Black Friday videos South Africa

Image via Twitter: Paul k ??Sefiti

Watch: Black Friday fever has South African shoppers in a spin [video]

It’s a mad dash to the best bargain, with diplomacy going out the window.

Black Friday videos South Africa

Image via Twitter: Paul k ??Sefiti

Black Friday has arrived and with it so too has the annual shopping rush, typified by bargain hunters breaking through barriers to snatch best deal possible.

As was to be expected, video footage of the maddening Black Friday dash has already made its way onto social media. Stores across the country, which have been preparing for this climax of commercialism, have been flooded by shoppers in their thousands.

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Trolleys and bodies can be seen bursting through doors, weaving in and out of aisles, with collisions galore. As supermarket security guards, cashiers and floor staff attempt to corral the crazed consumers – and avoid stampede-related casualties – bargains fly off the shelves, with little regard for diplomacy.

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The hash tags #BlackFidayMe and #BlackFridaySA – currently trending on Twitter – are accompanied by visuals depicting the chaos. Here are some of the videos which have already surfaced.

Watch: Black Friday shoppers burst into stores

This Game store in Thohoyandou was buzzing with action on Friday morning, after shoppers, who had been waiting outside for hours, were eventually allowed to filter in.

Shoprite in Sunnyside, Pretoria, also had its hands full on Black Friday.

South Africa’s shopping centres; naturally a haven for Black Friday bargain-hunters.