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Hipsterave

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anyone know of any great sales today?

Im at work so cant go to stores but I do have a credit card soooooo......
 

djfear

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Anyone watch the last 2 south park episodes? It's pretty funny and relevant to black friday. :)
 

The Truth

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Black Friday: Shopping in U.S., Toronto and online. Which way is better and cheaper? | Toronto Star

It wouldn't be Black Friday without a police blotter. Lesson learned: Beware Wal-Mart.

Cops in the Chicago suburb of Romeoville shot a suspect in a Kohl's parking lot full of shoppers, WLS-TV reports. This was after 10 p.m. on U.S. Thanksgiving Thursday. Police chased a man running from the store, the ABC affiliate says. Officer jumped into the suspect's car and got dragged and another officer fired three or four shots toward the driver. The car finally stopped, the suspect hit in the shoulder. No details on what merchandise was involved. Nor were shoppers deterred, the Chicago Tribune reports.

A shopper who snared a big screen TV at a Target in Las Vegas
Thursday night dropped it when someone fired a warning shot at him, police told 8 News Now. When he struggled with the gunman trying to make off with the TV, he was shot a second time and ended up in hospital.

In northern New Jersey, police pepper-sprayed a shopper who allegedly tried to attack an officer trying to break up an argument over a TV in a Wal-Mart Thanksgiving evening, the Star-Ledger in Newark reports. Richard Ramos, 23, was taken to Bergen County prison in default of bail.

At a Wal-Mart in Virginia, a man's arm was "sliced to the bone," police told WVVA-TV, an NBC affiliate, in an argument over a parking space Thursday evening. The victim was treated and released in hospital. The suspect was released on $5,000 bond.

Another Wal-Mart, another brawl, another Thanksgiving evening. This one is San Bernardino County in California. Channel 4, the local NBC affiliate, quotes police as saying three people started pushing, shoving and swinging; two were arrested and an officer was slightly injured.

In Knoxville, Tennessee, police tackled an impatient Wal-Mart shopper with a weapon Thursday evening. The suspect was demanding to get in early. WATE-TV said mysteriously that the suspect "experienced a medical issue and was taken to an area hospital. No charges have been filed." Blackfridayitis, perhaps.

Store managers at a Wal-Mart in Upland, Long Island, shut their doors for two hours Friday morning when "customers began tearing into merchandise" that was wrapped up and not supposed to be on sale until 5 a.m., the Los Angeles Times reports. The belligerent shoppers were evicted, everybody's carts were emptied and Black Friday warriors sent to wait it out in the parking lot. Even then, the crowd started yelling and banging on the doors and trying to sneak in through the garden section,
 

ravinjunkie

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Thus proving that Americans are animals.
Whatever. Canadians are just as much as animals, the only difference is, that we are in our cars. Eg. 400 Cottage cuntry traffic.


Also, us Canadians are too docile.

Why the fuck are still paying more for everything?
 

SneakyPete

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haha

A shopper in Las Vegas who was carrying a big-screen TV home from a Target store on Thanksgiving was shot in the leg as he tried to wrestle the item back from a robber who had just stolen it from him at gunpoint, reports the Las Vegas Sun
 

Bacchus

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We just bundled the 50% off deal at baby gap with a 20% off your first order after signing up for the newsletter.

nearly 200$ worth of baby clothes for just over 50!
 

kuba

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that's a good deal for baby gap because that shit is fucking expensive. not to hijack the thread, but we go to costco for our shit.
 

Snuffy

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I'm really annoyed by all this because I have a few things to buy out of necessity.

Heck, I'd love to buy a new outfit if the stores didn't look so scary.
 

derek

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Whatever. Canadians are just as much as animals, the only difference is, that we are in our cars. Eg. 400 Cottage cuntry traffic.


Also, us Canadians are too docile.

Why the fuck are still paying more for everything?
Okay. I see this come up from time to time and it make me cringe. Part of the reason we pay more for stuff has to do with scale of economy. We just don't have the population density that helps drive down all the costs of manufacturing and distributing products.

