Customers who weren’t interested in taking part in Black Friday sales were turned away by supermarket store Tesco when stores opened at 5am, many complained. One customer took to Twitter to voice his resentment at being turned away from a Tesco store in Edinburgh. “Was charmed to find your Corstorphine store is cheerful to dismiss anybody not having any desire to purchase a TV today. Won’t be back,” Chris Brown tweeted.
“Got in as was there for “typical” shopping, got wicker bin, then told by two female staff I couldn’t purchase anything as it was the black Friday?” Tesco answered: “Greetings Chris, I’m truly sad about that. They open at 7am for clients who don’t wish to join in Black Friday.”
He wasn’t the one and only. Tesco close its Extra stores at midnight on November 26 to get ready for Black Friday. “Our Black Friday occasion was unfathomably prominent a year ago so to guarantee partners have enough time to set up for the occasion this year, we will be shutting every store participating in Black Friday at 12am and reviving them at 5am,” a representative said.
Tesco and Asda are attempting to keep away from a rehash of a year ago when footage indicated energetic customers battling about marked down merchandise in the paths of stores.
A representative for Tesco said: Our Black Friday occasion has been exceptionally prominent so far and input from clients has been greatly positive. As a feature of our arrangements, we exhorted clients not taking an interest in the black Friday deals to visit our stores after 7am. Workers have been available to offer the little number of clients who some assistance with needing assistance.