If there's anything indicative of North Americans' lust for consumerism, it's Black Friday.
Long considered the official start of the holiday shopping season, the Friday after American Thanksgiving has become the biggest shopping day of the year in the U.S.
Eager shoppers have begun taking a pass on turkey and stuffing to start lining up outside retailers on Thanksgiving Day. Ah yes, if there's anything to be grateful for, it's rock-bottom prices on big-screen TVs or Xbox Ones. Their founding fathers would be so proud.
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And with deluge of rabid bargain-seekers comes violence. It's become an annual tradition to record video of Wal-Mart shoppers wrestling and punching to get their hands on bargains. In Chicago, an accused shoplifter was shot. In California, a police officer suffered aRead More »from Black Friday: Is it worth it?