The Darker Side of Black Friday

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by john m flores, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
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  2. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    That's hilarious! :rofl:
     
  3. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    Ha. Just a grain of truth as some of us abandon our well used cameras for the latest and greatest releases.
     
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    that one hits a bit too close to home for me. It's pretty sad, actually.
     
  5. entropic remnants

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    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Ha ha! I didn't realize that I was a serial victimizer as I went through my camera systems. I'm a bad boy...
     
  6. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    LMAO! "Owner wrote he needs a backup ..."

    LOL!!
     
  7. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    I should be made to sign a serial offenders register or something...
     
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  8. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Great stuff.
     
  9. zapatista

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    Denver, Colorado
    Mike
    The EOS M article is well done in an Onion-ish way.
     
  10. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    Hysterical. (grin)
     
  11. Archiver

    Archiver SC Top Veteran

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    Melbourne, Australia
    Thanks a lot for that, it's a hilarious article. The whole website is like The Onion directed at the photographic industry.

    But there's a ring of truth in the satire, and like Ray, I'm a bit taken aback at how accurate it is for me, too. I don't sell any gear, but it goes into a shelf, and sometimes later to trusted family. They never need to buy cameras; they just wait a year or so and they get a nice Canon G or S series from me. But it's not all bad; when I visit, my old cameras still recognize me and we go out to play sometimes, and they have a happy home. :biggrin:
     
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  12. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Black Friday for Black humour. It was sad. I can anthropomorphise my cameras too and now I feel dreadful. K-5 is coming out with me, next.
     
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  13. TheRubySusan

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    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    Ruby
    Hey, guys, this isn't funny. ;-) I'm getting my first paycheck from my new (very) part time job and wondering how much I can put pack toward a "back up body." All I can say in my defense is, I got the D40 in 2008, not 2012!
     
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  14. Yeats

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    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    !!!!!CONGRATS!!!!! :whoo:
     
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  15. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    very sneaky of you John......not telling us that this was your new website. Good thing no one put it down.
     
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  16. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Yeah, I was a bit nervous about that, but I wanted to get unfiltered opinions of the site.

    Besides, I didn't make it too hard to figure it out - the site's in my sig.

    I'm glad you folks like it. I'm doing more and more writing these days and thought that nobody was writing about cameras satirically. Those that compared it to The Onion are spot on-that's the inspiration for it.

    Stay tuned, there's more coming!
     
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  17. TheRubySusan

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    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    Ruby
    Duh - you never want me to be the only witness to a crime that impacts you adversely! Good site - I also read the one about the man who got the new lens and I especially liked the one about the photographer whose wife only thought he'd only taken one good photo!
     
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  18. drd1135

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    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I missed that completely. It's a very entertaining website. I even bookmarked it.
     
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  19. Lawrence A.

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    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    I'm happy to say my E-M5 is safe for the time being, and that I did not go to a single store -- on or off line -- on black Friday. On principle -- and because I was afraid of being crushed under a stampeding crowd if I left the house. I am now officially in my "bah-humbug, to hell with them" frame of mind. And though the holidays have their good points, going to malls is not one of them. So I don't. I won't even drive within three blocks of a mall for the next month.

    All I can say is :

    GOD HELP US, EVERY ONE.
     
  20. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Good stuff, John. I've bookmarked your new site.
     
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