I walked past Pick n Pay yesterday, and they had a board up announcing their “extended trading hours” for this week. It had all the days of the week listed, including Black Friday. I’ve been down this road before, and it pains me to say that the retailers still haven’t learnt.
Typical Black Friday sales should have a bunch of items that have at least 30 – 40% off, with some items going for 50 – 60% off. In SA though, we get offered 10% off (20% off if the retailer is feeling particularly benevolent). Not that I haven’t taken advantage of some actual deals already – since I’m in the process of replacing my wardrobe due to my epic revamp, I scored some clothing off Zando that I had my eye on, for half price. See, Zando gets it!