Black Friday sales up 7 percent over 2010

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    Nov 27, 2011 11:41 PM GMT
    So much for Occupy efforts.

    http://www.wbir.com/national/article/193107/16/Black-Friday-sales-up-7-precent-over-2010

    Buyers spent $11.4 billion at retail stores and malls, up nearly $1 billion from last year. It was the biggest amount ever spent on the day and the biggest year-over-year increase since 2007.
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    Nov 27, 2011 11:47 PM GMT
    riddler78 saidSo much for Occupy efforts.

    http://www.wbir.com/national/article/193107/16/Black-Friday-sales-up-7-precent-over-2010

    Buyers spent $11.4 billion at retail stores and malls, up nearly $1 billion from last year. It was the biggest amount ever spent on the day and the biggest year-over-year increase since 2007.



    A fantastic day for the Chinese
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    Nov 28, 2011 12:02 AM GMT
    So sad... icon_cry.gif

    I purposefully bought nothing on Friday as I refuse to be part of the consumerist insanity that benefits only the top 1%.

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    Nov 28, 2011 12:13 AM GMT
    I spent zero on Friday and had a wonderful time with family.
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    Nov 28, 2011 1:11 AM GMT
    And when those Black Friday credit card bills arrive just in time for Christmas there'll be all the after Christmas / Boxing day sales to help alleviate the pain. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 28, 2011 2:13 AM GMT
    I didnt spend anything on Fri. But the increase in sales is obviously the result of a growing economy. People have more money in their pockets and there is an increase in consumer confidence. Just more reason to vote Obama 2012!
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    Nov 28, 2011 2:23 AM GMT
    A flimsy statistic where merchants get creative in recognizing revenue. Did they count Thusday sales as part of "Black Friday?" Did stores open earlier or spend more on advertising?

    Not saying it didn't happen, but you have to remember that although figures don't lie....liars do figure.
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    Nov 28, 2011 3:39 PM GMT
    Reading some of these comments is a reminder of how out of deeply touch Occupy and their supporters have been with the rest of the US.
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    Nov 28, 2011 3:57 PM GMT



    I'm not surprised sales were up. People have been holding back from purchasing at regular sale prices because of how bad things are.

    Common sense - it's valuable. icon_wink.gif


    Occupy people need things like clothing etc as much as anyone else. What, are they supposed to go around in the winter naked? lol!

    Black Friday is a day when retailers take a hit in their usual mark-up practices. They hope volume of sales compensates for that.

    We have relatives in retail management down in the US.


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    Nov 28, 2011 4:01 PM GMT
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    I'm not surprised sales were up. People have been holding back from purchasing at regular sale prices because of how bad things are.

    Common sense - it's valuable. icon_wink.gif


    Occupy people need things like clothing etc as much as anyone else. What, are they supposed to go around in the winter naked? lol!

    Black Friday is a day when retailers take a hit in their usual mark-up practices. They hope volume of sales compensates for that.

    We have relatives in retail management down in the US.



    If it weren't for how much the Occupy folks made of the idea of boycotting these big retailers, that might be a believable explanation.
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    Nov 28, 2011 4:02 PM GMT

    "If it weren't for how much the Occupy folks made of the idea of boycotting these big retailers, that might be a believable explanation."


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    Nov 28, 2011 4:05 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    "If it weren't for how much the Occupy folks made of the idea of boycotting these big retailers, that might be a believable explanation."


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    For reference: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/11/25/occupy-wall-street-targets-big-box-retailers
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    Nov 28, 2011 4:06 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    meninlove said


    I'm not surprised sales were up. People have been holding back from purchasing at regular sale prices because of how bad things are.

    Common sense - it's valuable. icon_wink.gif


    Occupy people need things like clothing etc as much as anyone else. What, are they supposed to go around in the winter naked? lol!

    Black Friday is a day when retailers take a hit in their usual mark-up practices. They hope volume of sales compensates for that.

    We have relatives in retail management down in the US.



    If it weren't for how much the Occupy folks made of the idea of boycotting these big retailers, that might be a believable explanation.


    From what I saw, a few OWS groups were planning to protest and/or ask for others to not engage in the consumerist orgy that is Black Friday, but it was hardly the major focus point of OWS. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 28, 2011 4:06 PM GMT
    Good grief, riddler, you do get so stuck in boxes. Try thinking outside them.
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    Nov 28, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    meninlove said


    I'm not surprised sales were up. People have been holding back from purchasing at regular sale prices because of how bad things are.

    Common sense - it's valuable. icon_wink.gif


    Occupy people need things like clothing etc as much as anyone else. What, are they supposed to go around in the winter naked? lol!

