Photos: The 2014 Black Friday Frenzy – America Goes Shopping

Black Friday is the day when the trademark US consumerism takes center stage for its annual manic, full-frontal exposure around the globe. Here is what it looked like around the US…

People buying TVs

Thanksgiving Day shoppers line up to start shopping at a Target store in Chicago

People carry shoes in Macy’s during Black Friday sales in New York

Shoppers line up outside Best Buy before the store opens in Newport, New Jersey

People line up outside before the Toys R Us store opened in Times Square

Women try on shoes in Macy’s to kick off Black Friday sales in New York

Shoppers wait to enter Macy’s to kick off Black Friday sales in New York

A girl chooses an item from Disney’s Princess toy line up to purchase at the Toys R Us store in Times Square

A shopper carries a TV outside a Best Buy store in Newport, New Jersey.

Shoppers enter Best Buy as the store opens in Newport, New Jersey

People look in the window before the Toys R Us store opened in Times Square.

A girl poses with an Olaf plush toy from Disney’s Frozen toy line at the Toys R Us store in Times Square.

Thanksgiving Day shoppers ride an escalator while shopping at a Target store in Chicago

Thanksgiving Day shoppers carry televisions at a Target store in Chicago

A woman lines up outside before the Toys R Us store opens in Times Square.

Shoppers line up outside Best Buy before the store opens in Newport, New Jersey

A girl looks at items from Disney’s Frozen toy line at the Toys R Us store in Times Square.

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Here is what happened in the UK earlier today:

Black Friday hops the pond: Shoppers compete to purchase retail items on “Black Friday” at an Asda superstore in Wembley.

Shoppers wrestle over a television as they compete to purchase retail items on “Black Friday” at an Asda superstore in Wembley, north London November 28

And Brazil:

Here, shoppers crowd outside a store before it opens on “Black Friday” in Sao Paulo.

Photos: Reuters

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-28/2014-black-friday-frenzy-america-goes-shopping-photos

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BestBuys website just died.

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“A loose network led by African Americans in the film and arts world has emerged from the fog of tear gas to call for a quiet riot in response: a boycott of Black Friday shopping.” source

This plan; crafted by the rich, spoilt Hollywood crowd will only hurt those financially less fortunate. If you want to call a boycott don’t choose the biggest markdown day of the year. Not very bright!

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FYI: Stores lose money on Black Friday! Every shopper who stays home for a Black Friday boycott puts money in the large retailer’s pockets. The only way to hurt the big retailers is to convince a large number of people to not spend at all or to greatly reduce spending during the holidays.

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It only hurts those less well-off. If one insists on a boycott – then shop locally and support your own community. Unfortunately it’lll take a long time to get Fergusion back on it’s feet since outsiders were permitted to destroy it.

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And will these ultra rich celebrities (leaders and politicians) really want to forgo their share of stocks, bonds, dividends, marketing packages and endorsement packages by encouraging consumers not to consume their products when they discover (if they don’t already know) how it will effect their pockets…don’t think so. They say they’re anti-capitalist – yet we haven’t practiced capitalism for decades – the nwo robber barons switched to “access to market share” some decades back hence the invasion of every country on earth and the gradual increase of monoplies in order to exclude competition. Bottomline: if you can stand the crowds – shop ’til you drop on black Friday…

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