This isn't to suggest we don't get raked on certain items but for the most part costs to manufacture, inventory and distribute are higher in Canada (so if the average median household income.

Sorry but there's no conspiracy here just lack of understanding of the costs to do business in canada.

and while we nothing in canada compares to the shit show that is black friday in the usa.
 

alison87

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Why are things cheaper in Buttfuck, Idaho than in Toronto, or Windsor, or Vancouver, all of which are much closer to major US cities? If there was a proper free trade agreement people living in border cities wouldn't feel as screwed when they drive an hour south and see the difference in prices.

That said, i still feel like North America is getting screwed after living in Europe for a couple months. Even in expensive cities groceries are much more affordable. Electronics and cars and other luxury items are more expensive, but if you are living on a shoestring at least you can eat well here, which is key to maintaining your health and ability to work.
 

Lurker

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That said, i still feel like North America is getting screwed after living in Europe for a couple months. Even in expensive cities groceries are much more affordable. Electronics and cars and other luxury items are more expensive, but if you are living on a shoestring at least you can eat well here, which is key to maintaining your health and ability to work.
Agreed 100%
 

derek

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Why are things cheaper in Buttfuck, Idaho than in Toronto, or Windsor, or Vancouver, all of which are much closer to major US cities? If there was a proper free trade agreement people living in border cities wouldn't feel as screwed when they drive an hour south and see the difference in prices.

That said, i still feel like North America is getting screwed after living in Europe for a couple months. Even in expensive cities groceries are much more affordable. Electronics and cars and other luxury items are more expensive, but if you are living on a shoestring at least you can eat well here, which is key to maintaining your health and ability to work.
there are many factors but the big one is scale.

to partly answer your question most large scale warehouses in the USA are located in the mid-west (the heartland of america as they call it) where 80% of the population can be reached within three days. a transport lane from illinois to idaho is more competitively priced than shipping something from toronto to winnipeg. buttfuck idaho is still more populous than rural manitoba and it's pass-thru location to the even more populous west coast (washington state, oregon, etc). also, like here people living in populous area subsidize those that don't (unless your above the arctic circle and then everything is priced high)

also explain what you mean by a proper free trade agreement. not suggesting the one in place is the most effective but more goods cross b/t borders without tariff than ever.

as i said we do get rinsed on some products for sure but the general statement that this price in the USA for products and therefore should be in Canada is faulty.

i work in supply chain and the one constant i get from my US counterparts is: it costs that much to ship a full container in canada!

and want to hear europeans bitch about price just talk about fuel where they pay double what we do here.
 

alison87

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I'm honestly curious Derek because i'm not in the supply chain industry :) Why do things cost less in Detroit MI and Buffalo NY than they do in Windsor ON and Toronto ON, when the 401 is the primary shipping lane from MI to NY? Can't they just stop and drop some stuff off along the way? Like i said, i can totally understand why things are expensive in Manitoba, but why also in Toronto, Windsor and Vancouver? That's what makes me feel like it's a tariff or tax thing more than the actual cost of distribution.
 

derek

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because the companies you're buying from in canada pay higher wages, payroll taxes, and a higher price for real estate. it's costs more to operate.

i was in a meeting with costco last week and they wanted to know why they can't have the same pricing for our services as are offered to them in the USA. i replied same reason i can't get goods from costco canada at the same price as in the USA. it got a good chuckle.

that said though, the question is, is the additional price the average canadian has to pay proportionate with the increased cost to operate. there are some products / services where there's inflated pricing for sure. automotive parts would be a prime example where the pricing seems disproportionate.

so where we can achieve similar scales of efficiency (and say what you will about 'mericans, they still ahead of us in automation and productivity), that savings should be passed on to the consumer.

but just to look and say it's cheaper in the usa and we should get the same price is faulty logic (i get the sentiment though)
 
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