If you didn’t know it’s the Friday after Thanksgiving (the US one, not the Canadian one) and it signals the start of all the mad Christmas shopping. Most stores will offer ridiculous discounts and offers to entice people to spend their Christmas bonus with them.
It’s a big thing in the USA. Not such a big thing for us in South Africa (probably because we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving). But there’s a lot of chatter online and in forums about Black Friday and Black Friday specials.
As I have noticed the increased participation of South Africans with Halloween, I suspect that Black Friday will make a more and more regular appearance in South Africa – more specifically on our online stores as our shopping habits have definitely changed.
I’m planning to do my Christmas shopping online this year. I also plan to do it on Friday.
Let’s hope for lots of specials!