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Black Friday has come to South Africa, sorta

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Selling like hot cakes

This is the time of year that I miss my country. I know it’s dumb, but there’s something about eating far too much turkey (and mainly stuffing) with family, getting drunk, and then going out and spending a ridiculous amount of money on Black Friday sales. The food, the sales… it’s a good time to be in ‘merica. However, South Africa has finally gotten on the Black Friday bandwagon, and your wallet will beg for mercy.

Black Friday was alway the day for people to really start holiday shopping in the states, and with deals like these, it seems South Africans can do the same. Most of these awesome sales are only available online, so you don’t even need to stab anyone for an incredible deal on a TV.

With so many deals running around, it’s hard to keep track of everything. So, here’s a round up of all the cool things, or at least all the cool things that we could find. Also, I’m only focusing on the local stuff, but there are also insane sales on all the usual digital distribution channels.

Evo Points

I love the guys at Evo points – that’s how I give Steam vouchers to my gaming family members for Xmas. And now, they are making games even cheaper with this deal:

BidorBuy

BidorBuy has all kinds of cool sales for Black Friday, including Kinectic Sand for a steal. But here are the specials you should probably check out:

Takealot

All week Takealot has been having ridiculous sales. I’m just impressed that something I bought was still delivered the next day. Today they’ve got some cool specials, including:

One Day Only

One Day Only is also getting in on the fun. We all want this, so feel free to buy this in bulk for the entire lazygamer team.

Dion Wired

Dion Wired has a more limited offering, but those things that are on sale are pretty impressively knocked down.

Of course all these deals are stock dependent and are selling out fast, so be sure to click quickly and drain your bank accounts faster than a teenage boy when he first discovers Porn Hub. If you see any other great deals as they pop up, be sure to share and share alike.

Last Updated: November 28, 2014

154 Comments

  1. ToshZA

    November 28, 2014 at 09:31

    I seriously wish I could afford that white Xbone. It’s so super sexy. πŸ™

    Reply

  2. Admiral Chief Wang

    November 28, 2014 at 09:32

    The marketing and sales guys are just too lazy to come up with something

    Reply

  3. Admiral Chief Wang

    November 28, 2014 at 09:32

    The only thing I bought on special this week is a 32gb microSD card for my phone

    Reply

    • ToshZA

      November 28, 2014 at 09:33

      For me just games. My usual. πŸ˜›

      Reply

    • Axon1988

      November 28, 2014 at 14:40

      Also bought an sd card for the fiance’s camera.

      Reply

  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    November 28, 2014 at 09:35

    Our retailers don’t really seem to get the point it seems. They’re treating it like an every day when it’s meant to be like a Steam sale – 50% off on everything – not 5 or 15 on a few select items.

    Reply

    • Captain JJ the fair

      November 28, 2014 at 09:37

      Well, the company I work for is selling some stuff under cost at the moment. But the specials are few.

      Reply

    • hairyknees

      November 28, 2014 at 09:42

      Yeah that’s what I want :/ some deals are good… just not the MERICA 50% OFF EVERYTHING good πŸ™

      Reply

    • Quo Vadis?

      November 28, 2014 at 10:07

      its because we in good ol’ SA are a bunch of chops. we take what we can get, and grumble amongst ourselves instead of at the trade. but then again, everything is regulated to the hilt, and as such, the stockists have to toe the line otherwise you just might be labelled anti-competitive. and you just might get a little visit from the competition commission, who will fcuk up your whole office and life for three months scratching for stuff. Yup, been there. TWICE!

      Reply

  5. Hammersteyn

    November 28, 2014 at 09:36

    I’m on the look out for a cheap generator because Eskom.

    Reply

    • Quo Vadis?

      November 28, 2014 at 09:55

      go check out Yamaha, they have some good specials right now on gen sets. just don’t get the petrol one, it sounds like a two stroke. the diesel ones are a great buy. runs forever, but the noise is slightly much.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        November 28, 2014 at 09:55

        thanks XD

        Reply

      • Admiral Chief Wang

        November 28, 2014 at 10:00

        Good market to be in!

        Reply

  6. Captain JJ the fair

    November 28, 2014 at 09:37

    Dion Wired specials mean you now get to buy things at the same price that it usually costs everywhere else.

    Reply

    • FoxOneZA

      November 28, 2014 at 09:51

      Bwhahahaha!

      Reply

  7. Pieter Kruger

    November 28, 2014 at 09:37

    Takealot is going to “show gamers some love” come 11H00…..

