- Jun 22, 2005
See hidden discussions | Win great prizes | Get free support
Ditto to all the kudos that go to Takealot, having bought from all the mentioned online shops. Just to add my 2c (ex Vat) worth, price is not everything. I've returned several items to Takealot within their 30 day policy, only one was a faulty product which was fetched and replaced within a week.
On the other hand, check the message below in the order confirmation from IC, enough said...
Please be reminded to inspect your purchase at delivery to ensure you are happy with the working condition. We unfortunately cannot assist with claims for damaged or faulty products unless inspected at delivery.
No need to rank the online shoppers, or not order from any of them, just google & order from whomever's the cheapest (except Makro deliveries you do not want to go there!)
For example I bought this B&W 3-in-1 lazer from Loot in May for a ridonculous price just by shopping around.
View attachment 1162782
So you don't have a problem with Iqbal Surve the person?Loot. Loot is ****.
I once bought a TV from Loot. It took ages to arrive via courier. When it arrived the box looked sketchy and it seemed like a returned model as cables were not tied, plastic trimming was bulging. We turned it on and sure enough it was damaged. We returned it for a full refund.
Bought the exact same TV from Takelaot, albeit slightly more expensive. It arrived promptly by courier. Opened the box to find it pristine. Still working great to this day.
From this experience I will never buy from Loot again. Why must I deal with possibly tampered, broken goods? If I'm buying something new, it needs to be new. But, ooh, its sLiGhtLy cHeApeR?! Big woop, if the customer service isn't there being cheap won't save you.
lol @ Incredible Corruption...
Morally I will not buy from LOOT at all. Its good we know who the owner is. I will not allow him to profit anymore. All moral South Africans should buy from stores where the profits only go to good South Africans.
RARU is missing from the list. Not the greatest but I support them. More the gaming side. Was the creators of Shoppingmatrix and Takealot. Pity they dont have that overseas order items, and I will they would remove out of stock items from their shopping lists, similar to what takealot has done. So when search, only allow for items you can order.
I buy a lot from IC and find they are better than other stores with certain products. All my DELL monitors have been from them and they had some insane specials on WD Blue NVME drives.
My most recent purchases:
R599 - Western Digital Blue SN550 SSD 250GB (NVME M.2)
RRP R1699 (Everyshop)
R499 - Thronmax Mdrill One Slate Grey
RRP R1799 (HiFi Corp)
R1999 - Western Digital Blue SN550 SSD 1TB (NVME M.2)
RRP R2699 (Takealot)
(RRP refers to "true" online prices and not marketing)
Then you don't understand search.surely an opportunity to pitch a decent search engine/database solution to them. How can it be so bad in 2021.
I shouldn't support Nestle because they refused to buy from a farm Mugabe expropriated (stole)?...
Hell, even Nestle should not be supported for what hey did in Zimbabwe. Clover should not be supported in the Western Cape for closing their Parow factory. See where this will end up? At the end of the day it is not practical to use morality (which is fluid in any case) as your guide.
Let me re-iterate. I can't fault you on your view. You are as much entitled to that stance and it is very principled, but not everyone sees things the same.