Black Friday, South Africa- Taking Online Shopping to Another Level!

Twitter-Black-Friday-headerThis is certainly not our usual type of post but we at S&L believe that sharing is caring.

Although I am not fond of following other countries’ traditions because we have more than enough of our own, Black Friday is one of those traditions that I will not complain about. We have all seen the pictures of Americans lined up outside Walmart the day after Thanksgiving in the icy-cold weather. Here, in SA, we are doing it a little differently. Our online retailers are going big this year and the discounts are going to be huge. Say goodbye to your paychecks!


I have listed a couple of online retailers who I know are having Black Friday Sales. Feel free to inform us of any other stores which you might be aware of.

  • Kalahari, Since they are merging with Takealot any day now, we are expecting Kalahari to go out with a bang this festive season.
  • Takealot, They have been running Takealot Tuesday for the past 3 days. I have no doubt that they have something up their sleeves for tomorrow. Have a look at some of the deals they have been running so far.



  • Dion Wired has been posting teaser ads for weeks.
  • Zando started their Black Friday Sale yesterday but only for MTN subscribers. It will be open to everyone tomorrow.
  • Spree is taking it offline with a sample sale at the CTICC starting tomorrow.
  • Superbalist has been advertising site-wide discounts since Monday. They are currently at 35%. Expect bigger discounts tomorrow.
  • Checkers seems to be the first food retailer to jump on the bandwagon. Their sale is not online but in-store. Check out some of the specials they have advertised on the website. It may be worth standing in the line:
    Checkers Black Friday Promo

    Checkers Black Friday Promo

    These are a few more retailers who are having sales but I haven’t verified it myself:

  • Incredible connection
  • Hifi Corperation
  • Nikon
  • Moovit
  • Game
  • Makro
  • Wootware
  • House and Home
  • Titan-ice
  • Mr Price Home
  • Raru

Some General Rules of Online Sale Shopping:

  • Its not yours until you have paid for it! Even if its in your basket, it can disappear. Fastest fingers first.
  • Most online sales start at midnight- you snooze, you lose.
  • Our wonderful online stores have a habit of crashing, especially around 8am when most people start shopping (yes, you are supposed to be working!)- so once again- the early bird catches the worm.
  • Generally, you need a cheque or credit card. Some stores do take ebucks, Discovery Miles, etc.
  • With all shopping, try to set a budget and stick to it.

Happy Shopping!



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