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Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by BAK, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. BAK

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    25 November 2011 Last updated at 18:17 ET
    US Black Friday marred by shootings, pepper-sprayings

    Many shoppers were looking for bargains in what are tough economic times
    The start of the US holiday shopping season was marred by shootings and pepper-sprayings as bargain-hunters stampeded stores.
    The violence gave a whole new meaning to Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when many retailers move out of the red and into the black.
    The incidents, including at least two robberies, mostly took place at branches of the store chain Walmart.
    Half of the entire US population is expected to hit the shops this weekend.
    Many stores had crowds rushing in as they opened at midnight - several hours earlier than they usually do - on the busiest shopping day of the year.
    Gunfire The openings were mostly peaceful, but there were ugly scenes in some places as crowds competed for goods.
    One of the most dramatic incidents happened in a Walmart store in Los Angeles, where police are using CCTV footage to hunt for a woman who used pepper spray on crowds competing for Xbox 360s.
    "They [staff] were opening a package to try to get some Xboxes from a crate and this lady pepper-sprayed a whole bunch of people in order to gain an advantage over the Xboxes," a local police sergeant said.
    In the most violent incident, a man is in a stable but critical condition in hospital after being shot in the early hours as he left a Walmart with a group of people in San Leandro, California, when they resisted two armed robbers who demanded their purchases
    Elsewhere:
    • A man was reportedly detained for resisting arrest after a fight at the jewellery counter in the early hours at a Walmart in Kissimmee, Florida
    • Police are looking for two suspects after gunfire erupted early on Friday at a shopping centre in Fayetteville, North Carolina; there were no reports of injuries
    • Security workers reportedly used pepper spray on shoppers who began grabbing at goods before they were unloaded from pallets at a Walmart in Kinston, North Carolina
    • A woman was shot in the foot by a robber as she loaded her purchases into her car in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; the gunman fled as one of the victim's companions brandished a revolver and fired warning shots
    Bargain-hunters were lured by an array of so-called "door-buster" deals of up to 70% off on big-screen televisions, video games and toys.
    Analysts said that with the best deals focussed on must-have electronic items, demand - and competition - was strong and tensions were to be expected.
    "The more the people, the more the occurrences," Marshal Cohen of market research firm The NPD Group told the Associated Press.
    Occupy Black Friday Target, Best Buy and Macy's were among the stores that opened at midnight, while Gap and Toys R Us opened on Thanksgiving itself.
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    Occupy Wall Street protesters called for a boycott of Macy's

    Protests were planned in a number of cities urging people to boycott national chains on Black Friday.
    Several Occupy activists demonstrated outside New York's flagship Macy's, but they could not put off more than 9,000 people who had queued for the store's midnight opening.
    Nelson Sepulveda, a New York building superintendent, was the first in line at a Manhattan Best Buy store having queued for 28 hours before it opened.
    He wanted to get his hands on a 42-in LCD television for $200 (£130) and other items, Reuters news agency reported.
    For the past six years, a combination of increasingly early opening times and enticing deals have helped make the day after Thanksgiving the biggest shopping day in the US.
    About 152 million people were expected to visit stores in search of bargains this weekend - up 10% from last year - according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).
    But despite the large crowds, some expert observers said there was no indication spending levels were particularly high, noting that teenagers made up much of the crowd at the huge Mall of America complex in Minneapolis.

    Crowds thronged the Thanksgiving parade in New York on Thursday

    Consumer spending accounts for about 70% of US economic activity, so economists will be watching the retail bonanza closely.
    Between 25-40% of annual US retail sales take place during November and December.
    Analysts say a powerful start to the shopping season could cheer employment prospects in the retail sector, which supports about a quarter of all jobs in the US.
    Retail hiring for the season has still not yet rebounded to its 2005 pre-recession peak of 642,000 workers, according to the NRF.
     
  2. Gaijin

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    Shop until you drop dead?!

    Lazima nyote mshop siku hiyo?
     
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    Oh man..went to the mall today and that place was jam packed!
     
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    G kuna kuwa na bargains za kufa mtu hata mpaka 70% lakini uwe tayari na varangati za kila aina kama hizo ulizoziona hapo juu.
     
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    kumbe sio waswahili tu
    ambao wanakimbilia bei chee?????
    ni dunia nzima naona....
    ukitaka wateja wapigane vikumbo,vunja bei lol
     
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    Mimi siendi mall kukiwa na bargain.

    To me shopping is a therapy of a sort, I want to do it with leisure so I don't mind having to pay extra for it

    Kuna rafiki yangu mmoja alikuwa wa design ya kulala nje mall kusubiri ifunguliwe!! Siwezi na kibaridi hichi ku-miss usingizi for 200 $
     
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    Na wewe hupitwi!!
     
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    Mhhhh! G! I agree with you, but some they don't have the ability to pay extra when it comes to very expensive items e.g. HD TV (large screen)
     
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    Sikukesha mstarini mimi. Nilienda regular hours kwa raha zangu lakini bado mtu zilikuwa kibwena kulinganisha na siku za kawaida.

    Ila kuna totoz bana...yaani hadi unasikia raha!
     
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    Ulisikia ya yule mwanamke aliyewapulizia pepper spray wenzake kule Cali? Lol
     
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    totoz lol
    unaweza kukuta real shoppers ni chini ya 50 percent..lol
     
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    Nimesikia....dah!! inabidi uwe na silaha kwenda kufanya shopping :):)

     
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    Bubu my friend, am I lying kuhusu totoz kwenye malls? Lol....
     
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    Ngabu una ukame kiasi hicho kumbe! Nilijua na hii holiday utakuwa umejichimbia kona na mtoto hatari kumbe mpaka ukakodowe macho mall!! Khaaaa

    :p
     
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    Kwa kweli ni zaidi ya hapo kwa sababu kukuta mtu hajabeba walau kimfuko cha rambo ni nadra. Ila ndo hivyo tena...yaani totoz utadhani uko kwenye mbuga ya wanyama...kila dizaini na sampuli.
     
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    No you're not lying, halafu ni totoz za kila rangi.
     
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    hata mimi nilifikiri atakuwa na collection ya hatari iko ready
    ni suala la ku choose na ku call....lol
     
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    Hivi unajua nimekuwa off kwenye boksi tokea lini? Inafikia mahali unachoka kujichimbia inabidi ukasuuze macho na eye candy ili upate mzuka zaidi
     
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    Haaaaa G!!!! nani kakufundisha hii lugha ya jukwaa la wakubwa? Sikujua kama unayajua maneno kama haya :):)
     
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