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Wat no black friday??

As the title goes....what no black friday sale ??

There been either zen bonus or ship store discount the last couple of years. Ive got some pocket money to burn and its either internet spaceships or beer!!!
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  • jaguarskxjaguarskx Member Posts: 5,945 Arc User
    edited November 2017
    Black Friday is November 24th, the day after Thanksgiving.

    Additionally, I believe Cryptic makes their official Black Friday announcements at 7:00am PST on that day.
  • salazarrazesalazarraze Member Posts: 3,794 Arc User
    Maybe because it's not black friday?
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  • davefenestratordavefenestrator Member Posts: 10,512 Arc User
    No Christmas sale this week either!

    RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE!
  • ikonn#1068 ikonn Member Posts: 1,449 Arc User
    Black Friday:

    Because only in America, people will trample each other for sales the day after being thankful for what they already have.
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  • lordbeefy7lordbeefy7 Member Posts: 169 Arc User
    Is it not black friday????

    Ive got hunnerds of emails bombarding me that its starting this weekend?? Are my dates off???
  • lordbeefy7lordbeefy7 Member Posts: 169 Arc User
    > @salazarraze said:
    > Maybe because it's not black friday?

    Lol....thats my bad then...lol
  • lordbeefy7lordbeefy7 Member Posts: 169 Arc User
    In my defence im not american....i've just been told that in the uk its black friday today. In USA its after thanksgiving. So imright here but wrong over there..lol
  • lordbeefy7lordbeefy7 Member Posts: 169 Arc User
    > @reyan01 said:
    > lordbeefy7 wrote: »
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    > In my defence im not american....i've just been told that in the uk its black friday today. In USA its after thanksgiving. So imright here but wrong over there..lol
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    > I'm in the UK too. I guess it doesn't help that we don't have anything like Thanksgiving to use as a pointer either. Our retailers just picked up on the oportunity to capitalise on people's willingness to spend money they don't really have on stuff they don't really need if marginal reductions in price are made.

    Lol!
  • leemwatsonleemwatson Member Posts: 5,342 Arc User
    lordbeefy7 wrote: »
    As the title goes....what no black friday sale ??

    There been either zen bonus or ship store discount the last couple of years. Ive got some pocket money to burn and its either internet spaceships or beer!!!

    Wrong day and wrong time plus there is no law saying a company must have a Black Friday at all.
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  • leemwatsonleemwatson Member Posts: 5,342 Arc User
    reyan01 wrote: »
    lordbeefy7 wrote: »
    > @reyan01 said:
    > lordbeefy7 wrote: »
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    > In my defence im not american....i've just been told that in the uk its black friday today. In USA its after thanksgiving. So imright here but wrong over there..lol
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    > I'm in the UK too. I guess it doesn't help that we don't have anything like Thanksgiving to use as a pointer either. Our retailers just picked up on the oportunity to capitalise on people's willingness to spend money they don't really have on stuff they don't really need if marginal reductions in price are made.

    Lol!

    It's true though; I'm sure it was shown, somewhere, that the retailers are quite tactical about these sales and the reductions are actually not that significant.

    Yup, it's common practice for companies to slowly or stealthily put up prices in the lead up to a sale.
    "You don't want to patrol!? You don't want to escort!? You don't want to defend the Federation's Starbases!? Then why are you flying my Starships!? If you were a Klingon you'd be killed on the spot, but lucky for you.....you WERE in Starfleet. Let's see how New Zealand Penal Colony suits you." Adm A. Necheyev.
  • tacticalrooktacticalrook Member Posts: 810 Arc User
    Protip: if the day of the week is a friday and nearly everyone is making mention of "black friday" in the in-game chat, it's black friday.
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  • leemwatsonleemwatson Member Posts: 5,342 Arc User
    reyan01 wrote: »
    leemwatson wrote: »
    lordbeefy7 wrote: »
    As the title goes....what no black friday sale ??

    There been either zen bonus or ship store discount the last couple of years. Ive got some pocket money to burn and its either internet spaceships or beer!!!

    Wrong day and wrong time plus there is no law saying a company must have a Black Friday at all.

    Absolutely. In fact (here in the UK at least) a few stores opted out and didn't acknowledge it at all last year. In at least one case it was openly stated that it was because of the verbal, and in some cases physical, abuse directed toward the store's staff during the 'event'.

    Indeed, I cringe everytime I see a report of the stampedes in America! lol
    "You don't want to patrol!? You don't want to escort!? You don't want to defend the Federation's Starbases!? Then why are you flying my Starships!? If you were a Klingon you'd be killed on the spot, but lucky for you.....you WERE in Starfleet. Let's see how New Zealand Penal Colony suits you." Adm A. Necheyev.
  • lordbeefy7lordbeefy7 Member Posts: 169 Arc User
    > @leemwatson said:

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    > Wrong day and wrong time plus there is no law saying a company must have a Black Friday at all.

    I wasnt suggesting they had to have one...i was expressing surprise there wasnt anything on.

