The most incredible thing is that there were better deals to be found online from the comfort of your home. Black Friday lives off the hype from years gone by when there actually were incredible deals to be found in stores. But this is 2012 and the weeks of Black Friday and Cyber Monday belong to the internet.
Brick and mortar stores have long ago decided that it’s not worth competing with Amazon on price because savvy shoppers will still shop from Amazon and the stupid shoppers will still come out to the stores, even if the deals stink. People camped out in some places for a week at Best Buy or WalMart for deals they could’ve obtained online with no fighting and without tax in most states as well.