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The aim of this website is to report on any major discounts, coupons, fire sales and specials that will save you, the consumer, lots of money.

Friday, 30 November 2012

DEALS: 50% off selected Microsoft peripherals @ Dionwired Canal Walk

I stumbled onto a sale table at Dionwired Canal Walk where they were selling Microsoft peripherals for 50% discount.

Some of the items on sale are:

  • Microsoft Wireless Keyboard and Mouse 5000 was R800 now R400

  • Microsoft Wireless Keyboard and Mouse 3000 was R700 now R350

  • Microsoft Wireless Keyboard and Mouse 2000 was R500 now R250

  • Microsoft Wireless Keyboard and Mouse 800 was R300 now R150

  • Lifcam HD3000 was R300 now R150

And various other mice and keyboards as well.

DEALS: R 1300 for a 3TB 3.5" external drive

This was just sent to me.

"This is quite a good deal that Incredible Connection has at the moment
(online and I believe now in their shop as well). A couple of hundred rand
cheaper than what you'd pay for a 3TB even if you were registered as a
dealer with Esquire/Frontosa etc..."

Link to the deal.

Thanks for the tip Lindsay.

DEAL ALTERNATIVE: Goodbye Deal Fail, hello Deal Alternative

Certain group buying sites has contacted me with their disapproval on my "Deal Fail" posts. I have decided that instead of posting "Deal Fails" I will post my recommendation on alternative products to what they are advertising at better prices and we will call it "Deal Alternative".

Note that these alternative deals are based on my opinion and experience with consumer product costs and in no way am I affiliated with the alternative deals that I post. If I am associated with the deal I will say so.

So for my first Deal Alternative post we have the Groupon advertised PVP 8bit console for R399 that came out this morning.
I have recently bought one of these in China Town for R250.

I also posted a deal fail on this item a few months back.
Please use the link to the previous Deal Fail to find alternative options on where to buy a similar product cheaper.

DEALS: R500 Sony Playstation Live card for R339

Exclusives has a R500 Sony Playstation Live card for R339.
This is R113 off the normal price.

Includes free delivery.

This special is only valid till 16h00 today (30 November 2012).

Thanks for the tip @mujabees

Click on the image below to access the deal.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

DEALS: The Humble THQ Bundle for $1 or more

The Humble Bundle crew managed to get an excellent set of THQ games. See info below.
Click on the image below to be directed to the deal.

"Seven legendary titles to rock your gaming library. The Humble THQ Bundle is here with a colossal onslaught of esteemed titles. Pay $1 or more for Steam keys for Company of Heroes (and its two full-blown expansions Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor), Darksiders, Metro 2033, and Red Faction: Armageddon. And if you pay over the average price you’ll also receive the extraordinary Saints Row: The Third!"

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

UPDATE - DEALS: Verbatim 2TB 2.5" USB3.0 Portable Hard Drive for R999

Update: I have just been informed by various sources that this is a misprint. It is suppose to be a 3.5" hard drive and not a 2.5" drive.

Game has a Verbatim 2TB USB powered USB3.0 Portable Hard Drive for R999.
Some users has expressed previously that Verbatim hard drives were not as robust as some of the other well known brands.
This one comes with a 2 year limited warranty.

Click on the image above and go to page 13 to see the deal.

This deal is valid till the 2 December 2012.

Thanks for the tip Muhammad & AQP.

I hearing some information that this is a misprint. Please call your nearest Game store to confirm that they have stock and that this deal is valid. If not let us know by commenting on the post.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

DEALS: Western Digital 1TB Portable Hard Drive for R699

Game has a Western Digital 1TB USB3.0 2.5" portable hard drive on sale for R699.
The previous lowest price for a 1TB portable hard drive this season was R799.
This is an excellent deal and is available till the 2nd December 2012.

Click on the image below to be taken to the deal on the Game website.

Thanks for the tip Sarish.

Friday, 23 November 2012

BLACK FRIDAY: Dionwired and Incredible Connection Specials

After extremely disappointing specials on the claimed to be fabulous Takealot Black Friday deals we are finally seeing some decent specials online at Incredible Connection and Dionwired.

Click on the link below to see more information:

Thursday, 22 November 2012

BLACK FRIDAY (Updated): "TAKEALOT.com Takes Black Friday Online"

UPDATE: I have been receiving reports that the specials at Takealot does not real match up with our expectations of a Black Friday sale.

