Black Friday 2014: live

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The Telegraph’s Harry Wallop tweeted that he can’t get onto a John Lewis
website, while this is what you’ll see if we try and entrance Argos, Tesco
Direct or Currys right now:


07.08 This video gives we an thought of a disharmony during a Tesco in
Edmonton, North London, pleasantness of a Guardian’s Rupert Neate:

05.20 Police have been called to 4 supermarkets in London amid fears
of throng surges as people wanted for bargains.

Calls were done by both Tesco staff and queuing shoppers as people collected at
a Glover Drive store in Edmonton. Officers also attended Tesco stores in
Willesden and Surrey Quays and an Asda in Edgware during around midnight.

In one Tesco store in Glasgow, shoppers could be seen physically pulling each
other out of a proceed and cheering during one another as they frantically tried
to squeeze flat-screen TVs.

05.15 The #BlackoutBlackFriday hashtag is entertainment some steam.
Activists are job for a inhabitant day of activism now and a boycott
of retailers in a arise of a murdering of Michael Brown and other black
victims of gun violence. here is some new video from Walmart Ferguson,
maybe a quietest bend in a whole US final night.

04.12 For a American viewers, here are a biggest discounts:
JCPenney 65.44%
Macy’s 53.52%
Rite Aid 53.34%
Meijer 50.85%
Sears 50.19%
Walgreens 46.74%

03.45 Protests spurred by a grand jury’s preference not to indict
military officer Darren Wilson are set to continue with a inhabitant day of
movement designed for Black Friday, a biggest consumer holiday of a year.
Activists are organising a inhabitant protest of sell venues and protests
opposite military brutality.

The actions coincide with a call of protests by Wal-Mart workers during some-more than
1,600 stores opposite a nation who are perfectionist a $15-an-hour salary and the
right to form a union. This year outlines a third time in a quarrel Wal-Mart
workers have left on strike on Black Friday. Organisers contend it will be their
biggest movement to date.

02.35 Just got an email about deals, including £5 hotel
rooms. I’m certain there contingency be a catch!

02.30 And Macy’s, New York, is usually starting to feverishness up:

Thousands of shoppers during get a burst on #BlackFriday during @Macy’s in Herald Square @abc7ny during 11pm #NYC

A print posted by Darla Miles (@darlamiles7) on Nov 11, 2014 during 6:45pm PST

01.10 And some-more mayhem:

Police had to be called after bits pennyless out between business over
cut-price coffee machines.

00.42 Oh dear, fighting has damaged out outward one Tesco store in

00.40 Retailers are jostling to offer a steepest discounts as they
contest for a share of a estimated £1.7bn that shoppers are approaching to
spend on Black Friday and a rest of this weekend, writes a Telegraph’s Lauren

Asda, that claims to have taken Black Friday mainstream in a UK last
year with a in-store peep sales, expects this year’s selling frenzy to
be 3 times incomparable than in 2013, when some-more than half of a batch sold
out in a initial dual hours and business bought a month’s value of
televisions in one hour.

The supermarket, that is owned by a US association Walmart, is offering
discounts on 700,000 products in 441 stores from 8am on Friday, including
a Seiki 4K 39-inch radio during a 25pc reduced cost of £299, that it
says is “the lowest cost anywhere in a world”.

00.24 Millions of Americans are approaching to conduct to a stores for gift
selling tonight in what’s fast apropos a new tradition on a day once
dedicated usually to family and feasting.

Just a few years ago when a few stores started non-stop late on a holiday, the
pierce was met with insurgency from workers and shoppers who believed a day
should be sacred.

Thanksgiving – in ended times a holiday meant to give interjection for a harvest
– is distinguished with late-afternoon fry turkey meals.

But final year, some-more than dozen vital retailers non-stop during some indicate on
Thanksgiving evening. And this year, during slightest half of them – including
Target, Macy’s, Staples and J.C. Penney – are opening progressing in a evening
on a holiday.

00.00 As promised, here are some of a best Black Friday deals, which
have usually been released:

– LG 47LB570V 47″ Smart Full HD LED Freeview HD TV Metallic – Was £699.
Now £399 + giveaway wifi dongle. Saving £300 (available from 12.30am)

Beko ASN541X Freestanding American Fridge Freezer – Stainless Steel. Was £799.
Now. £499. Saving £300.