    Black Friday is a day when retailers take a hit in their usual mark-up practices. They hope volume of sales compensates for that.

    We have relatives in retail management down in the US.



    If it weren't for how much the Occupy folks made of the idea of boycotting these big retailers, that might be a believable explanation.


    From what I saw, a few OWS groups were planning to protest and/or ask for others to not engage in the consumerist orgy that is Black Friday, but it was hardly the major focus point of OWS. icon_rolleyes.gif


    It must make you sad to realize how out of touch you are.
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    Nov 28, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    meninlove said
    "If it weren't for how much the Occupy folks made of the idea of boycotting these big retailers, that might be a believable explanation."


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    For reference: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/11/25/occupy-wall-street-targets-big-box-retailers


    I love how you cite Faux News, which has been the biggest purveyor of lies and misinformation about OWS, as the back up to your already outsized claim. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 28, 2011 4:09 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    meninlove said
    "If it weren't for how much the Occupy folks made of the idea of boycotting these big retailers, that might be a believable explanation."


    icon_rolleyes.gif


    For reference: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/11/25/occupy-wall-street-targets-big-box-retailers


    I love how you cite Faux News, which has been the biggest purveyor of lies and misinformation about OWS, as the back up to your already outsized claim. icon_lol.gif


    That's right - don't believe your lying eyes. Poor out of touch Christian... icon_wink.gif

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    Nov 28, 2011 4:15 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    meninlove said
    "If it weren't for how much the Occupy folks made of the idea of boycotting these big retailers, that might be a believable explanation."


    icon_rolleyes.gif


    For reference: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/11/25/occupy-wall-street-targets-big-box-retailers


    I love how you cite Faux News, which has been the biggest purveyor of lies and misinformation about OWS, as the back up to your already outsized claim. icon_lol.gif


    That's right - don't believe your lying eyes. Poor out of touch Christian... icon_wink.gif



    Your intellecutal dishonesty never ceases to amaze. Your argument is that high Black Friday sales is a failure of OWS, which had prioritized disrupting them - despite there being no evidence that it was a priority for more than a few OWS groups or participants of those groups - and then as proof of this prioritization you reference Faux News, which has been proven to baldly lie about the movement. Then, unable to prove your initial point, you post a single video of some OWS folks in SF protesting Apple, which allegedly proves you point?

    This is hackery at its finest. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 28, 2011 4:18 PM GMT
    Occupy is not a single unified well organized group.
    It's a movement.

    Many of the 99% are low paid workers in retail with no benefits, classed as temp workers but having to work full-time hours, which they are grateful for as the pay is so low, but upsetting because it's a business trick to avoid providing benefits as they would for full-time job classification. I'm hardly surprised some Occupy people have forgotten this.

    *suddenly realizes explanations are a waste of time*

    Look, just have a nice day, riddler.

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    Nov 28, 2011 4:28 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    meninlove said
    "If it weren't for how much the Occupy folks made of the idea of boycotting these big retailers, that might be a believable explanation."


    icon_rolleyes.gif


    For reference: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/11/25/occupy-wall-street-targets-big-box-retailers


    I love how you cite Faux News, which has been the biggest purveyor of lies and misinformation about OWS, as the back up to your already outsized claim. icon_lol.gif


    That's right - don't believe your lying eyes. Poor out of touch Christian... icon_wink.gif



    Your intellecutal dishonesty never ceases to amaze. Your argument is that high Black Friday sales is a failure of OWS, which had prioritized disrupting them - despite there being no evidence that it was a priority for more than a few OWS groups or participants of those groups - and then as proof of this prioritization you reference Faux News, which has been proven to baldly lie about the movement. Then, unable to prove your initial point, you post a single video of some OWS folks in SF protesting Apple, which allegedly proves you point?

    This is hackery at its finest. icon_lol.gif


    Yes, because it is only Fox News that was reporting the story. Do you know how to use this new fangled search tool called Google? Do a search in news and you get 1516 articles. But yeah, let's go with the fact that Fox News must be lying about the emphasis placed by Occupy folks on the boycotts that failed miserably. Poor Christian.
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    Nov 28, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
    PSA - "Why It’s More Than Okay to Skip Black Friday and Cyber Monday"

    http://lifehacker.com/5863003/why-missing-out-on-black-friday-and-cyber-monday-is-smart-money

    It is not until early December, Professor Etzioni's research shows, that prices are likely to be the lowest for electronics, products that are among the biggest sellers on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

    "The bottom line is, Black Friday is for the retailers to go from the red into the black," he said. "It's not really for people to get great deals on the most popular products."