    Reply

    • BMXWufam

      November 28, 2014 at 10:21

      We’ll my pre-order for Fallout: NV Ultimate Edition is over a month late. Delayed again ’till Tuesday. I could Of just DL’ed it off Steam by now.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Wang

        November 28, 2014 at 10:29

        Hope you enjoy FO:NV as much as I did!

        Reply

  8. hairyknees

    November 28, 2014 at 09:38

    I want the Sky Walker peeps. WANT IT! Feel free to purchase and deliver to 98 Cabbage Lane, Vegetableville. Thanks <3!

    Reply

  9. Hammersteyn

    November 28, 2014 at 09:38

    It’s wrong but I couldn’t help but draw a correlation between Black Friday and people that gets trampled till they’re flat as pancakes when I saw the header.

    Reply

    • hairyknees

      November 28, 2014 at 09:39

      hahaha xD it’s a dangerous day indeed! I think people would get shot here if it ever became an official thing O_o

      Reply

  10. I'm really feeling it! (Umar)

    November 28, 2014 at 09:41

    PSN is having a black friday sale too

    Reply

  11. Mossel

    November 28, 2014 at 09:45

    That bone deal looks sweet. Just need to drop Fifa for something else.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      November 28, 2014 at 09:47

      Halo Anniversary Edition please

      Reply

      • Mossel

        November 28, 2014 at 09:48

        That could definitely work!

        Reply

    • Francois Knoetze

      November 28, 2014 at 16:21

      I sinned and bought the bundle…I could’t help myself and I think my ps4 is going to give me the stink eye. BUT IT IS SOOOO PRETTY!!

      Reply

  12. Brian Murphy

    November 28, 2014 at 09:45

    Heh, BF related (US, not SA), the Black Friday PS4 GTAV+TLOUR Bundle is showing a 620,700% increase in Amazon’s mover’s & shakers category.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      November 28, 2014 at 09:46

      Fantastic bundle

      Reply

      • Brian Murphy

        November 28, 2014 at 09:47

        Yeah I got one πŸ˜€

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          November 28, 2014 at 09:49

          NICE!

          Reply

          • Brian Murphy

            November 28, 2014 at 09:50

            Yep , can’t wait!

  13. Captain JJ the fair

    November 28, 2014 at 09:47

    Just remember that the South African markets are A LOT more price sensitive. The margins we make don’t compare to the margins they make in developed countries. Asking for a 75% discount means the retailers are selling at a loss.

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      November 28, 2014 at 09:48

      Yes, we don’t have the market size to make it possible. Can still dream though.

      Reply

  14. Alien Emperor Trevor

    November 28, 2014 at 09:47

    Oh by the way, for those wanting to get into Pinball FX2… there’s a new weekly Humble Bundle with a bunch of Star Wars & Marvel tables. GO GO GO!

    https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly

    Reply

  15. RinceThis

    November 28, 2014 at 09:49

    “Oh yeahhh, I be like, WTF them be some mighty nice deals, me and my Betty gonna go down Walmart and mace some motha fuckers in the face for a new SONY TV” Merica! http://mrwgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Redneck-WTF-Reaction-Gif.gif

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Wang

      November 28, 2014 at 09:52

      I LOVE that music video!!!

      Reply

      • I'm really feeling it! (Umar)

        November 28, 2014 at 09:52

        FIRST DATE!!!!!

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Wang

          November 28, 2014 at 09:55

          LET’S GO!!!

          Reply

          • I'm really feeling it! (Umar)

            November 28, 2014 at 09:57

            Man I miss this band

          • Admiral Chief Wang

            November 28, 2014 at 09:59

            I LOOOOVE EM

          • Mossel

            November 28, 2014 at 10:01

            Miss them? They still exist! The brought out an album about 2 years ago: Neighborhoods. Very mature sound, but still great.

          • Admiral Chief Wang

            November 28, 2014 at 10:02

            I dig that album, its goooood

          • Mossel

            November 28, 2014 at 10:03

            Also love it! That song “Even if she falls” is amazing. Would love to see these guys live!

          • I'm really feeling it! (Umar)

            November 28, 2014 at 10:13

            Felt like 3 years lol, Neighborhoods was an OK album, not GREAT. Only really like Ghost on the Dancefloor and Kaleidoscope

          • WitWolfy

            November 28, 2014 at 10:05

            Why do you miss them, they’re still rocking it out in the states according to FB on some awesome tour.

          • I'm really feeling it! (Umar)

            November 28, 2014 at 10:13

            Last song I really liked and heard from them was Ghost on the Dancefloor and that was over 3 years ago, have they release anything since?