– 4K LED (aka ultra high clarification or UHD) TVs will be on offer for the
lowest cost anywhere in a world, during usually £299

– 40” Polaroid LED TV accessible during £139, down from £219 saving business £80

– Lowest labelled Google accredited inscription for usually £29

– Beats by Dre Solo Monochromatic – Black, Red, White RRP – £139.99. Now £79.
Saving £61

John Lewis:

– Delonghi Prima Donna S Bean-to-Cup coffee appurtenance £1,195, Half cost during £595

– Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Bridge Camera – was £299, now £199, saving £100.

– HP Envy TouchSmart 15-j144na Laptop – was £899.95, now £699.95 (save £200)

A male grabs 2 Polaroid 32″ LED TV during 99 Black Friday sale during Asda,
Wembley, London

23.45 Despite a frenzy, some shoppers in a US are increasingly
incited off by a day. There are now 71 petitions on
job for retailers and consumers to change their proceed to Black

The “Say No To Shopping on Thanksgiving” Facebook page has nearly
65,000 likes, while “Boycott Black Thursday” has some-more than
114,000. The infancy of a petitions on that call for retailers
to be sealed on Thanksgiving privately call out Walmart, Target and Best

23.30 Oh wow. A reserve is already combining outward GAME in Hull:

23.20 Let’s not remove a heads though. Shoppers have been warned to be
on ensure opposite online scams and tawdry goods. Security experts
envision that some-more than £700,000 of label rascal will start on Black Friday and
Cyber-Monday, a busiest high travel and internet selling days of the

22.57 Stateside, record online sales of $1.35 billion are expected
now – an boost of 27 percent over final year. Tomorrow (Black Friday)
duration could be a fastest flourishing online sales day during $2.48 billion, a
arise of 15 percent.

22.45 Answering some-more of your questions on Black Friday is Telegraph
author Harry Wallop, including why
is it called Black Friday?

Nobody can determine on this. The many trustworthy reason is that when the
eventuality initial came about, in a 1950s, on a easterly seashore of America, it
caused trade chaos. The Philadelphia Police Department christened it Black
Friday since shoppers strike a stores during a same time as spectators
trafficked to a annual Army vs Navy American football match, formulating huge
crowds. Retailers would have many elite it be called “Big Friday”,
though a name stuck.

The other reason is that this is a day when retailers,
traditionally, finally start to make a distinction during a year – relocating from
red to black. This sounds a small too neat. But it is loyal that many
retailers usually make a distinction interjection to their Chirstmas trade period.

22.25 Question: Isn’t Black Friday an American thing, why
is everybody in a UK articulate about it?

Well, it has unexpected turn a large understanding in a UK. Last year a quarrel pennyless out
over a bonus telly in Asda, Bristol. Amazon UK, Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s,
Argos, PC World are all earnest large discounts this year, as good as even
utterly solemn firms such as John Lewis and Lakeland, observant they will join in.
It is widely likely to be a busiest online selling day of a year.

22.15 HOW SOON CAN we GET MY DEALS? we hear we all ask. Well, we have
a answer:

– John Lewis is opening 8am tomorrow – progressing than common – and a flagship
Oxford Street store will stay open for business until 10pm.

– GAME stores will open during 11:59pm on tonight. Early deals accessible at

– Sainsbury’s kicks off a deals early off Friday morning in 485 stores

– PC World will offer Black Friday deals online and in store “until stock
is gone” that will be opening during 8am.

– Argos is kicking off a Black Friday eventuality midnight on Thursday, promising
discounts on toys, tech and TVs

22. 07 At Old Navy shops in Virgina and New Mexico, US, shoppers are
already queueing for a best deals. substantially a flattering miserable ways to
spend Thanksgiving.

22.05 At midnight we will move we a best deals in a UK and
beyond, so check behind in with us then. But
here are some of a deals we already





22.03 Black Friday weekend is a year´s biggest promotional eventuality for
many vital US retailers, and nonetheless there are distinguished holdouts ignoring it —
or during slightest being watchful about their specials. Tiffany Co., Dollar
Tree Inc. and T.J Maxx are among a bondage that aren´t compelling Black
Friday on their websites. That´s a pointy contrariety with a supersized fonts
promotion sales during Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Macy´s Inc.

22.02 By a looks of things, consumers have entered a frenzy a day
early this year. This from Telegraph author Harry Wallop:

22:00: And we’re off. Welcome to a Black Friday live blog. We’ll aim
to keep we sideways of a biggest and best deals as they inundate in.

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