Black Friday 2018 came early this year: by Wednesday morning, there were already many deals on offer.
The most anticipated promotions were those from Makro, who launch its ‘Black 5 Day’ specials at 7am this morning.
But the promotion got off to a rocky start after its online store crashed this morning.
Consumers took to Twitter to express their distress at not being able to get to the deals:
Makro customers who shop online will only be able to buy sale items - non-sale products will not be available until after Black Friday.
This year, Makro stores will not be opening at midnight on Black Friday after stampedes last year. Dozens of Game stores will be open at midnight, though.
Today’s deals are up to 75% off (we could only find two, though) and they say they are building up to a ‘up to 100% off’ Black Friday. Details are a closely guarded secret.
Today’s picks are all about active wear with discounts on Sunto watches, compression clothing brand Skins and Rudy Project sports sunglasses.
Cam Spa cot R1,999.00
Cosatto Car Seat R3,999.00
Foppapedretti pram R7,999.00
Today's new deal is 30% off women and men’s sleepwear. Remember in order to maximise some of your discounts, you will need to be a WRewards member or have a Woolworths card.
These are the top picks for their early Black Friday deals online in Gauteng and Western Cape.
The retailer will offer savings up to 50% on food, liquor, toiletries and other household products until November 25.
Today you can get 18% off lighting and globes, 16% off cushions, and 30% off painting accessories.
The HiFi Corp is running with daily deals as well as a week-long catalogue. None of the pre-Black Friday deals will be repeated on the Black Friday, so if you see something you like - get it now.
We looked at their best sellers list and deals include a 4 plate hot stove, a Sinotec 124cm HD LED TV, and an Xbox One going for R3,499.00.
The toy store franchise has lived up to its promise of cutting the prices of some of South Africa most popular toys this year including brands Barbie, Lego, L.O.L. and Hatchimals.
The tech store has made available its online and in-store catalogues. If you want to maximise your chances of getting the best deals, it's best to go instore, which has a much broader range of goods on sale.
So far, the biggest saving you can get online is a 50% discount on console games.
In-store there will be up to 53% discount on electronics and appliances, up to 40% on UHD TVs, up to 39% on 4K TVs. There are further discounts on gaming consoles, smart watches, appliances, Pcs, printers and more.
These include the following:
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