Comments for: Black Friday shoppers brave cold, crowds for sales at Maine Mall VIDEO AND POLL Black Friday shoppers brave cold, crowds for sales at Maine Mall All waiting to pour through the doors when they parted at the stroke of midnight. Read More Kittery outlets common target for organized thieves on Black Friday For some, Black Friday trumps Thanksgiving Back to story → Guidelines for posting on bangordailynews.com The Bangor Daily News and the Bangor Publishing Co. encourage comments about stories, but you must follow our terms of service. Keep it civil and stay on topic No vulgarity, racial slurs, name-calling or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. The primary rule here is pretty simple: Treat others with the same respect you'd want for yourself. Here are some guidelines (see more): It should be noted this is not a comprehensive list. Don't insult one another or the subjects of BDN stories. 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Quite often, we won't see a comment until it's reported. Questions about why a comment was — or wasn't — deleted? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your username and where you posted or saw the comment. That's about it: Stick to writing about the stories; be civil; be kind; enlighten your neighbors. And we'll keep moderating posts to try to ensure everyone meets those standards. Mathew Equality Martin I did not go shopping last night or this morning nor will I at all this Black Friday. I am promoting SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY! to ensure that my money is going back into my community. I hope that many others join me! Anonymous Voucher selling? That’s a whole new low huh? I went one time to the overnight shopping. By the time I got into the store, the TV’s that were on sale were gone. They only have like 6 or 7 per store of each sale item and I didn’t realize that before I went…I will never, never, ever, ever go again…really not worth the trouble! Anonymous They only sold vouchers this year? I’ve seen years (reported in news) where people sold their place in line. I’ve never participated in BF and never will. Anonymous What the hell is wrong with people? Police to prevent “scrums and scuffles?” what a lack of respect. Anonymous Interviewer Q: Why are you standiing in line, in the cold at 3am? Respondent A: Becuase the television told us to. Interviewer Q: Do you think that Christmas has become too commercialized? Resondent A: Oh yeah abosolutley. Interviewer Q: So why are you here? Respondent A: Becuase the television told us to. Superuser23 Black Friday: Where people get suckered into great deals retailers can’t have any other time of the year, and by the time they get in the store, the item they want is gone anyways. Anonymous Zombies, Must Shop, Must Shop, Must Shop. Fill your house with crap. The retailers did a good job this year in telling Zombies that they, Must Shop, Must Shop, Must Shop… there really is an ap for that, LOL!!! Anonymous Yep. And it’s the same message they play every year….. to the same crowd. The rest of us are home tucked in our warm beds digesting that late night piece of pie. Anonymous The good news. The state of Maine prevents us from opening on Thanksgiving, so we have to let you stay home with your family. The bad news. You have to come in at midnight to keep your minimum wage job. Gerald Oleson I shop; therefore, I am…Now pathetic. Kathleen March Best Buy did not open until 3 am? What a lazy bunch? Am waiting for the time this will backfire and people will get a life – meaning, they will not see spending money on demand as either necessary or entertaining. I need a few gifts, and am making them. They are one-of-a-kind and much more personal. The rest of the world must be getting a big laugh out of all the idiocy around buybuybuy. Anonymous I’m with you. I’ll bet most people can’t name two presents they got on Christmas by the following July. Guest Black Friday… a generally nasty event attended by crazy people. Anonymous Drink the Koolaide,Sheeple,thats right,drink up! Andrea Rouda Black Friday comes to Freeport! http://arouda.blogspot.com/2012/11/hand-warmers-for-hubby.html Anonymous Mindless consumer sheep… First they all line up at the polls, now they all line up to shop… The very epitome of what is wrong with this country. Anybody that is ‘proud to be an American’ these days has got something seriously wrong with them. This country is F*****D! Anonymous BK is a rip off an people fall for it . Anonymous Gimmee , gimmee, gimmee… The sound lemmings make as they go over the cliff. Anonymous There are several reasons why I don’t shop on Black Friday. First, there is more hype than the amount of merchadise at the advertised prices. Second, I would rather pay off my mortgage than fill my house with more gadgets, goodies, and bling. Anonymous And, we in BANGOR need to know about Black Friday in South Portland? Why? No stores open in BANGOR?