Stupid new video on TikTok shows Kmart customers swarming to the Sydney store at all hours of the night, including midnight.
There were hundreds of shoppers celebrating the end of the 106-day lockdown in a western Sydney Kmart store at midnight.
According to new TikTok footage, the line outside of the retail giant's Mount Druitt shop in Sydney is almost 100 meters long.
More video captures the Kmart shoppers scurrying across the store, grabbing products and stuffing their trolleys to the gills with their purchases.
Some social media users, however, have panned the footage, calling the "Kmart frenzy" a "super-spreader" occurrence.
The next minute there will be 483, according to a TikTok user.
"Next lockdown in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1," was included as an extra.
Non-essential retail establishments in New South Wales were permitted to operate on October 11 at 12.01am for clients who have received both the flu shot and the measles shot.
Twitter user @DibzBaby posted a video just minutes before the lockout was set to break, showing the store in chaos.
As one person put it, 'It's insane.'
"Guys, our lockdown ends in six minutes and I just walk to Kmart because they open at midnight," he said in the video. "You should see how many people are here, it's ridiculous."
A large line of disguised shoppers with trolleys was shown, eager to blow their budgets at Kmart.
Customers are seen lining up to pay in store footage, many with carts piled high with clothing and home décor.
Tickling the shoppers' fears about seeing so many Sydneysiders in one area was a popular TikTok topic.
“Crazy. You should keep an eye on the numbers because they'll rise once more," one of them said.
In addition, "This is why we will have spikes when the lockdown is over." was added.
Kmart offers an answer.
According to a Kmart spokesman, "a number of safety safeguards, including decreased store capabilities to protect customer and staff safety," have been put in place at the retailer.
'We are fortunate to operate large format stores like supermarkets that can safely have a number of customers shopping, and I can confirm that none of our stores have gone above these capacities this morning,' the official added.
In some stores, there are lines of people waiting for registers or to enter – we often see this a short time after opening and we will continue to work together with our customers and adhere to our safety practices and government requirements. "We know there are many excited customers out shopping this morning, including at Mt Druitt."
Authorities and our employees have been working with us to ensure that everyone has a pleasant shopping experience in a safe and friendly atmosphere."