A range of PC hardware, tech products, smartphones, and other items are listed on the online retailer’s storefront, with their pricing now being available in South African rand.
For each product, Newegg provides the price of the item, its estimated delivery costs, and the estimated duties and VAT you will need to pay before checking out.
Standard and express shipping options are available, with the former taking 3-5 business days and the latter shipping the product in 2-3 days.
Product prices on international retailers like Newegg can differ substantially from local online retailers, although the duties and delivery costs of international retailers can often make it a better option to purchase products locally.
Takealot, for example, offers free delivery on many products within 2-5 working days, as well as an option to pick up your purchase from a designated pick-up point.
One caveat that comes with importing tech from the US is that it may have a plug which does not fit local sockets – and it does not come with local support.
When buying a product directly from the US you are essentially buying a grey import. This means no local support or warranties: value-adds you receive if you buy the item from a local retailer.
If this is not a concern for you, however, then comparing prices and potentially shipping in an item from the US is something you should consider.
We compared the pricing of various tech products across specific categories on both Newegg and Takealot to determine when it was better to order items from the global retailer.
Prices were rounded to the nearest rand, and the Newegg prices featured below include delivery fees, VAT, and other duties.
Solid state drives
|Kingston 480GB 2.5-inch||R1,439||R1,495|
|Samsung 860 Evo 250GB 2.5-inch||R2,357||R1,145|
|Samsung 860 Evo 2TB 2.5-inch||R7,274||R7,934|
|Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB M.2||R3,083||R2,779|
|Mushkin 500GB 2.5-inch||R1,255||R1,599|
|Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti||R3,915||R3,275|
|AORUS GeForce RTX 2070 Extreme||R11,635||R11,859|
|EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Ultra||R24,384||R27,999|
|Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+||R4,293||R3,999|
|Gigabyte Radeon RX 580||R5,120||R4,094|
|Huawei Mate 10 Pro 128GB||R7,501||R9,299|
|Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB||R14,520||R15,499|
|Samsung Galaxy S10+ 128GB||R15,642||R16,399|
|Apple iPhone Xr 64GB||R15,312||R15,199|
|Huawei P30 Pro 256GB||R19,261||R18,499|
|Intel Core i9-9900K||R9,004||R11,370|
|AMD Ryzen 5 2600X||R3,424||R4,384|
|Intel Core i7-9700K||R7,202||R8,349|
|AMD Ryzen 7 2700||R4,279||R5,770|
|Intel Core i5-9600K||R4,150||R5,298|