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Slow Start, But Experts Predict A Billion-Pound Black Friday

  • BBC, Friday, November 27, 2015 7:37 AM

Businesses are reporting a slow start to Black Friday. UK stores opened their doors early and cut-price deals were put online overnight, with analysts predicting record sales. Consultants Experian and online retail group IMRG are forecasting online purchases will hit GBP1.07bn, the first time they have passed £1bn in one day. Visa Europe said GBP1.9bn could be spent online and in-store on its cards alone. Last year's Black Friday saw fighting over bargains, Web sites crashing and delivery companies struggling.

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