Black Friday is here and what better time for it to take place than on payday. Since the early hours of Friday morning, frantic shoppers chasing specials have been camping outside stores.
Online website takealot.com crashed on Friday morning and was temporarily down because of the demand of Black Friday shoppers.
Black Friday initially started in the U.S. on the day after Thanksgiving, and the frenzy has now spread throughout the world.
Here are some of the scenes of shoppers camping outside South African stores on Friday morning, waiting for the floodgates to open.
According to Times Live, there was chaos as shoppers forced their way through a Game store in the hopes of getting the best deals first.
A store's glass doors were broken and alarm scanners were ripped up early this morning by #blackfriday deal seekers. It is understood that police were called in to control the crowd. #blackfridaydealspic.twitter.com/4agpL7sSuR— Times LIVE (@TimesLIVE) November 24, 2017
Nelson Mandela Bay shoppers were in full force at Baywest Mall when doors opened for #BlackFriday at midnight. The mayhem is expected to continue around the Bay throughout the day. Are you there? Send us your video and pictures. pic.twitter.com/dJf74AkrtF— HeraldLIVE (@HeraldPE) November 24, 2017
The Black Friday frenzy seems to have caught up with most South Africans. Special deals are not limited to stores, even flight and bus tickets are on special.
Are you heading to a shopping mall in search of a bargain for Black Friday or are you stuck at work and at home and couldn't care less? Have your say on the HuffPost poll.
On this #BlackFriday, are you heading to a shopping mall in search of a bargain?— HuffPost SouthAfrica (@HuffPostSA) November 24, 2017