The day I got my 128GB, $448 (phone, insurance and shipping) amounted to R6349. I don't know if Gearbest's currency converter uses realtime spot rates, because the app converted the phone's price to 6.6k.
I would like to ask if anyone has successfully purchased and received Xiaomi's mi9 or MiMix3 online? My current phone is likely to die in the next month and would like to replace it with a Xiaomi. Some of the mail forwarding services I have looked into do not ship to RSA because of the battery.