Being that i work in investment banking and banks or investment banking firms are not allowed to be closed for 4 days in a row I have always worked on black friday, so I've never participated in the whole "black friday" shopping experience. I was curious to know what the hype is all about are prices really that low that people must be lined up at 4am to get in to stores, I mean what are we talking about here 30%, 40% off all merchandise? I'm talking in general i guess not any particular business. I mean I cant see stores taking off more than 10-15% off popular mainstream products, but maybe i'm wrong the way people talk about black friday you would think that everything in every store is like half off lol. so can anyone clue me in on what goes on out there?