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Best Deals for Black Friday

From fridges to TVs, retailers are offering huge Black Friday discounts, writes BRYAN TURNER. Here are some of the best deals.

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The Xbox gaming console is leading the charge for Black Friday specials, with most retailers cutting the One S and One X by R1900 and R2400, respectively. And both consoles will have 3-month Xbox Live subscriptions included. This massive discount is thanks to Prima Interactive, a distributor of the Xbox in South Africa, offering it as a Black Friday incentive for resellers.

As retailers offer large discounts on vast ranges of products, South Africans are becoming more aware than ever before of the advantages of what has become the biggest shopping day of the year in the USA. Black Friday online sales in South Africa are doubling every year, compared to online retail growing 25% per year, according to the World Wide Worx Online Retail in SA 2019 report.

Any consumer who intends to be part of the frenzy needs to follow one rule: be prepared.

This can make all the difference when shopping malls are crowded and when one wants to be in-and-out of a mall as soon as possible, or get the big digital deal before it disappears. The preparation includes having all the necessary documentation for regulated products, and doing homework on regular prices. Many a retailer, as well as airline ticket sellers, are offering “massive bargains” that are in fact the regular prices.

Takealot recommends making sure that devices are fully charged and have enough data to access and browse Takealot’s website or app, in case of waiting or long browsing time. If one needs credit, be sure to apply for Mobicred by 22 November at the latest.

Documentation

The mall is busy and, at the front of the line, one finds out that a SIM contract deal needs proof of residence and ID. A TV set needs a TV license. So it is obviously recommended to keep one’s ID, proof of residence and TV license on hand this Black Friday.

What else is needed and where else? Below is a matrix of what bring along when intending to buy certain products:

ID

Proof of Residence

TV License

TV

DSTV Decoder

Gaming Consoles

X

X

X

Mobile Contract

X

Mobile Phones (without SIMs)

X

X

X

Liquor

X

X

The big deals we have come across are broken down into large outlets, mobile network operators, smaller stores, something different and international options.

Click here to see some of the big deals from large South African outlets

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