Televisions, Tablets, Smartphones and Video Games such as Xbox and Playstation are predicted to once again top the list of items available on sale this year on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
If you don’t already own any of these items or you are considering an upgrade then it may be a good idea to hold off on a purchase until the low priced items hit South African supermarkets and chain stores on this popular shopping day in November.
Black Friday Ads
The following list of South African stores that offer deals on Black Friday and will be advertising their items at lower than usual prices are:
- Shoprite Checkers
- Makro Stores
- Game Stores
- Pick n Pay
- Dion Wired
- HiFi Corporation
- Dischem Pharmacies
- Mr Price Home
- Incredible Connection
- Toys R Us
- Babies R Us
- Cape Union Mart
Not all ads will be in the above retailers brochures and catalogues as some of the special deals will only be announced on the opening of the stores on Black Friday itself.
Tips to Get the Best Deals on Black Friday This Year
First of all, although most of the special prices are on offer on the Friday itself this year it is a good idea to be ready a few days before. Many South African retailers put out ads for discounts on the Wednesday and even keep the lower costs going through the weekend to Cyber Monday.
Usually by the afternoon on Black Friday most of the really good bargains have been snatched up by consumers that have managed to get to the shops early in the morning.
Check ads and do some online research before spending hard earned cash on reduced items as not all the discounts on items are as impressive as they may initially seem to be.
Be alert when shopping to products on display near the doors of a supermarket or store that is participating in the discounts as these items are often low on stock and could be drastically reduced in price.
Also be aware not to get so caught up in the frenzy and excitement of Black Friday as some of the so called “deals” are not actually such a bargain as some of the supermarkets and retailers might have you believe. Know your prices before you shop and stay clear headed and use a common sense approach while shopping.
What and When is Cyber Monday in South Africa
Following the weekend in South Africa after Black Friday is another bargain hunters shopping day known as Cyber Monday. This eventful day differs from the Friday in that most of the deals available to shoppers are found online. It’s a more convenient discount day for shopping as buyers needn’t stand in queues or have to deal with crowds to make the most of discounted items.
Usually both Black Friday and Cyber Monday get rolled into one by retailers so the annual few days of discounts becomes more of a “Cyber Weekend”.
One thing to keep in mind about these two shopping days is to not get too caught up in all the hype about the latest Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.
Many retailers in South Africa will be using a lot of marketing hype in their ads with lines such as “Best Prices This Year!” or “Never To Be Repeated Sale”, don’t fall for it. There will certainly be some respectable discounts on items at stores in SA such as Shoprite Checkers, Game, Makro and Pick n Pay but there will also be deals at different times of year especially leading up to the festive season and into the New Year.
As ever use common sense when shopping for the best deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday this November and try not to get caught up in the rush and madness that these few days can usually produce.