We hope you all had a successful Black Friday! You probably found some once-in-a-lifetime deals from the comfort of your office desk or bed but not everybody has that mentality. The dark side of Black Friday occurs in the real world, where people queue for hours to get those in-store only deals.
We’ve all seen the videos of fights breaking out over TVs, stampedes when the doors open and retail employees realising that they don’t get paid enough for this sh*t. The situation is only slightly better here in the UK and as the years go-on, people are developing a semblance of Black Friday etiquette.
Well, that’s what we thought until we saw the sorry state of this Nike store…
This footwear store in Seattle was victim to the Black Friday typhoon which means that shoppers came, knocked over each other and the products to get a little bit off a pair of shoes.
The worse bit is that trainers are notoriously difficult to get back in their boxes. Can you imagine how long the staff had to stay behind that day to clean-up? One staffer described the day as “Jurassic Park crazy” as 20,000 people passed through the shop’s doors.
One Twitter user (IramFlorCamacho) that took these photos below summed up the post-Thanksgiving fire sale best: “I hate people.”
Look of the state of the Nike store in this Instagram video below.
Seattle local Larry Downer popped into the shop on Friday to see if he could grab a pair of trainers for his youngest son but was met with disappointing scenes. Speaking to Buzzfeed, he said, “I thought there was an earthquake that happened. It was unreal.”
“We start walking through from aisle to aisle, and you’re walking over orange boxes everywhere,” Downer said. “People were just kicking stuff out of the way.”
We’re glad Black Friday is over.
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