Check out this price tracking website before shopping on Takealot – 2oceansvibe News
Takealot is the South African version of Amazon.
The company’s financial results for the year ending March 31, 2021, show its rise and rise with revenues increasing by 65% during this period.
For many, Takealot is the first port of call when it comes to shopping online. Some of its sales have come under scrutiny over the years for excessive discounts, this is why a new tool is worth consulting before clicking on “Order”.
MyBroadband writes that the tool “makes it easy for Takealot buyers to see if they are getting a good deal on a discounted product or if the savings shown to them have been overstated.”
All you need to do to verify is copy and paste the Takealot product URL in the top right corner of Servaltracker.com:
Top right, “Paste Takealot URL or Product ID to Search”.
For example, Takealot’s homepage has the Hisense 32 ″ HD Smart TV with Digital Tuner as one of the best deals.
When I enter the URL into Serval I get this.
The green represents the current price and the other line is the listing price:
This TV was actually cheaper from mid-October to the end of October.
Let’s try again with another top rated product, the DJI Mavic Mini 2 Flymore Combo:
The drone combo is cheaper than it has been since July, but only R1,000.
Ashton Hudson, Data Engineer, is the man behind the creation of the tool:
Hudson told MyBroadband that he created the site out of frustration that he didn’t have price history information when he tried to buy products from Takealot…
Hudson said he currently tracks around 500,000 popular products on Takealot.
He says that while Takealot’s daily deals were “always good,” the “% off” numbers on other deals shouldn’t always be taken at face value.
“Some of the companies that sell through Takealot adjust the ‘list’ price to make their products appear to be getting a bigger discount than they actually are.”
It never hurts to be armed with as much information as possible when shopping online, especially as we get closer and closer to Black Friday.