Takealot vs Makro vs Dion Wired vs Game – Online Black Friday orders tested

Black Friday took place on 29 December, and saw many South Africans shopping online.

MyBroadband staff were no exception, and ordered discounted items from a range of local online stores.

To see how well these stores coped with the load placed on them over this shopping week – the week of Black Friday to Cyber Monday, 2 December – we documented our orders and the subsequent delivery dates.

The results of the test are detailed below.

Black Friday tests

MyBroadband staff members placed orders from a range of online stores, and ordered a variety of items.

The table below details the online store, the item which was purchased, when it was ordered, and when it was delivered.

Online Store Item Order Date Delivery Date
Evetech Mouse 25 November 26 November
Zando Clothing 22 November 27 November
Otto Wireless Wireless equipment 27 November 28 November
Takealot Dog bed 29 November 2 December
Takealot Headphones 29 November 2 December
Takealot Headphones 29 November 2 December
Loot Camping chair 29 November 2 December
KOODOO PlayStation controller 29 November 2 December
Dion Wired Keyboard 29 November 2 December
Khaliques Clothing 28 November 3 December
Huawei Store Charger 29 November Not delivered yet
Digicape Powerbank 29 November Not delivered yet
Makro Alcohol 29 November Not delivered yet
OneDayOnly Kindle 29 November Not delivered yet
Game Camping chair 29 November Not delivered yet

Estimated delivery dates

While certain orders had not been delivered at the time of writing, this was not unexpected.

Stores including Makro, OneDayOnly, and Digicape stated at the time of ordering items that deliveries may only arrive in several days.

Digicape and OneDayOnly, for example, stated that deliveries will take place within 5-10 working days after the order was placed.

Makro and Game both stated on their online checkout pages that orders will take between 7-10 working days to be delivered.

Order packaging

It must also be noted that of the orders received, all the correct items were shipped.

The items were also received in good order, and no broken or damaged items were recorded by staff members.

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