Target Credit Card Database Hacked; Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Presents

On Thursday, Target announced that a credit and debit card security breach has affected more than 40 million of their customers. Online hackers broke into the retailer's database the day before Thanksgiving and squirreled around in there until Dec. 15, reports the New York Times. Then the retail giant's officials said… » 12/19/13 10:00am 12/19/13 10:00am

Is Your Shitty Boss Making You Work Thanksgiving? Vent About It Here.

There's something particularly awful about forcing your employees to work on Thanksgiving — a secular holiday that's all about being thankful for what you have — all so that other people can buy a whole bunch of shit that they probably don't need. And yet that's exactly what retailers across the country will be doing… » 11/27/13 1:10pm 11/27/13 1:10pm

Wal Mart Employees Planning Black Friday Walk Out Because They're Tired…

In this nation's continuing failure to heed the lessons of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas, American retailers are planning on starting their Black Friday sales so early that their already put-upon employees will be forced to leave their family Thanksgiving celebrations so that they can tend to the… » 11/19/12 2:30pm 11/19/12 2:30pm

Pepper-Spraying Black Friday Shopper Gets Even More Crazy, Threatens To…

If you thought the tale of the California woman who pepper sprayed other Walmart shoppers during a Black Friday stampede was the most "only in America" story of the season, prepare yourself to feel a surge of patriotic pride. Now she's considering filing a lawsuit against the store. Authorities say 32-year-old… » 12/12/11 10:30am 12/12/11 10:30am

Angry Black Friday Mob Loots Hollister Store


It may not have involved pepper spray, but things still got plenty ugly at the Hollister store in New York City early Friday morning. The problem began when people lined up outside the store mistakenly thinking it was going to open at midnight for the chain's Black Friday sale. Only this particular store wasn't part… » 11/27/11 1:05pm 11/27/11 1:05pm

President Obama Wins The Hearts Of Bookworms Everywhere


Yesterday President Obama upped his nerdy dad cred considerably when he took Sasha and Malia shopping at a local independent bookstore. They visited Kramerbooks, which is just a few blocks from the White House, as part of small business Saturday, an effort to get people to shop at local businesses after the big box… » 11/27/11 12:05pm 11/27/11 12:05pm

Everyone Dodged Black Friday In Favor Of Shopping Online, Salespeople…

I had to run some post-Thanksgiving errands yesterday, aka Black Friday, the day we all must fear, the day on which we will all be trampled and punched in the face by everyone we come in contact with because we're all shopping for the exact same thing or something. I knew this. I just didn't care. » 11/26/11 12:05pm 11/26/11 12:05pm

Extreme Couponer Will Bargain-Shop For 11 Hours Straight Tonight

Joni Meyer-Crothers from TLC's Extreme Couponing has put together a 11-hour,13-person plot to go ballistic on J.C. Penney's, Target, Costco, and a bunch of other stores tonight. She'll start at midnight and wind things up at around 11 am tomorrow, and you know what? The stuff isn't going directly into her basement… » 11/24/11 11:00am 11/24/11 11:00am

Eff Being A Black Friday Zombie, Hungry For Saaaaales

It's Black Friday again, so I guess everyone, especially parents, will be running around like a bunch of assholes looking for the Hot Shit Holiday Toy of 2011/12. Normally I would have slept right through this day without so much as a raised smirk in its honor, so oblivious to the hassle I was. See, it's a multi-part… » 11/22/11 12:00pm 11/22/11 12:00pm

Forget Black Friday, This Season It's All About Brown Thursday

Analysts at MasterCard are projecting that this year, Americans will for the first time ever spend more than $20 billion on Black Friday — barring extreme weather or other acts of God. And while some retailers' plans to open on the holiday itself have drawn popular ire, customer feedback motivated at least one chain… » 11/21/11 2:40pm 11/21/11 2:40pm

Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Used To Annoy Shoppers Into Spending Money At…


Just when you thought you'd finally exorcised Rebecca Black's musical aneurysm "Friday" from your ears, the most obnoxious store in the mall has decided to employ the most annoying song in history in trying to convince you to go shopping on the most stressful day of the year. Get it? Rebecca Black Friday. I'll take… » 11/21/11 1:25pm 11/21/11 1:25pm

Retailers To People Who Don't Care To Shop At 11pm On Thanksgiving:…

People used to joke about Christmas decorations going up before Halloween, but now some stores are starting to promote holiday deals just as back-to-school season is ending. In addition to the fact that seeing tree ornaments and dreidels next to pumpkins and candy corn is emotionally disturbing, this year people seem… » 11/16/11 10:10am 11/16/11 10:10am

Super Shoppers Wage War Against Black Friday

In recent years, Black Friday "doorbuster" sales have gotten nuttier and nuttier. Doors open at 5 am— no! 4 am! Flat screen TV's only 10 cents if you punch at least 3 store employees in the face! Now, some retailers are attempting to attract shoppers by starting their sales on Thanksgiving Day, a move that's being met… » 11/11/11 7:45pm 11/11/11 7:45pm