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Shipping on SSDs is about 6~8 USD. This one:
$6.75 - AmazonGlobal Standard Shipping

Forex:
1 USD = 15.2343430155 ZAR (including Amazon's +3% (?) currency conversion rate)
If you order in USD, it's probably be about R14.80 to dollar, +2.75% to the local bank (except Capitec IIRC)

Import fees: item value x 110% x 15% VAT
 
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So I see locally there are some deals on SSDs, but compared to ordering from Amazon US, the deals from Wootware and the like are not so amazing after all.

Is ordering from amazon and claiming on warranties not worth the hassle?

This 960gb Mushkin Source 2 SSD is R1579 at wootware but only $79 on Amazon. I'm not sure what delivery charges and import duty applies.

Apacer 960gb is 1399 at esquire..
 
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Earlier the year when I built my new PC I was desperate enough to order a Ryzen 3600 from Amazon when it came out as the local retailers where either out of stock or slightly inflated the price but it can be a bit of a shlep if your product is giving you problems and you need to ship it back to the states.
 

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Thanks.

I also noticed Telkom is selling the E5577 for R599 but couldn't see what frequencies it supports.

I decided to play it safe and I got the TP Link M7200 which supports both frequency bands B3 and B38 that Rain uses.
It's on black friday special for R799 at both IC and Dion Wired.
Have you got a link to the Telkom E5577?
 

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Thanks.

I also noticed Telkom is selling the E5577 for R599 but couldn't see what frequencies it supports.

I decided to play it safe and I got the TP Link M7200 which supports both frequency bands B3 and B38 that Rain uses.
It's on black friday special for R799 at both IC and Dion Wired.
4G Bands: LTE FDD 2100/1800/2600/900/850/800 MHz

 

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@AirWolf: Doesn't the Telkom E5577 support TDD Band 40 which is their largest and fastest spectrum allocation? There are probably several different versions of the E5577.
 

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Yeah, on the tomahawk. To give me the capability of using a 3950x or whatever is the latest.
Just use the old processor to flash it as it won't start with the 3000 series until it's flashed. The reason I called it beta BIOS is because Ryzen 3 on these boards are still in beta from what I understand. MSI does have production BIOSes but I found that these sometimes take some components back a generation or two from the latest beta. If you want to try out PCI-e 4.0 you'll need to use the beta bios.

Afterwards you'll have the lite version of ClickBIOS as the memory isn't big enough to support the graphics with the new Ryzen code.
 
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Hopefully @skimread will post a link otherwise I may try a Telkom Shop tomorrow ...
I walked into the Telkom Store in Menlyn on Saturday . I asked if they have a mobile router you can buy once off. She said yes and pointed to a poster that said Huawei E5577 LTE MiFi Router. Not sure if she talked Kak but she said it costs R599

I didn't ask until when that price is valid for.



It and the TP Link seem to support the exact same frequencies.

TP-Link M7200
4G: FDD-LTE B1/B3/B7/B8/B20 (2100/1800/2600/900/800MHz)
TDD-LTE B38/B40/B41 (2600/2300/2500MHz)

Huawei E5577
3G/UMTS Frequencies:900, 2100
4G/LTE Frequencies:1800, 2100, 2300, 2500, 2600

Maybe someone more knowledgeable can tell us if there is a difference between the above
 
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Cash Crusaders had this Flashforge Adventurer 3 3D printer on a Black Friday Special - not sure whether it's reasonable or not but it looks interesting!
 
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