Customers went for televisions, stoves and refrigerators
People concentrated on investigating the offers of electrical appliances to take advantage of the specials for Black Friday in the stores of the capital. Leonel Matos / LD
Black Friday was felt strongly among Santo Domingo businesses. The massive offers it brought naturally aroused the interest of the masses, who gathered to buy items of interest from early in the morning.
Although the flow of people was not as massive as in previous years, in Plaza Lama, La Sirena, Tiendas Corripio, La Gran Vía, and other shopping centers, the acceptance of the different percentages in discounts was evident.
“I came to see looking for a television and the truth is that there are very good deals on brands that are worth it,” said Dariela while walking in Plaza Lama on Winston Churchill Avenue.
Although the areas of the different stores do not feel crowded, the aisles of clothing, household goods, haberdashery, and appliances are the ones that enjoy the most attention, especially appliances.
“Washing machines, refrigerators and televisions. That’s what people are coming for. We have many combos of offers, and people have gone crazy; they have taken a lot of washing machines,” an employee of Tiendas Corripio said to Listín Diario, where the offers have been prepared since the beginning of the month and exploded since Thursday.
Household appliances were crowned by the different sales managers in the stores as “undisputed kings of Black Friday.”
On Duarte Avenue, the flow was intense; people with televisions on their shoulders, crowded stores, and total shopping carts were the main scene.
“The offers are not even that good, but if you don’t buy today, when are you going to do it?” said a lady as she left Plaza Lama; however, her cart was extremely full, and she told reporters that she had taken everything.
Some were satisfied and others not so much, the buyers expressed their opinion about the offers.
Those who left their homes to make specific purchases searched among the stores for the discounts that best suited them; others wandered the aisles to find a product that was good enough, convenient, and cheap enough to make their first purchase.
Such is the case of María Jimenez, whom reporters found in Plaza Lama, La Sirena, and Tiendas Corripio.
Black Friday has been instituted as a date when stores make special price offers worldwide for customers to make massive purchases taking advantage of the end of the year that gives way to the new Christmas and New Year’s assortments.
For several years, businesses in the Dominican Republic have adopted this American celebration to offer their products at exceptional prices.
The celebration, held annually in the country, has produced great offers in most shopping centers.
Although on this occasion, the flow of people was not as abundant and concentrated as in previous years, the approval of the various offers is evident with dozens of people.