PriceCheck is a service that allows you to compare the prices of millions of products, in thousands of categories, from hundreds of South African shops.
Pricecheck has been around since 2006 and is a website as well as an award winning app, that allows you to compare prices of any particular item across any of the merchants registered with PriceCheck. PriceCheck joined the Naspers group in 2010 and is South Africa’s leading price comparison service. PriceCheck has also branched out to Nigeria.
The PriceCheck mobile app is very useful as it allows you to scan the bar-code of a product in shop and search PriceCheck for the price, reviews, store and location information.
So PriceCheck is not a shop but a service that allows you to compare prices of an item. You simply type in the name of the item on the site (or scan a bar-code with the app) and result will pop up telling you how many shops in their listings have that item. Then you click “compare prices” and you will be able to see the listings.
You can sign up for a PriceCheck account although you don’t need to do that to use the service. Using the account has the advantage that it keeps track of your price checking history and allows you to leave reviews, rate products and toggle the newsletter option.
PriceCheck has a huge merchant list that it “collects”prices from which includes favourites like Takealot, Loot, Wantitall, Mantality and bidorbuy. There is also a PriceCheck Cars and a Pricecheck Property making PriceCheck a good first stop when doing shopping research.