          • WitWolfy

            November 28, 2014 at 11:02

            Last CD I heard about was “Neighborhood” or something like that. Felt too emo for me though.. I wanted something more Enema of the state meets Angels and Airwaves’s I-Empire

          • I'm really feeling it! (Umar)

            November 28, 2014 at 09:58

            My fav part, its so random

            http://youtu.be/vVy9Lgpg1m8?t=2m54s

          • Admiral Chief Wang

            November 28, 2014 at 09:59

            I love this part too, the epicness is next level

          • z1n

            November 28, 2014 at 19:22

            Back in the glory days of punk rock. Buddha and Cheshire cat were also awesome. Just adding my 2c.

        • Mossel

          November 28, 2014 at 10:04

          Now I HAVE to listen to the song…and the rest of the album, and all the other albums. Gawh and sommer Sum 41 as well!

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief Wang

            November 28, 2014 at 10:06

            Sum41, ag nee man sies!

            πŸ˜›

          • Mossel

            November 28, 2014 at 10:07

            Will jy baklei jongman?! xD

    • Quo Vadis?

      November 28, 2014 at 09:52

      ain t nobody got time for that!

      Reply

    • oVg elfroot addict

      November 28, 2014 at 09:58

      FCUK YEHHHHH!!!

      Reply

  16. Mossel

    November 28, 2014 at 09:49

    Dammit, why did I have to go and spend all my money on a brewing kit?!
    Oh yes, beer.

    Reply

    • RinceThis

      November 28, 2014 at 09:57

      You win, everything.

      Reply

      • Mossel

        November 28, 2014 at 10:00

        Dude I’m so excited to start brewing! I think this is my life calling.

        Reply

        • RinceThis

          November 28, 2014 at 10:40

          Let me know how it goes. I am curious to try!

          Reply

    • Admiral Chief Wang

      November 28, 2014 at 09:58

      Maybe NOW you will be a better pilot?

      Reply

      • Mossel

        November 28, 2014 at 09:59

        This makes way more sense than it should!

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Wang

          November 28, 2014 at 10:02

          XD

          #EpicInsideJoke
          #NevarrrrForget
          #THEHORROR
          #AdmiralPilotSkillsFTW

          Reply

    • Captain JJ the fair

      November 28, 2014 at 10:42

      Do it. I went to a workshop or two, but never had to guts to start brewing myself. Where’d you get the kit from?

      Reply

      • Mossel

        November 28, 2014 at 13:06

        Also really keen to try those workshops. A friend of a friend works for Jack Black Breweries and also brews his own beer, he said he will show me the basics!

        Reply

  17. FoxOneZA

    November 28, 2014 at 09:49

    Takealot Gamer’s sale is at 11am.

    PS: Titanfall Deluxe Edition is R137.25 on XBL.

    Reply

  18. AceZero911

    November 28, 2014 at 09:52

    Coincidence that my PS3 broke last night? I think not…

    Reply

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      November 28, 2014 at 10:32

      PS4 time!

      Reply

      • AceZero911

        November 28, 2014 at 10:39

        Yeah, I already have one, but I won’t be able to play the new Persona 4 Arena or Guilty gear on it πŸ˜›

        Reply

  19. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    November 28, 2014 at 09:55

    lol more like Lame Sales Friday, amirite?

    Reply

  20. oVg elfroot addict

    November 28, 2014 at 09:57

    More like black weekend.
    Do not use any lifts this weekend. You have been warned.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      November 28, 2014 at 09:57

      oh snap

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      November 28, 2014 at 09:57

      Eskom be like, do you even lift bro?

      Reply

  21. ReaperOfSquirrels

    November 28, 2014 at 09:57

    BT Games has a huge sale on digital downloads (PC only I think) and SOME console games (not many).

    http://www.btgames.co.za/BT/SPages/blackfriday/deals.asp

    http://www.btgames.co.za/BT/SPages/deals/black_friday_deals.pdf

    Reply

    • Captain JJ the fair

      November 28, 2014 at 09:58

      I need that Heart of the Swarm

      Reply

    • oVg elfroot addict

      November 28, 2014 at 10:00

      lol lots of Watchdogs still in stock. Still, R300 cheaper than the Wii-U version.

      Reply

      • Captain JJ the fair

        November 28, 2014 at 10:02

        Shadow of Mordor is still more expensive than on Steam. Though at new prices it was actually cheaper (hence why I bought it at BT)

        Reply

    • Captain JJ the fair

      November 28, 2014 at 10:04

      I see most are Steam activated. Woohoo!

      Reply

      • Captain JJ the fair

        November 28, 2014 at 10:07

        But no PayPal. Aaaaah

        Reply

  22. oVg elfroot addict

    November 28, 2014 at 10:04

    • Hammersteyn

      November 28, 2014 at 10:05

      MY HAIR!

