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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby ajh2298 on Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:27 pm

mac5155 wrote:Probably from a Black SUV in the belle Vernon Kmart parking lot.


Hey I think I bought speakers from that guy, but he was driving a white van.
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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby Factorial on Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:37 pm

With all the Walmart talk in this thread:

Walmart holds food drive for it's own employees


http://www.cleveland.com/business/index ... socia.html
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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby canaan on Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:41 pm

Tomas wrote:
canaan wrote:
PensHckyFan79 wrote:
Tomas wrote:
PensHckyFan79 wrote:My wife wants to go black friday shopping since our first kid is due in January and her baby shower is in Dec so she wants to make sure she gets good deal on stuff she wants and if we have to we will return duplicates that we get at the shower. Double whammy for me I will have to mess with black friday shopping and then may have to return half the stuff anyway. UGH!!


Quick tip: If you open baby registry with BabiesRUs (I believe by Nov 15), then they'll give you a gift card worth 10% of all purchases from the registry (even if you buy those items by yourselves, of course) made until 1 month after the baby is born. Every 10% counts... ;)


Ya I saw that we are registered there and I believe a few things have been purchased already. I left 99% of this stuff up to my wife.

we got a Motorola baby monitor last year for 50$ that was regularly 225...black Friday is worth it, imo


can you tell where you bought that cheap Motorola monitor?

toys r us, iirc
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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:46 pm

Factorial wrote:With all the Walmart talk in this thread:

Walmart holds food drive for it's own employees


http://www.cleveland.com/business/index ... socia.html


they should pay their workers more, amirite?
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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:53 pm

Income inequality is a serious drag on the economy. Great to know that workers for one of the largest employers in the country need assistance. Question about incentives, if you could work full time and still be poor, or collect government assitance and be poor...what would you do?
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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby Factorial on Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:55 pm

Troy Loney wrote:Income inequality is a serious drag on the economy. Great to know that workers for one of the largest employers in the country need assistance. Question about incentives, if you could work full time and still be poor, or collect government assitance and be poor...what would you do?


That's why some want to get rid of assistance of any kind.
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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby canaan on Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:01 pm

canaan wrote:
Tomas wrote: can you tell where you bought that cheap Motorola monitor?

toys r us, iirc

t-r-u has http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Mbp25-2/dp/B00G80HVTY for $99 thursday midnight to close saturday
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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby Tomas on Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:56 pm

canaan wrote:
canaan wrote:
Tomas wrote: can you tell where you bought that cheap Motorola monitor?

toys r us, iirc

t-r-u has http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Mbp25-2/dp/B00G80HVTY for $99 thursday midnight to close saturday


Just to make sure - do you mean THIS Thursday to Saturday? Thanks!!
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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:21 pm

Is there a higher minimum wage for anyone over 21? That would help businesses since a lot of minimum wage jobs are filled by college age kids and younger.
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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby mac5155 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:36 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:Is there a higher minimum wage for anyone over 21? That would help businesses since a lot of minimum wage jobs are filled by college age kids and younger.


That has age discrimination written all over it.
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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby offsides on Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:14 am

When I was young with three youngins and cars and house payments, I volunteered to work every holiday possible so I could afford stuff for the holidays. Sort of a catch-22 deal.
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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby IanMoran on Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:19 pm

I worked in Giant Eagle for a couple thanksgivings.. Always had the last second "OOOO FORGOT THE GRAVY!!!" type of rush. If you guys forget something, don't go to the grocery store THEY DESERVE THEIR THANKSGIVING TOO!!!

lol, its part of the job that you should know when you accept it tbh.

I agree it sucks and may be a reason to look for another job, but I don't really think its evil to shop if a store is open (they do it to help their profits, which is how they employee people).
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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby mac5155 on Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:21 pm

Yeah! suck it up, peon!
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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby IanMoran on Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:22 pm

mac5155 wrote:Yeah! suck it up, peon!

BOYCOT STORES, IT'LL HELP THE WORKERS!!!!!!!!
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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby pittsoccer33 on Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:22 pm

i work with the international stock exchanges, which means i work pretty much every holiday except new years day and christmas day.
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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby Crankshaft on Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:23 pm

mac5155 wrote:Yeah! suck it up, peon!


Who called retail workers, peons?
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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby IanMoran on Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:23 pm

mac5155 wrote:Yeah! suck it up, peon!

On a more serious note, yea it does suck / a reason to get a new job... there's a lot of legit reasons to look for a new job, but I found it quite odd to attack people... especially when you may be guilty to going to a place of business on thanksgiving. Don't go to the grocery store, gas station, etc..
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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby IanMoran on Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:24 pm

Crankshaft wrote:
mac5155 wrote:Yeah! suck it up, peon!


Who called retail workers, peons?

Exactly lol, I sympathized with them / may be a reason to look for a new job since it does suck... said I worked in a grocery store that experienced the same, but said you may be a hypocrite with this.... Apparently that means calling people peons :?
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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby IanMoran on Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:25 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:i work with the international stock exchanges, which means i work pretty much every holiday except new years day and christmas day.

Don't people in other countries respect your holidays? :(
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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby IanMoran on Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:27 pm

My dad was a steelworker, mom a nurse in an operating room... they both had their share of holiday work.. on pretty much all holidays. I just can't feel terrible for someone who knows what Thanksgiving entails when they accept a position
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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby pittsoccer33 on Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:27 pm

i keep saying we should make the UK team cover everything on Fourth of July (as punishment for losing to us) and Veterans Day (as a thank you for us bailing them out of two straight world wars).

on the bright side days like Boxing Day and Good Friday are holidays in nearly every other country on Earth, so its an easy day.
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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby mac5155 on Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:29 pm

IanMoran wrote:My dad was a steelworker, mom a nurse in an operating room... they both had their share of holiday work.. on pretty much all holidays. I just can't feel terrible for someone who knows what Thanksgiving entails when they accept a position


Steelworker gets double time on the holidays and I'm sure operating room nurses are compensated well for their holiday time as well.
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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby IanMoran on Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:30 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:i keep saying we should make the UK team cover everything on Fourth of July (as punishment for losing to us) and Veterans Day (as a thank you for us bailing them out of two straight world wars).

on the bright side days like Boxing Day and Good Friday are holidays in nearly every other country on Earth, so its an easy day.

Lol, that's great... my brother works a job were I'm not even sure what he does tbh (was an accounting major, but tells me his job is more finance based).. that I guess does some international work / does a half crew on those days. He works every other one
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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby IanMoran on Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:33 pm

mac5155 wrote:
IanMoran wrote:My dad was a steelworker, mom a nurse in an operating room... they both had their share of holiday work.. on pretty much all holidays. I just can't feel terrible for someone who knows what Thanksgiving entails when they accept a position


Steelworker gets double time on the holidays and I'm sure operating room nurses are compensated well for their holiday time as well.

Lol, I'm not trying to be rude.. just saying there's a high chance you may be hypocritical as there are other similar jobs (grocery store rush), gas stations with everyone travelling (To a lesser extent / one you probably never did but people in airports possibly, rent-a-cars, etc).

Agree to disagree I guess

And trust me, when I worked in a grocery store I complained a ton about it too, it sucks
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Re: Christmas/Black Friday shopping tips

Postby blackjack68 on Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:47 pm

WalMart, KMart and Sears jumping the gun...a week early.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/1 ... 02018.html
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