November 23, 2009
Wal-Mart Black Friday: 24 Hours!
Walmart's big Black Friday sales are about to start, and this year it'll be even easier to get at the bargains as the superstore stays open all 24 hours on this biggest shopping day o the year.
Last year there was a tragic death as one employee was trampled by shoppers running after the holiday sales, so this year Walmart is easing the pressure and keeping the store open longer, so you can get at all those Flat screen TV deals and all the other furniture, electronics and other goodies at super low holiday prices. Shop for bargains safely this year, and remember to save a little for New Year's.
Posted at November 23, 2009 5:28 AM
IVE BEEN DOING THE BLACK FRIDAY SALE THINGS FOR YEARS AND ITS A TRADITION WITH MY FAMILY THAT WE LINE UP IN GOOD OR BAD WEATHER EARLY IN THE MROING TO BE FIRST IN LINE TO GET THE GREAT SALES SO NOW YOU DECIDE TO CHANGE THE WHOLE PLAN AND TAKE AWAY OUR FUN IM SORRY SOMEONE WAS KILLED LAST YEAR BUT WHO IN THERE RIGHT MIND STANDS IN THE WAY OF A CROWD OF PEOPLE AND WHAT MANAGER DOESNT LET THERE EMPLOYEES KNOW THAT YOU OPEN THE DOOR AND JUMP OUT OF THE WAY SO NOW OUR FAMILY TRADITION IS STOPPED AND WE PROBABLY WONT GET OUR PRODUCTS BECAUSE WALMART MANAGERS HAVE DECIDED TO BECOME THE GRINCH SO WEVE DECIDED TO NOT SHOP AT WALMART THIS YEAR
Posted by: Anonymous at November 23, 2009 8:04 AM
Honestly to stop shopping because they keep the store open is ridiculous, it's probably part of their requirements since the death. People shouldnt be that out of control where they don't realize theyre running ON SOMEONE. Walmart is not the grinch they just don't want people being killed and for that we should say thank you. I'm sure if you are your family take your business else where it'd be a better place for one and two I don't think you spending your few pennies there will affect them.
Posted by: Anonymous at November 23, 2009 8:29 AM
The Wal-Mart in our area is always open 24 hours. Last year we got to there at 3:00am and people already had things in their cart ready to check out when it became 5:00. There was not one good item left from the Black Friday ad left. If the sale doesn't start until 5:00, then people should not be allowed to have items in hand until that time. The Wal-Mart where I grew up was open 24 hours and you could go into the store at anytime but all the Black Friday items were wrapped in brown paper so you didn't know what item was in which section and the paper didn't come off until 5:00. That made it fair for everyone. I have shopped Black Friday for years. I don't do it anymore. It's not worth saving $20 on an item to deal with rude people.
Posted by: Anonymous at November 23, 2009 8:33 AM
I can't see how by being open 24 hours that they will stop the mad rush you dash for, a deal.They will have people waiting at the spot where they will be putting out the stock and as soon as they put it on the shelf or floor people will be grabbing it up pushing and shoving to reach for it.This really could be more dangerous. Before Best Buy opens they have employees walk the lines outside giving out coupons to people who are in line for products that they want also they tell them were the products are( they have even gone so far as to serve us coffee while waiting in the freezing cold) and when they open the doors they stand to the side so maybe Walmart should look to Best Buy for help.They also have lines all set up inside to keep things orderly and safe at the checkouts. Oh ya just want to say NO I've never worked or has anyone in my family ever worked at Best Buy. Have worked before at Kmart so I can appreciate what Best Buy does to make Black Friday a good and safe shopping experience.
Posted by: Donna Allis at November 23, 2009 8:46 AM
what good does it do to stay open longer if all the good deals r sold out ???? duh!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Arnold at November 23, 2009 9:40 AM
My 1st Black Friday experience was 2 years ago and I started at Target. I was there for a t.v. that saved me a couple hundred dollars. They were similar to Best Buy in that they had someone go through the lines with tickets that were numbered for specific items. The ticket items were in back. Once you got in, you went to the appropriate sales associate, they would go in the back, and bring your item out to you. If it was something big like a tv, they would also load your car. The lines started at each entrance and wrapped around the sides to the back of the building. My favorite part was that they had a "Red Rover" type of line of employees in front because people were trying to run straight in from the parking lot instead of waiting in line. Thank you for being so oraganized Target. Also, Walmart was open 24hrs last year but no one could touch anything that was on sale and I heard from my family who went that it went pretty well. Thank you Walmart for not wanting more people to be trampeled. To the 1st commenter-you are ridiculous!!!
Posted by: A.G. at November 23, 2009 10:55 AM
Those of you who are worried about that you can't have a family tradition because Walmart changed its policy.....shame on you....a human-being lost his life because of inconsiderate, materialistic people like yourself. Wish your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year or whatever it is that you celebrate because his family tradition can no longer include him.
Posted by: Steve at November 23, 2009 12:06 PM
My 1st Black Friday experience was a few years ago the walmart where i live is open 24hrs so everything was covered up we had to stand inline at the item we were wanting to buy still i got there at 2:30 and was the first one in line and i still about got knocked down and had to about fight because people were trying to take the item out of my hand when i got it so i still almost did'nt get what i had been standing in line so many hours to get i agree with best buy pass out tickets so the people that get there early and stand inline so many hours can buy what they came to get without having to not get it at all or having to about fight for it.
Posted by: Polly at November 23, 2009 12:11 PM
To all of those who are complaning about this:
It is not that big of a deal so, stop nagging about this walmart issue. Just stay home on black friday to avoid it all, Please.I love Walmart and i will be there no matter what it takes.
Posted by: a stocker at November 23, 2009 12:58 PM
I worked at Wal-mart for 13 years, and believe me , when those doors open a person can't jump out of the way fast enough!! People BURST through the door running, not paying attention to where they're going. Maybe the shopping public should use a little sense and not go "postal" when a good sale comes up. For pity's sake people, stop making fools of yourselves over a few dollars!! Retailers call it "black friday" because sales on thet day tend to put the business in the "black". The cashiers, floor associates, and other hourly employees call it "black" because of having to put up with the shoppers on that day!!
Posted by: Debbie at November 28, 2009 4:22 PM
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