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Black Friday chaos as thousands of bargain hunters cram into shops to snap up deals after work 


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An American shopping tradition has swept Australian shores causing chaos at consumer hot spots.

Black Friday sales have brought thousands of bargain hunters to cram into shops around Australia in a bid to catch the best deals.

The eager shoppers were photographed lining the corners of designer stores Gucci and Burberry, in Sydney’s CBD, on Friday afternoon.

 

An American shopping tradition has swept Australian shores causing long queues at consumer hot spots

The eager shoppers were photographed lining the corners of designer stores Gucci and Burberry, in Sydney's CBD, on Friday afternoon

The eager shoppers were photographed lining the corners of designer stores Gucci and Burberry, in Sydney’s CBD, on Friday afternoon

Employees of the luxurious fashion label Gucci were seen handing out bottles of water to the consumers as they braced sweltering and windy conditions to purchase the designer goods.

The prominent shopping day continues to infiltrate international markets following its success in America.

Black Friday follows America’s Thanksgiving holiday and marks the launch of the Christmas shopping season.

The day, in America, is renown for slashing prices with consumers lining in front of stores in the early hours of the morning to make use of the discounts.

The Australian market continues to follow suit, launching discounts on fashion, electronics and homewares across the country and online.

Department store David Jones has up to 60 per cent already reduced women’s, men’s and kids’ fashion, shoes accessories and homewares. 

Employees of the luxurious fashion label Gucci were seen handing out bottles of water to the consumers as they braced sweltering and windy conditions to purchase the designer goods

Employees of the luxurious fashion label Gucci were seen handing out bottles of water to the consumers as they braced sweltering and windy conditions to purchase the designer goods

Black Friday follows America's Thanksgiving holiday and marks the launch of the Christmas shopping season

Black Friday follows America’s Thanksgiving holiday and marks the launch of the Christmas shopping season

Electronic retailer JB Hi-Fi has discounts on big screen TVs, computers, mobile phones and plenty more in their ‘price blitz’.

Sydney-based online fashion store The Iconic has 30 per cent off on selected items.

E-commerce giant Amazon has marked its first Black Friday shopping event since its Australian launch with thousands of products heavily discounted.  

‘We are delighted to bring our first ever Black Friday deals event to Australian customers with tens of thousands of products available at discounted prices,’ Amazon Australia country manager Rocco Braeuniger said in a statement.

‘With deals on everything from active wear brands such as Lorna Jane and Puma, to everyday essentials such as Nivea and big brand skin care products, to consoles such as PS4, Nintendo and Xbox, we hope there is something for everyone.’

E-commerce giant Amazon has marked its first Black Friday shopping event since its Australian launch with thousands of products heavily discounted

E-commerce giant Amazon has marked its first Black Friday shopping event since its Australian launch with thousands of products heavily discounted

 

 

Social media reaction to the sales were mixed with not all Australians thrilled about the growth of the American tradition

Social media reaction to the sales were mixed with not all Australians thrilled about the growth of the American tradition

Most Black Friday sales for Australian retailers continue into the weekend.

‘I love that most shops in Sydney are having ‘Black Friday’ sales. Gotta love Thanksgiving!’ one excited shopper wrote on Twitter.

But not all Australians are thrilled about the growth of the American tradition.

‘Okay so why is this American bs Black Friday infiltrating Sydney. Like damn I just wanted to buy some pants but y’all made me line up for like 30 minutes just to try them. This capitalist nonsense ain’t IT,’ tweeted a frustrated customer. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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