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Was it worth it or was it all just hype?

By Staff Reporter

We asked some of the people who braved their way into Belfast city centre yesterday.

Stephanie Parker from Belfast:

"It's not what  I had expected from the way it had been built up. I thought there would be far more on sale, but shops only seemed to have one section."

Fergal McIntyre from Strabane:

"We have seen some really great bargains.

"The best so far were in the Disney Store, but some of the other shops were not great."

Stephen Ingram from Armagh:

"I didn't know about Black Friday, I just came in to do some shopping. I found the shops really busy but ended up picking up a few bits and pieces."

Arlene Megaw from east Belfast:

"My daughter and I came into the city centre for the sales but we haven't seen much so far. All we have bought so far is a pair of shoes."

Mairead McVeigh from Ballykelly:

"My sisters and I come to Belfast every year for shopping. We scoped out the shops yesterday, but didn't think there was much on sale."

Ciara Kelly from Newry:

"My sister and I met up to do our big Christmas shop. We haven't really noticed any huge bargains, I think it might be more for electrical goods like TVs."

Richard Evans from Belfast:

"I didn't know about Black Friday, but I had booked the day off work anyway to get my Christmas shopping done.

"So the Black Friday sales were a nice surprise, to be honest. And I enjoyed trying to pick up a bargain in the sale."

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