Consumers urged to avoid in-store shopping this Black Friday

Consumers urged to avoid in-store shopping this Black Friday

Debt Rescue CEO Neil Roets has urged consumers to avoid in store shopping where possible on Black Friday.

Woman shopping in the supermarket
Woman shopping in the supermarket/Pexels/@Kevin Malik

The Christmas shopping frenzy tradition kicks off on Friday, with some stores already running massive sales of up to 80% until the first week of December.

Roets has urged consumers to make use of online shopping to avoid unnecessary spending.

"What we always advise our clients is to make sure to do your proper homework and make sure you know what is that you want to buy and that it is something that you need.

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 Preferably they can order all of it online so that you don't have to go to the store and get hold up on the whole Black Friday frenzy and spend more money than you can."

The 2022 Black Friday report by First National Bank shows that consumers spent over R3 billion on supposed bargain deals.

Most consumers spent money on travel, transportation, groceries, clothing and entertainment.

Long-life milk, toilet paper and air fryers were also the big sellers.

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