1. Jan

    Testing Game's revamped online store

    Game's new online store tested — with impressive results Game launched a new website in May, promising a better online shopping experience with faster deliveries. Our testing shows that they deliver on that promise. Parent company Massmart said the revamped site features advanced sourcing...
  2. Jan

    South African TV retailers price comparison - 43-inch to 75-inch

    Ultimate South African TV price shootout — With a clear winner and loser If you are looking for the best deal on a TV in South Africa, you might be better off shopping at a traditional brick-and-mortar retailer than using one of South Africa's top online stores. MyBroadband compared the prices...
  3. Hanno Labuschagne

    Game launches new website and promises faster delivery times

    Game launches new website and promises faster delivery times Massmart has launched a new Game website with several improvements and new features to provide a better online shopping experience. The retail group said the new site boasts advanced sourcing logic, which would supposedly result in...
  4. Jan

    Massmart releases annual results - Game trading loss increases to over R1 billion

    Game drags down Makro with R1 billion loss Massmart has released its 2021 financial results for the 52 weeks ended 25 December 2021, reporting a R2.20 billion net loss. This is 25.7% worse than the R1.75 billion loss the company reported last year.
  5. Jan

    Massmart asks police to investigate plans to loot its stores this weekend

    Makro and Game looting warning this weekend Massmart is concerned about posts circulating on social media indicating that there will be looting of all their stores this weekend, 26–27 February 2022. This is according to a letter from KwaZulu-Natal crime intelligence head Major-General Tso...
  6. Jan

    Massmart warns of major loss in 2021 due to looting, Covid-19, and global supply chain disruptions

    Makro and Game owner lost R1.5 billion in 2021 Massmart has warned shareholders to expect 60% to 70% higher headline losses for the 52 weeks ended 26 December. Net losses for the period are also expected to be between 51% and 61% higher than last year.
  7. Jan

    Massmart sales weakened by alcohol bans, riots, chip shortage

    Massmart sales wrecked by riots and alcohol bans Makro and Game owner Massmart has reported that its general merchandise sales, its second-largest sales category, was 9.7% lower in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020. “Sales were impacted by various factors...
  8. Jan

    Massmart ups Builders wage offer, ends Saccawu strike

    Makro and Game strike ends Massmart stated that disputes related to strike action at Game, Makro and the wider group were permanently withdrawn, whilst the company revised its wage offer to Builders from 4% to 4.5%.
  9. Jan

    Game online price beat offer re-tested

    Impressive improvement in Game's online price beat service Testing by MyBroadband showed that Game significantly improved its online price beat service, allowing consumers to shop with confidence that they are getting the best price. The latest test followed a disappointing experience last...
  10. Jan

    Makro strike in pictures

    Strike at Makro — photos Thousands of Makro, Game, and Builders employees around the country have gone on strike. The South African Commercial Catering and Allied Workers Union (Saccawu) said the strike is linked to three issues.
  11. Jan

    Massmart employees start Black Friday strike

    Makro and Game Black Friday strike kicks off Massmart employees have embarked on a no-work, no-pay strike starting on Friday 19 November 2021, coinciding with Makro and Game’s busy Black Friday period.
  12. Jan

    South Africa's online retailers on Black Friday order delivery times

    Black Friday 2021 delivery times in South Africa — What to expect South African retailers are getting ready to deliver a rush of orders during Black Friday 2021.
  13. Jan

    Makro and Game workers launch strike ahead of Black Friday

    Makro and Game take a hit over Black Friday Massmart workers, including Makro and Game employees, will embark on strike action from Friday — shortly after these stores launched Black November and festive season specials.
  14. Jan

    Game Black Friday price beat promise tested

    We tested Game’s Black Friday price beat promise Redeeming Game’s price beat promise on early Black Friday deals at one of its stores in Gauteng proved to be seamless, a real-world test showed. At the beginning of October, Game announced that it will extend its price beat guarantee to specials...
  15. Jan

    Early Black Friday deliveries from five retailers tested

    Early Black Friday deliveries tested — excellent results, but we are still waiting for one package Real-world testing by MyBroadband revealed that Takealot and Makro had the best delivery speeds, while OneDayOnly was the worst.
  16. Hanno Labuschagne

    Game Black November 2021 Week 1 deals revealed

    Game Black November 2021 Week 1 deals revealed Game has revealed its first set of Black November deals, which will be on offer from 1 November 2021 to 9 November 2021. All the deals are available in a digital leaflet published online and include discounts on big TVs, smartphones, laptops, and...
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    Dune Game - Will Funcom's upcoming Dune Survival MMO be any good?

  18. Jan

    Game extends Price Beat offer to Black Friday deals

    Game's plan to beat all other Black Friday deals in South Africa General goods retailer Game has announced its Price Beat Promise offer will be available during its Black November promotion this year. Rather than offering Black Friday deals on a single day, the retailer will again run four...
  19. Hanno Labuschagne

    Game's online price beat promise tested

    Game's online price beat promise tested A real-world test of Game's online price beat guarantee showed that it is very difficult to get the promised refund of the difference plus an additional 10%. Game has been promoting its price beat offering, stating, "We'll beat any price, so you get more...
  20. Jan

    Smartphone deal roundup - 17 September 2021

    Best smartphone deals in South Africa If you are looking to buy a smartphone, South African retailers like Takealot, Everyshop, Game, and Incredible Connection are offering discounts on smartphones that cater to a range of budgets. These discounts are available on brands such as Samsung, Oppo...