Cape Town - There are two types of people in the world when it comes to Black Friday. You are either in the queue with your trolley full of cheap items or you slam the day and the keen shoppers.
Black Friday is known to be the biggest sale of the year, with prices of groceries, appliances and clothing slashed to low prices.
It originally started in the US to mark the start of Thanksgiving and the Christmas shopping season. Now, retailers around the world have jumped on the 'Black Friday' bandwagon and use the day as an opportunity to get more sales in stores and online shops.
The Black Friday rush started at midnight in some areas, leaving shoppers aggressively trying to get what they want. However, not all South Africans feel the same way about the US tradition.
This black Friday is playing mind games with our people ,the things that are on special it's actually their prices #BlackFriday2018— Duke Valentino (@SirDavid_Dashe) November 23, 2018
#BlackFriday2018 south Africa is going to be crazy!!!— Foreign_ Boy🌍 (@amGeraldkatumba) November 23, 2018
People (in South Africa) are so stupid. You don’t even know what #BlackFriday2018 is but you all want Black Friday! No! It has nothing to do with black people or the oppressed. Do us all a favour and go Google it!! #customerservicesucks— Jo-Anne (@joanneolivier79) November 22, 2018
South Africa's #BlackFriday sales ain't shit.🙄😑🤨— 2so (@2somokoena) November 23, 2018
It's the normal sale you get every month.
Whoever brought this #BlackFriday monster to South Africa must take it back to the US. Less than 5 years old but already causing so much havoc. Queues everywhere, traffic, offline systems, mashonisas breaking more legs, loans hike, people getting more broke.— Shotgun™ (@SQ_Myeza) November 23, 2018