Black Friday: Britain Has Rounded Off 2016 By F*cking It Up For Everyone

Black Friday in Britain just isn't what it used to be.

It’s Black Friday.

Around the world people are engaging in that most festive of traditions by viciously fighting amongst themselves to save £20 off a TV slightly bigger than the one they punched someone in the face for last year.

Just look at these Brazilians, it’s glorious.

<strong>How it should be done: Shoppers reach for television sets as they compete to purchase retail items on Black Friday at a store in Sao Paulo, Brazil</strong>
How it should be done: Shoppers reach for television sets as they compete to purchase retail items on Black Friday at a store in Sao Paulo, Brazil
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This American bought so much her only hope is a family member buys her a prosthetic hand to replace the one she sacrificed to carry 75 kilos of crap all the way home.

<strong>A shopperenters the subway carrying purchases from Macy's Herald Square store during the Black Friday sales in New York</strong>
A shopperenters the subway carrying purchases from Macy's Herald Square store during the Black Friday sales in New York
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This store in Florida dispensed with credit and allowed punters to trade their kids for electrical items (btw, of course they didn’t)

<strong>Winners: An American home store surprises shoppers with a free televisio</strong>n
Winners: An American home store surprises shoppers with a free television
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This is how they enter stores on Black Friday in California - waving a map with your cash strapped to your waist.

<strong>Shoppers enter Best Buy during Black Friday sales in San Diego, California</strong>
Shoppers enter Best Buy during Black Friday sales in San Diego, California
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Second-hand stores get in on Black Friday in Japan where this highly popular sale of used underwear requires specialist equipment.

<strong>What actually happened: A customer shops for clothing during the Black Friday sale at an Aeon supermarket on November 25, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan</strong>
What actually happened: A customer shops for clothing during the Black Friday sale at an Aeon supermarket on November 25, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan
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This US family has bought everything necessary to not even go home for Christmas, instead decamping themselves in the store. Just out of shot is their dog, wrapped in glitter and dragging the family’s Aga on a sleigh.

<strong>People wait with purchases at Macy's Herald Square during the Black Friday sales in Manhattan</strong>
People wait with purchases at Macy's Herald Square during the Black Friday sales in Manhattan
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And what do we do?

This. Amongst a population of 2.55 million, only one Mancunian in the whole city had the decency to queue outside Tesco Extra for first dibs taking a PS4 from the hands of a granny just looking to treat her grandkids one last time.

<strong>A single person at the front of the queue at the Tesco Extra store in Manchester, waits for the start of their Black Friday Sale</strong>
A single person at the front of the queue at the Tesco Extra store in Manchester, waits for the start of their Black Friday Sale
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Don’t let the smile deceive you, this lone shopper in Oxford Street is secretly devastated she had a clear and unobstructed run to the tills.

<strong>A customer buys a camera at Currys PC World during Black Friday, the biggest retail event of the year on Oxford Street, London</strong>
A customer buys a camera at Currys PC World during Black Friday, the biggest retail event of the year on Oxford Street, London
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These chancers in Enfield betray all Black Friday tradition by cooperating when the correct course of action would have been to rob that copper of his CS spray and truncheon and fight to the death for the honour of watching 49 inches of LCD glory.

<strong>Customers shopping for bargains on Black Friday carry a flat screen TV at a Tesco Extra store in Ponders End, Enfield, north London</strong>
Customers shopping for bargains on Black Friday carry a flat screen TV at a Tesco Extra store in Ponders End, Enfield, north London
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RUN GODDAMMIT!!!

<strong>Shoppers enter the Tesco Extra store in Manchester, looking for cheap deals at the start of the supermarket's Black Friday sale</strong>
Shoppers enter the Tesco Extra store in Manchester, looking for cheap deals at the start of the supermarket's Black Friday sale
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This is Selfridges in Manchester where attempts to make the store look busy took a ridiculous turn.

<strong>Selfridges in The Trafford Centre, Manchester, is empty on Black Friday.</strong>
Selfridges in The Trafford Centre, Manchester, is empty on Black Friday.
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Here, a desperate Bristol man can be seen phoning the talking clock to ask if it wants a fight.

<strong>Punters attend the 5am opening of very carm and ordered black friday at Tesco extra, Bristol.</strong>
Punters attend the 5am opening of very carm and ordered black friday at Tesco extra, Bristol.
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This gent was found in Surrey Quays, walking in circles and elbowing imaginary punters whilst muttering about half-price knuckledusters.

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Sainsbury’s in Harringay resorted to a live demonstration of how shopping trollies work.

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Later they added a man. Look at that posture - classic Black Friday nonchalance. This is how you win at shopping.

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What. The. Bejeezus. Is. This?

<strong>Protesters let by musician Homesick Mick (third right) outside Topshop in Oxford Circus, London, demonstrate against Sir Philip Green.</strong>
Protesters let by musician Homesick Mick (third right) outside Topshop in Oxford Circus, London, demonstrate against Sir Philip Green.
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The back of this shirt reads: ‘You’re a traitor to tradition.’

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More infuriatingly depressing pictures as we get them...