We've been scouring the web and stores for the best Black Friday 2018 deals in South Africa – and amid the TVs and groceries and games we've also come across a couple of deals that are slightly more peculiar. These are the ones that have stood out so far.
Last updated: 09:10, 23 November 2018.
(That 40% discount went live on Friday morning after Business Insider South Africa complained that YouNeek's site-wide 20% discount wasn't entirely worthy of Black Friday.)
Only in stores, Makro will sell you a single 750ml bottle of The Glenlivet Winchester Collection 50-year-old whiskey for the special low price of R399,999 – approximately the price of a small new car.
Makro is being slightly dramatic in this case, because you can actually buy the same bottle for a mere R429,000 elsewhere, making the practical saving closer to R29,000.
Seeds for Africa is offering 20% off everything on its site, which features a wide range of seeds – including Adansonia digitata, or the baobab.
With rounding down, the seeds will be going for R8 each instead of R11, so not exactly a huge saving – unless you are planning a baobab forest.
The Western Shoppe is offering 12.5% off everything on its website (if you use the code BF2018) on checkout. That means you can save R10,248 on the normally nearly R82,000 Prestige X-D1D Zero Anniversary Dressage Saddle for the special horse in your life.
Or for whatever purpose you may require a saddle; we're not here to judge.
Local footwear manufacturer Bear Bear & Me is selling its super-cute women's shoes for R690 rather than the usual R890 – but only if you know to ask. It's website makes no mention of the deal, and you can't order the shoes directly. Instead you have to mail email@example.com to get it.
The Joburg Theatre is running a 50% off sale midnight to midnight on Friday for some of its shows, including specific performances of "Janice Honeyman’s Snow White, The Fairest Panto in All The Land", which is on until 23 December. For the cheap seats, that is a saving of R490 for a family of four.
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