Takealot has decide to give SA a taste of the crazy specials Americans normally experience on Black Friday.
See extracts below or click on the image above for a link to the full article.

"TAKEALOT.com, SA’s fastest growing online store, promises crazy discounts and slashed prices with South Africa’s first Black Friday Sale on Friday, 23 November."

"TAKEALOT.com customers have the opportunity to take advantage of huge discounts and special offers that are valid this Friday only. The sale starts at 00:01am on Friday, 23 November and will close at 23:59. Thousands of individual items across 14 different categories will be on sale. Early birds will benefit the most and sale prices will be valid while stocks last."

Let keep our alarms set for midnight tonight and hope that the deals are worthwhile.

Thanks for the tip Sarish.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

DEALS: Toshiba 1TB Portable Hard drive for R799

Game has the Toshiba USB 3.0 portable hard drive on sale for R799 until the 28 November 2012.
Click on the image above to access the deal.

DEALS: 12000BTU Aircon with Installation for R3599

Game has the Logik 12000 BTU Airconditioner on sale for R3599 which includes installation.
This excludes wall brackets. Not sure how much the brackets will cost but if it is less than R500 then this is still a bargain.

The deal is valid until the 25th November 2012.

Click on the image above to access the deal.

Thanks for the tip Nadeem.

Monday, 19 November 2012

DEALS: Verbatim 2.5" 750GB External Hard Drive (buy 1 get 1 free)

Incredible Connection online has a buy 1 get 1 free on the Verbatim 2.5" 750GB portable USB 3.0 hard drives.
That makes it R500 each which is very cheap.
Click on the image above to access the deal.

DEALS: Samsung Galaxy S3 with airtime, sms bundle and data for R300 pm on Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile has the Samsung Galaxy S3 on contract for R300 pm and it includes:


This is quite cheap if you consider all the additional bundles added to the package.
I was told that the deal requires compulsory itemised billing of R22 making it a total R322 pm.

Click on the link below to access the deal.

Note: I only have one reservation about this deal and that is the 3G signal on Virgin mobile. Not sure if they have negotiated 3G reception with their contracted service provider. Can a virgin mobile subscriber perhaps comment on this?

Thanks for the tip Ashton.

Friday, 16 November 2012

DEALS: XBOX 360 Super gamer bundle - 23% off at Makro

Makro has the XBOX 360 Super gamer bundle for 23% off.

This bundle if broken up into its components would cost over R5200:
  • 250GB console R2500 (using a 250GB even though this is a 320GB console)
  • Extra Controller R400
  • Media remote R250
  • Call of Duty Black Ops 2 R600
  • Halo 4 R500
  • Medal of Honour R500
  • Forza 4 R250
  • Skyrim download token R100 (underestimating this as it is a download token)
  • Star Wars download token R100 (underestimating this as it is a download token)

This is a saving of R1200 which equates to a 23% saving, and I was being conservative with some of the pricing above.

Click on the image above to access the deal.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

DEAL FAIL: Groupon Hard Drive Special overpriced by 100%

This was sent to me by Damien:

"Groupon is advertising a 1TB WD Elements external hard drive, including delivery for R999 (which is decent price) but claim it to be a discount from R1799

Game has had it for R999 for a while now already and Dionwired for R990, but Takealot.com has best current price of R899 including shipping
If you compare the claimed original price of R1799 to the R899 that Takealot is offering it at then Groupon is misrepresenting the orignal price 100%.
Thanks for the tip Damien.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

DEALS: Xbox360 Controller, Play & Charge plus Halo 4 or CoD BO2 for R699 @ Makro

Get an Xbox 360 wireless controller with play and charge kit and Halo 4 or Call of Duty Black ops 2 for R699 at Makro until the 24 December 2012. The controller is worth about R500 making the game R199. This is a bargain as these 2 games normally sell for approximately R500 - R600.

Click on the image above to be directed to the makro specials page.

DEALS: PS3 320GB console with Battlefield 3 for R1999

Incredible Conneciton online has the PS3 320Gb console + Battlefield 3 Game for R1999.
This must be purchased online.
Limited stock and 1 per customer.
This is more than R1000 off the retail price.
Free delivery.

Click on the image above to access the deal.

Monday, 12 November 2012

DEALS: Nintendo 3DS black with one game for R1200

I found this deal in the Hot 2 Go section of Dionwired Canal Walk.

Nintendo 3DS with one game for R1200.

