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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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Crashtefano Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Why is it called Black Friday? Did something bad happen that day?
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zwimmy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Student General Artist
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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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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Wynturtle Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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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