It’s that time of the year where goods, products, items, or even services are sold or rendered at a very cheap and the best rate ever – the Black Friday shopping.
No thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic for the lockdown and its distortion on academic calendars of all schools. Schools happen to be resuming for the continuation of academic sessions at the same time as the Black Friday shopping. Recall, since March all schools were shut to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, but right now, the curve created by the pandemic is flattening, although the second wave is already spiking off in some European countries. In good faith, we hope and pray the second phase of lockdown would be evitable.
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Before we proceed, let’s get to know a little more about Black Friday.
What is Black Friday?
This is an informal name for Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. The celebration of Black Friday has been observed since 1952, although the term “Black Friday” was not widely used until more recent decades. On this day, Black Friday, many stores are open very early, mostly midnight, some folks may even begin their sales at some time on Thanksgiving.
Black Friday is the busiest shopping day in the United States since 2005. Although it originated in the US, Black Friday is also observed in other countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Benelux, Sweden, Brazil, Mexico, and increasingly many other parts of the world.
A lot of companies in Africa, Nigeria most especially, also observe the Black Friday celebrations, although the timing might not be as accurate as that of the Americans and other countries that observe it traditionally, the celebrations of Black Friday is usually done in November. These companies equally slash down prices to increase sales and patronage. And just like that of America, it usually becomes the busiest shopping day for these companies.
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How Students can take advantage of the Black Friday Shopping?
The effect of the previous lockdown affected the pocket of everyone, no doubt. Getting money is not as easy as it used to be for workers, talk more students. But, the good news is that the Black Friday shopping might just be a game-changer, as prices are slash from like 20% – 99%. How crazy is that? Imagine getting a product worth N85,000 for N46,000 or even far less? It can never get better than this.
The long break caused by the pandemic would most likely have worn out a lot of your gadgets, foodstuffs, books, clothes, accessories, bags, etc. It’s now time to go shopping!
What kind of products or services can you get on Black Friday?
You can get any product, goods, or even services so long it’s available at the shopping store – ranging from tech devices, foodstuffs, clothes, kitchen utensils, cars, houses, in fact, anything you can think of.
Some online organizations and websites also observe the Black Friday shopping e.g. domain providers like Namecheap, Alibaba cloud, etc.
Some online teaching, coaching, or lecturing websites also offer and observe the Black Friday sales with special offers and discounts.
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How to Get Started?
To start shopping, you just have to know the particular store, shop, eCommerce website, company, or organization you know that observe the Black Friday shopping, then know the particular date they intend to commence the sales.
Some popular eCommerce websites and companies that annually observe Black Friday in Nigeria are Jumia, Konga, Shoprite, etc.
The Black Friday sales for Jumia would run from Nov. 6th – 30th, 2020 with key discounts on each Friday between these days. To begin shopping on Jumia, CLICK HERE.
As I usually say: Merry Shopping!