While there were many memes born from the inauguration of US President Joe Biden on 20 January, none have proven as prolific as Bernie…
Takealot caught the attention of South Africans overnight as users noticed that the e-commerce platform now lists a coffin on sale.
While we’re used to seeing an influx of hygiene products and masks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the listing of a coffin was an unexpected turn for many.
ShopKing listed the coffin, with the order fulfilled by Takealot. It has a stated list price of R5500, but users can buy it at a discount of R4899. Takealot also provides free delivery.
However, the company specifies that the coffin is a non-returnable item. It’s currently in stock in Takealot’s Cape Town warehouse.
South African Twitter users had a laugh at the listing, finding humour in the situation.
Takealot started trending as a result, with “Takealot coffin” showing up in the search suggestions when typing in the company’s name.
You can see a few of the responses to the listing below:
The no return policy on the Takealot coffins is understandable. You can’t not need a coffin anymore after buying it.
— Muchi4TheKids (@Sipho_Says) July 7, 2020
With Takealot poor delivery service, you would probably have to order the coffin as soon as you start feeling sick. pic.twitter.com/yRH24obW5C
— Azee (@TheRealAzee_RSA) July 7, 2020
Who found out about takealot coffin sales? What were you searching for 😀?
…and oh, it's non returnable 😂 pic.twitter.com/jATOpDno3G
— I'm a Makhathini (@_Mcebo_) July 7, 2020
Towards the end of June, #COVID19isGettingCloser started trending in South Africa as case numbers and deaths climbed.
Feature image: Screenshot