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Shop 'til you drop: The top 'Black Friday' deals this week

South African retailers have hopped onto the Black Friday bandwagon and are offering some serious deals this week and weekend.

Hoards of shoppers flock to stores as retailers slash prices and offer once-off bargains.

But what exactly is Black Friday?

Black Friday is an American tradition in which retailers offer consumers significant discounts and deals on the day after Thanksgiving Day in the US.

It is used to mark the start of the Christmas shopping season and has become one of the biggest and busiest retail days of the year.

The tradition has made it's way to Mzantsi over the past few years, and many local retailers don't want to miss out on the action as part of a business strategy to market themselves and boost their subscriber base.

Many retailers are keeping their exact savings offers under wraps, encouraging consumers to sign up to newsletters and other platforms for an exclusive scoop.

Several stores will also open early on Friday, while some malls will offer parking discounts to make provisions for the increased foot traffic (read: stampedes) and long queues that have come to be expected.

PHYSICAL STORES

Checkers is often ahead of the game and will have up-to-50%-off Black Friday deals this year. While Stocks last.

a weekend-long edition of discounts up to 45% running from Friday to Sunday.

up to 60% off sunglasses on what they've renamed the 'Bright Friday' sale.

  • Game stores (on Thursday)

Early Bird Black Friday deals. Doors open at 7am at all game stores, on Thursday the 24th - sneaky buggers!

A build up of special offers from Clicks titled Countdown to Black Friday (21st Nov - 24th Nov).

Samsung has confirmed that it have great offers on cellphones and appliances at their stores, but consumers have to sign up for early e-mail alerts.

The sportswear store is offering an extra 20% of sale and 50% off summer gear for Black Friday revellers.

ONLINE SHOPS

Superbalist Black Friday will offer deals on over 16 000+ pieces for you to shop online.

Sign up for more info and also stand a chance to win a R500 shopping voucher.

Deals offered at random, with coupon codes offering online offers for five days (21 Nov - 25 Nov).

The online deal comparison site is running promotions throughout the week and will offer on-the-day specials too (sign up).

Up to 60% off frames, glasses and contacts.

A Black Friday special dubbed the Blue Dot Sale, which starts on 25 Nov and runs into the following week. Previews available on app.

Travelstart's Black Flyday to Cyber Monday Sale will offer domestic and international flight specials from only R199, and savings on holiday packages.

Up to 80% off of limited stock.

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