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2. Considering you started a new business in much the same space as the one you sold to a massive global conglomerate can you tell us what is wrong with Takealot that makes you think Raru can succeed in the same market? Or are you simply insane?
What advice do you have for any young(ish) wannabe entrepreneurs out there, who have dreams and ideas to start business in tech, business and ecommerce? Any tips maybe?
I say young(ish) because I'm already 30!
What did you do to pass the time while your restraint period (I'm guessing there was one) ran between your exit of Take2 and the birth of Raru?
When do you think will you be able to sell digital codes for games instead of hard copies, especially in the console realm?
What eCommerce platform is Raru built on? I assume an open source platform similar to a Magento platform?
Will the website expand with more goods and sections ?
What is your opinion on inflated "list price" numbers on various online merchants (no names, but you can make your own deductions regarding the who), and why do you think people have less of an issue with it than they should have? Do you think e-commerce companies don't realise that people see through this, making them appear unethical? And if they do realise it, do you believe that they have evidence that supports that they get away with it more often than not, justifying the practice?
The Shopping Matrix and Take2 had active forums at the time (and SA Gamer seems to have expanded from that). To what extent do you think having these open forums helped (or hindered maybe?) the success of Take2 then, and now Raru?