    Agreed regarding the stealth pre sale increases to create 'bargains' tho. Ive certainly seen such practise elsewherr. Re this game tho i would definitely be grabbing a ship or two if we get a 20-25% discount.
  • leemwatsonleemwatson Member Posts: 5,342 Arc User
    lordbeefy7 wrote: »
    > @leemwatson said:

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    > Wrong day and wrong time plus there is no law saying a company must have a Black Friday at all.

    I wasnt suggesting they had to have one...i was expressing surprise there wasnt anything on.

    Agreed regarding the stealth pre sale increases to create 'bargains' tho. Ive certainly seen such practise elsewherr. Re this game tho i would definitely be grabbing a ship or two if we get a 20-25% discount.

    They regularly have sales on throughout the year, and Black Friday will not feature bigger discounts unfortunately.
    "You don't want to patrol!? You don't want to escort!? You don't want to defend the Federation's Starbases!? Then why are you flying my Starships!? If you were a Klingon you'd be killed on the spot, but lucky for you.....you WERE in Starfleet. Let's see how New Zealand Penal Colony suits you." Adm A. Necheyev.
  • avoozuulavoozuul Member Posts: 3,196 Arc User
    edited November 2017
    Some time during the 2016 winter event they had a "Black Friday and Cyber Monday" sale with 25% off everything.
  • evilmark444evilmark444 Member Posts: 6,950 Arc User
    Black Friday:

    Because only in America, people will trample each other for sales the day after being thankful for what they already have.

    In recent years, they even do it the day of being thankful for what they have. Last Thanksgiving I had to run to Wal-Mart cause we had forgotten something for dinner, and I had to wade through a sea of Christmas shoppers to get that one item.
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  • djf021djf021 Member Posts: 1,379 Arc User
    I'm looking forward to the sale (at least I hope there is one) as well. Hopefully will be able buy a couple of ships.
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  • salazarrazesalazarraze Member Posts: 3,794 Arc User
    reyan01 wrote: »
    Maybe because it's not black friday?

    To be fair though, these days I might actually argue that it's an easy mistake to make.
    I mean, over the course of this week I've already received probably nine or ten 'Black Friday' promotional emails from various retailers.

    Besides, it's not like it's an offical holiday or anything. In fact, if anything, it's nothing more than a retail generated greed-fest designed to make people spend money they don't really have on **** they don't really need.
    Yeah lots of retailers use the buzz word combo of "black friday" throughout this time of year to try to manufacture excitement over their offerings.
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  • kiralynkiralyn Member Posts: 1,576 Arc User
    Black Friday:

    Because only in America, people will trample each other for sales the day after being thankful for what they already have.

    In recent years, they even do it the day of being thankful for what they have. Last Thanksgiving I had to run to Wal-Mart cause we had forgotten something for dinner, and I had to wade through a sea of Christmas shoppers to get that one item.

    Yeah, you really have to feel sorry for the retail workers who get told "we need you ON Thanksgiving from 4pm+." And then to add dealing with crazy people on top of that. :/
  • evilmark444evilmark444 Member Posts: 6,950 Arc User
    I bet if you had a time machine it could be black friday

    Or what Cartman did when he couldn't wait three weeks for a Nintendo Wii

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  • szimszim Member Posts: 2,503 Arc User
    We Europeans never had Black Friday - until 2 years ago. Now it seems like every shop in the country has joined in on the sale extravaganza, no matter how small it is. My mailbox and my email inbox are overflowing with advertising material. Most of the sales are starting this weekend and go over the entire next week. It's really more like a 'Black Week'. I can see how the OP got his dates confused because of it.
  • warpangelwarpangel Member Posts: 9,427 Arc User
    szim wrote: »
    We Europeans never had Black Friday - until 2 years ago. Now it seems like every shop in the country has joined in on the sale extravaganza, no matter how small it is. My mailbox and my email inbox are overflowing with advertising material. Most of the sales are starting this weekend and go over the entire next week. It's really more like a 'Black Week'. I can see how the OP got his dates confused because of it.
    I've seen some places even advertise it as "Black Week."
  • nixie50nixie50 Member Posts: 1,268 Arc User
    yeah all the vendors and stores are starting "black friday" a week or two before Thanksgiving.
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  • totenmettotenmet Member Posts: 592 Arc User
    I dont like the words BLACK friday. Same as i dont like the words BLACK Pete. They should change those discriminating wordings.
  • xyquarzexyquarze Member Posts: 2,114 Arc User
    Luckily, here it doesn't seem to be a thing at all. So maybe not all Europeans are in this.
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  • saber1973asaber1973a Member Posts: 1,224 Arc User
    Correct me if i'm wrong.
    The "Black Friday" was when some people died in some supermarket because of panic (too much people, panic, mob mentality... and we have tragedy).
    Now shops everywhere set up sales on the "Black Friday" to get as many people to buy from them as possible...
    ...
    :o
    Are the shops not afraid of repeating the history?
  • tarran61tarran61 Member Posts: 827 Arc User
    djf021 wrote: »
    I'm looking forward to the sale (at least I hope there is one) as well. Hopefully will be able buy a couple of ships.
    Me too.
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