Please speak to Dean or Naushad for the deal. Ask them for extra discount. You might get lucky.


Dionwired online has the SONY - CYBER-SHOT DSC-HX9 CAMERA on sale today only for R2000.
I checked online and previous sale price was R3499 making this a 43% discount on the normal sale price.

This is an excellent camera if you looking for more that just a compact camera with a lot of neat features such as 60fps 1080p video, 16x optical zoom, built in GPS to geo tag photos, etc.

Dionwired online now ships to the entire SA for free.

Click on the image below to be directed to the deal.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

DEALS: Reduced price iPad 3 range @ Dionwired

Dionwired has dropped their price on the iPad 3 as shown above.
This price drop is mostly likely the first of many before the lauch of the new iPad 4.

If you need to buy and iPad today please take advantage of this offer but I would recommend waiting a month or so until the date of the iPad 4 launch is known in SA. iPad 3 prices are anticipated to drop further closer to the iPad 4 launch date.

Click on the image above to take advantage of this deal.
Remember Dionwired has free delivery on everything bought online on their website.

Monday, 5 November 2012

DEALS: JBL - On Stage Micro III Loudspeaker Dock For iPod & iPhone for R399

Get the JBL - OnStage Micro III Loudspeaker Dock For iPod & iPhone for R399 from 24 Hours only until 12h00 6 November 2012.

Click on the image above to access the deal.

This is the baby version of the JBL On Beat Air, so it will most likely not have a lot of bass but it will make for an excellent portable speaker amplifier and charging dock for the iPhone 4s or iPod.

NOTE: This uses the old iPhone 4S dock connector so if you are planning on upgrading to the iPhone 5 or new iPod touch with the smaller dock connector then give this a skip.

Battery operated and weighing in at less than a pound (0.36 kg), the JBL On Stage Micro III can go virtually anywhere. And with two JBL Odyssey full-range transducers, there are few rooms (or outdoor spaces, for that matter) it can’t flood with realistic JBL sound. Use a USB cable to sync and charge your iPod or iPhone with iTunes, and navigate your library with the JBL On Stage Micro III’s IR remote control.

DEAL FAIL: Groupon Convection Oven overpriced by 325%

The convection oven as shown above was advertised on Groupon for R599 which included a 38% discount.

Click on the link below to find out why the original price of R1299 is 325% overpriced.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

DEALS: Xbox 360 250GB for R1999 @ Centurion BT Games this weekend

Get a 250GB Xbox360 with 3 game download tokens at BT Games Centurion only from 2-4 November.

DEALS: 1TB Verbatim 2.5" USB 3.0 portable hard drive for R799

Game has a 1TB Verbatim 2.5" USB 3.0 portable hard drive for R799.
This is the cheapest I have seen a 1TB portable hard drive in more than a year, that was when the prices of hard drives sky rocketed.
It includes 2 year warranty.

Click on image above to be directed to the deal on the Game website.

This deal is valid till the 4th November 2012.

DEAL FAIL: Groupon 26" Samsung LED TV vs 32" at Game

Groupon has the above TV on special for R2999. It is a UA26EH4000 26" LED HD TV for which they claim a 25% discount. Now this deal ends tonight but I thought I'd still post this Deal Fail to inform the readers.

Game has the UA32EH4000 32" LED HD TV as shown below, which is the same model TV with all the same features just larger (= better) with a free DVD player for R3299. If you subtract the DVD player cost of about R299 (I know they claim R399) we get to the same price of the 26" TV.

I would definitely feel more comfortable walking into Game and buying this larger 32" off the shelf than a 26" through Groupon. Eish and 46 people bought this already.

Please research your Groupon pricing before you buy.

A quick one: "Save 40% on a Digitz EZmouse" for R359 on Groupon.
This website has it for R310 without any claim to a 40% discount. I found this by simply googling "Digitz Ezmouse price co.za". Please check / verify that the retail websites are legit before buying from them. I'm only using this as an example.

Thanks for the tip Imraan.

DEALS: Free R50 Groupon Codes valid till Midnight 1 November 2012

I was forwarded these R50 Groupon.co.za voucher codes that will be expiring tonight at midnight, 1 November 2012

Code 1: USED
Code 2: USED
Code 3: USED
Code 4: USED
Please comment below if you have used one so that we can mark it as used.

Only one code can be used at a time.

I know that Groupon lately has had more deal fails than actual deals but please feel free to use these if you spotted something that is really a good deal.