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But they will also have to pay shipping, storage and taxes on those things. And don't forget SA labour laws.
For the amount of stock they need to bring in, shipping will be incredibly cheap. Shipping by ship might be slow but it is cheap. They also have their own warehouses so no need to pay for storage, but if they stick to the basic conditions of employment, then the labor laws should pose no threat. On the other hand I bet that there are already unions forming in the minds of morons, and I think that Amazon can expect their first strike not long after going live.
 
For the amount of stock they need to bring in, shipping will be incredibly cheap. Shipping by ship might be slow but it is cheap. They also have their own warehouses so no need to pay for storage, but if they stick to the basic conditions of employment, then the labor laws should pose no threat. On the other hand I bet that there are already unions forming in the minds of morons, and I think that Amazon can expect their first strike not long after going live.
Yes if you just ship random stuff in bulk. someone has to pay for that and that is cash and interest till it gets sold one day.. Someone also had to pay for those warehouses, again capital and interest and staff.
 
So my book (ordered last Tuesday) has still not come. When I ordered, it said 2-8 business days, which according to my calendar means tomorrow (I ordered on Tuesday morning so counting that as a day).
 
Placed order yesterday, got delivered today- as advertised. Haven't checked the package yet to see if the right stuff was delivered, will do later tonight.
 
Results of my Amazon vs Takealot competition.

Both orders arrived today. Takealot order got delivered at around 15:00. Courier Guy didn't arrive until after I left work. Thankfully someone was there to accept the package on my behalf. At least it got here on the promised date.

One weird thing is that Takealot sent me 6 boxes for 8 items. Each item was packaged in it's own delivery box except for 3 items which were combined into one box. All of these were small items that could easily have fitted into one box.

Gripe with Amazon is that the packaging tape they are using isn't the greatest. This package was secure, but previous package had the tape come undone.
 
Placed order yesterday, got delivered today- as advertised. Haven't checked the package yet to see if the right stuff was delivered, will do later tonight.
Right product, wrong colour. Ordered onr with a black cover, they delivered a teal or some weird colour. Wife said she likes it so gonna leave it at that.
 
Don't see them going anywhere, they're well established. If Amazon play their cards right though, TA won't have it all their own way anymore. This should probably be a good thing.
Smaller online stores may eventually not last yes, I guess the system of them just then selling on Amazon as in other regions may then become the norm.
That's a great analysis. Competition keeps the consumer happy
 
Anyone know what happened to all the TVs on Amazon, they started with some great deals, now the TVs disappeared
 
Got my books (that were meant to be delivered on Thursday) today.

The one hardcover has scuffs/tears on all four corners. Pity since it cost R1500.

Decided it's not worth the environmental impact to ship back and replace so leaving as is.

Hahaha, you guys clearly haven’t started experiencing the Amazon packaging meme yet! Oh, it’s amazing! You order razor blades, and it arrives in a box big enough for an air fryer, stuffed with brown paper. The people working in the packing area do NOT give a ****.
 
Hahaha, you guys clearly haven’t started experiencing the Amazon packaging meme yet! Oh, it’s amazing! You order razor blades, and it arrives in a box big enough for an air fryer, stuffed with brown paper. The people working in the packing area do NOT give a ****.

Have you not ordered from Take A Lot before.... ?
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