Funeral Service Joins Black Friday Hype in Greece (video)

Thousands of Greeks formed long queues from the early hours of Friday morning to take advantage of the discounts offered by retailers, on Black Friday.

Shoppers in Athens, Thessaloniki and other major towns showed particular preference to electronic stores.

At a well-known electronics store in Syntagma square in the centre of Athens, youngsters start queuing from 5 am.

Other businesses such as clothing outlets, cafes and even a funeral office advertised huge sales, although even a knee jerk research in sales presented as “Black Friday offers negates the hype.

Black Friday was widely introduced to Greek consumers in 2015, with mostly electronics stores entering the bandwagon.

Two years later it has turned to an event for most retailers in the country, but their offers pale in comparison with those in the US.