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Forget the sales – the best thing about Black Friday is sitting at your computer and feeling really good about not being in the queues and crowds that fill our newsfeeds as the madness unfolds.
But when it comes to the UK and the US, we tend to do Black Friday a little bit differently.
This is what Black Friday generally looks like in the UK:
Biggest queue so far is at @johnlewisretail in @GrandCentralBNS https://t.co/XxO3V8pjVG #BlackFriday https://t.co/S4L0zBFw4g — Birmingham Live (@Birmingham Live)
You just can’t stop a Brit from their natural habitat: queues.
Nice to see an orderly queue on #BlackFriday and no unseemly squabbling @EveningChron https://t.co/DPeEhG3b9N https://t.co/768zK5caVD — Darren Thwaites (@Darren Thwaites)
Today is basically just the perfect opportunity for us to have a good old British queue.
Reassuring to see a good queue #BlackFriday http://t.co/df3WAQUkzX — David Rogers (@David Rogers)
But in the US, things aren’t quite so civilised:
The queue at Starbucks was like 25 people deep. I'll pass. #BlackFriday #FashionValley http://t.co/E1CwzmfLqq — Vince Nicholas (@Vince Nicholas)
Huge line outside Kohl's in Newport Mall, Jersey City. Store abt to open so let's see if it holds. $kss #blackfriday https://t.co/1psjq6hUDc — Phil Wahba (@Phil Wahba)
Even the sight of it...
By closing on Thanksgiving, Mall of America hopes to "bring back that special magic to Black Friday."… https://t.co/NPNpD3K93z — bored2tears (@bored2tears)
Just makes you want to form an orderly queue.
Good for you & your countless employees, Mall of America. I would rather burn alive than ever be in a store on Than… https://t.co/GiHjVy4GQ9 — ZVB (@ZVB)
And restore a sense of sanity.
It's almost enough to put us Brits off the whole thing. But if there's one thing we love more than queuing, it's a half-price TV we don't need.
We really love them.
London Black Friday shoppers fight over a TV set - why don't we Brits have the pride to say no to this vile US import http://t.co/mLEpYrboOe — Journalism Centre (@Journalism Centre)
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