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Update 1: We’ve added Raru’s EA Games sale.
After last week’s humongous Black Friday sale, South African ecommerce stores have adopted another American ‘tradition’: Cyber Monday. Generally regarded as the spill-over of Black Friday, Cyber Monday is definitely more geared to those who love their electronics — which is exactly why we like it.
Below are all the participating retailers and online stores offering Cyber Monday specials, so have a look and be sure to let us know if you spot any other deals.
Dion Wired didn’t have the best time online on Friday, with the site down in the early hours of the morning, but it’s making up for it today.
The company’s offering a host of Apple specials and a particularly interesting deal on the Fitbit Flex fitness tracker. See all of its “Blue Monday” specials below:
- Apple iPad Air – WiFi and 3G – 16GB – Space Gray | Normally R9000 | On sale for R7000
- Apple iPad Air – WiFi – 16GB – Space Grey | Normally R6000 | On sale for R5000
- Apple iPad Air – WiFi – 16GB – Silver | Normally R6000 | On sale for R5000
- Fitbit Flex-wireless activity & sleep wristband | Normally R1700 | On sale for R1000
The lifestyle retailer is also jumping aboard the Cyber Monday train, offering a host of fitness wearable, niche gadgets and personal grooming kit.
The FitBit Flex is on sale for R1349 and includes a free band worth another R399, there’s also a host of the company’s own Dquip brand’s merch on special, including Dquip iPhone covers for R92, and a Dquip car phone holder for R29.
Have a look at these and more specials here.
Loot rather silently announced that it’s opening shop for Cyber Monday, but does have some interesting gear on sale. Some of these gadgets include a Canon EOS 100D starter bundle for R4599, a Hisense LEDN32D50 32-inch TV for R2697 and a Dell Venue 7 tablet for R1499.
Have a look at these and more at Loot’s Cyber Monday portal.
Makro, one of South Africa’s more well known brick and mortar retailers, is hosting an online sales spree today, featuring some great gadgets on special. There’s a 1TB PlayStation 4 Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection bundle for R4999, a TomTom Runner watch for R999 and a Samsung 32-inch LED HD Ready TV for R2699.
Have a look at the full list of specials here.
If Raru’s Black Friday specials weren’t enough for you, the company’s offering even more specials for techies on Cyber Monday. Have a look at the pick of the bunch below and head over to its Cyber Monday portal for the full batch:
- Crucial MX200 500GB 2.5 Inch Solid State Drive | Normally R3575 | On sale for R2999
- Destiny: The Taken King – Legendary Edition [PS3] | Normally R687 | On sale for R289
- Final Fantasy XII-2 [PS3] | Normally R199 | On sale for R99
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn | Normally R199 | On sale for R99
- Kingston Technology HyperX Cloud II Gaming 7.1 Headset – Gun Metal | Normally R1671 | On sale for R1299
- Microsoft Xbox One 1TB Console with 5 games and extra controller | Normally R9699 | On sale for R7999
Raru’s EA Games Sale
The company has just launched their EA games sale, which is valid until 22 January or while stocks last. The sale includes the likes of Dragon Age: Inquisition, FIFA 16, and Madden NFL 16. You can view the entire sale here.
- Battlefield 4 [PS4] | Normally R346 | On sale for R192
- Battlefield: Hardline | Normally R586 | On sale for R192
- Dragon Age III: Inquisition | Normally R259 | On sale for R192
- Need for Speed: Rivals [Xbox One] | Normally R346 | On sale for R192
- Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare [Xbox 360] | Normally R346 | On sale for R192
Takealot isn’t exactly celebrating Cyber Monday, but it is offering some interesting specials for gadget lovers, including LED TV specials and an extremely cheap Nintendo Wii Mini console bundle. Have a look at the pick of the bunch below:
- Guitar Hero Live (Software + Guitar) | Normally R1549 | On sale for R1349
- LG 32LB550A 32″ LED TV and LG DP842H DVD Player Bundle | Normally R4799 | On sale for R3799
- Microsoft Xbox 360 Black Wireless Controller for Windows | Normally R799 | On sale for R639
- Samsung 55” UHD LED TV | Normally R20999 | On sale for R15499
- Wii Mini Console + 3 Games | Normally R2899 | On sale for R1999
- Xbox 360 500GB Console + Battlefield 4+ Forza 3 | Normally R3299 | On sale for R2899
Yep, mobile telecoms giant Vodacom is getting in on the act, offering users “up to 50% off selected contract deals,” the company noted on Twitter earlier today.
— Vodacom (@Vodacom) November 30, 2015
Some impressive specials include a Samsung Galaxy Note Edge for R429 per month on a uChoose Flexi 200 contract, the Alcatel One Touch Pop 7 tablet for R79 per month on a 500MB 24 Month Data Price Plan, and the stand out special: the HTC One M8 for R269 per month on a uChoose Flexi 150 contract.
Have a look at all the specials available here.
Feature image: Steve Snodgrass via Flickr