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Why Britain has embraced Black Friday

Why Britain has embraced Black Friday

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Look around you today, and witness an outbreak of furtive shopping.People at work, on the train or maybe sitting opposite you in the living room, all looking at a screen, spending time on spending money.Today is Black Friday, a retail event that didn't even exist in this country a few years ago but now seems to have turned into a relentless machine.In shops and online, we are expected to spend around £3bn over the next few days. Black Friday, after all, doesn't actually stop until Sunday or Monday.Yes, it's a bit gaudy and no, not every retailer joins in.Marks and Spencer, for instance, have made a point of avoiding this carnival of cost-cutting, but every year, more people do seem to get involved.:: How to avoid getting ripped off on Black FridayImage:An Amazon fulfilment centre in Hemel ...