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Trader labels Black Friday over-rated

Sam Newson, son of Newson Trading Ltd. owners

Around 40 people queued outside Wilkins jewellers

A local trader says Black Friday is beneficial for "high-end" local companies, but not smaller traders with less substantial margins.

Retailers are already busy - as customers across the British Isles expect to take a cut of the expected 2-billion pound spending spree.

Half of the sales are predicted to be made online - but Strand Street is booming with shoppers looking to take advantage of the discounts.

Around 40 people were queuing outside Wilkins jewellers, holding a 60% off sale today - with the stream of people stretching back to clothing shop, Monsoon.

Sam Newson is managing Newson Trading Ltd. - a work-wear retailer, he told Tanya Humbles the benefits of marking the promotion is over-rated:

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