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Shoppers head out for 'Black Saturday' deals

Shoppers are heading to the high street to take advantage of 'Black Saturday' deals after yesterday saw one of the busiest trading days of the year.

Supermarket Asda launches a number of deals on products tomorrow morning at 8am, including a TV for £89, as well as discounts on tablets and games consoles.

Online retailer Amazon said Black Friday had been its busiest ever day, with 64 items sold per second.

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Amazon: Black Friday 'surpassed all expectations'

A worker packs an order at the Amazon UK Fulfilment Centre in Peterborough Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Online retailer celebrated its busiest ever day yesterday, saying Black Friday had "surpassed all expectations".

The company recorded orders for more than 5.5 million goods, with around 64 items sold per second.

Last year's Black Friday was also a record day for Amazon, when it sold more than four million items.

But the record was surpassed on Cyber Monday 2013, when more than 4.1 million items were ordered at a rate of around 47 purchases per second.

The retailer hopes to repeat its success this coming Monday by releasing new offers every 10 minutes.

Vice President of EU Retail at Amazon, Xavier Garambois, said: "Ever since we introduced Black Friday to the UK in 2010, sales have increased year on year but this year really has surpassed all of our expectations.

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