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Linde
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29 November 2013 - 6.06pm

I don't know how it works in other countries but over here we have a dual system: commercial channels and public channels. There are only three public channels. They earn their money mostly from abonnees, merch, but also from the shows. Commercial channels mostly get their money from commercials. That's why that always takes up so much time.

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Sky999
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1 December 2013 - 3.47am

Black Friday: People killing each other over tvs and other electronics a few hours after they say thanks on Thanksgiving.

Don't get me wrong there are good deals on that day, but is it really worth beating each other up over it? 

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WETSRoosa
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1 December 2013 - 4.59am

Sky999 said
Black Friday: People killing each other over tvs and other electronics a few hours after they say thanks on Thanksgiving.

Don't get me wrong there are good deals on that day, but is it really worth beating each other up over it? 

At our local Walmart, a shopper got pepper sprayed because he took a parking spot a half-second before the sprayer did. 

I just slept in and shopped on Amazon. Much more peaceful and I didn't get pepper sprayed.

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1 December 2013 - 9.15am

I've always thought that the madness of the first day of the sales over here, which is similar to what I've heard about Black Friday in the States, is just plain stupid. I know there are some good deals but I've seen people get seriously injured - and all over 30% off a handbag. I stay well away from the shops until a few days after the sales have started, if I can be bothered to go at all.

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1 December 2013 - 1.47pm

I've never understood how some people can get so riled over a discount and start getting in fights and arguements. Its weird as i've seen it in supermarkets in the discounted food section, older ladies arguing over the last steak which has been reduced by £1.54 or whatever. 

Will also never understand waiting for 3 hours or, even worse, overnight in a queue to buy a tv in the sales no matter what the discount..

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Sky999
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1 December 2013 - 3.53pm

wetsroosa said

Sky999 said
Black Friday: People killing each other over tvs and other electronics a few hours after they say thanks on Thanksgiving.

Don't get me wrong there are good deals on that day, but is it really worth beating each other up over it? 

At our local Walmart, a shopper got pepper sprayed because he took a parking spot a half-second before the sprayer did. 

I just slept in and shopped on Amazon. Much more peaceful and I didn't get pepper sprayed.

I did the same.

I heard out about someone getting stabbed at another Walmart. I also heard there were several arrests. 

meanmistermustard said
I've never understood how some people can get so riled over a discount and start getting in fights and arguements. Its weird as i've seen it in supermarkets in the discounted food section, older ladies arguing over the last steak which has been reduced by £1.54 or whatever. 

Will also never understand waiting for 3 hours or, even worse, overnight in a queue to buy a tv in the sales no matter what the discount..

They have almost the same sales online now. Might take longer to get your place, but hey its better than catching a cold or worse getting killed over madness. 

Also as mentioned in the Christmas thread, I feel sorry for the employees who have leave their families behind on the holiday to deal with these idiots at the stores! 

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Linde
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1 December 2013 - 6.26pm

I should really do some more research to what Thanksgiving exactly is, because I don't understand half of what everyone here is talking about. The only thing I know about it is that a lot of turkey is being eaten.

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1 December 2013 - 7.29pm

Sky999 said
Black Friday: People killing each other over tvs and other electronics a few hours after they say thanks on Thanksgiving.

Don't get me wrong there are good deals on that day, but is it really worth beating each other up over it? 

Sounds crazy not even Boxing Day which I assume is the British equivalent is that crazy and everywhere is chaos on Boxing Day

But if you want money for people with minds that hate... All I can tell you is brother you have to wait. Alright.

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Sky999
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2 December 2013 - 12.59am

FizzleJayWay said

Sky999 said
Black Friday: People killing each other over tvs and other electronics a few hours after they say thanks on Thanksgiving.

Don't get me wrong there are good deals on that day, but is it really worth beating each other up over it? 

