From CNNMoney.com: Dirty secrets of Black Friday ‘doorbusters’
Here’s a Black Friday reality check: Of the hordes of pre-dawn shoppers who line up for hours outside stores on the day after Thanksgiving, most will not bag the best bargains that appear in merchants’ circulars.
Look at the fine print that appears next to an advertised “doorbuster deal” at the bottom of the page in this year’s circulars.
It will either say “While supplies last,” “Minimum 2 per store,” “No rainchecks” or “All items are available in limited quantities.”
“C’mon guys. Give me a break,” said Dworsky. “How can you be the size of a retailer like Sears and only get a minimum of five per store, yet devote big space in your circular to advertise that deal?
This is a pretty sleazy practice and is bad business. Is the ill will generated by not having adequate supplies worth the frenzy?