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Black Friday 2017: How Amazon could make this year Australia's biggest ever

Black Friday 2017: How Amazon could make this year Australia's biggest ever”

We've all heard the stories about Black Friday in the United States - all the latest goods at insane low prices - but are South Africans experiencing the biggest day on the shopping calendar in the same way?

Malls are guaranteed to be busier than a Gupta wedding so ensure you are ready for the madness.

Take water and snacks along with you and stay calm.

Opt for a gift card - if you're not sure what someone wants, rather give them a gift card than something like clothes and shoes.

Black Friday is a day we have adopted from America - it traditionally follows on from Thanksgiving. Don't miss this TV deal that saves you AED 1,600. Early morning is the busiest time for online shopping, so if you're anxious about retailer site slowdowns, opt for early or late evening to make purchases.

What are shoppers buying on Black Friday?

If Amazon does opt for a full-scale Australian launch tomorrow, it could spark the biggest Black Friday shopping event ever seen in the country.

Why is it called Black Friday?

Don't have an mWallet or extra cash in it?

Don't get bogged down in time difference. "Even with all the chaos going on, it is extremely important that shoppers make sure they are doing business with legitimate companies and avoid the scammers out there that trying to capitalize on the busiest shopping season of the year".

The easy way to protect yourself, according to our expert, is two steps before shopping and two steps afterward. Klyne Maharaj, Head of Brand at Superbalist, advised for users to start creating a wishlist as soon as possible as the site usually provides a discount on ALL items. Early on 25 November, I went into one of the hypermarkets that had promised seventy percent discount and was grossly disappointed. A mobile phone for $200 may seem like a bargain, but if it has significantly poorer performance than a mobile phone for $400, you may be fooled. Great news - Mr Price Home will be handing out exclusive deals all week long from 20-27 November!

MoneySavingExpert said: "If you were planning to buy something worth £100 anyway and it's 30% off, it's a saving". You might think that the best time to purchase workout equipment is during Black Friday, but the biggest deals on fitness equipment actually take place right after the turn of the new year.: You can still get your husband that tool set he's been wanting for Christmas, just wait to purchase it until December, when tools and equipment sell for the largest discounts.There are rarely good deals on gift card purchases on Black Friday. But, so far nothing has been announced so we'll just have to keep checking their Facebook page for specials and so should you.

The Black Friday deals are only available in-store, and select Game stores are opening their doors at 00h01 on 24 November.



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