Big 1897 Black Friday Items


Why wouldn’t you wait in line for a chance to battle for neck tie lamp?

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19 Comments

  1. HummusMagnate

    November 25, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    No slaves?

    • CryBaby28

      November 25, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      @HummusMagnate
       1897 genius….they were well on their way to the Presidency by then.

    • AnthonyLoman

      November 25, 2012 at 6:51 pm

      @HummusMagnate   Do you think when the tide was turning against the South had big clearance sales on all their unsold slaves? I bet their were some great deals around 1864!

  2. DeathProof

    November 25, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    $2.75?! That’s a year’s pay! What do I look like my last name’s “Rockefeller?!”

  3. vegascable

    November 25, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    What happened to the battery powered devices for the ladies that helped them with their ” hysteria”?

  4. mrmjohn

    November 25, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    $6.00 bike light for $2.50. Is that like the Hardees $6.00 burger for $3.50?

  5. RFGvac

    November 25, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I just learned that the term “Black Friday” was coined because it was supposed to move retailers from the red into the black for the year.

    • JoshFromEaston

      November 25, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      @RFGvac It turns out that’s a myth, apparently one retailers adopted to take away the negative connotations of crowds and violence: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-11-20/the-branding-of-black-friday

    • mistawag

      November 25, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      @RFGvac I thought it was because of the watts riots.

      • DeathProof

        November 25, 2012 at 8:25 pm

        @mistawag  @RFGvac It started during the bubonic plague or “black death”. That’s what I heard.

      • Beer

        November 25, 2012 at 8:30 pm

        @DeathProof @mistawag @RFGvac It called black Friday because the prices are so low it feels like your stealing

      • Beer

        November 25, 2012 at 8:30 pm

        ‘re

  6. SkilledDayLabor

    November 25, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I love the phase Electrical Novelties – Hook this to your balls and…

  7. seamus98

    November 25, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    23 skadoo

  8. Gunner

    November 26, 2012 at 6:44 am

    The dream of the 90’s is alive in Portland!

  9. Docintoxicated

    November 26, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    “Say Fuck You to Nicola Tesla with These Great Edison Products!”

  10. BadNewsJeff

    November 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Table lamp technology has changed very little since 1897.  I think I have that same lamp on my desk right now.

  11. Aria Taint

    November 26, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    • bmqq316

      November 26, 2012 at 2:09 pm

      @Aria Taint There was a large number of females with chain related left thigh injuries that year.