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Black Friday

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 27, 2010, 4:28 PM
I went down to NJ for the passed few days and returned this morning at 4 after a long 8 hour drive.

Black Friday is a pseudo-holiday that seems to be increasingly starting on Thursdays, now called 'Grey Thursdays'. I went with my Bro in Law to Toys R Us at 10pm on the Thursday, and though it was like 3°c / 39°F, like clock work cars rolled into the parking lot as if on cue, and people with buggies formed a line at least 1 km long.

SO they just let the doors open at the Toys R us and people fly in and thats it right? Not when you have a fire marshal there. So 20 people at a time went in while the line just continued to grow.

In Canada its a totally different story, we have something called Boxing day on the 26th of December which is an actual statutory holiday and things are on sale at huge discounts after X mas.

ANy body have a funny Black Friday story, plug below:

On another note:

Commission progress:

So far i am over halfway through all of them, I am looking to have it completed this week.  If I have finished yours you have been notified, I will be sending all the packages out at the same time.

It looks like i will be opening for commissions tentatively in the second week of December. I will have some new pricings and some promotions as well.


I really do thank you guys and I hope I have been of some use to you.


Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!



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:iconleonidas666:
Leonidas666 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't live in the US... could some body explain to me what the F is "black friday" (does it have any relation with thanksgiving?)
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pweenie Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Noooo! Don't remind me of boxing day too soon! It's a horrible day for us cashier ;3;
There's just so much people, so much angry people that want all the same damn thing and are surprised when we say there are none left when it's almost time to close the store...
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SansGills Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
If you don't mind me asking about the commissions, is it only limited to Capcom, anime, and video game characters?
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:iconomar-dogan:
Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
I do OC's as well, with some limitations as to content.

All these details and more will be made available soon.
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boraah Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Boxing Day is an excuse to return all the Christmas gifts you didn't want, and get the stuff you want.
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Ernesto-Alonso Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
I don't... My dad had work so I was stuck home without a car.
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:iconkarimloo:
Karimloo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Nothing happens in Richmond Hill. Ever.
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Lutra-Gem Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think most places have Boxing Day sales rather than Black Friday ones... Although, over here in the UK our local strand of Amazon was running a five-day Black Friday special... which had to be run past me a few times, and I still don't get it.

Of course, being in the the UK, the first time I heard of Black Friday I thought it was similar to/the same thing as Black Wednesday aka one of the worst days in recent history for the British economy, with sterling getting devalued, losing about 3.3bn and being a strong motivator for the opposing party to gain popularity and then the Parliament.

So I was rather confused. Especially when it started coming up every year. ^^;
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nayuki-chan Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
I'd prefer Black Friday over Boxing Day. At least you can do your Christmas shopping ahead of time and get some discounts for the people you are shopping for. I guess it is rather smart for Canadian retailers to have Boxing Day instead, because everybody has already spent their money on Christmas gifts already at full price.
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AnimeFreak40K Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No funny stories... but I am waiting to hear about the hilarity at the shopping malls in the mad rush to get the "most awesomest thing evar!"...whatever that happens to be this year.

...which usually doesn't hit until about a week or so before Christmas when that "most awesomest thing evar" hits eBay for 200%-500% of it's retail value and there are riots over dwindling supplies.
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Crashtefano Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Why is it called Black Friday? Did something bad happen that day?
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:iconzwimmy:
zwimmy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
A man was trampled last year and killed, employees at the store tried to help and get the area clear for the paramedics to arrive, but the customers would not cooperate. None of them cared someone was dying, they were too busy shopping. I'm glad they're taking precautions to make sure something like that doesn't happen again.
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konvic21 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol i walked into wallmart to find people chillaxin between the isles forming a line stretching all round the store for the electrinics sections, i was like "f**k this, time to go home"
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Servitor2152 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Grey Thursday? Wow, I remember back when the day before Black Friday was called "Thanksgiving."
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:iconkaryudo-ds:
Karyudo-DS Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
What is this "Thanksgiving" you speak of? I asked all the stores and they have no idea... are you sure it's between Black Friday and Halloween?

For that matter I remember when Christmas didn't start in October (or earlier)
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Komikino Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I sleep in on Black Friday! :)
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:iconwynturtle:
Wynturtle Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
I was up at 5:30 working at radioshack friday (part-time job), I sold 3 flatscreen tvs, and then watched 2 of them get returned the next day- wtf people.
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KingKento Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
I work security, so nothing funny, just depressing. Baby sitting hundreds of adults in a line at 1am is not fun.
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CursedSeishi Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Wow... Boxing Day sounds pretty nice actually... I'd just ask for straight up cash for Christmas, and go from there then. Damn me and not living in those cool areas...!

Though it does seem like Toys R Us was pretty busy this past thursday-friday. My parents ran into a similar issue when they went up there. Line was already wrapping around the building when they arrived at like 10:30-11pm, so they said screw it. That Buy one Game, get one for 5 deal must of been pretty popular, since its the first time I've heard about them having such a back-up.
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Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
The biggest line was in the electronic section, and only 2 tellers. the line snaked and weaved through the aisles.
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luckydragonbb Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Oddly enough I work in retail and havent any real stories, except one guy asking me today,"wheres the hentai?" In Utah of all places.
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Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Whoa, isn't that the Mormon state according to the stereotypes?
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:iconluckydragonbb:
luckydragonbb Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
It really is, I think that around 90% of the population is mormon.
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pirateteaparty Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
I used to work as a manager for Walmart and black Friday was the worst day of the year for me, however, sometimes it was a load of fun. Pushing, running, swearing, these were just a part of the experience. I remember one particular customer, he has gotten his hands on a computer we had at a super low price (we were losing $200 for each one we sold). He was so happy he was actually crying as he left the store.
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Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thats hardcore.
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JoniVera Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Went to take some pictures of the 1/4 mile long line @ the local Toys R Us, hit up the Wal-Mart where people ended up hoarding movies/games like zombies and pushing people left and right (with the cops watching and laughing.)

Made off with a deluxe blu-ray, two games and a crockpot for 30USD.
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:iconomar-dogan:
Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Crockpot alone is over 30USD, don't ask me how I know that...
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JoniVera Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was a tiny crockpot, not a huge one. Something to make good Nachos with lol.

I'm guessing shopping with the wife eh ? :)
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:iconomar-dogan:
Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
She got one as a gift, I'm tempted to try it.
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Rosencruez Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Boxing Day: Where you go get the presents you actually wanted.
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:iconomar-dogan:
Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
That sounds about right doesnt it? Though I know in most cases you arent allowed to return things on Boxing day, at least in the busy stores I have heard they discourage it.
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:iconrosencruez:
Rosencruez Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Yeah, typically they don't take returns until after New Year's.
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OrangePickles Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Uncle, You need to tell me when your coming to NJ!
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Exoe Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
We have Boxing Day in Australia too.
I'd never even heard of Black Friday until his year O_______o
And my family is from the US lol.

We have Back Saturday here, but it's a memorial day NOT a shopping/sale thing.
So the name confused me a little...
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