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#21 lanforod

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 01:33 PM

Mad dogs ski and snowboard in Abbotsford used to run a promo like that. Buy a pair of skis or a snowboard, and if it snows on Christmas day, you get it free. The odds a the time of the promo was 11%.



#22 AllseeingEye

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 01:42 PM

Remember a tire brand did that here? Pay No Dough if it Doesn't Snow.

I do! And as per the post above I'd likely take that bet today since the odds for "no snow" on Christmas Day in Victoria are even less than Abbotsford, I think about 8% if memory serves.



#23 Gary H

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 12:21 PM

How fulfillment is done, Amazon style.

 

http://youtu.be/tMpsMt7ETi8



#24 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 03:28 PM

I guess July 15th is becoming a thing in the US.  Or it will be.

 

http://money.cnn.com...rime-day-sales/

 

http://www.newsweek....day-sale-353669


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 09:39 PM

Here we go again.

 

Canada has nothing to do with Black Friday never has never will.

 

In the US Thanksgiving Holiday is the biggest Holiday of the year. Yes more than Christmas and Black Friday is a day off for many as an extra long weekend.

 

In Canada its a normal weekday after another weekday.

 

There will be no huge line ups anywhere in this city because there will be no deals to be had.

This advertising is a way to attract a few misguided individuals.

 

To me this is just a sign to get people in not an Event and a waited for day like south of the line.

 

 

 

 

 

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#26 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 05:54 AM

I'm all for it.
<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#27 spanky123

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 06:33 AM

Until the word 'sale' stops eliciting interest in consumers, clever marketers will continue to find uses for it!



#28 lanforod

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 08:15 AM

Here we go again.

 

Canada has nothing to do with Black Friday never has never will.

 

In the US Thanksgiving Holiday is the biggest Holiday of the year. Yes more than Christmas and Black Friday is a day off for many as an extra long weekend.

 

In Canada its a normal weekday after another weekday.

 

There will be no huge line ups anywhere in this city because there will be no deals to be had.

This advertising is a way to attract a few misguided individuals.

 

To me this is just a sign to get people in not an Event and a waited for day like south of the line.

 

In the US sense, you're right. However, it's been creeping north of the border for a while, just like our Boxing day has been creeping south.



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Posted 16 November 2015 - 10:25 AM

Its creeping but will never be what it is in the states as a previous caller stated the use of the word Sale is vague and is bait for the gullible.



#30 Daveyboy

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 11:06 AM

I saved $630 on a one-day price on a trip last year.  The price was posted online and my local travel agent matched it ( a company policy)  but she couldn't believe the savings.  I checked the price regularly for many months before and after on multiple sites/local companies and still did not find a price anywhere close to the Black Friday special.  So it depends on the product.



#31 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 01:02 PM

Locally, I can only really see Mayfair (350 mystery envelopes with discounts) and Bay Centre (first 200 get a free Earls lunch) doing anything.


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 02:32 PM

Black Friday in the US is like what Boxing day in Canada was 20 years ago.

Black Friday in Canada is Like what Boxing Day is in the US now. Lame boring basically non existant except for maybe a few stores in 3 or 4 cities in the country



#33 Daveyboy

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 03:05 PM

I think online sales will reflect some serious sale prices.



#34 LJ

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 07:06 PM

In the US some of the prices are incredible, $150 for a 49" LED HDTV, $799 for a 60" ultra hd 4k TV, can't afford not to pick a couple up.


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#35 lanforod

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 11:04 AM

In the US some of the prices are incredible, $150 for a 49" LED HDTV, $799 for a 60" ultra hd 4k TV, can't afford not to pick a couple up.

 

Those are wait in line type specials though?



#36 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 12:19 PM

Here we go again.

 

Canada has nothing to do with Black Friday never has never will.

 

There will be no huge line ups anywhere in this city because there will be no deals to be had.

 

 

 

 

 

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At 7am tomorrow at least 200 people will be lined up at the Bay Centre.  And I suspect close to 350 at Mayfair to get their mystery savings envelopes too.

 

Look, I do not know why ANY retailer would not grab a hold of all the free exposure and education that comes with this event, spilling over from the US media.

 

You maybe hate it, but when the biggest retailing country in the world gets worked up about it, and we hear all about it due to our following US media, I think it's worth getting into.


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#37 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 12:22 PM

 

There will be no huge line ups anywhere in this city because there will be no deals to be had.

 

Except every single thing sold at Mayfair is also 25% off, when you buy a $100 Mayfair gift card for $75.  And you can buy up to 4.


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<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#38 jonny

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 04:21 PM

Black Friday in the US is like what Boxing day in Canada was 20 years ago.

Black Friday in Canada is Like what Boxing Day is in the US now. Lame boring basically non existant except for maybe a few stores in 3 or 4 cities in the country

 

Places like Best Buy and Wal Mart are advertising Black Friday sales so I think it's going to be a bit more than a few stores in 3 or 4 cities throughout all of Canada.



#39 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 04:24 PM

This is also the first year in a while Canadian retailers did not expect significant flight to the US for deals.
<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#40 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 04:25 PM

A survey showed as many as 1.2m Canadians were planning to call in sick for it, and another 6m plan to shop tomorrow.
<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

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