Don’t fall for the hype

2016-12-01 06:00

IT was with amusement, which later turned to pity, as I witnessed the hype mounting towards “Black Friday” last week. How stupid and gullible are we as people?

Hearing of people queueing from 3am at shopping malls and being trampled to death during the ensuing pandemonium just because toilet rolls are R5 cheaper left me shaking my head in amazement.

If Statistics South Africa’s numbers are to be believed, only an extremely tiny fraction of South Africans save. The majority, including those up at 3am, have zero savings and there is no way they are catching an easy bargain when they have to pay interest on that credit card.

Some even take loans to go shop on Black Friday, which really defies logic.

Shop only when you need to and don’t fall for the social media hype.

M. Wallace

Shelly Beach

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