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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-29-08 04:59 AM
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89. The only solution is to ban Black Friday completely
I did a few numbers. According to Wikipedia there were 3550 Walmarts (the dash is no longer used) in the US as of 1/31/2008...so let's say there are 3700 of them now. If you put as few as 100 deep-discount televisions in each one, you'd need 370,000 televisions to service the whole chain. There's not enough storage space in the world to hold 370,000 televisions for one day. There's not enough money to buy them so they can be held. The logistics of holding back 370,000 televisions for one overhyped retail day are too daunting to think about.

Not to mention that, but what if the American people had moved beyond televisions then? Think Tulip Mania--google that.

The proper way to deal with this is to get rid of Black Friday as a super sales event...but since that's not gonna happen (retailers are too dependent on it) how about a standard way of controlling crowds? If Walmart is anything like HD or Lowe's, they don't have one.
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