The American phenomenon of Black Friday took off a few years ago in South Africa and ever since retailers have used the Black Friday express to clear out their stock. For shoppers, it's a time to stock up on essentials ahead of Christmas.
Black Friday falls on the 26 November this year and more people are expected to shop online and in stores providing that lockdown regulations are followed.
Last year, we asked some of our readers about how the prepare for the sales, but only 8% of the respondents said they save, research and plan for the big sale day.
15% of the respondents wait and see for what looks like a good deal on the day, while most respondents (77%) shared that they had no interest in spending more money.
It would be interesting to find out what will happen this year now that lockdown regulations have eased a little and more and more people are getting vaccinated.
If you are looking for a bargain this year, we got you!
News24 compiled information from different local retailers on a few baby essentials for parents who want to stock up.
The Black November sale at Game stores is running for four weeks between 1-30 November. A catalogue is available online. Deals change each week, so shoppers are advised to keep an eye on the catalogue.
During this time, delays can be expected when it comes to deliveries due to high order volumes, resulting in orders being delivered within 7 to 10 delivery days. Shoppers are urged to be patient during this time.
Superbalist is a great online shop for shoppers looking for maternity bargains because on this site they stock up Cherry Melon, Cotton On, and Superbalist's very own maternity and breastfeeding brands, among many others, so well worth a look this month.
Many international and local brands will be on sale this year. The countdown for Black Friday has already started on their website. The Black Friday showdown for this year will begin on 24 until 29 November.
Shoppers are advised to diarise the dates for the sale to avoid disappointment.
Due to Covid-19 regulations, people are advised to shop online and be safe from Covid-19 infections.
Shoppers can stock up on medical specials on items such as wheelchairs, electric wheelchair scooters, walking sticks, oximeters, walkers, blood pressure monitors and glucose test strips.
Black Friday 2021 deals and specials will only be available to customers from Monday 22 November to Sunday 28 November, in-store and online, while stocks last.
The stock has been ordered as this shop gears up for a seven-day Black Friday 2021 campaign where big discounts will be offered.
This shop has its pre-Black Friday specials called the Blue Dot sale, currently running from 15 to 21 November 2021. You can save up to 40% discount across departments on baby essentials and many other deals available online.
Save up to 48% discount on Toys; 83% on Pampers splasher swimming pants and many other baby essentials.
Shoppers looking for Pre-Black Friday specials can visit this shop starting from Friday 19 November. Clicks' pre-Black Friday sale includes 40 -50% discounts on hundreds of products.
You can expect great savings on nappies, baby products, health, nutrition, fragrances, makeup, skincare, and more.
"Also, deals on kitchen appliances like kettles and toasters, and to parents' delight, deals on prams, cots and other baby essentials," shared a representative from this shop.
To get the best Clicks Black Friday 2021 deals, you are advised to sign up on their email newsletter.
Makro is running their sale for four weeks starting on 1 November with deals changing each week. You can expect great discounts on toys with up to R400 worth of savings.
Save up to R1 400 on high adjustable baby chairs, car seats and other baby essentials. Their sale will end on 28 November so get these deals before they are gone.
Shoprite has a four days worth of sales starting on Thursday, 25 November leading to the big sales day on 28 November. If you are looking for great savings on baby nappies, baby foods and other baby essentials, you can visit this store.
This shop has great savings on baby essentials such as nappies with R99 discounts on nappies available in different sizes. Hurry up if you are looking for these products. You can check out their catalogue for early Black Friday deals and the big day of sales too on their website.
Before you go nuts and blow your Christmas savings, make sure you need the items you're eyeing.
If you're stocking up for the year ahead, go for non-perishable items, and also check the retailers return policy to be sure you can return any items you realise you don't need.
*This article will be updated.
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