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This paper presents a history of the Black Friday shopping day, reviewing its origins, how it has evolved, its economic implications, and negative consequences. In particular the paper focuses on actual tragedies that took place as a result of Black Friday and the copious amounts of money spent during black Friday spending sprees.
From the Paper:|Some victims of Black Friday didn't get away so lucky. "One of the most famous Black Friday murders occurred in 2008 at a Walmart in Long Island, New York. (http://www.ranker.com/list/13-most-brutal-black-friday-injuries-and-deaths/john-barryman)." The incident occurred when the crowds continued to grow outside the store's closed doors. The crowd grew impatient and anxious. Unfortunately these shoppers ended up to be cold-blooded killers. That day, the store didn't even officially open. Five minutes before the Walmart was scheduled to unlock their doors, the crowd began repeatedly ramming themselves into the secured entrance way. They chanted "Push the doors in!" over and over as the crowd that stood 2,000 shoppers strong began pushing with all their strength. The hinges eventually gave way and were snapped right off. The entrance way was trampled and unfortunately so was a 34-year-old temporary employee named Jdimytai Damour. Many other Walmart employees did their best to hold back the crowds while trying to supply aid to the man who was being repeatedly stomped on. It wasn't successful since the crowd was too broad and too strong."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Barryman, J. (n.d.) The Worst Black Friday Injuries and Deaths of All Time. Ranker. Retrieved
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- Caminiti, Susan. (1993, June 28). The Billionaires What $1 Billion Can Buy. CNN Money.
- Retrieved from http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/1993/06/28/78
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Killer Deals (2014, May 20) Retrieved January 27, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/killer-deals-153867/
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