We are sure that many of you have seen the incredible Black Friday deals happening in the USA at the moment. It’s one of the biggest shopping days on that side of the Atlantic, when shops discount everything for the start of the Christmas shopping season. It’s not really caught on here yet, but now you too can now spend your hard-earned cash on some timely-reduced American products.

Online pay service PayPal has been spreading some early Christmas cheer around the Sub-Saharan Africa region by joining up with USaddress.com.

The service allows you to buy from any US online retailer that doesn’t necessarily ship its goods to South Africa. Goods bought online is shipped to the US-based USaddress.com warehouse, who then forwards it to your home (South African) address – all paid for with PayPal.

And as a bonus extra, PayPal users in the Sub-Saharan Africa region can make use of the promotional code PPAFBF to get $10 off the shipping fee, which can be used up to 10 times until the middle of January next year.

“In recent years online shopping has become a massive phenomenon. As national borders disappear, it is now easier than ever to buy anything, anywhere, rather than compromise for a limited or expensive local selection. However, not all local markets have embraced global online shopping,” USaddress.com explains on its website.

PayPal was co-founded by South African-born technology entrepreneur Elon Musk in 2001, which he eventually sold for $1.5 billion to eBay a year later.

[Source – Usaddress.com, image – Shutterstock]
Charlie started his professional life as a motoring journalist for a community newspaper in Mpumalanga, Charlie explored different journalistic angles since his entry into the fast-paced world of publishing in 2006. While fostering a passion for the arts, Charlie developed a love for technology – both which allowed him to serve as Entertainment and Technology Editor for an online publication. Charlie has since been heavily involved in consumer technology for various websites and publications. He thoroughly enjoys World War II films and cerebral documentaries; aviation; photography and indie music. Oh yes, and he also has a rather strange obsession with collecting coffee mugs from his travels.