(LONDON DAILY MAIL) Millions are battling for bargains across America today as the biggest shopping day of the year has got off to a flying start despite bad weather, giant crowds and fights in the supermarket aisles.
The first giant scrums started at a Walmart where families battled with each other to get their hands on a pair of $5 headphones, while paramedics rushed to help a Dick's store cashier who passed out.
With sales on Black Friday expected to soar by 3.8 per cent this year to a staggering $11.4 billion, thousands of shoppers queued around blocks before stores opened. As many as 11,000 lined around Macy's flagship store in New York City's Herald Square before it threw open its doors.
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And immediately, the chaos began.