Today is Black Friday, an idea brought from America to the UK shores and to a certain extent here in Spain. It is an attempt to kick start buying before Christmas and it succeeds in that crowds gather outside shops and go online early desperate to grab a bargain.
There are some good deals to be had but only if you resist the temptation to buy just for the sake of it.
In 2014, police were called to eight Tesco branches in Manchester, with at least one store closing after 30 minutes due to overcrowding. Apparently the queues are a lot shorter this year but there are still pictures of shoppers, like this one from the Telegraph, who were up at the crack of dawn determined to grab a bargain