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Posted: 28/11/2014 03:13 PM

ONCE DESCRIBED as a "Nation of Shopkeepers", Britain appears to have become a "Nation of Shoppers" as the American consumer craze Black Friday hit our shores today (Nov 28).

Stores across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, which took part in the deal to slash prices, saw their shelves ransacked by eager bargain hunters, some of whom resorted to physically aggressive tactics to ensure they had the widest HD TV.

Whatever one's thoughts on what it says about in human nature as we enter the post-high street era, our product-obsessed society does show when push comes to shove, the strong get the lowest price.

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