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Comments on Saturday 8 December 2012:
I am surprised. I was predicting that some time in the last few weeks there would have been a lot of noisy news about poor sales figures over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday time, but I haven't seen a one. I was planning to be grumbling "maybe your sales figures wouldn't be rubbish if you were having actual worthwhile deals!"

Maybe they successfully sold a lot of things despite all the deals being pretty pathetic this year, in which case I suppose we can expect every future Black Friday to consist of ads saying "it's Black Friday! Buy something at its usual price or even more!" And people queuing up overnight to do so just out of a sense of tradition. [10:27]

m.
People feel compelled by society to purchase gifts for others for christmas even if they break otherwise sensible budgets. I actually would like to see society push more to end the senselessness of this rather than some notion of holiday sales.
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