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17 Black Friday Stories That Will Make You Lose Faith In Humanity

The crushing forces of reckless capitalism can force people to become monsters, especially when there are discounted electronics at stake.

Posted on November 28, 2013, at 10:36 p.m. ET

Americans have been lined up for days already, waiting patiently outside malls and major retailers in eager anticipation of the annual Black Friday sales, ready to grab consumer goods for slight discounts from their secretly inflated prices, because this is the economy now.Missing Thanksgiving dinner and freezing to near-death does not a happy customer make, and so, quite often, stores descend into pure madness once the doors open. A recent Reddit thread collected many nightmare memories from Black Fridays past earlier this week, and we've selected some of the best/most awful stories as a note of warning/sociological study.Enjoy?
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Americans have been lined up for days already, waiting patiently outside malls and major retailers in eager anticipation of the annual Black Friday sales, ready to grab consumer goods for slight discounts from their secretly inflated prices, because this is the economy now.

Missing Thanksgiving dinner and freezing to near-death does not a happy customer make, and so, quite often, stores descend into pure madness once the doors open. A recent Reddit thread collected many nightmare memories from Black Fridays past earlier this week, and we've selected some of the best/most awful stories as a note of warning/sociological study.

Enjoy?

1. Is that a lobster in your pants? (Yes, it is)

2. Old ladies battling for a... $5 calculator

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3. They go right for the neck

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4. No time for bathroom breaks

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5. Don't mess with grandma

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6. Always knew the Furby was evil

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7. This is actually terrifying :(

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8. BEAR MACE!

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Take a breather, it only gets more intense...

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9. Screwed through the side entry

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10. Some work 20-hour shifts!

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11. Some people are sick in the head

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12. Actually this person was a genius

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13. The thought was nice?

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14. This country is going to the dogs

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15. Tis never the season...

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16. The brute!

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17. And the worst horror story of all time

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