Sounds crazy not even Boxing Day which I assume is the British equivalent is that crazy and everywhere is chaos on Boxing Day

Its bad.

http://m.nydailynews.com/1.334059 (2008)

 

This is from this year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....l6KWGMskCw

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2 December 2013 - 1.44am

Sky999 said

FizzleJayWay said

Sky999 said
Black Friday: People killing each other over tvs and other electronics a few hours after they say thanks on Thanksgiving.

Don't get me wrong there are good deals on that day, but is it really worth beating each other up over it? 

Sounds crazy not even Boxing Day which I assume is the British equivalent is that crazy and everywhere is chaos on Boxing Day

Its bad.

http://m.nydailynews.com/1.334059 (2008)

 

This is from this year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....l6KWGMskCw

Damn hard to think it's only after a few hours of Thanksgiving... a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

But if you want money for people with minds that hate... All I can tell you is brother you have to wait. Alright.

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2 December 2013 - 2.21am

I doubt when the rioters/fighters are arrested the police, security staff, store will let them pay for their goods before being escorted away so it seems pointless getting violent over it all. The idea of fighting over a discounted dvd player or camera baffles me.

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Sky999
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2 December 2013 - 2.51am

meanmistermustard said
I doubt when the rioters/fighters are arrested the police, security staff, store will let them pay for their goods before being escorted away so it seems pointless getting violent over it all. The idea of fighting over a discounted dvd player or camera baffles me.

People just don't think rationally now a days. Its me, me, me or in the words of George "I Me Mine". I guess they think the other person is going to give up the material item or they aren't going to get arrested. Instead of fixing the problem, companies are pushing the hours even back more and more each year. Black Friday use to begin around 6 in the morning; however, Walmart opened a few years ago on Black Friday at midnight. Now, Black Friday begins on Thanksgiving Day for some stores. All for extra money for the companies and saving money for customers; however, its baffling like you said to cause this much chaos over discounted items. 

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AppleScruffJunior
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3 December 2013 - 2.23pm

People singing in public, particularly Irish teenage girls, I'm in a study class in the library (hence why I'm on a computer at 2pm on a weekday) and this really annoying girl is singing in a 'faux-American' accent "ooooh where we GAWWW"...why don't you shut the fu-

 

Anyhoo that's the recent thing that is grinding my gears, I'm fine with people humming to themselves and all that but full out singing is a cry for attention and Look At Me, Look At Me!!!! and now she's singing in a stupid fake London accent a-hard-days-night-ringo-13 So tempting to tell her where she can shove her singing blue-meanieblue-meanie This is not a good day for Katie stuart-sutcliffe

 

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3 December 2013 - 2.27pm

Tell a librarian to shush her. We get paid to do that.

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3 December 2013 - 2.30pm

It's just the school library so the teacher is playing 'librarian' everyone's talking and Little Miss Singstar is in the corner practising for Carnegie Hall. Anti-social me is on The Beatles Bible a-hard-days-night-george-10 WHY AREN'T MY FRIENDS IN THIS CLASS!!!!

 

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3 December 2013 - 2.32pm

Being shushed by librarians! a-hard-days-night-george-10 Tell that girl to shut up!

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AppleScruffJunior
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3 December 2013 - 2.36pm

She's quiet now, she heard the silent internet pleas.

Two lads next to me are doing a sex quiz made for women (e.g. would you go on the pill if you had a painful menstrual cycle....bloody hell a-hard-days-night-george-10 ), t'is quite entertaining and some girl has stolen the broken lad's crutches and is hobbling around the room

 

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AppleScruffJunior
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3 December 2013 - 2.40pm

Oh God no, another one has started! Bloody music students!

 

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Ahhh Girl
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3 December 2013 - 2.44pm

Hopefully this class period will be ending soon. BB hugs to you, ASJ.

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meanmistermustard

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3 December 2013 - 3.33pm

Sounds an interesting class. Plenty of worthwhile distractions away from the tediousness of study (the female sex quiz sounds interesting, would love to see some of the reactions they get from the ladies they ask the questions to), tho the singers might have gotten a few paper balls thrown at them and some choice words launched in their direction.

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