Albany retailer goes all in on Black Friday sales

| posted on November 26, 2020

IN THIS day and age, it’s not often you have the chance to win a free car.

Even AFL players don’t get a new set of wheels when they take Mark of the Year anymore.

But Retravision Albany is bucking the trend by giving away a brand-new Suzuki Baleno this weekend to one lucky local shopper.

It’s the third year in a row the Albany store has run the competition to coincide with the rapidly growing phenomenon that is the Black Friday sales.

Originally an American shopping gimmick, the world-wide event has been gaining big traction in Australia over the past few years, according to Retravision Albany Managing Director Russell Hare.

“It’s as big as Boxing Day now,” he said.

“It kicks off that Christmas shopping period – all the suppliers support the event.

“They are genuine one-off offers available for this week.”

After nearly having to close his Albany store because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr Hare said retail business was booming.

“We’ve put on four extra staff in the last six months,” he said.

“Without being able to go overseas, people have invested in their home because they have a bit more money lying around.”

Unlike many other major competitions which are run state-wide or nationally, Retravision Albany’s car giveaway only involves local shoppers who purchase an item in-store.

Mr Hare said Retravision Albany would draw a winner after trading closes at 5pm on Saturday and stream the announcement on Facebook.