With its considerable number of shopping centres, malls and retail outlets, Ekurhuleni is definitely not short of places for residents to indulge in some retail therapy.
However, with Black Friday approaching, it won’t just be shopaholics out in great numbers, but members of the community who are looking for a good bargain.
Known as one of the biggest shopping days on the retail calendar, Black Friday has gathered momentum not just around the world, but also in Ekurhuleni where there will be plenty of fantastic deals on offer.
If you have been reading your local community newspaper, various specials have probably caught your eye and you have a good idea where you will be heading on Friday, November 29.
For shoppers who are planning on getting a jumpstart on their Christmas shopping, or are simply looking for a good offer, here are some tips to keep in mind:
Set your alarm. Judging by the number of people lining up at stores in previous years, you might want to get the day off to an early start so you can secure your place in line.
Do your ‘research’ and price-checking in advance. Check websites, shopping brochures and advertisements before you head to the stores, so you know what bargains you are looking for.
Make a list. By knowing what products you are looking for, you will be able to map out your shopping route at each store.
Last, but not least, set a budget and stick to it. Try to avoid impulse buys. By doing this, you can prevent ‘buyer’s remorse’ and not stress about arriving home with products and items which you don’t really need.