The Hilariously Dark Side Of Black Friday And The Crazy People Who Participate

Everyone likes a good deal, but it’s pretty terrifying how far some people are willing to go to save a few bucks. I get that a new kitchen set can be expensive, but so can a trip to the hospital.

No matter how many times we turn on the TV on the Saturday after Black Friday, we’re still not so shocked at the mayhem people put themselves through for the newest toys and gadgets. These are just some of those stories.

When You’re Sick But It’s Black Friday

Look, there’s nothing that’s going to stop this person from getting those sales. They might be on their deathbed, but they’re still making their way over to Best Buy for those half-priced VCRs.

The best part about this? No one would be double looking at them because they’re too focused on getting their bread. Just another day at Best Buy on Black Friday. Move along, people, nothing out of the ordinary to see here.

The Weird Advertisements

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Reddit / obviousplant
Reddit / obviousplant

One of the most intriguing things to read around Black Friday time is the flyers. Every company tries to not only give the best deals but make the most creative ads too. Every customer that can convince to flood their stores is another potential massive sale!

This one is catering to a niche segment of the population — the centaurs. I’m happy for them though. They never get any attention.

So Close Yet So Far

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Reddit

This poor journalist. It was their first time getting their story on the front page and then, BOOM. Black Friday deals just trampled all over it like you just trampled that fire ant.

You have to feel for this person who certainly had their day ruined by these Black Friday ads. We wonder how much the stores paid this newspaper to literally block out a section of journalism. Hopefully, they re-printed the story later to make up for the blunder!

You Adapt To The Sales

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Instagram / @meme.w0rld
Instagram / @meme.w0rld

This mom set out to buy her daughter some tap shoes, but none of them were on sale. So, she adapted to the Black Friday sales and bought these flats and improvised the heel.

This is a skill that every mom or dad SERIOUS about going Black Friday shopping has to have. Now her daughter can tap tap away to her heart’s desire. And when she finally gets signed up for tap classes, she’ll be ready to impress her teachers with all her self taught skills!

The Poor Employees

Reddit / @mem12791
Reddit / @mem12791

If you ask anyone in retail about how they feel about Black Friday, you’re going to get a collective sigh. Literally no one likes having to deal with the customers on that day.

Just look at this one getting mobbed by about seventy people who don’t care about your humanity. They just want the paper towels. Seriously, though, what kind of incredible deal has been placed on these paper towels that make them such a hot Black Friday commodity?

The Campers

Reddit / Nhsunray
Reddit / Nhsunray

These are the crazies. You need to stay away from people like this. They’ll have no problem trampling over a newborn baby if it means that they’re going to get that half-priced flatscreen.

If you’re willing to CAMP OUTSIDE of a Target, you’re officially not a human being. I’m sorry. Unfortunately, this is why some stores have started their Black Friday sales on Thursday afternoon. Who needs to stay at home for Thanksgiving dinner when you can go shopping instead?

The Black Friday Damage

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Reddit

After a day of seeing record amounts of customers, the stores naturally get trashed. If you see what a Walmart looks like after Black Friday, you would be astonished.

It looks like someone just ran a bulldozer through the middle of it when it was just a crazy mom trying to get to the stuffed bears section. Just remember, with the amount of profit that the store is making that day, they will gladly take accept having to replace a broken fridge door.

Online Shopping Is Dangerous

Imgur / anylin
Imgur / anylin

If you think that going in-store is crazy on Black Friday, just remember that online shopping is messed up too. Just because the site freezes, doesn’t mean it’s not still taking your money. Have a little patience or end up like this poor soul.

All of the sites are slower than molasses and stuff like this happens way too often. This person just bought 50 cat costumes and now has to deal with the consequences of it.

Now That’s A Deal

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Reddit / eiforastero
Reddit / eiforastero

We’re not going to lie, we don’t really like Corn Flakes. With that being said, if we’re going to be getting $177 dollars off of ANYTHING, we’ll buy it.

