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I apologize in advance for this being off topic, but I work retail (hobby and art weld with a diversion 165 and millermatic 250) and I was just curious if anyone had any crazy Black Friday stories, or if the welding community even does Black Friday. Just trying to get a view into this specific group of the world. Thanks! Happy belated Thanksgiving.
Exactly my thoughts. I don't understand why people go crazy like they do. Just worked 8pm to 6am watching people sprint through Target for a 50" TV. , on the way home to finish the fab on my new welding cart.
I was traveling last night, a Walmart in Grand Rapids was jammed about 8 30 or so, hiway was clogged and a real jamm, cars parked out a half a mile where ever they could get, at 10 went thru Cadilac parking lot full, just a spot, I needed some oil and a couple other things, actually wanted to see the crowd, lines at every register about half way across the store. We has to wait 20 minutes but were on the tail end, by the time we got back out it had really cleared, about the speed of a majors game or big concert. The place was still plenty busy butit had peaked. Drained about 50% in an hour or less.
In fact by the time we got in line we were down 5 or 6 but every cart was full. My wide was impatient, this was a fly thru deal, I would have just as soon shopped for another half an hour, checkout would have been near clear. Huge spike.