Finding the best price has got a lot easier with online shopping.
UPDATED SEPT 2015
There are a few things that has limited online shopping in South Africa. First is that a small percentage of our population have access to the Internet and then, that online shopping requires you to have a credit card or online banking facility to make a payment. There is also a lot of misinformation regarding the security risks and so people are careful about giving banking or credit card details.
Nevertheless it is becoming increasingly popular to shop online and in the 3 years since this article was first written, there has been an explosion of stores. This has prompted Getvalue to shift to reviewing sites that allow South African’s to shop online.
Below are links to shops not yet reviewed that were part of the original article. Eventually this article will be redirected to the shopping online category which will list of all online shopping sites reviewed.
Loot unfortunately only allows payments by VISA, Mastercard, EFT or Absa direct deposit.
Another online store that has grown in leaps and bounds is bidorbuy.co.za. Starting out as an auction site, bidorbuy is now a massive online marketplace that brings buyers and sellers together to trade almost anything through online auctions and fixed price sales.
At bidorbuy you can pay by VISA, Mastercard, American Express, bobPay, PayPal or direct deposit to the seller.
If you are a wine connoisseur, you may want head to ewine.co.za. Hell, if you like wine at all, this is the place to go. Ewine have over 3500 wines listed and you can buy a bottle or make up a case.
Some of the major retail stores have created sites to showcase their products, here are links.