Black Friday: Where to find the best deals in SA
Are you ready for Black Friday? Touted as the biggest shopping event of the year, it can get a little overwhelming when trying to find the best bargains. So we've put together a handy guide to help our readers grab those amazing discounts.
What is Black Friday?
While a relatively new concept in South Africa, it's been a big deal in the United States for years when retailers took advantage of the day after the traditional Thanksgiving Day holiday. It is often characterised by amazing deals and sometimes crazy behaviour by bargain hunters.
It's not just one day
Black Friday might have started off as a one-day bargain bonanza, but many retailers have turned it into a two, even three day event. If you're after a new laptop or computer, you might also want to keep an eyeball on Cyber Monday for some great specials.
The trick to finding a good deal on Black Friday? Be prepared. Know what you're looking for, find the places offering the best deals, and devise a game plan. If you're shopping online, this may mean adding it to your wishlist or basket for quick checkout the moment Black Friday starts. Read our Black Friday tips for cyber shoppers for more info.
Don't go to bed early
Many of the online specials start just after midnight. While you can wait until the morning to see what deals there are, serious online bargain hunters should be prepared to wait out the clock for Black Friday to start. Some stores are even opening early to give shoppers a first look into the specials.
Who has the best deals?
The massive online retailer is gearing up for Black Friday in a big way with its blue dot sale.
Other online retailers are also promising big deals:
Several online fashion retailers are ready with the specials.
Spree is offering early tips and prizes for eager shoppers:
⏰ 10AM! New Deals. Every Hour. On The Hour ⏰— Zando (@zando_co_za) November 23, 2017
🏆 Lily & Rose Scarves at R60 https://t.co/sFGCwWalWN
🏆 50% off Levi's Ladies https://t.co/rd0zwj3h0D
🌟 R249 Soviet Sneakers Men: https://t.co/vXseqmN1ml
Meet you in an hour for our next deal 😉#ZandoBlackFriday #BlackFriday pic.twitter.com/YtCSvrrrsf
THIS. IS. IT.— Superbalist.com (@superbalist) November 23, 2017
Up to 85% off SITEWIDE!
Get your wishlists ready. Set your alarms. It’s going to be a showdown 👊
Click “going” on our event for all the latest updates → https://t.co/DYKdrg83PF#SuperbalistShowdown #BlackFriday pic.twitter.com/YcZKHqrSeD
Not to be left out, here are some big brands jumping onto the Black Friday band wagon:
The wait is finally over!— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) November 22, 2017
Makro’s #BlackFriday sale starts earlier by popular demand!
Wednesday 22 – Sunday 26 November.
Grab 2 cases of 500 ml Castle Lite cans for R375 or our Samsung 65” Smart Curved QLED TV for R29 999 & save R20 000!
Shop here: https://t.co/pBalKVFTZS pic.twitter.com/5asCJiTVkb
For the home
Need a new couch or dinner set? Furniture and home decor retailers have jumped on board as well. @Home
Health and Beauty
From cosmetics to vitamins, don't miss out on these specials from places like the Body Shop and more:
Need a cheap flight? TravelStart has already opened it's Black Friday sales, which will be carrying on to 27 November.
And there are so many more:
IT'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!— The Gadget Shop (@TheGadgetShopSA) November 23, 2017
*hums Europe- The Final Countdown*
We are counting down the minutes until Black Friday, are you on the edge of your seats yet?
Prepare with a bit of window shopping: https://t.co/tJYZjawcP8#BlackFriday #ThaGadgetShopSA pic.twitter.com/WWZd20LtMO
And if you're worrying if the glitch will steal Christmas for online shoppers this Black Friday, don't be. Retailers claim they are ready to fend off system overloads and crashes when thousands of shoppers look for bargains.