Much as iPad shoppers want nothing to do with frenzied Apple camp-outs, Black Friday, with its storming crowds and trampling masses, appears to spook off consumers just the same. Indeed, one of the most peculiar news stories last fall was the opportunism of many unemployed Americans, who were offering their services to shop for other Yankees scared off by the Black Friday madness. One woman reportedly charged a flat rate of $150 to line up at stores like Target and Best Buy for the day, snatching all the deals for whoever hired her. This particular satellite shopper made it clear she couldn't guarantee every item that was asked for, but for an extra fifty bucks she'd gift-wrap your goods and drop them off personally.
Aug.22 -- Bloomberg “Money Clip” Host Adam Johnson reports on some tennis stars loading up on the calories before the U.S. Open. (Source: Bloomberg)
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- 3 days – I'm an unpacking MACHINE!
- I need a full month just to figure out where to put everything!
- 3 months – I use the boxes as end tables!
- NEVER! I still haven't unpacked everything from the last move.