South African citizens on social media call "Black Friday" a scam

South African citizens on social media call "Black Friday" a scam

- Today is Black Friday and usually, Mzansi shoppers are excited for the day but this time things were different

- South African shoppers insisted that the deals in South Africa were not proper Black Friday deals

- One user said that if retailers weren't offering at least 50% off they should just leave it

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For Mzansi and many places around the world, this week was the build-up to Black Friday. It's a day where shoppers can get huge discounts on products, leading them to save money building up to the holidays.

With the world fighting against an entire pandemic, one would expect that this year's Black Friday might turn out to be a little different. South Africans were not impressed with the Black Friday deals available this time around.

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Disgruntled Mzansi shoppers took to social media to share their grievances about the retail deals that were on show. The hashtag #BlackFriday trended on Twitter and citizens had a lot to say. Usually, shoppers are impressed by the deals offered by retailers but this time they said that there were no "real" discounts.

South African citizens on social media call "Black Friday" a scam
South African citizens on social media called "Black Friday" a scam today. (Photo by Sergei Bobylev, TASS via Getty Images)
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Mzansi social media users took to Twitter to complain about the Black Friday deals or lack thereof:

@GSBrazyyy commented: "Black Friday doesn't exist in South Africa, sorry."
@NeroExp said: "Black Friday in South Africa is just a clearance sale."
@qaylahsalie_ said: South Ffrica’s Black Friday is a rip off. 25% only?! you're kidding me."
@M_Letsholonyane commented: R500 off a R10K item and you call that a Black Friday sale... We do this thing wrong. We should just call it off until we are ready to do it right... If you aren’t giving at least 50% off, TLOGELA!!"

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Black Friday reportedly off to a very slow start in South Africa

Briefly.co.za previously reported that Black Friday was reportedly off to a very slow start in South Africa. Black Friday shopping is reportedly off to a very slow start in South Africa. What was once a hyped-up day with people lining up outside stores from the early hours of the morning is now seemingly a schlep.

Reports say that stores have had minimal customers from this morning with staff members standing outside in an attempt to coax customers into their stores. The global pandemic is most likely the main reason for the lack of shoppers.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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