Orange SA shop prices: will you save money?

Orange Horizons has launched an online store in South Africa, raising questions as to whether they can save you money

By - January 24, 2013
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Orange Horizons has launched an e-commerce website in South Africa, selling telecoms-related devices and accessories. Prices at the new Orange SA store are competitive.

The new Orange South Africa shop has a wide range of products which include mobile phones, tablets, laptops, networking equipment and other gadgets and tech accessories.

According to the website their top products include the Samsung AllShare Cast Dongle, the Sony Smartwatch, and the BlackBerry Porsche Design P9981 smartphone.

To establish whether the Orange store’s products are competitively priced, MyBroadband selected five popular products and compared their prices to a few well known online retailers in South Africa.

The products are the Samsung Galaxy S3, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, the Kingston 128GB DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0, Microsoft Arc Mouse Black, and a Canon Powershot SX240 HScamera.

It should be noted that only the list price on each website was taken, and the final total costs may differ because of delivery charges and other costs.

Samsung Galaxy S3 (16 GB)

Samsung Galaxy S3

Samsung Galaxy S3

The Samsung Galaxy S III has been one of the most popular and arguably the best smartphones released in 2012. Featuring a 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos processor, a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD screen and Android Ice Cream Sandwich, this device is a favorite with Android users globally.

CaCell – R5,799
Orange Store – R5,999
ShopandShip – R6,099

Canon Powershot SX240 HS

Canon Powershot SX240 HS

Canon Powershot SX240 HS

The PowerShot SX240 HS boasts a 20x zoom lens and Full HD movies in a compact body. HS System with DIGIC 5 and Intelligent IS further boosts results.

SA Camera – R2,514
Orange Store – R2,688
Kalahari – R2,699

Kingston 128GB DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 128GB

Kingston 128GB DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 128GB

Kingston 128GB DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 128GB

Large capacity, blazingly fast and portable – the Data Traveler HyperX is a USB stick for prosumers and professionals.

Sybaritic – R1,766
Orange Store – R1,830

Microsoft Arc Mouse

Microsoft Arc Mouse

Microsoft Arc Mouse

The design of the Arc Mouse combines the comfort of a desktop mouse and the portability of a notebook mouse. Arc Mouse folds to 60% of its fully expanded size when you’re on the go.

Orange Store – R435
Kalahari – R450
Takealot – R459

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (3g + Wi-Fi, 16GB)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) offers users easy multimedia access, playback and sharing experiences with Samsung Hub services.

Orange Store – R4,430
Loot – R4,668
Takealot – R4,818

The few examples used in this article shows that the Orange online shop’s electronics prices are competitive when compared to local competitors.

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