A number of local retailers have announced that they will hold early sales ahead of Black Friday, which falls on 29 November.
With the shopping day falling later than usual this year, FNB says that more stores are likely to spread their deals out over a number of days to capitalise on the phenomenon and to ensure that their systems can handle the higher than usual load.
A recent report by PwC found that consumers plan to spend 36% more this year versus 2018, with local shoppers planning to spend an average of R3,812 during Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2019.
It added that some 85% of South Africans surveyed confirmed that they intend to buy something or will consider it if there is a good enough deal.
The most popular product categories during Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2019 will be durables like electrical equipment, technology goods, homewares, clothing, shoes and accessories, it said.
The most notable early Black Friday deals are below.
Clicks’ Black Friday sale runs from 21 – 27 November with a number of online-only and instore deals.
You can find the full list of deals here.
Homechoice is offering Black Friday deals on a wide selection of homeware and decor, with up to 70% off on homeware, electronics, fashion & large home appliances from 27 November until 2 December.
You can view all the specials here.
Makro said that it will run its deals over five days – from 27 November to 1 December – dubbed ‘Black 5 Day’.
You can find some of the deals here.
Mr Price said it will offer a number of online promos from 25 – 29 November, on mens, ladies and kids fashion items.
You can find out more here.
Pick n Pay
Pick n Pay launched its weekly Black November deals for its Gauteng and Western Cape online shopper at the start of the month, with the retailer reporting a record number of visitors to its website.
The ‘Black November’ deals go live on Pick n Pay’s online shop every Monday at 07h00 and will be valid for seven days or until stocks last, the retailer said.
STA Travel said it will launch a number of epic Black Friday travel specials before the official big day on 29 November.
The group said that new deals will bed added periodically. You can find out more here.
Superbalist said that it will offer Black Friday sales sooner for shoppers this year, with early access to guaranteed deals on selected days in November, with discounts that will not be beaten on Black Friday.
You can find out more here.
In the build-up to its Blue Dot Sale, which will run from 29 November to 3 December, Takealot is holding an Early Access Sale.
The Early Access Blue Dot Sale runs from 24-28 November and features deals in a number of categories.
Takealot said it will also provide early access to Black Friday prices, and these prices will not be beaten over the Black Friday period.
The sale can be accessed from the Takealot website here.
TFG has released some of its early Black Friday deals on tech and home products.
The deals are currently available through its online store here.
Woolworths has launched its early Black Friday 2019 deals through its online store.
The retailer has promised a number of deals on both men and women’s fashion items as well as selected kitchen and dining products.
The store is also offering free delivery to all customers who make their first online order.
The sale will officially be available in-store from Friday (22 November) and Woolworths said that that additional deals will unlock daily in-store, online and through its app.