BOXING DAY SALES!!! /BUSTS DOWN DOORS

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  • sport 26 Dec 2011 10:06:40 12,045 posts
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    For the first time in 10 years, on boxing day, I decided to venture to M&S this morning to grab a pair of jeans, only because I have some vouchers and a Brent Cross gift card.

    - Lasted 30 mins
    - Couldn't find the pair I wanted
    - Bought a pack of gum
    - Left

    Don't think I'll be doing that again. Felt like we were one pashmina away from a riot.

    Anyone else going to venture out today?
  • speedofthepuma 26 Dec 2011 10:10:01 13,246 posts
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    Nothing really open here in Adelaide, luckily there was a Banner Hardware open so I could get some screws to finish of the ELC dolls-house for my daughter that came without them, and some batteries for the various toys that needed them for my son.

    I've turned off all the avatars and crap, so don't expect me to be impressed by yours.

  • mal 26 Dec 2011 10:13:09 21,949 posts
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    Nope, never done that. Sounds like the Next sale though, where they take a perfectly well sorted shop and mix up all the styles and sizes so you have to search for anything you want, and then only get a measly percentage off.

    So I won't be going to the sales. I've spent more than enough money already. But I have run out of wrapping paper, which should be nice and cheap next month.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • neosalad 26 Dec 2011 10:18:49 952 posts
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    luckily, newcastle city centre's main shopping centre Eldon Square is closed on boxing day
    we dont get the madness of people wanting to buy the crap they couldnt sell till tomorrow.
    boxing day is usually a day to visit the people you didnt get the time to visit yesterday for most people....

    think of the poor people who work in retail... working all the way up to xmas eve, to only be off 1 day (which isnt really a day off with all the work entailed for cooking the big meal and entertaining that goes on), then back to work on boxing day.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 26 Dec 2011 10:32:09 36,278 posts
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    I've got to go and return Skyrim to Game later on as the product code has been peeled off the case. Not looking forward to it.

    I totally called it.
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  • Kostabi 26 Dec 2011 11:06:03 4,661 posts
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    Luckily the WH Smith's voucher I got for Christmas can be redeemed online so I have no reason to venture out into the madness today.
  • senso-ji 26 Dec 2011 11:29:59 5,308 posts
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    DDevil wrote:
    I've got to go and return Skyrim to Game later on as the product code has been peeled off the case. Not looking forward to it.
    Tbf, it can't possibly be any more unpleasant than a normal trip to Game.
  • sport 26 Dec 2011 11:38:41 12,045 posts
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    Kostabi wrote:
    Luckily the WH Smith's voucher I got for Christmas can be redeemed online so I have no reason to venture out into the madness today.
    Yeah, the M&S voucher couldn't be used online, hence why I bought the gum with the voucher. Got the change back in the form of a Gift Card which I can use online :-D
  • Kostabi 26 Dec 2011 12:00:02 4,661 posts
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    sport wrote:
    Kostabi wrote:
    Luckily the WH Smith's voucher I got for Christmas can be redeemed online so I have no reason to venture out into the madness today.
    Yeah, the M&S voucher couldn't be used online, hence why I bought the gum with the voucher. Got the change back in the form of a Gift Card which I can use online :-D
    Ha, cunning!
  • mrpon 26 Dec 2011 12:27:16 27,645 posts
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    Boxing Day Sales aka bring out the tat.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • oceanmotion 26 Dec 2011 12:42:59 15,243 posts
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    Usually crap stuff on sale anyway. Last years dregs as well. Sizes not even close. Some gems in there I suppose with a tame discount but who can be arsed.
  • morriss 26 Dec 2011 12:46:41 70,749 posts
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    All the shops are closed in Denmark.
  • Deleted user 26 December 2011 12:50:05
    morriss wrote:
    All the shops are closed in Denmark.
    Like they should be IMO! Can't imagine anything sadder than some of my neighbours from years ago on the estate getting up at three in the morning To queue outside next.
  • thelzdking 26 Dec 2011 18:34:59 3,955 posts
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    People who go out shopping in the sales on Boxing Day like it's the event of the year or something are incredibly sad. Have a bloody lie-in and then get pissed FFS.
  • Ged42 26 Dec 2011 19:31:02 7,641 posts
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    The Steam sale is enough for me
  • mikew1985 26 Dec 2011 19:40:19 12,047 posts
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    Stephens day sales can crawl back into the hole they came out of add far as I'm concerned. keep the bloody shops closed one extra day FFS.
  • heyyo 26 Dec 2011 19:46:14 14,374 posts
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    My parents bought a 37" TV on high st... the boxing day price cut bought the price in line with online prices.

