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    Did you buy anything online for Christmas?

    Just a spot check to see how online is doing...

    For me yes..a couple of series on kalahai.net

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    Yes from Kalahari, takealot and amazon. Service from Amazon is amazing ordered Friday night delivered Monday Afternoon
    Only stress when you can change the outcome!

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    Yep. Bought some PC speakers I wanted on Bid-or-buy, and a few games / e-books for the kids from Leapfrog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanF View Post
    Service from Amazon is amazing ordered Friday night delivered Monday Afternoon
    Just for interest's sake; are the shipping charges/duties off the charts? I've wanted to buy from them on a couple of occasions.
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    I'm getting my first credit card next week (I've always been a bit nervous with that sort of... power in my hands. Or someone else's if it gets hucked.) and I plan to do a little bit of christmas shopping with it =)

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    My son ordered a guitar and amp from wantitall and takealot. Both imported from the USA and even with shipping it cost a fraction for the same thing in most SA music shops. I use Kalahari a lot and prefer them to Amazon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twinscythe12332 View Post
    I'm getting my first credit card next week (I've always been a bit nervous with that sort of... power in my hands. Or someone else's if it gets hucked.) and I plan to do a little bit of christmas shopping with it =)
    Use it wisely. I was semi-dependent on my credit card to cover some of my expenses back when I was putting a large part of my income towards my studies. I learned the hard way that it can take a looooong time to pay it all back. I still use mine for online shopping, but I pay everything back ASAP.
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    I haven't bought a single thing on-line for Christmas. That said I haven't bought anything off-line yet either. I'll probably end up doing all my Christmas shopping on Christmas morning at the BP garage as usual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanF View Post
    Yes from Kalahari, takealot and amazon. Service from Amazon is amazing ordered Friday night delivered Monday Afternoon
    Hi Ian

    How was the service at takealot? I almost bought some stuff from there but could not get through on their helpline. And interesting to hear about Amazon, last i heard, due to theft, that had stopped dealing with SA - nice to hear that they still are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfnel View Post
    Just for interest's sake; are the shipping charges/duties off the charts? I've wanted to buy from them on a couple of occasions.
    I just looked at the invoice shipping was R263 import deposit R142. It was delivered by courier so no theft problems. This was for a kindle. They do give you a total cost before you pay.
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