Who’s Willing to Brave the Cold for a $300 Plasma?

By milo on Nov 24, 2010 | 3 Comments

Black Friday: It’s what we love about America (and what everybody else thinks makes us just a tad odd, but still mostly lovable). It’s the day we wait for all year—the day we finally get to use all the savings that we haven’t touched since the Black Friday a year ago. It’s also the day we attempt to get all of our Christmas shopping out of the way, but that never works out as well as we would have hoped.

If you’re planning on shopping this Black Friday, make sure to check out the Milo.com Black Friday guide before you brave the crowds. We’ve collected local sale prices for over 5,000 products and also let you see whether the item you want is still available at your local store. If you have a mobile phone, you can also check availability on-the-go or through our Milo Local Shopping app on Android!

And, to celebrate our upcoming Recession-themed shopping holiday, we humbly present: People in lines on Black Friday. So get up early, put on two pairs of socks, bring that thermos of hot chocolate, and enjoy! Because one thing’s for sure: When you shop on Black Friday, you’re never alone.

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Tents outside of Best Buy = Coachella for hyper-consumptives.

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Patience is a Black Friday shopper’s greatest virtue. Happiness… not so sure.

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Hundreds of consumers standing in line, all counting the number of people  ahead of them. What do you think the first 100 receive? A free HDTV, perhaps?  After all that waiting, that’s the least that they deserve!

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When the asteroid hits, there will still be death, taxes, cockroaches, and Apple products. These people are just getting a head start.

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A line outside some place called Menard’s. Looks like the perturbed lady in front just realized she wasn’t standing in line for Target.

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Newsflash: Toys never go out of style for the holidays—and Toys “R” Us continues to be the place to get them on Black Friday morning. And, while you may think the store’s just for kids, we’ll let you in on a little secret. Toys “R” Us is for all ages,  and is especially perfect for those college studs who act like they don’t like toys, but really would die to get a hold of that new remote control car that might have the ability to pick up dirty clothes.

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Circuit City on Black Friday morning. PSST! Here’s another secret: People still buy tangible CDs and DVDs, and there’s no better time to get them on sale than on Black Friday. After all, what can wake you up faster than blasting the newly released NOW! Vol. 15 once you get back in the car?

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This photo is somewhat reminiscent of a scene from a zombie movie, but definitely more frightening. These shoppers will do anything for a bargain, and are willing to wait as long as it takes to get inside Walmart’s Black Friday doors.

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Best Buy’s crowd control team at work with  orange netting. It’s important to protect the shoppers from the getaway drivers.

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The line for the Disney store inside a toasty-looking mall. We wonder if the mall manager turned the AC up really high to make these shoppers feel like “real Black Friday shoppers.” Seems fair, doesn’t it?

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Look at those tents! Gosh, what are those people waiting for? Free money? World peace? Santa Claus? Oh, wait…it’s your standard wait-all-year-for-it Black Friday Best Buy line. Just goes to show that electronics are always in season.

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More Circuit City-ers. Parents will do anything to get a great bargain on a new gadget or game for their kids this holiday season. But why aren’t the children waiting in the Arctic freezer for eighteen hours along with mom and dad? Ahh… to be young again.

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Luxury on sale. Worth waiting for? Looks to be.

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Little-known fact: Best Buy hosts a convention each year for people who possess an abnormally high tolerance for standing in lines.

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No better day than Black Friday to fill up on your linens and towels. Has anyone found the Beyond section yet?

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Waiting in line between two rows of washing machines: An apt existential metaphor for our never-ending consumption mania, or just plain funny?

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Black Friday opening for The Cheesecake Factory? We don’t think so, unless the restaurant is really an elaborate cover for Target. But whatever store’s around the block seems to be in for quite a crowd.

Comments

3 Comments on “Who’s Willing to Brave the Cold for a $300 Plasma?”
  1. Turd McGirt says:

    So who had the $300 plasma? Or was that an exaggeration?

  2. @Sparty1216 says:

    Great piece of work, I was thinking about doing this same thing, show Americans newest holiday, Black Friday!

  3. cazama says:

    Oh….Black Friday.

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