      Reply

      • oVg elfroot addict

        November 28, 2014 at 10:11

        Speak to hand the face aint listing.

        Jerry Jerry Jerry Jerry

        I now understand why ZOMBIES will never get old.

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          November 28, 2014 at 10:17

          We are zombies, we are just living in denial

          Reply

          • oVg elfroot addict

            November 28, 2014 at 10:19

            Then the lights go out…
            Where did I leave my hunting bow?

          • Lord Chaos

            November 28, 2014 at 10:20

            You still have lights that are on? What magic is this?

          • oVg elfroot addict

            November 28, 2014 at 10:22

            Reminds me,
            I need to remove the fuse from the company generator.

    • Admiral Chief Wang

      November 28, 2014 at 10:06

      OH LAWDS!

      Reply

    • RinceThis

      November 28, 2014 at 10:11

      The only exercise they get all year.

      Reply

      • oVg elfroot addict

        November 28, 2014 at 10:18

        lol
        Reminds me why I love WALL-E so much. It was a total piss take.

        Reply

        • RinceThis

          November 28, 2014 at 10:24

          Agreed. And they loved it for all the wrong reasons.

          Reply

  23. Captain JJ the fair

    November 28, 2014 at 10:09

    Can you believe that a lady actually said to me this “Black Friday” is shocking and it’s satanic?

    Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      November 28, 2014 at 10:09

      By the balls of Odin? Satanic? How is saving money or getting a decent deal satanic? People are just strange!

      Reply

      • Captain JJ the fair

        November 28, 2014 at 10:11

        I know, I’m sure the underworld also appreciates a good deal ;P

        Reply

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          November 28, 2014 at 10:15

          Mmmm.. get your pitchforks and hellfire stones for only 300 souls! That’s a 75% discount on all items! Shop at Lucifer’s today!!!

          Reply

      • Kensei Seraph No DA:I spoilers

        November 28, 2014 at 10:12

        Maybe because “black” is considered the colour of evil in several western cultures and good in several eastern cultures?

        Reply

      • RinceThis

        November 28, 2014 at 10:12

        Haha. Well, it’s the way they go fucking nuts?

        Reply

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          November 28, 2014 at 10:13

          I’d go nuts for a yearly sale where stuff is 75% off. Heck, I’d be out there with my tent, going feral and growing a hobo beard….

          Reply

          • RinceThis

            November 28, 2014 at 10:15

            But would you mace people in the face for stuff? I mean people have even been killed going fucking spastic for a quick discount. I was at Cavendish yesterday and the Pic n Pay there had a 2 4 1 thing going. All I wanted was to buy a steak. Bugged out and went to Wollies instead. Rather pay three times more than deal with stupid humans.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            November 28, 2014 at 10:16

            This is Cape Town – stupid humans galore sigh!

          • Lord Chaos

            November 28, 2014 at 10:17

            And the worst of them only arrive there in a few more weeks. πŸ˜›

          • Captain JJ the fair

            November 28, 2014 at 10:17

            LOL

          • RinceThis

            November 28, 2014 at 10:18

            Batten down the hatches!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            November 28, 2014 at 10:18

            Unleash the Kraken!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 28, 2014 at 10:20

            Time to turn down the thermostat on the ocean. Makes more of them go to Durban. Serves them all right too, they deserve each other.

          • RinceThis

            November 28, 2014 at 10:21

            BWAHAHAH

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            November 28, 2014 at 10:18

            Don’t remind me…. :/

          • Quo Vadis?

            November 28, 2014 at 10:33

            but we like clogging your streets, driving like maniacs, swearing at people and getting impatient with you lot. we like to inspire others to be like us (Jhb)

          • Lord Chaos

            November 28, 2014 at 10:54

            You’re already clogging my streets… Get out of Jhb already.

          • Quo Vadis?

            November 28, 2014 at 11:25

            why leave Jhb over the silly season? malls are a pleasure to walk around in, highways and William Nicol are a breeze, get up a bit later to get to work…. I’ll go down to Cpt when the new year starts. It will be like a Verimark add for them. just when they think its over, WAIT! there’s more! lol

          • Reid

            November 28, 2014 at 10:28

            This is South Africa – stupid humans galore!
            Actually
            This is Earth – stupid humans galore!

    • Lord Chaos

      November 28, 2014 at 10:11

      There are no words.

      Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      November 28, 2014 at 10:12

      Yes, I can believe it hehe.

      Reply

      • Captain JJ the fair

        November 28, 2014 at 10:12

        Because it’s the colour black? So because my hair is black now my head must be satanic.

