Most shoppers in Durban opt to buy only necessities this Black Friday

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Most shoppers in Durban have opted to buy only the necessities at this Black Friday sale instead of splurging on appliances as they did in previous years. COVID-19 and the tough economic situation have put a huge damper on the usual Black Friday shopping frenzy.

Consumers Michelle Bezuidenhout and Sanele Wanda say they only came to buy what they need. “I am buying this not because it’s Black Friday but it helps me that it’s Black Friday because it’s cheaper. I had planned it so I decided to get it now for Christmas,” says Bezuidenhout.

Wanda adds, “I shop because I need those items I came here to buy. I do not buy because it’s Black Friday. I buy because it’s a need.”

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Chriselda Naidoo and Mzi Ndawonde say they are disappointed because there are hardly any bargains this year.

“We didn’t find a lot of deals this year but we did budget and we’re preparing for Christmas mostly toys for the children and some groceries,” says Naidoo.

Ndawonde  says, “I came especially for this air-con because I had saved for months to buy this it  but unfortunately for me, I didn’t get what I was hoping to get because it’s still the normal price.” Report by Nonhlakanipho Magwaza