re: Hubble65 | 8:56 a.m. Nov. 26, 2010 "In terms of Black
Friday it seems that the media is being used to convince consumers to
spend."What? Being manipulated by the media who themselves are
owned by corporations? Say it ain't so.
As a comment of the Black Friday, let me add that our personal experience was
large robust crowds at the stores we went out to, including WalMart's midnight
DVD and Blu-ray selection were well-picked over within a half-hour with 2-hour
waits to check out. Target at 4am went alot smoother even though just as
crowded, with the line wrapping around three sides of the store outside. It was
the most crowded Black Friday openings I've seen in several years.
um Dauly.. maybe those people are grateful for their jobs - so they have to
WORK on a friday.. tough break.
Dauly, go to YouTube and search Big Box Mart and watch that. Pretty funny but
rather true also. In terms of Black Friday it seems that the media is being
used to convince consumers to spend. I don't know about other people but we have
the same budget for Christmas for our family as the last several years and won't
spend above that. So I wonder if all this spending media blitz is real, that
consumers are going to spend or if it is wishful thinking. I tend to think it is
wishful thinking. People are still hurting for the basics with unemployment
still high and the jobs coming in pay much less than what many had been making.
Bottom line the holidays aren't about material gifts. Perhaps we should give
more gifts from the heart made by our own hands or that require us to give of
ourselves to those we love.
Is it really worth the low costs for the low wages that the cashiers and workers
are getting. I wonder if any of the minimum wage workers at Fashion place have
even been able to shop on Black Friday, or are they just made to stay up all
night for us to get our "steals"?