Heck, if there’s a hamster wheel that has that good of a deal, we’ll buy it, and we don’t even have a hamster. Was anyone buying Corn Flakes at that price point anyways? Were the flakes encrusted in gold? Oh, it was just misprinted…

The Black Friday Online Campout

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Imgur

This is more understandable than if you grab a tent and go sleep in front of a Walmart. It’s still weird, but it’s more private. As for what he’s planning to buy, it will probably sell out fast, so he needs to be as alert as possible.

You don’t have to look other people in the eye and see the shame that you both have over the fact that you’re doing this for a crappy hunting bow.

The Cutest Black Friday Shoppers

Let’s get real for a second. No one who is waiting outside of a mall at 4 AM is cute. We know that’s a little bit shallow, but it’s the truth. Well, we thought that was the truth, then we saw these puppers pushing their way into Petco.

They all look like they just got out of a wind tunnel and have never seen a clothing iron in their life.

The Prank Opportunities

Reddit / weeleeyumm
Reddit / weeleeyumm

This kid just dressed up as a Target employee and was bossing people around. It’s the perfect day to pull pranks like this. All of the actual employees are scrambling and don’t have enough time or space to confront the fraud.

Once you put that badge on you have all of the power. The joke ended up being on him though. Today he works at Target and has become a victim of his own prank more than he would like to admit.

This Is A Weird Dichotomy

Reddit / EpicTilley
Reddit / EpicTilley

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time when we appreciate what we have. We get to sit back and look at all of our friends and family and truly soak in all the positive vibes they give us.

But, that sentiment lasts about four seconds, or until those Black Friday doors open. Consumerism is the American way, and most people will be darned if they miss out on buying a new 60 inch TV and half the cost!

Road Rage

Studies show that more car crashes happen on Black Friday than any other day of the year. With how many extra cars are on the road and how fast people are trying to get to stores, this makes sense.

At a certain point though, the accident you get into might be your own fault. Stay safe and drive carefully, please. This should be all of the anecdotal evidence you need to see just how crazy the roads are on that day.

When Dunkin Donuts Has A Sale

Reddit / discountphilly
Reddit / discountphilly

There are two different scenarios that could be happening here. First of all, these police officers are on their way to the Dunkin Donuts sale just down the road. Half price coffee and donuts. The perfect Black Friday deal with officers of the law. Or hungry people in general.

Either that, or they’re heading over to do crowd control at the paper towel aisle of Target. My thoughts are still with that employee.

We Have Our Answer

Reddit / theregoesmyday
Reddit / theregoesmyday

Crowd control at Target was the correct answer. This person was butting in line in the most disrespectful way. This cop had to taze him. He still didn’t let go of the paper towel.

If you think a little shock is going to make him give up his prized possession that he worked hard for, you’re wrong. Those half-priced pairs of dad socks are going to be his, not another dad’s.

The Line Up Begins Early

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Imgur

It’s not going to be surprising at all if people have to start lining up months before Black Friday in order to get the deals. All you need is a good tent and camping stove. Put out a mailbox by your tent and just go ahead and call the sidewalk your home.

At this rate, it’s going to happen. Gone are the days when going early in the morning was going to be an acceptable strategy. Ugh.

The Next Best Thing

Reddit / nik16
Reddit / nik16

You’ve probably seen the website that is literally just about people who go to Walmart and roam their aisles. These are some of America’s finest.

But, if we made a Reality TV show just based on the drama that is seen on the security cameras, we could be in for a new Emmy winner. Move over Cops, there’s a hot new reality program in town, and it’s got all of the action for half the price!

The Items Are, Uh, Interesting

Reddit / matlockga
Reddit / matlockga

Even the most absurd items will get sold on Black Friday. If you see a pillow with Nicolas Cage and he’s wishing you sweet dreams, you get it. Honestly, who could say no to a Nicolas Cage pillow? That smile. That Hair. He truly is a “National Treasure.”

There’s no if, ands, or buts. You buy this. You might look right past it on any other day but Black Friday. It expands your taste.

They’ll Sell Anything

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Reddit

Even stuff like this will sell. I don’t know if you’ve ever had defecation tea before, but I’d love to know what it tastes like without actually tasting it. The good news is that with how much stuff everyone is buying, no one is paying attention to what is actually in your cart

I have a feeling they got a little lazy and it was supposed to be decaffeinated tea. But to each their own.