The Kimberley Prospector


My Shop Kby Announces Closure Sale – A Bittersweet Farewell to Kimberley

Michael Hawthorne

In a heartfelt media statement released today, the popular Kimberley business, My Shop Kby, announced its decision to close its doors at the end of February. The closure comes with a silver lining for locals, as the business plans to sell most, if not all, of its stock in an extensive closing-down sale.

My Shop Kby invites all interested clients to visit the store and explore the available items. Customers are encouraged to make offers, negotiate, or directly purchase the products. The business is also offering a unique opportunity for buyers, allowing a 50% deposit on items priced above R1000 to be kept at the shop until February 25th. Delivery options are available and will be discussed upon a successful sale, with a recommendation for self-pickup if feasible.

The store management is keen on spreading the word and requests everyone to share the message, accompanying photo, and WhatsApp link with as many friends or colleagues as possible. To facilitate communication, a WhatsApp group has been created at the following link: My Shop Kby WhatsApp Group. The business plans to keep clients updated with additional advertisements as the closing sale progresses.

The announcement has sparked a lively debate among locals, with some expressing disappointment and others delving into the complex dynamics of local businesses facing competition from foreign counterparts. Renthia Brits, a resident, raised concerns about the prevalence of foreign-owned businesses and urged fellow South Africans to support local enterprises.

The discussion unfolded further as Wiona Ashleigh Geldenhuys weighed in on the affordability of foreign goods. This ignited a conversation about the challenges faced by local businesses in competing with cheaper alternatives.

The management of My Shop Kby responded to these comments, asserting that they were aware of the pricing strategies of other businesses in Kimberley, particularly those owned by foreigners. The management highlighted the commitment to providing competitive prices and quality products while addressing concerns about the impact on local businesses.

The closure of My Shop Kby adds to a series of recent closures in Kimberley, prompting residents to reflect on the changing economic landscape and the challenges faced by local businesses. Despite the challenges, the community remains hopeful and supportive, acknowledging the economic toll while expressing gratitude for the memories created by My Shop Kby over the years.

As the iconic store prepares to bid farewell to Kimberley, residents are encouraged to take advantage of the closing down sale, not only as a shopping opportunity but as a chance to support a local business during its final chapter.


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