South Africa’s largest online marketplace with auctions and fixed price sales. Launched in August 1999, bidorbuy.co.za was the original South African online auction site modeled after the likes of e-Bay. Today, it is a massive online marketplace that brings buyers and sellers together to trade almost anything through online auctions and fixed price sales. What sets bidorbuy apart is the sheer volume and range of goods listed. There are 33 categories including electronics, arts and crafts, cars, clothing, property, games, gardens, hobbies, health etc. The majority of goods sold on bidorbuy are new items, as opposed to second-hand goods. The ratio of fixed price listings relative to auction listings is on the increase. bidorbuy has millions of shoppers bidding, buying and making offers to thousands of sellers via 24/7 through the website, mobi site and bidorbuy mobile ap.
Loot is one of South Africa’s oldest online shopping destinations. Online Retailer Loot.co.za first went online in 2003 making it one of the countries oldest online shopping portals. This longevity has made Loot one of the top online stores in South Africa along with Takealot and Wantitall (all with bases in Cape Town). These three are established online retailers in South Africa and cover much of the same ground. This means it is useful to shop all three, or to use a price comparison site like Pricecheck when researching a product. Loot has a catalog of over 10 million products comprising books, DVD’s, Blu-Ray, games, music, computers, electronics, toys, baby, wine, kitchen and home, stationery and office, arts and crafts and outdoor.