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Not a God damn thang....what a flat screen? got it.....what a laptop? got it....new clothes? got them too...hell.....I did Black Friday a few times, and that bait and switch shit will never catch me again, waiting in line in the muthafucking cold only to be told we out of the 50 dollar 52 inch flat screen, cause bitches only had 2 in the store not even in electronics hidden behind the refrigerators so you had to find them first......I said aint this sum bullshit?

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Wal-Mart workers plan Black Friday walkout

A group of Wal-Mart workers are planning to stage a walkout next week on Black Friday, arguably the biggest holiday shopping day for the world's largest retail store.

The walkout builds on an October strike that started at a Wal-Mart (WMT, Fortune 500) in Los Angeles and spread to stores in 12 other cities. More than 100 workers joined in the October actions.

One of the workers who plans to join next week's walkout is William Fletcher, who works at a Wal-Mart in Duarte, Calif. Fletcher, who also participated in the October strikes, claims Wal-Mart cut his hours after he asked to move from the receiving department to another division because of a knee injury. He has since switched departments.

"I kept asking myself, 'when is the retaliation for speaking our mind and acting on our rights going to stop?' " he said. Wal-Mart did not have an immediate comment in response to Fletcher's claim.

The union-backed groups OUR Walmart and Making Change at Wal-Mart, and a watchdog group Corporate Action Network, are calling on the nation's largest employer to end what they call retaliation against employees who speak out for better pay, fair schedules and affordable health care.

On Black Friday, the organizations expect 1,000 protests, both at stores and online.

A Wal-Mart spokeswoman said the number of workers who are raising concerns is very small and don't represent the views of the vast majority of its workforce of 1.3 million.

But labor experts say that even a small number of workers could make an impact.

"Even if there aren't that many people, it could have an effect, because their campaign in front of stores could discourage shoppers," said Ken Margolies, senior associate at the Worker Institute a Cornell University.

The strike could have an even greater impact if workers from its supply centers participate, according to Margolies. He said it could impede distribution of merchandise on what is usually the busiest day of the year.

Organizers have planned a social medial blitz, mobilizing workers through Facebook pages, a YouTube video, Twitter and Tumblr. They're also using online platforms to collect donations to sponsor striking workers. So far, the campaign has raised more than $22,200.

Wal-Mart workers have been battling with management over pay, benefits and their ability to speak up for years, experts say.

According to Anthony Bianco, author of Wal-Mart: The Bully of Bentonville, butchers at a Wal-Mart supercenter in Jacksonville, Texas, voted to form a union in 2000 -- the first time employees had done so. But soon after that, Wal-Mart eliminated butcher departments in its stores across the country, he said. It has been reported that Wal-Mart said it got rid of its meat department as a cost cutting measure.

A similar thing happened when workers at a Quebec store attempted to unionize in 2005, Bianco said. Wal-Mart closed that store a few months after that. The company said at the time that its decision was prompted by the union wanting to change how the store operated.

http://money.cnn.com...t-black-friday/

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Not a God damn thang....what a flat screen? got it.....what a laptop? got it....new clothes? got them too...hell.....I did Black Friday a few times, and that bait and switch shit will never catch me again, waiting in line in the muthafucking cold only to be told we out of the 50 dollar 52 inch flat screen, cause bitches only had 2 in the store not even in electronics hidden behind the refrigerators so you had to find them first......I said aint this sum bullshit?

:lmao:

prob stashed by two employees >_<

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Where???

don't get caught up in the hype, just think how pissed you will be watching someone else rolling two of those TVs out the door even though the ad clearly said one per customer and you were told "sorry we are out of those but we do have a nice 60 LED Toshiba for 999.99" ...I just dont want anyone getting their feelings hurt
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If you're there early enough you don't miss out on anything. My grandmother is what you'd call a professional Black Friday shopper, She's so good she practically cases out the places weeks before, and ask certain emplyees will they be working there then and being extra nice, she's NEVER (as far as I know, but she brags about never) missed out on anything she was aiming for.

But don't go into it expecting not to get anything, maybe don't expect to get everything, acknowlege either can happen and pleasantly be suprised.........and get there extra early.....and case out the place too.

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Sears 50'' Toshiba LED Thanksgiving Night / 50'' Panasonic LCD Black Friday both $299

Best Buy has a 46'' RCA online $349 today for their countdown to Black Friday sale

you buying into the hype too? I thought you knew better

Hellz yeah im buying into it...i do most of my Black Fridays shopping online...normally most products that go on sale you can find online during amazon's flash sale or other sites try to match or beat the deals. Last year i brought everything for Black Friday online except a cell phone for my lil brother

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Sears 50'' Toshiba LED Thanksgiving Night / 50'' Panasonic LCD Black Friday both $299

Best Buy has a 46'' RCA online $349 today for their countdown to Black Friday sale

Hellz yeah im buying into it...i do most of my Black Fridays shopping online...normally most products that go on sale you can find online during amazon's flash sale or other sites try to match or beat the deals. Last year i brought everything for Black Friday online except a cell phone for my lil brother

they better have some good deals.....i just don't do Black Friday after being shat on
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