Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales 2020 in South Africa

Black Friday is fast approaching, and you won’t want to miss out on the best deals. Friday, November 29, 2019 is the date to remember.

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Black Friday will soon kick off and it’s the biggest shopping day of the entire year in America. The sales start after Thanksgiving and offer the ultimate holiday discounts for bargain hunters. Thousands of stores across the country throw their doors open early, enticing shoppers in with massive one-off deals and heavy discounts.

We’d personally rather steer clear of the high street hustle and bustle and shop from our couch with a cup of tea. That’s why we’ve brought you this, the ultimate guide to shopping Black Friday online.

Top deals today:

Netflorist Netflorist

Netflorist

10% off site-wide

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Unineed Unineed

Unineed

Extra 25% off site-wide

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WorldRemit WorldRemit

WorldRemit

Zero fees on your first THREE money transfers

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Raru Raru

Raru

Up to 60% off sale

Zasttra Zasttra

Zasttra

Up to 70% off most wanted items

Kayak Kayak

Kayak

Up to 35% off flights worldwide

Loot Loot

Loot

Get a R50 voucher on orders for R250.00 or more

Mantality Mantality

Mantality

10% off + FREE delivery

Ends

Raru Raru

Raru

Up to 34% off kids activity packs

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Zasttra Zasttra

Zasttra

Buy 1, get the 2nd at 20% off

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Wantitall Wantitall

Wantitall

R50 OFF on your first purchase

Salomon Sports Salomon Sports

Salomon Sports

Up to 50% off sale

Boardriders Boardriders

Boardriders

Up to 50% off sale

MRP Sport MRP Sport

MRP Sport

Deals for days

Netflorist Netflorist

Netflorist

Get R100 off when you sign up to the newsletter

Healthsta Healthsta

Healthsta

10% off when you sign up

Mantality Mantality

Mantality

FREE delivery on orders over R499

Trafalgar Trafalgar

Trafalgar

Up to 15% off worldwide tours

Trafalgar Trafalgar

Trafalgar

Free single supplements on select tours

Unineed Unineed

Unineed

Up to 25% Erno Laszlo products

Raru Raru

Raru

Up to 45% off Blackstar guitar amplifiers

Raru Raru

Raru

Up to 20% off Casio watches

Raru Raru

Raru

Now offers payflex

Raru Raru

Raru

20% off boards & dice games

Raru Raru

Raru

FREE delivery on orders above R399

Zasttra Zasttra

Zasttra

Up to 60% off Weekly Dealz

Zasttra Zasttra

Zasttra

Up to 30% off mobile covers

ASOS ASOS

ASOS

Up to 70% off sale

Zasttra Zasttra

Zasttra

Up to 70% off best sellers

Zasttra Zasttra

Zasttra

Up to 70% off Weekly Dealz

Zasttra Zasttra

Zasttra

Up to 30% off tyres

ASOS ASOS

ASOS

10% off sale on first purchase with coupon

Zavvi Zavvi

Zavvi

Up to 30% off Marvel clothing

Zasttra Zasttra

Zasttra

Up to 30% off cookware sets

AliExpress AliExpress

AliExpress

Up to 70% off shoes

AliExpress AliExpress

AliExpress

Up to 80% off Home & Garden

Zasttra Zasttra

Zasttra

Up to 40% off shoes

CurrencyFair CurrencyFair

CurrencyFair

10 free transfers for new customers

Zasttra Zasttra

Zasttra

All things rugby under R420

Hotels.com Hotels.com

Hotels.com

Washington stay from just $57 per night

Bid or Buy Bid or Buy

Bid or Buy

Up to 70% off with Deal of The Week

Zasttra Zasttra

Zasttra

Up to 55% off pet essentials

Slack Slack

Slack

Get $100 credit

CurrencyFair CurrencyFair

CurrencyFair

Get 5 FREE transfers when you sign up through Finder

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Johannesburg hotels from R165


So why does Black Friday matter in South Africa

Because the amazing deals are available here too. Every year, more and more stores are joining in on the Black Friday fun and launching some of their best sales of the year, just in time for Christmas.


What time do the Black Friday sales commence in South Africa?

This is where it gets a little tricky due to international time zones. South Africa-based stores are likely to start their sales at the beginning of the day on Friday. If you’re looking to purchase from an international retailer, you may have to wait until opening hours start in the store’s home country.


When do Black Friday sales end?

Officially Black Friday sales will end when retail shopping hours end on the Friday, however a large majority of stores extend their sales across the weekend. And even more stores extend their sales online.

If you’re worried you’ll miss out, it’s always good to double-check which stores are extending their sales.


What is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday is the online version of Black Friday, with many retailers offering new or a continuation of their exclusive discounts for online customers. Last year shoppers spent a record $5.03 billion on Cyber Monday alone, and this year that’s only expected to rise.


Why is it called Black Friday?

While many explanations link the name to the fact that retailers operate at a loss (or “in the red”) from January to November and this is the day their profits turn around (“in the black”), the name actually dates further back than that. It was apparently first coined in the 1960s by Philadelphia police to describe the disruptive swarms of people hitting the streets on the day after Thanksgiving, in search of a bargain and an extra day off work.


What is a doorbuster deal?

These are deals or products that are only available for very limited periods of time, such as when the doors open first thing in the morning. However, according to deals expert Mark LoCastro of DealNews, the majority of doorbuster deals will be available online at a similar (or possibly even lower!) price. So while South Africa won’t be able to physically walk into the US-based stores, that doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t be able to take advantage of these online.


Tips and tricks for South Africa on Black Friday

  • Do your research. Many retailers publish, or at least hint at, their deals before Black Friday, meaning you have time to consider your options and really find the best bargain.
  • Make sure the retailer ships to South Africa. Always an important one to check before you get too excited about a deal!
  • Shop around. The first deal you find isn’t necessarily the best. For example, Branded beauty and clothing is stocked by hundreds of online stores, so you may purchase a piece and later realise you could have gotten the same exact thing for less elsewhere. So check out the competition before committing to anything.
  • Don’t forget that electronics might not work. It’s easy to get caught up in the flash sales when you’re surrounded by them. Some of the best deals in the US revolve around new TVs, but even if you buy one at a massive discount you’ll most likely need to also purchase an adapter and a transformer. And make sure you factor in any shipping costs, as these are likely to be high on bulkier items.

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