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Postby CowboySlim on Mon Nov 08, 2004 4:15 pm

Well, it was quite clear out this mroning as I was driving up the coast highway towards Long Beach. Waiting offshore for berthing, were about 2 dozen of those super container ships. The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have been at capacity for some time now with a resultant queue forming offshore.

I'm just wondering if this will have any impact on the Black Friday sales if they can't get this stuff to the big boxes in time?

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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:33 pm

That's what airplanes are for, :P

Anyways, I don't think Black Friday can get any worse than this past Black Tuesday.

BTW, that's no typo.
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Postby burninfool on Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:47 pm

I hate shopping the weekend after Thanksgiving.
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:49 pm

burninfool wrote:BTW..to all Kerry supporters:"GET OVER IT LOSERS!" :D


Well, at least someone got it, but why did it have to be you?
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Postby burninfool on Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:53 pm

Because I'm smarter than the average Bush supporter :wink:
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:56 pm

burninfool wrote:Because I'm smarter than the average Bush supporter :wink:


Well, you need to be in order to type & breathe at the same time.
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Postby Boba_Fett on Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:18 pm

And liberals claim to be tolerant/compassionate... bullshit as always :P
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:22 pm

Boba_Fett wrote:And liberals claim to be tolerant/compassionate... bullshit as always :P


Please show me where *I* said that. Not all liberals are alike, an not all conservatives are alike. Thank you.
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Postby socheat on Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:56 pm

Get back on topic guys, otherwise this thread'll get locked. [-X
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Postby Ian on Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:13 pm

I wouldn't be too concerned about the Black Friday sales. The Walmart by my house already has a crapload of trailers behind the store.. all full of stuff for the holiday season. The shipping companies will still be working overtime to get stuff to store shelves in time.
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:37 pm

I bet companies like Koch are making small fortune's on just each individual store. For those that don't know, Koch stocks I know a good amount of Best Buy stores, and they stock Circuit City I think too, along with who knows what else. I remember last Black Friday, I saw a Koch freight truck leaving BBY the early hours of the morning morning of Black Friday, talk about late supply arrivals!

And then you have UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc. who will be overloaded with packages. I expect UPS to temporarily discontinue the UPS Ground Money back Guarantee in early December.
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Postby hoxlund on Tue Nov 09, 2004 12:52 am

our staples store hasn't done anything yet for black friday, as far as getting stuff in

rest assured as soon as i see that Ad come in ill swip one and post the Ad

this is a huge risk for me, you guys better appreciate this, i can be fired on the spot for this
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Postby Boba_Fett on Tue Nov 09, 2004 1:56 am

hoxlund wrote:our staples store hasn't done anything yet for black friday, as far as getting stuff in

rest assured as soon as i see that Ad come in ill swip one and post the Ad

this is a huge risk for me, you guys better appreciate this, i can be fired on the spot for this


Honestly, do you think anyone could trace it back to you if you posted virtually anomalously on a forum about it? I doubt it would be too cost effective to try and force Ian to give up your IP, and then force your ISP to give up your addy...
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Postby CowboySlim on Tue Nov 09, 2004 1:58 am

OK, Hox, we love ya' buddy and we want no ill to befall you. So if you deign to do us that favor, disguise your self and sign up again with a new handle, like CowboyHox.

Anyway, I was at my Staples yesterday and got that Canoscan 4200F and the $20 gift rebate and tried out their new rebate system. Far better than MadDog because I am certain that I'll get it.

Black Friday does look good for me because my Staples is in the same building as my Circuit City. I a fixin' to be out of both and across the street to my Office Depot by 6:45!

Ian: Those trailers outback of your Wal*Mart are not for transporting merchandise; they are the employee baracks.

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Postby UALOneKPlus on Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:44 am

Thank goodness I'll be staying away from stores this Black Friday. Can't stand the crowds...
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:51 am

when is Black Friday ?
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:57 am

dodecahedron wrote:when is Black Friday ?


The day after Thanksgiving, november 26.

The origin of Black Friday comes from the shift to profitability during the holiday season. Black Friday was when retailers went from being unprofitable, or "in the red," to being profitable, or "in the black", at a time when accounting records were kept by hand and red indicated loss and black profit.
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Nov 09, 2004 4:27 am

LOL
the excellent US TV show "Homicide - Life on the Street" is called in Hebrew "Homicide - from Red to Black", because the case names on the case board are Red when the murder is unsolved (as yet), Black when the case is closed (solved).
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Postby socheat on Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:30 am

I always thought it was called black friday either because 1) it's evil how they wait until that one day, all year long, to give you really good deals or 2) how most deals are based on rebates, which are evil. But UAL, your definition makes much more sense, and is much less pessimistic. :)
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Postby Ian on Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:27 am

Boba_Fett wrote:Honestly, do you think anyone could trace it back to you if you posted virtually anomalously on a forum about it? I doubt it would be too cost effective to try and force Ian to give up your IP, and then force your ISP to give up your addy...


These companies go to great lengths to protect their Black Friday ads. Every year, they hire teams of lawyers to threaten all of the "hot deal" websites because they always leak the ads a week or two early. Now they usually just give a list of items and prices and say its a "rumored" list.
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Postby Spazmogen on Tue Nov 09, 2004 12:24 pm

UALOneKPlus wrote:
dodecahedron wrote:when is Black Friday ?


The day after Thanksgiving, november 26...


Thanks.

Here in Canada, most Calendars have US holidays, but not all of them.

I'll mark my calendar now and get ready for some online action.
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Postby aviationwiz on Tue Nov 09, 2004 1:33 pm

aviationwiz wrote:I expect UPS to temporarily discontinue the UPS Ground Money back Guarantee in early December.


Wow, what a coincidence. This was just announced:

The Service Guarantee does not apply to UPS commercial and residential Ground shipments that are picked up or scheduled to be delivered between December 12 and December 24. See the Terms and Conditions of Service for full Service Guarantee Details.
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Postby Ian on Tue Nov 09, 2004 4:53 pm

The Black Friday ads are already starting to come out..

http://blackfriday.gottadeal.com/
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Postby spyder99 on Fri Nov 12, 2004 1:31 pm

Google has a bunch of sites listed. Google Search I did

another one is bargainshare.com

Black Friday 2004 Sale Ads

Rumored Sale Ads and Deals Forum

Anandtech and a couple other places are in the list too
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Postby Ian on Fri Nov 12, 2004 2:01 pm

From what I've seen so far, the sales really suck this year.
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