Kalahari is gone and isn't coming back

Chevron

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So hard to put up a message to say they have merged.

Or at least a redirect.
 

Swa

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Yup, the kalahari site should redirect with takealot showing the maintenance message.
 

RichardG

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Now takealot website is also down for maintenance. Crossing fingers to a successful merge(database, inventory, store credit etc). Let's hope that everything is smooth sailing without any hiccup.

Farewell Vouchers
 

Dan C

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They are busy doing that. It will probably take a week or two to get right.
Yes, it takes ages to implement a redirect. Only a few people now how to do it in the internet world.
 

Dan C

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Now takealot website is also down for maintenance. Crossing fingers to a successful merge(database, inventory, store credit etc). Let's hope that everything is smooth sailing without any hiccup.

Farewell Vouchers
lol.. Takealot is gone and isn't coming back
 

mister

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Yes, it takes ages to implement a redirect. Only a few people now how to do it in the internet world.
I know that it takes seconds to implement - but this is being done by kalahari, so it will take a week or two!
 

Bryn

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Such a shame. Firstly, Kalahari is a better name than Takealot. Secondly, no more cut throat competition and awesome vouchers.
 

Dan C

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I know that it takes seconds to implement - but this is being done by kalahari, so it will take a week or two!
:D

But I suppose it's quite a mission to integrate the two. Maybe they are trying something fancy.
 

cpu.

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The thing I hate about takealot (aside from the lack of vouchers) is the wording in all documentation on the site. I hate the 'quirkiness' of it.
 

RichardG

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Such a shame. Firstly, Kalahari is a better name than Takealot. Secondly, no more cut throat competition and awesome vouchers.
I always did a price comparison between both of them... Always found Kalahari to be cheaper in the long run by applying a voucher... Now without there being any vouchers will think twice before shopping online ....

Kalahari always had awesome deals. Example Black Friday , 3 for the price of 2, bargain box, buy 1 get 1 free, and other promotions ..

Now with their bulk buying power will prices remain the same or go up in price.

I feel very negative about the merge(monopoly).
 

Bryn

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I always did a price comparison between both of them... Always found Kalahari to be cheaper in the long run by applying a voucher... Now without there being any vouchers will think twice before shopping online ....

Kalahari always had awesome deals. Example Black Friday , 3 for the price of 2, bargain box, buy 1 get 1 free, and other promotions ..

Now with their bulk buying power will prices remain the same or go up in price.

I feel very negative about the merge(monopoly).
At the time the merger was announced, Takealot claimed that the motive was to reduce the competition to restore profitability.
 

RichardG

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The thing I hate about takealot (aside from the lack of vouchers) is the wording in all documentation on the site. I hate the 'quirkiness' of it.
Agreed on product description..Purchased something from their Daily Deal was just disappointed on the product description not matching(they delist the product from their website). Needed a duffel bag, only to discover the size was incorrect/smaller than mentioned, had to contact their supplier directly .

Takealot app is useless. Prefer Kalahari interface by far. Example under category Electronics will have current promotion, Trends with image shown.. Departments would always have a preference. Example platform, hard drives etc.

With the merger turnaround times are no longer the same. Order today get goodies next day. Now it takes 3 days if you lucky.
 
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