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cap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 05:49 PM
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28. if there was enough for everyone, there wouldn't be this frenzy
If people knew that the store was going to be stocked such that if they showed up that day at any time, there wouldn't be a crush. If there are only 20 flat screens at $199, people are going to get wild. Especially when they are working at a job that just doesn't pay that much. At a certain salary level, if there is a TV for $199 that's the one you can afford.

The whole nasty business just feeds on itself. Appeal to people's base instincts, create an environment that allows it, and wonder why stuff gets out of control.

Retailers sell us on our identity is based on our stuff. No stuff. No identity. You are your stuff. That's the problem.

That's why there's a war on Thanksgiving... who wants people to have family time and be distracted from acquisition.
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