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What are your Black Friday annoyances?


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#1 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 7, 2017 - 2:30 pm

What annoys you or drives you crazy about Black Friday? Could be something to do with shopping in stores or online.

 

Vent away :P

 

I'll start: online sales not starting when stores say they will  :no:



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Posted Nov 7, 2017 - 2:36 pm

Probably the layout of certain stores and not knowing where BF items are going to be. Usually they are in the most unusual of spots.


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Posted Nov 7, 2017 - 2:38 pm

I don't know if I'd consider it Black Friday as much as I would an "every time I go shopping" annoyance....people who act completely oblivious to the existence of others...hogging the aisles, standing directly in the middle of the aisle so no one can get around them...standing in front of particular items forever without realizing that others may need access to where they are standing.....people who can't control their screaming, bratty, need-their-a$$-busted children....I'll stop there But seriously, I try my absolute best to look around me every few minutes at the store to make sure I'm not standing in someone's way...if I need to stop in an aisle to look at something, I pull myself and my cart as far over to the side as possible....people just aren't courteous.


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Posted Nov 7, 2017 - 2:46 pm

Line jumpers. 

Unsupervised (or under supervised) children running amok

Rude people (other shoppers or employees)

Online order cancellations

Tech problems (either in online ordering or at in-store checkouts)


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Posted Nov 7, 2017 - 2:49 pm

Screaming kids and babies!



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Posted Nov 7, 2017 - 2:58 pm

Associates that don't know where ad items are. Stood in line for what felt like forever one time and when the paper came off - it was the wrong one! Too late to get the one I wanted by then. (I do have to say, it was a one time thing and the associates in every store we shop in are usually very helpful considering the stress they are under).



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Posted Nov 7, 2017 - 3:18 pm

All of the above!!!!!

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Posted Nov 7, 2017 - 3:18 pm

Standing in line for hours only for it to be a free for all with line jumpers when the doors open.  Not handing out numbers for big ticket door buster items.  Not limiting the number of big ticket items per person when there is a limited amount and the teenager who pushed past you is taking them all.  Ok, now I am starting to sound old.  Oh, and, get off my lawn.



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Posted Nov 7, 2017 - 4:19 pm

I agree with everything above plus one. The only store we go to that still has a line waiting outside instead of inside is Menards. I know we are outside, but every year it seems like we are standing right next to a smoker who insists on blowing their cigarette smoke right in our direction. Very annoying considering everything that is known now about smoking and second-hand smoke. Sorry if I'm offending any smokers, but my sinuses are very sensitive to the smoke.


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Posted Nov 7, 2017 - 4:27 pm

Nobody complaining about Thursday openings anymore... guess we've accepted it :P



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Posted Nov 7, 2017 - 4:40 pm

Thursday openings!!!!!! 

 

 

People who decide this is the time they should do their weekly grocery shopping.

Or that this is the time to browse around and figure out what all the cameras do...and what memory card they would need....and what cables go to what....



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Posted Nov 7, 2017 - 4:57 pm

Thanksgiving Day Sales!!! instead of the true BF sales

 

shopping carts I just cant stand them in the small  lines, get a central location with somebody to man it and fill it that way in no way do they belong in lines around the electronics department where 3/4 of the people are trying to get by at and cant because everyone has a stupid buggy

 

Every year at WM i push the buggies out of my way as i try to scoot by and the people just give me these dirty looks



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Posted Nov 7, 2017 - 5:08 pm

Late night openings instead of pre dawn openings.

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Posted Nov 7, 2017 - 5:12 pm

Line jumpers and shoppers at Walmart shopping for groceries and having no clue what's going on



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Posted Nov 7, 2017 - 6:10 pm

People showing up 3 minutes before the sale starts and angrily stating that they better not miss out on whatever the item is they can’t get close to. Cracks me up every time.

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Posted Nov 7, 2017 - 6:18 pm

Nobody complaining about Thursday openings anymore... guess we've accepted it :P

Way to stoke that fire, lol.



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Posted Nov 7, 2017 - 6:20 pm

Nobody complaining about Thursday openings anymore... guess we've accepted it :P

Haven't accepted it, I just don't partake in it lol.



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Posted Nov 7, 2017 - 8:53 pm

I agree with all the above

Linejumpers, sideliners who try to slide in with the crowd, people who try to fit buggies in small places, declined credit card transactions, disrespect people, late comers who stand there and complain about the door busters being gone, unruly kids, bad hygiene, loud talkers, crooked wigs, only 4 registers open when you have 20, etc

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Posted Nov 7, 2017 - 8:56 pm

People who leave unwanted items all over the store!!! So annoying like at least give it to the cashier


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Posted Nov 7, 2017 - 9:50 pm

I agree with everything above plus one. The only store we go to that still has a line waiting outside instead of inside is Menards. I know we are outside, but every year it seems like we are standing right next to a smoker who insists on blowing their cigarette smoke right in our direction. Very annoying considering everything that is known now about smoking and second-hand smoke. Sorry if I'm offending any smokers, but my sinuses are very sensitive to the smoke.

Me too...cigarette smoke is a migraine trigger for me😷

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Posted Nov 8, 2017 - 5:07 am

Smelly people, please at least put on deodorant people! Or shower! Latecomers getting upset about doorbusters being gone, unattended children. People yelling at tired children. Taking product early.
Sure I'll come up with more in a while.

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Posted Nov 8, 2017 - 6:31 am

Best Buy deals on Samsung phones rarely include AT&T.



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Posted Nov 8, 2017 - 7:30 am

Limited doorbuster items. Rude people. Early opening of stores.



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Posted Nov 8, 2017 - 7:49 am

Kmart doesn't order more inventory based on the sales, whatever they have on stock is usually it...unattended children; it gets crazy out there...people who don't know how to use their worda; excuse me, please and thank you...slow moving cashiers who are clearly showing they don't want to be there...

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Posted Nov 8, 2017 - 7:52 am

Smelly people, please at least put on deodorant people! Or shower! Latecomers getting upset about doorbusters being gone, unattended children. People yelling at tired children. Taking product early.
Sure I'll come up with more in a while.

LOL!  I wasn't going to say smelly people but lord have mercy yes!!!  



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Posted Nov 8, 2017 - 8:04 am

Not my usual choice of words but it's the truth! Not usually that blunt.

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Posted Nov 8, 2017 - 8:14 am

My biggest pet peeve isn't so much children, but people who bring babies with them.  It's dangerous and its just wrong in my opinion.

 

As for online, my biggest pet peeve is ordering from Gamestop.  It seems every year I would have to contact customer service for one reason or another.  That stopped as I stopped playing games as much, but last year Best Buy took their place.


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Posted Nov 8, 2017 - 8:51 am

My other pet peeves is wrapping a line down and around the whole store. Open more registers and keep it moving quickly

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Posted Nov 8, 2017 - 11:28 am

My other pet peeves is wrapping a line down and around the whole store. Open more registers and keep it moving quickly

Every line in Wal-Mart is usually open and they still have the worse orchestrated lines every year!!!!

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Posted Nov 8, 2017 - 12:39 pm

Every line in Wal-Mart is usually open and they still have the worse orchestrated lines every year!!!!

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Ours makes 1 central line down the middle of the store and then an associate directs people into check out from that. It’s very effective.



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