Black Friday begins in US, billions spent

By Melissa Fares
Updated November 29 2019 - 11:33am, first published 11:27am
Black Friday shopping has begun in the US with shoppers spending billions in the opening hours.

US consumers have splurged more than $US2 billion ($A3 billion) online in the first hours of Thanksgiving shopping on Thursday, while crowds were largely thin at retailers on the eve of Black Friday, reflecting the broader trend away from shopping at bricks-and-mortar stores.