Black Friday is coming up and usually has everyone going crazy in store with some shoppers even battling for TVs and meats. Major retailers, Game and Makro, have started planning for the big shopping event.
For the whole of November, Game and Makro will run specials rather than only having amazing deals for three to five days from 27 November. Yeah, you heard right, THE WHOLE MONTH!
Deals will be spread throughout the month and this has been confirmed by Massmart who owns both retailers.
Massmart corporate affairs executive, Brian Leroni, said, "Black Friday traditionally sees high concentrations of shoppers in retail stores across the country, which can create a challenging shopping environment".
They then decided to redo the way they previously done Black Friday.
“In an effort to create a more consumer-friendly Black Friday experience while adhering to all Covid-19 and social distancing protocols, Makro and Game have taken the decision to extend the duration of our Black Friday promotion," said Leroni.
This new way of handling Black Friday came from looking at how shoppers experience previous Black Fridays and Leroni says, "These specials will only run for the week in which they are announced, and will not be offered again – so we encourage shoppers to take advantage of the deals each week, rather than waiting until the end of November as they normally would".
More details about the specials shoppers will be able to indulge in such as those on electronics, televisions, large appliances and so may other things will be released in weeks to come.
Leroni said, “As always, sneak previews of some of the deals will be available on the Game and Makro social media feeds and email newsletters. Customers can subscribe to Game and Makro newsletters on each of the brand’s websites for sneak previews.”