        Reply

        • Lord Chaos

          November 28, 2014 at 10:13

          Just don’t use black eyeliner.

          *Runs

          Reply

          • Captain JJ the fair

            November 28, 2014 at 10:13

            Shhhhhhh

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          November 28, 2014 at 10:14

          πŸ™ Aaw so my hair and mo must also be satanic! No wonder I seem to scare all these old folks in Milnerton.

          Reply

          • RinceThis

            November 28, 2014 at 10:17

            Sorry for you, my hair is ginger and everyone knows gingers… are… FUCK… 0_O

          • Captain JJ the fair

            November 28, 2014 at 10:18

            You’re a lost cause for them then. No soul = no underworld sell value

          • Reid

            November 28, 2014 at 10:26

            At least you are ginger from the start. My hair is black, but my beard which is black when short is becoming more red the more I grow it. I think my inner ginger is coming out O_O

          • RinceThis

            November 28, 2014 at 10:42

            Sympathies man! All downhill from here!

          • Captain JJ the fair

            November 28, 2014 at 10:46

            I’m going grey at an alarming rate myself. I imagine I’ll look like George Clooney, but I’ll probably end up looking like this … http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01845/grey-mop_1845512i.jpg

          • HvR

            November 28, 2014 at 10:54

            Imagine that is MattyFeeg in a couple of years.

          • Admiral Chief Wang

            November 28, 2014 at 10:56

            LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

          • Admiral Chief Wang

            November 28, 2014 at 10:57

            WTF is on his nose?

          • Captain JJ the fair

            November 28, 2014 at 10:58

            They call it a Rince. ;P

          • RinceThis

            November 28, 2014 at 11:02

            lol

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 28, 2014 at 10:45

            It sounds more like you’ve got some ginger sucking the life out of you. Are you associating with anyone like that? *innocent whistle*

          • Quo Vadis?

            November 28, 2014 at 10:31

            soulless? *runs*

          • Mark Vincer

            November 28, 2014 at 10:32

            Gingers are not fuck

          • RinceThis

            November 28, 2014 at 10:33

            Not even fucked cus we are ginger? 0_O

          • Mark Vincer

            November 28, 2014 at 10:34

            I’m sick, I have no idea what I was trying to type. Rest assured, it would’ve been one HILARIOUS joke.

          • RinceThis

            November 28, 2014 at 10:36

            Get well man πŸ™‚

          • Mark Vincer

            November 28, 2014 at 10:37

            Thanks. I am taking lots of medicine (coffee) as I must stay strong to earn comment of the week!

    • Brady miaau

      November 28, 2014 at 11:29

      Black plague is not a good term to use either, especially in a university paper about, you know, the bubonic plague in Europe.

      Reply

  24. Rags

    November 28, 2014 at 10:13

    N7 day destroyed my budget. I’ll try strong through cyber monday too πŸ™

    Reply

    • Rags

      November 28, 2014 at 10:14

      Also Amazon specials >

      Reply

  25. justlikemo

    November 28, 2014 at 10:21

    I’m gonna promote my company, dont diss me, I just work for them:
    SmartHome Premium deal for R899 pm x 24 on Fixed Line from Telkom
    Free DSTV Explora & Xbox
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    SIM 1 with 1GB Data Every Month
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    SIM 3 with 100min Talk Time Every Month
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    Free Wi-Fi at Telkom Wi-Fi Hotspots
    Free Data for Selected Education Websites
    Free Connected Home Setup Voucher
    Microsoft Office 365 – Includes 1TB Cloud Storage, 60 Skype mins and 5 users
    D-link ADSL Wi-Fi Router
    Huawei Wi-Fi Range Extender
    3G Huawei E5330 Mi-Fi Router

    Reply

  26. Fnuik

    November 28, 2014 at 10:36

    Just saw shadow of mordor on the psn now costs R549 for the premium edition including season pass.

    Reply

    • RinceThis

      November 28, 2014 at 10:38

      WOW!

      Reply

    • Captain JJ the fair

      November 28, 2014 at 10:40

      As much as I loved playing that game, the DLC’s don’t really add enough for me to make it worth buying. Once you’ve played through the main quest of the game it becomes a lot of rinse and repeat.

      Reply

  27. PORTAL AZAMERICA

    November 28, 2014 at 11:32

    black friday is a thanksgiving in several countries at the same time making the stores balances come in a balance of discount for those who want to save money then and smpre valid when it comes the season of black friday

    http://portalazamerica.info

    Reply

  28. Mark Treloar

    November 28, 2014 at 19:43

    This is Black Friday

    Reply

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