    Bargainzzz, don't think so.
  • dutchspeededup 26 Dec 2011 19:48:35 4,368 posts
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    You want depressing? I am told a nearby ASDA was open from 7am until 11pm yesterday.
  • AaronTurner 26 Dec 2011 20:56:20 7,521 posts
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    Meh, for a lot of people in Britain christmas isn't important and for others who may not have much money the sales can be a time to pick up a bargain that they couldn't previously afford.

    YOU BASTARDS!
  • dutchspeededup 26 Dec 2011 20:59:51 4,368 posts
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    Or it could be a time where, as with Asda, low wage workers are pressured into working when they don't want to.
  • heyyo 26 Dec 2011 21:11:36 14,374 posts
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    dutchspeededup wrote:
    Or it could be a time where, as with Asda, they draft in hoards of temp student workers who need the money
  • dutchspeededup 26 Dec 2011 21:14:59 4,368 posts
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    I saw an ad for temp work with Next on Princes Street. It said 'Next plc are committed to paying the national minimum wage.'

    I thought that was awfully good of them.
  • thelzdking 26 Dec 2011 21:22:15 3,955 posts
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    There's no good reason why anyone has to go shopping on Boxing Day. It would make no difference if the sales started the day after.
  • FanBoysSuck 26 Dec 2011 22:58:58 1,384 posts
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    dutchspeededup wrote:

    Or it could be a time where, as with Asda, low wage workers are pressured into working when they don't want to.
    Fuck pressured, how about contracted? This is my first year not working boxing day (got out of retail about 8 months back) and it's a genuine pleasure being able to sleep the hangover off. To all those in retail today, I salute you.

    Edit:Do you feel the need to go out for the boxing day sales? I have now set up a convenient vat of acid that you can jump into to save yourself the trouble. For incentive, you can think about how you're improving the human race with your death while you cue up.

    Edited by FanBoysSuck at 23:02:07 26-12-2011

    For the emperor!

  • THFourteen 26 Dec 2011 23:46:06 31,804 posts
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    Jebus two people stabbed in London at the sales. One person at footlocker. Hope it wasn't over a pair of nikes.
  • mikew1985 27 Dec 2011 02:31:47 12,047 posts
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    thelzdking wrote:
    There's no good reason why anyone has to go shopping on Boxing Day. It would make no difference if the sales started the day after.
    Yep, Fucking ridiculous. I don't care if Christmas does or doesn't mean anything to you, take one Fucking extra day not buying utter tat that you don't need. Absolute bollocks.
  • sport 27 Dec 2011 08:24:20 12,045 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Jebus two people stabbed in London at the sales. One person at footlocker. Hope it wasn't over a pair of nikes.
    I doubt it was over the Nikes, although the recent re-release of the Air Jordans over in the US did require police intervention.
  • sport 26 Dec 2012 09:37:44 12,045 posts
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    No time to play with your presents lads - GET OUT THERE, MOVE, MOVE, MOVE, BUY, BUY, BUY!!
  • Spong 26 Dec 2012 09:40:54 524 posts
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    Tesco are selling 16GB PS3s for 120, according to their TV ad I saw last night anyway.
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