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shaodyn t1_ircdvii wrote

People have actually been killed by Black Friday. Saw a news story about it once. A retail employee unlocked the store doors for a Black Friday sale, and the crowd knocked him down and trampled him to death.


DeusExLibrus t1_irecs6i wrote

There are deaths basically every year. Black Friday is basically peak end stage capitalism.


shaodyn t1_irefr30 wrote

Normally polite and inoffensive people literally getting into fistfights over sales that only exist to trick people into buying stuff they probably wouldn't want otherwise and sometimes even causing accidental deaths in the rush to get great bargains? Sounds like peak capitalism to me.


DontBeHumanTrash t1_irfkjip wrote

We should also be Cognizant that there are products ONLY made to be sold on black friday.

TVs are a big one, as are many kitchen appliances. Theyre made poorly to cut the costs down to where they are still making hand over fist on them at black friday prices.


Mobely t1_irf14ac wrote

I'd call it peak materialism. Or peak fomo. Or peak stupidity.

Peak end stage capitalism is being able to hold children accountable for parent's debt. Or Nestle selling premium microplastic free water. Or a payday loan place inside a casino. Or a bunch of amazon-backed instagram influencers touting how much money they made selling their spare kidneys on Amazon-Prime-Organs (comes with free 3 months of Peacock+)