As usual on Black Friday, chaos is the name of the game, as consumers are fighting each other for the best deals on electronics, video-games, books, toilet paper and what have you. And yes, I am talking here about the so-called Wal-Mart people.
This year’s zombie fest can be summed up with this clip depicting grown men fighting over a toy-car, thus displaying the consumerist utter madness which has become the norm lately.
This clip defines perfectly what’s wrong with our consumer culture. There are other videos shot in malls all across America, including one depicting a woman throwing a shoe which hits a baby, or these ones showing brawls and fights.
The cherry on top is this: desperate consumers even bought fake Best Buy and Wal-Mart employee vest just to give them an edge over the rest of the flock, i.e. to allow them to skip the lines.
I’m selling this Walmart vest for $100. Use it to skip the line during Black Friday. You can even walk in, grab what you want, and walk out🤷🏾♂️. pic.twitter.com/Q0UyDHUeU0
— 6’4 (@OverlyLiked) November 20, 2017
The thing is, Black Friday is more or less a scam built around the myth that consumers will get beaucop discounts this particular time of the year. But the truth is, this holiday period, retailers enjoy higher profit margins than the usual, as they artificially boost the prices of their merchandise in the months preceding Black Friday, so the BF discounts look good in comparison.
Black Friday on Flakka Level. pic.twitter.com/1oBQ9xScLD
— Sandile 🇿🇦 (@SirVincent_M) November 24, 2017
— Sharlene Rood (@ssharim) November 24, 2017
— Kachi Sam A (@samonyeoo) November 24, 2017