Thousands of people today took advantage of the 10 to 75% price cut for black Friday or black Friday, which offered stores in shopping centers and other businesses in Grand Santo Domingo.
Contrary to previous years, the flow of buyers was lower yesterday as there was a "prepayment" that people use to buy goods with less stress.
Shopping Centers such as Ágora, Galería 360, Megacentro and Distribuidora Corripio on John F. Kennedy Boulevard and Plaza Lama on 27 de Febrero Avenue have registered a steady stream of people since they opened their doors.
Store employees who were consulted stressed that Black Friday's sales will exceed by more than 15% last year and that the offers are tempting.
Lorenzo Lantigua, sales manager at Distribuidora Corripio on Avenue John F. Kennedy, said Thursday's sales were excellent and yesterday's sales would end in the same way.
"There are concessions that reach 35-60%, aiming to exceed between 20% and 25% of sales last year and we will comply," he said.
The best-selling products were TVs, refrigerators and stoves.
Sharlin Tejada, Deputy Governor of Jumbo Avenue Luperon, said they had a 40% discount on textiles and appliances and some deals with credit cards.
"We plan to increase sales by 15% compared to 2017. We hope to exceed expectations because we see a good flow," he said.
The items that are most sought after are clothes, followed by TVs, washing machines and fans.
Romina Vásquez, head of public relations at Grupo Ramos, said, "We have very good discounts in the field of electrical appliances, clothing, shoes, fashion, food and the bazaar."
He pointed out that a 40% discount on all clothing, shoes and lingerie and 50% discounts on selected goods for men, women and children.
Pablo Alonso, Chief Executive Officer of Plaza Lamas on Feb. 27, stressed that by noon sales were very active and had to open the store before the time determined by the large number of people who got up early.
"Discounts are over 60%, 45% of Plaza Lama in selected positions plus 15% with Reserve Bank card," he said.
At Agora Square, discounts reached 70%. Casa Cuesta had a 40% discount on mixers, toasters, microwaves, electric ovens, coffee machines and irons. At Claro he offers 60% discounts on selected mobile phones.
While in Gallery 360 they had discounts of up to 70% in their stores.
In Blue Mall, discounts vary between 10 and 80%. Piruleta and Barone had up to 70% of the selected goods.
Professional consumer staff was posted in some stores while the military presence was observed in the squares.