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Black Friday - shopping frenzy?

mheredgemheredge WordsmithHere and therePosts: 25,751 mod
On Friday I read that in the US people were camping out to snap up bargains and there was quite a wild shopping frenzy as people spent money that they could ill afford on things they didn't really need. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_(shopping)

But then today, just a couple of days on the heels of the Thanksgiving shopping spree comes Cyber Monday when it is estimated that 25 million shoppers in the UK are expected to go online to buy gifts as a £36.5bn month-long spending spree gets under way.

When do you get your Christmas presents? Is it a big deal for you? And if you don't celebrate Christmas, do you have an equivalent festival that involves shopping till you drop and the exchange of gifts?



  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,009 mod
    I believe I do not belong to this kind of species.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,751 mod
    I've never been one for this sort of thing either @Hermine. But it is very common.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 4,697 mod
    Where I now live in the UK, there was a lot of trouble on "Black Friday" because people were so concerned that they needed to get the best bargains that they completely forgot about the human beings who were around them. They were very violent, and there was absolutely no need for it at all. No amount of money, no matter how much you might be saving, is worth the hurt and pain that some inflicted on others during the fights in shops that day.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,751 mod
    That's very sad @GemmaRowlands.
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