Skip to comments.Crazed shoppers pile up at Target
Posted on 11/26/2010 10:05:57 AM PST by traumer
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Shoppers waited out in the cold wet weather for hours. When the doors opened at 4 a.m. the Black Friday chaos turned ugly.
*** VIDEO at the link ***
Seconds after the doors opened, something went dangerously wrong.
Crazed Black Friday shoppers began piling up on each other.
"It went from controlled to a mob in less than five minutes and it just got nasty," said a shopper.
When officials heard the screams, they ran over right away to help.
Shopper Rich Mathewson said, "It was a lot of angry people just jumping in after we waited patiently for a long time. It actually started way before that, people started getting angry at everybody."
After it happened, one man bent over in pain but he took off into the North Buffalo Target store seconds later, along with everyone else.
Seconds after the pile up, shoppers got back to business. News 4 called store officials to see if anyone was injured, but no one was available to comment.
(Excerpt) Read more at wivb.com ...
Christmas now is just plain sick .....
CONSUMER - CUSTOMER - MINDLESS LOCUST
Being at the door at 4am for a BF sale is like jumping into a lion’s den at the zoo. You deserve what you get because if you’re gonna be stupid, you better learn to be tough.
I got up at 4 to take a wiz. That’s about it.
That’s I think of it. Sit out in the cold waiting for a possible deal and angry people or I could cuddle with my husband. That was an easy decision.
Someone should do a blue state vs red state talley of black friday trampling incidents...
I'm reminded of C.S. Lewis words about the school system in England “we create men without chests...”
Is that why they call it black friday?
Black Friday, the High Holy Day of the Idiot Nation.
Did anybody see Fox about an hour ago? They interviewed a black shopper with the caption below “Black Friday Shopper.” It was just funny...lawsuit to follow!
People have scrimped and saved, sweating out inflation and their devalued money, and now they can get some deals they can afford. Watch the media pump it up as a sign the economy is improving. That will go along with a boost in employment preceding a sharp drop in January.
I’ll fly down to Muswellbrook.
Not really. This happens every year.
Just like the "running with the bulls" it is expected and not at all surprising that people are going to get injured on Black Friday.
TV turned America into an idiot nation along with Hollywood and the rest of the media.
People sleep out 10+ hours in the rain to save $100....then spend time shopping.
Not much “savings” when you view it on a per hour basis.
"PLEASE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!! We have more than enough new Rick Astley CDs in stock."
Lol - succinct description.
I use to go to Toys R Us on Black Friday in a very RED state and would wait in line for maybe 30 minutes, no more, with a few other nice and gentle soccer Mom’s and grab what I needed, pay and out the door in less than 15 minutes.
I would NEVER go up against this sort of mob you have pictured to save a buck or snag that must have toy. My kids are now 13 & 16 and we sleep late. :)
I’m just a sick, twisted freak, cuz me and my kids get up, grab some hot coffee and egg mcmuffins and sit in the parking lot at Walmart or Target and are entertained as we watch them rush the door like cattle, then argue and fight.
There is nothing I want bad enough to actually mingle with those people.
**** Mob rules ****
I’d bet you’d be hard pressed to find any of them willing to spend a dime on health insurance, but they’ll camp out on the sidewalk the night before in order to spend hundreds on stuff they want, but don’t really need.
“Black Friday” sale at 4am. Why does it look like a riot in Senegal?
I’ll have no part of Black Friday.
(Just to be clear, the image I posted was a Detroit mob storming the gates for “Obama money” ... same mentality, IMHO.)
“Crazed Black..” just stop there...
Hey Obama told them it’d be taken care of. Don’t ruin the buzz.
These are the same people that crank their heat they have no intention of paying during the winter ‘can’t shut off’ period, and when they complain about their apartment being too hot, the hvac guy responding finds the heater set to 90 and the windows open. No freaking joke.
“Where da white women at ? “
Did you see the video? Lot’s of white trash there as well.
Jefferson didn’t like urbs. He had a point.
Heh! I thought of that too.
We drove past the mall here in Buffalo a while ago just to laugh at the nuts.
Then we went to a brand new store and picked up a 37 inch flat screen and a blu ray player for 408.00. Helps to know the owner who is also delivering and setting it up for free :)
My kind of shopping!
Here, here, 4yearlurker! That’s exactly how my two daughters and I do it.
“Everyone together at Christmas dinner puts a smile on my face.”
I wholeheartedly agree! There are no babies/kids around here yet [unfortunately], and we’ve all decided to not do much of anything, just a token gift. Not a one of us can think of anything we need that we don’t already have.
If I was making minimum wage I would likely be joining in with the crowd to get a fabulous deal on a big screen TV...both for the savings and the novelty of the experience (when you make minimum, you can't afford a whole lot of entertainment).
Same goes for the guy I saw camping out 7 hours early to get in for the midnight showing of Harry Potter. My first reaction was ridicule but then I thought "who am I to ridicule"? If that's the entertainment he can afford, let him enjoy himself. And I hope he had a good time.
If I was manager of one of those stores I swear I’d put all the sale crap in a trailer or something and pull it up about 10 minutes after these lunatics stampeded into the store. People out to be ashamed.
Thanks for giving me an idea of what to do with my free time next year. :)
A good number of people slept in their cars to be the first shoppers at the Target Store in Bangor, ME. I guess TVs and other products were at half price. Inventory sold out quickly. All check out counters fully staffed. Extra cashiers on hand to give breaks.
Parking lot full.
Mad rush last weekend too! Bus loads of Canadians came down for holiday shopping. Hundreds car pooled as well.
Why would you refer to these white people as “white trash”.....