How Takealot’s gaming sale compares to other retail prices

MyGaming recently ran an article highlighting the special gaming and tech deals on offer during Takealot’s weekend flash sale.

Response to the sale prices were not positive, with several readers pointing out that the prices were still relatively high for a “sale”.

This isn’t the first time that Takealot has been associated with pricing discrepancies, with the site previously breaching the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa’s rules with one of its Daily Deals.

Takealot’s official response at that time was: “The original (or “was”) prices on Deals are the recommended retail prices given to us by our suppliers at the time we listed the goods.”

We therefore took it upon ourselves to compare Takealot’s sale prices with the original retail prices of other well-known stores.

While it will always be easy to find a cheaper price somewhere else if you look hard enough, we instead chose to focus on how prices differ across the board.

You can find the full comparison of Takealot’s sale prices versus other retail prices below:

Item
Takealot (sale prices)
Takealot (retail prices) BT Games (retail prices) Raru (retail prices)
Digital
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (PS4) R513 R899 R599 R534 R799
Battlefield 4 (Xbox One) R280 R331 R335 R303 R199
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Xbox One) R494 R583 R499 R445 R849
DOOM (PC) R638 R799 R699 R690 R799
Far Cry Primal (PS4) R827 R899 R899 R893 R999
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PS4) R718 R799 R745 R690 R749
Mad Max (PS4) R439 R801 R599 R397 R899
Tom Clancy’s The Division (Xbox One) R827 R976 R899 R893 R999
Total Warhammer (PC) R513 R606 N/A R555 R599
Uncharted 4 (PS4) R797 R999 R899 R849 R899
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4) R678 R799 R699 R690 R799
Valentino Rossi The Game (PS4) R638 R754 N/A R690 R899

We reached out to Takealot for comment but had received no response by the time of publication.

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