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General Chat Thread, Black Friday in General; Originally Posted by Dos_Box Just been in Asda on the way into work. It's mad! Packed out and the electrical ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Just been in Asda on the way into work. It's mad! Packed out and the electrical counter was swamped!
    Lucky you got out unscathed: BBC News - Woman injured in Belfast Black Friday sales fracas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Just been in Asda on the way into work. It's mad!
    There seems to be a lot more fighting happening in Asda's "up north".

    Fights break out at Asda as shoppers descend on Black Friday deals « The Guardian

    Shoppers desperate for bargains caused chaos in Asda stores on Friday as the Walmart-owned supermarket brought the US tradition of Black Friday to Britain.

    Customers scrambled and pushed to snatch cut-price electrical goods after queueing for several hours outside Asda stores around the country.

    Shoppers took to the social media site Twitter to describe early morning queues and fights. A woman in Merseyside was reportedly taken to hospital in the morning after being assaulted in a queue outside an Asda store. A man was arrested in Bristol after another fracas.

    There were similarly frenzied scenes at Asda in Benton, North Tyneside, where some shelves were cleared in minutes as shoppers overran the store. Margaret Green, 55, from North Tyneside, told newswires: "It was bedlam, chaos. It was absolutely jam-packed. There was lots of screaming and shouting. I'm surprised there weren't people on the floor. I found it disgusting. It was horrific."
    Quote Originally Posted by iom100 View Post
    I hate this 'Black Friday' nonsense.
    Me too! I also hate this...

    Quarter of Brits suffer 'pavement rage' « The Telegraph



    ^ I think the government need to do some culling. The population of high-street shoppers is out of control!

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    Why doesn't everyone just wait for Cyber Monday and completely ignore Black Friday?

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    A lot of the black friday deals, aren't.

    2x 42in TVs in Asda, were £350 each. Same TVs online could be found for £275 online.

    Game *the shop* had the WORST deals going...Game for example did elder scrolls anthology for 17.99 pc version...steam has it for 11.99. Or dishonored for 10.99 pc version, steam has it for 3.79, xbox one controller and charger combined - £74.99, separate it is £70, and online both could be found for combined price of £60

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Game *the shop* had the WORST deals going
    To be fair, Game is a high-street shop. You can't expect good deals from high-street shops!

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    The entire thing is just proof that marketing wins over using brains.

    People all clamouring for supposed deals which aren't actually any good.

    Its one of the reasons I very rarely shop on a high street any more, the shops are all trying to rip you off. At least online you can compare and contrast instantly between outlets.

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    And the Internet saves you from avoiding crowded car parks etc. my car was nearly reversed into, that would of written my car off.

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    I can't think of anything worse than this...


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    We had an 'Occasional Day' on Friday, so I browsed on-line for an hour or so, saw a 32" 3D Smart TV on eBuyer for £220, including 4 sets of glasses. Wasn't what I'd call a 'recognised' brand, Digihome, but it seemed like a good deal.

    I was sorely tempted on the basis that if it blew up or conked out in some other manner, I'd have my present TV to fall back on.

    Just never got round to clicking the button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Game *the shop* had the WORST deals going...Game for example did elder scrolls anthology for 17.99 pc version...steam has it for 11.99. Or dishonored for 10.99 pc version, steam has it for 3.79
    A physical product and a non-existent digital version aren't comparable.

    How much is it costing you to download it from Valve? [That Dishonoured one IS off, though.]

    Also, GAME is crap. This is a thing we all know.

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    Sorry..."Games" PC games, which were sold online at the deal prices were steam/origin codes, no physical media involved.

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    Have you looked at the Dell Outlet online? I got a similar specced laptop for my daughter for a discounted price and it wasn't marked in any way

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Sorry..."Games" PC games, which were sold online at the deal prices were steam/origin codes, no physical media involved.
    Ah, yeah. That's silly.

    I was thinking of the one near me that actually has physical copies of games. [as well as the full retail RRP for digital codes]

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    The gaming industry has turned into the industry; making money from nothing...

    After all, why else would you be forced to pay £40 a year for XBL Gold to use something as basic as the XB1 web browser? Or tempting consumers to buy a pack to unlock content already unlockable in-game as a shortcut? How about fees just to change your character name in some games? Since I doubt the character is identified server-side as anything but a unique identifier code, it's basically paying to change the contents of a text field.

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