Wednesday, and several items have missed their target delivery dates by more than two days. And the status updates are wildly inaccurate and useless. Several of the items made it to the nearest distribution to my house only to be sent to another one farther away and now appear to be lost. Extremely annoying and frustrating.

by Anonymousreply 77November 28, 2021 2:03 AM

I went to WalMart today to take a relative to get a new pair of glasses. I avoid that store like the plague. It was busy but not obnoxiously so. I was dreading having to go, but i was pleasantly surprised.

by Anonymousreply 78November 28, 2021 7:07 AM
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