South Africa’s best online shopping deals tested – the result is clear

Many online shops like Takealot, OneDayOnly, Loot, and BidorBuy have regular deals. We test whether their discounts are as good as they say.

By - February 12, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
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Many local e-commerce shops like Takealot, OneDayOnly, Loot, BidorBuy, and Dion Wired offer South Africans “big discounts” on products.

These daily and weekly offers are popular among many South African online shoppers – mainly because of the promised savings on the products.

But are they really offering the best price? MyBroadband set out to test if these deals meet expectations.

What we found is that South Africans can feel confident in online shopping deals from major players – their prices generally are the lowest, as advertised.

However, users are advised to scrutinize the discounts which the shops offer – the original retail price is often lower than the price which the shops show.


Seagate 4TB Expansion 3.5-inch from Takealot for R1,899 – best price

Seagate 4TB expansion drive


Samsung Activity Tracker from Takealot for R999 – best price

Samsung Activity Tracker


Head Eclipse squash racquet from OneDayOnly for R499 – best price

Head Eclipse squash racket


Head Mens Sprint Team Indoor Squash Shoes from OneDayOnly for R799 – best price

Head Mens Sprint Team Indoor Squash Shoe


Samsonite Network Bag from Dion Wired at R290 – best price

Network Bag


Philips Viva Collection Air Fryer from Dion Wired for R1,700 – best price

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Apple MacBook Pro MF840 from BidorBuy for R25,499 – best price

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Lenovo 10,400mAh Power Bank from BidorBuy for R360 – best price

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Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000 from Loot for R119 – best price

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Minecraft Core Steve Action Figure with Accessory from Loot for R39 – best price

Minecraft Core Steve Action Figure


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