Takealot takes almost R200m on Black Friday despite site glitch

Makro extended their Black Friday specials to run over a five day period, which started on Wednesday and ends Sunday. The busiest Makro stores were in Gauteng, the Woodmead branch and in Nambia.

Some of the most popular items were the LG 75’ Super UHD TV, Samsung 65’ Smart Curved UHD LED TV, Hisense 516l side-by-side fridge/ freezer, DEFY 7kg Front Load Washing Machine, PS4 1TB Console and the Megamaster origin series 5-burner gas braai.

The combination of the folding camping table and the gas braai indicates South Africans are gearing up for a very festive December.

For those staycationers, the best selling toy to keep the young ones busy was was the Jeronimo My First Sewing Machine, and the best selling book was Prooi by local author Fanie Viljoen.

Other popular items included Tommy Hilfiger Girl For Her Perfume, Pampers Nappies, WD Elements Portable Hard Drive – 1TB and the DStv Explora 2.

The annual Takealot Blue Dot Sale went live at 12:01 on Friday morning, raking in more than R11.5-million worth of transactions in the first hour.

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