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Travis Dent hopes Black Friday just dies, not least because it's already killed seven people. "The only thing 'doorbuster' deals has going for it is novelty," said Dent, a Web developer who also runs Black Friday Death Count, a website that clocks the injuries and fatalities that happen on the biggest shopping day of the year. "And it's only a matter of time before that wears out."
If statistics are any indicator, Dent may get his wish sooner than later.