Shoppers cause chaos on Black Friday

Southend Standard: Shoppers cause chaos on Black Friday Shoppers cause chaos on Black Friday

SHOPPERS queued round the block to start their Christmas shopping on Black Friday.

Amajor discount sale at Asda had 200 shoppers queuing from 5am in the Eastgate Centre to get their hands on bargains including a BMX bike for £36 and a tablet computer for £49.

Nearly 40 pallets of items were unwrapped at 8am so shoppers could take what they could to the tills. Half an hour later only a few packs were left.

Manager Greg Rawlins said: “I have never seen anything like it – it was extremely busy.”

Meanwhile there were queues outside Game in the Eastgate Centre from about 8pm on Thursday, with people eager to get their hands on a PS4 which went on sale at midnight. The shop only had stock to meet pre-order sales.

Dennis Baldry, manager of the Victoria Shopping Centre in Southend town centre, which houses both Argos and women’s fashion store Peacocks, who launched special promotions on the day, said: “It was a very busy day, there was a really big queue of people for Peacocks and trade in the whole centre has been really busy in general.”

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6:18am Tue 3 Dec 13

Keptquiettillnow says...

When the Stars and Stripes flag flies over this land its going to be so good.
When the Stars and Stripes flag flies over this land its going to be so good. Keptquiettillnow

8:05am Tue 3 Dec 13

profondo asbo says...

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12:12pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Rochford Rob says...

I wondered where all the benefit cuts were being spent.

I was too busy at work.

Morons chasing after cheap tat - overpriced and then 'reduced' for the gullible.

They are usually called January sales.
I wondered where all the benefit cuts were being spent. I was too busy at work. Morons chasing after cheap tat - overpriced and then 'reduced' for the gullible. They are usually called January sales. Rochford Rob

3:03pm Tue 3 Dec 13

echoforum says...

Quick check of the so called bargains revealed that I could easily match the prices on -line..with the exception of Asda's own brand TV's called 'Polaroid' which you are advised to avoid as they are shat.
Quick check of the so called bargains revealed that I could easily match the prices on -line..with the exception of Asda's own brand TV's called 'Polaroid' which you are advised to avoid as they are shat. echoforum

4:09pm Tue 3 Dec 13

emcee says...

echoforum wrote:
Quick check of the so called bargains revealed that I could easily match the prices on -line..with the exception of Asda's own brand TV's called 'Polaroid' which you are advised to avoid as they are shat.
Absolutely.

People are becoming retail sheep, being led to the slaughter.

"Come buy, lad, come buy".
(see what I did there)
[quote][p][bold]echoforum[/bold] wrote: Quick check of the so called bargains revealed that I could easily match the prices on -line..with the exception of Asda's own brand TV's called 'Polaroid' which you are advised to avoid as they are shat.[/p][/quote]Absolutely. People are becoming retail sheep, being led to the slaughter. "Come buy, lad, come buy". (see what I did there) emcee

5:28pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Tich25 says...

Its greed people thinking they have something on the cheap and retailers now make up things like black friday to get the sheep in. Was there a black friday in this Country last year. When will we be having a thanks giving day. Card makers have Mothers and Fathers day then theres Valentines day.
Its greed people thinking they have something on the cheap and retailers now make up things like black friday to get the sheep in. Was there a black friday in this Country last year. When will we be having a thanks giving day. Card makers have Mothers and Fathers day then theres Valentines day. Tich25

9:17pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Rochford Rob says...

Just seen an ad for a TV about £100 less than the sh*te being peddled by Spasdas. AND there's no need to fight through a scrum of the unwashed to obtain one.

Fools and their money. (Trouble is these days, it's usually someone else's)
Just seen an ad for a TV about £100 less than the sh*te being peddled by Spasdas. AND there's no need to fight through a scrum of the unwashed to obtain one. Fools and their money. (Trouble is these days, it's usually someone else's) Rochford Rob

11:08am Wed 4 Dec 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

as always...you are getting what you pay for, there will probably be a few upset kids on boxing day when they Tablet has broken or can't load up more that 5 apps/games and 20 photos stored the battery needs constant charging, the BMX shows signs of surface rust after being left in the rain, the TV has about a good a picture as an old Polaroid and the Smart fone wasn't so smart...note the 'optician' sign in the photo....perfect.
as always...you are getting what you pay for, there will probably be a few upset kids on boxing day when they Tablet has broken or can't load up more that 5 apps/games and 20 photos stored the battery needs constant charging, the BMX shows signs of surface rust after being left in the rain, the TV has about a good a picture as an old Polaroid and the Smart fone wasn't so smart...note the 'optician' sign in the photo....perfect. DogsMessInLeigh

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