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Black Friday - Walmart owned Asda stores pull out

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Black Friday - Walmart owned Asda stores pull out

Today Walmart UK division, Asda has announced that they will not go ahead with Black Friday this year due to complaints from last year and prioritizing safety.
I'm for one quite upset about this as it was a fun atmosphere last year - but seems like its been called off.
However Walmart in the US are still doing it as they're the big players in the US but obviously it didn't go down well according to them with introducing Black Friday in the UK.  So basically they've shot themselves in the foot  Roll eyes
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3311655/Asda-not-Black-Friday-customers-complained-mad-scrab...
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Re: Black Friday - Walmart owned Asda stores pull out

Well, Black Friday's a post-Thanksgiving Day thing for those across the pond, we don't really do thanksgiving (which historically is to do with leaving britain due to the persecution the people tried to force on us, so the naffed off and persecuted the american natives instead!), so, it's not really a thing for us, it's just an excuse to sell stuff that is taking up warehouse space at cheap prices to mugs who'll fight over a cheap telly or a pair of knickers cos of the name brand... Grin
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Roll eyes Roll eyes
They may have pulled out of Black Friday but they are certainly putting a lot of money into advertising today. They had 5 pages in the Telegraph and 8 in the Express. Possibly had other newspapers as well but I didn't catch up with them all today.
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#BecauseItsChristmas can't get enough of those pugs.  So adorable with their reindeer antlers!  Grin
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Re: Black Friday - Walmart owned Asda stores pull out

The significance of "black" Friday is it's the day that enough sales have been made to cover annual costs so companies are moving out of the red and into the black. So there is some logic to offering discounts as everything would be profit from then on.
We Brits don't seem a savvy as our American cousins if we don't get this principle of retail business.  Roll eyes
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it was the one day a year where having enriched your coffers through their toils your slaves could be granted freedom to become an American (which meant cast out and made destitute in most cases) should you the plantation owner so choose, which by happy coincidence meant you didn't have to feed them through the winter where there was little or not productive work to be had from them in any case .....
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Quote from: PeterLoftus
We Brits don't seem a savvy as our American cousins

Well america is the free land isn't it.
Back here we're still opressed by a monarchy that think we exist to serve them.. and politicians who are all in it for themselves too.
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If you have plenty of money in America then you are ok but if you are the average guy it can be a hard place to live, no free health service there or a guaranteed minimum wage, some staff rely on tips to make a decent wage.
Not sure if they still have compulsory call up ? That might not go down too well with some younger people.
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Well america is the free land isn't it.
Back here we're still opressed by a monarchy that think we exist to serve them.. and politicians who are all in it for themselves too.

exactly how is it you feel that your oppressed by the monarchy exactly? aside from a few people that choose to join the royal household staff who serves them in day to day life ?
you always trot out the same lines but never amplify upon what it means to you, you constantly bemoan the politicians as only being in it for their own ends yet not once have you stated how you would be any better in their position, the greater good generally means it benefits more than it disadvantages and that tends to mean those at the top also get something out of it just as those at the bottom do, dragging everyone down to the same level ala communism isn't better for anyone but those in the politburo who are all in it for themselves as well /
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