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Posted: 11/29/2014 10:16:18 PM EDT

Police have been called to supermarkets across the UK amid crowd surges as people hunt for "Black Friday" offers.

Greater Manchester Police appealed for calm after attending seven Tesco shops, at which three men were arrested and a woman was hit by a falling television.

The force said the issues were "totally predictable" and it was "disappointed" by shop security. Tesco said only a "small number" of stores were affected.
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Why is England bothering with the day after Thanksgiving? It means absolutely nothing there; it's Friday.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:17:17 PM EDT
capitalism baby!
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:30:18 PM EDT


Boxing Day is such a rousing success that they wanted to expand.


Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:38:36 PM EDT
This article explains Black Friday in the UK. I found it earlier in the week after a British frugal blogger I follow was mentioning Black Friday. I never knew it had spread to the UK.

Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:39:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/29/2014 10:48:29 PM EDT by Kaygee]
Originally Posted By sigp226:

Police have been called to supermarkets across the UK amid crowd surges as people hunt for "Black Friday" offers.

Greater Manchester Police appealed for calm after attending seven Tesco shops, at which three men were arrested and a woman was hit by a falling television.

The force said the issues were "totally predictable" and it was "disappointed" by shop security. Tesco said only a "small number" of stores were affected.
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Why is England bothering with the day after Thanksgiving? It means absolutely nothing there; it's Friday.
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This has been my Facebook feed for the last 3 days

Remember we live in an interconnected world these days. Noones going to pay full price for something when they can get it for half the price on the US Amazon or other website, so international branches and competitors have to reduce their prices accordingly at the same time.

That said, there's something not quite right about watching 3 British people each holding one end of a box containing a TV, each trying to pull it in a different direction like the 3 stooges. We're supposed to be polite!
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:58:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/29/2014 10:59:05 PM EDT by Marlboroman79]
Originally Posted By sigp226:

Police have been called to supermarkets across the UK amid crowd surges as people hunt for "Black Friday" offers.

Greater Manchester Police appealed for calm after attending seven Tesco shops, at which three men were arrested and a woman was hit by a falling television.

The force said the issues were "totally predictable" and it was "disappointed" by shop security. Tesco said only a "small number" of stores were affected.
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Why is England bothering with the day after Thanksgiving? It means absolutely nothing there; it's Friday.
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Cause Merica.........


When your the biggest swinging richard on the block others walk to your tune.
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