Here Are Some Videos Of People Who Spent Thanksgiving Fighting Over Discounted Junk

Can we pour one out for the memory of Thanksgiving, the once-loved holiday that took a shot to the gut yesterday when hordes of bargain-hunters chose to forego time with family and loved ones in favor of overhyped discounts on clearance items, and then died forever when the first punch was thrown, presumably minutes after the doors opened. For those of us who didn’t go shopping last night, here are some reminders why…

The shooter of this clip says he was booted from the Walmart while recording some moron bully people over what appears to be a crappy TV set. The store would rather eject the man recording the video than do anything about the violent, angry shopper:

More Black Friday nastiness from outside of Fort Worth, TX:

A scrum over TVs that will probably break within the first two months:

Meanwhile, here is our favorite image being passed around with the heavily trending #walmartfights hashtag.

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  1. IMakeMyOwnSnarkAtHome says:

    I am thankful that everyone filmed in the correct orientation this black friday.

  2. radioone says:

    So, Chris, what are you upset more about:

    1) They fought at all?
    2) They fought over crap you did not think was worth it?

    Would it had been acceptable if these were high-end Samsungs TVs or Denon Bluetooth soundbars…?

    Wal-Mart should provide more security, maybe a ticketed system coupled with letting small groups of people in a time… What you are witnessing is the worst of human nature on both sides of the aisle. But, it’s crazy, but at least no one died- which is a disturbing sense in of itself.

    • Xenotaku says:

      The one time I went out on BF to get a specific item (a ZIP drive… tells you how long ago this was), the computer store did tickets to people standing in line. No ticket, no item. It also let you go, wait in line to get the ticket, and then you could leave and come back later in the day when it was less crowded to shop.

  3. craftman1 says:

    I can’t condone the behavior, but the attitude that this is worthless, clearance junk is subjective. You (we) are ostensibly affluent, quality-conscious shoppers. For some people, Black Friday is the only chance they have to bring home a nice TV/laptop/tablet without going in to debt.

    Obviously not everybody fits the mold described above (some will go into debt, some will buy things that break the next day, etc.), but the dismissive tone to Black Friday in general is pretty short-sighted.

    • indianajoel says:

      You’re absolutely right. There’s no reason why people should be forced to take one day out of the year to give thanks for what they have. People should have the right to stand in line for items they deem more important than a peaceful night at home with their loved ones. :(

  4. Psylent1 says:

    Wal Mart lives and dies by management and what I am seeing above is a complete failure in being a manager. The store where I work picked an aisle in grocery, blocked off one end and put the TVs in the middle. We created a line that snaked back and forth down the other aisles to this one. Everyone in line got a wristband that guaranteed you a TV. After we ran out of TVs, the others got a voucher that they could use to pay for a TV at the sale price and get a gift card that could be redeemed online and the TV is then shipped Site-to Store for the customer to pick up.

    We had a few rowdy customers, but no real problems most of the evening went more smoothly than past events. And overall, our sales were up 60% over last year.

  5. Raekwon says:

    Haha I’m pretty sure these are the very same Samsung TVs my Walmart still has in stock for the heavily discounted price.