List of stores in South Africa offering Black Friday 2016 deals

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November 16, 2016

Noelle Nelson, assistant professor of marketing and consumer behavior in the KU School of Business, can discuss trends and issues surrounding Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the holiday retail period.

But not every deal is the best on Thanksgiving.

People walk past a shopfront on Oxford Street advertising "Black Friday" discounts on November 28, 2014 in London, England.

Aside from actual stores, online retailers such as Amazon are also jumping on the Black Friday trend, offering a $10-markdown for their smart speaker sets, Amazon Echo and Echo-Dot, including their HDTV stick, Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote.

It found that only 90 out of the 178 deals were cheapest on Black Friday.

Dick's Sporting Goods: Dick's will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and have deals on clothing and activity trackers, in addition to many other items.

So far, Halfords has been the only motoring retailer to mention Black Friday this year, and it hasn't yet confirmed any specific deals or prices, either. Since then it has become a huge United Kingdom consumer event, with British shoppers expected to spend £24 billion (up £2.5 billion from 2015) online alone this year. Most retailers have yet to confirm their hours for the weekend, so check each company's website or visit a site like BlackFriday.com for hours and deals. Some big retailers are once again planning to open their doors on Thanksgiving day. Now, there seems to be a split in philosophy, with some retailers opening on Thanksgiving Day with special sales while others make a great public display of being closed on Thanksgiving out of respect for their employees.

Currys was selling an LG Soundbar speaker for £239 on Black Friday, but it could have been bought for £230 throughout September.

Lowe's will be closed on Thanksgiving and open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday. It's also offering "early access" sales that include Beats Solo 2 wireless headphones for $119.99 (instead of $299.99) and 25 percent off Apple TV models.

Meanwhile, the mall will be hosting several Black Friday events including a blood drive as well as an excerpt from the Nutcracker.

The promotion closes at the end of Black Friday. And they'll all offer their deals earlier that day online. For smaller version of disc player you can go for Sanyo Blu-Ray Disc Player available at $39 after dropping $11.47 from the regular price. 18% plan to start holiday shopping between Halloween and Thanksgiving and 27% of consumers say they had already started holiday shopping (in August, when consumers took the survey) or they shop throughout the year for holiday items. Store won't close through Friday. That is local time, and you will need to be there earlier than that if you want numerous deals. So once those "doorbusters" have cleared the shelves, many stores see the crowds dwindle.

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