In 1981, Milton Bradley released Bargain Hunter, a board game which allowed players to experience the joys of shopping for discounts while also learning about the risks of credit cards. The object of the game is to furnish an apartment with specific items while staying within a budget. If you’re able to buy everything…
It’s an all too common story: Two years ago, My father dragged me out of bed and onto the parking lot of Best Buy. It’ll be fun, he said. It’s an experience, he said. Televisions ran out an hour before we reached the front of the line. Like many of you, I said never again. So, from the comfort of your bed, peruse the…
Category-wide sales on Amazon are few and far between, and this is one of the most wide-ranging discounts they’ve ever offered: Promo code HOLIDAY30 will take 30% off any physical book they sell, up to $10.
As you hash out your Black Friday attack plan, remember some of the deals you’re getting aren’t actually deals. Specifically, if you’re headed to a Kate Spade outlet, that cute purse shaped like a playing card was never really sold for the higher original price listed on the price tag—the tricks they play, eh?
The War on Christmas is ramping up: another large chain, H&M, plans to close its doors on one of the biggest shopping days of the year.
America has turned Black Friday (and wringing its hands about Black Friday) into a national sport. But it seems the U.K. has one-upped us, with the invention of "Panic Saturday." Now that's my kind of retail phenomenon. EVERYBODY FREAK OUT AND START STOCKPILING FROZEN DOLLS, THIS IS NOT A DRILL, SIREN JINGLE ALL THE…
If you're trying to spend your holiday season rediscovering your faith in humanity, it's probably best that you not think about how 30,000 people collectively spent $180,000 buying actual boxes of shit from a card game company.
A Fort Worth, Tex., woman found dead in her burned apartment is now believed to have been bound, strangled to death, and set on fire with what appears to have been rubbing alcohol by two former coworkers.
It's Thanksgiving evening, roughly 7:30 p.m. "Are you sure you don't want to bail?" my mother-in-law asks, with barely concealed concern, as we approach the exit for the Secaucus, New Jersey Walmart. I promise I'll text updates and swear that if something goes hideously awry and I'm marooned in a sea of big-box…
Black Friday sales kind of sucked this year, but that doesn't mean the retail business is doomed.
A man shot a 22-year-old woman on Friday at a Nordstrom's department store in Chicago, then turned the gun on himself.
In a beautiful gesture of reverse colonization (I mean, kinda) this year marks the very first time British retailers are participating in the American tradition of Black Friday. And it looks like the Brits are naturals at it—they've even taken to the standard trampling over each other and "mini-riots" Black Friday is
It's Black Friday, which means at this very moment hundreds of thousands of shoppers are cramming themselves into malls across this great nation for the annual Walmart Hunger Games, where one person walks away with an HDTV and everyone loses.
In the wake of the grand jury decision not to charge Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, activists are encouraging black consumers to turn to economic activism and boycott the busiest shopping day of the year.
Many people believe that a day will come when all hell breaks loose and all civilization goes to shit—a veritable doomsday. But let's be real. That day comes every year, and it's called Black Friday. This silly trailer from Nacho Punch truly nails the psychological thriller that is shopping on Black Friday.