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Black Friday 2018 came early this year: by Thursday morning, there were already many deals on offer.


Marko’s Black 5 Day promotion is up and running with some good deals on TVs and appliances. Here is the in-store catalogue. You can also visit their website for online shopping. Those who shop online will only be able to buy sale items - non-sale products will not be available until after Black Friday.

Makro has launched their Black 5 Day deals.

One of the craziest Makro deals Business Insider has seen so far is for this 750ml 50 year old bottle of Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, selling for R399,999 (was R549,000).

Makro deals.

Read: Our favourite weird and wonderful Black Friday 2018 specials so far

Woolworths deals are hot today. 

Woolworths Why wait for Friday deals are hot.

Woolworths offers 50% off men's shirts as well as a 50% off handbags today. Online shoppers will also get 50% off leftover stock online. But good luck with using the site: the Woolworths platform is taking some serious strain, it seems. 

Pick n Pay

Pick n Pay has just dropped its Black Friday catalogues, and there are some crazy groceries deals. Stores will open at 06:59 tomorrow, or you can shop online from midnight.

Pick n Pay in-sore Black Friday deals
Pick n Pay in-sore Black Friday deals

Here are the catalogues:

Inland Provinces

Western Cape


Eastern Cape

These are the Game deals you will find from midnight tonight:

Some 90 Game shops will open at midnight tonight. 

Game Black Friday deals

- with an Acer Intel Core i3 Notebook which is R2,000 cheaper than retail prices. 

This Acer computer

A Bennet Read- Bagless Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner Zoom R499, and R100 cheaper than stores. 

Bennet Read- Bagless Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner Zoom

 This Zingo Move scooter. 

ZINGO - Move Scooter

Shoprite published its deals overnight:

You will find all its offers for tomorrow here: Shoprite deals

Shoprite Black Friday Deals

- with Pampers Active Baby-Dry Disposable Nappies for R115

Pampers Active Baby-Dry Disposable Nappies

- with Ricoffy R59


Checkers has also released its offers 

Checkers Black Friday Specials

The retailer will offer savings up to 50% on food, liquor, toiletries and other household products until November 25. You can find the deals for your region here

Some of the deals that stood out to us:

- 750ml Russian Bear vodka plus 1 litre of Coca-Cola/Schweppes/Sprite/Tab for R99 (Gauteng)

- 3 tubs of Flora magarine for R99 - save R51  (Gauteng)

- 5 slabs of Dairy Milk chocolate for R40 - save R35


Online retailer Raru, that sells anything from DVDs to musical instruments is running daily deals over the weekend. New stock is added at 9AM sharp every day and you can get discounts like a Sony PlayStation VR bundle for R2,999, usually costing R4,799.

Raru deals

Read: The top Black Friday gaming deals in South Africa – including FIFA 19 for half the price

One Day Only

Today’s deals are up to 80% off. This set of knives which usually sells for R500, is now R99 and one of their main deals of the day. 

OneDayOnly Thursday pre-Black Friday deals

 One Day Only will have ‘up to 100% off’ on brands like Reebok, Russell Hobbs, and Smeg tomorrow - if you can spot them.

Builders Warehouse is all about the braai 

Today you can get 15% off on braais, garden units and firelighters. 

Builders Warehouse

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