Why Ordering Internationally is Often Cheaper than Purchasing Locally

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Here are just 3 products you can save big on by importing it to South Africa.

Let’s be honest, the Rand has taken a bit of a beating in recent times, but that doesn’t mean ordering internationally is a no-no. In fact, sometimes it’s actually a lot cheaper to source foreign goods than it is to buy locally and pay the huge hidden costs of import duties. We say cut out all the middleman and import it yourself. Don’t believe us? Here are just 3 products you can save big on by importing it to South Africa.

Save big on a fidget cube

Do you struggle to concentrate unless your hands are occupied? This super addictive desk toy is designed to help you focus and keep your fidgeting habits at work, in class, and at home under control. With six sides, each with a unique fidgeting feature, these cubes are becoming the worry stone of the future. But why pay between R190 and R200 for your fidget fix when you can grab it for just $2.45 on Amazon (about R32)?

Fidget Cube

Get a better deal on rugby/ soccer boots

If you’ve got your eye on a pair of Adidas Copa Mundial FG Football Boots then you’ll be glad to hear that you don’t have to fork out over R2,500 for a pair here in South Africa. Order them online and pay just R1,235 for the same boots from The Gaa Store. With a moulded stud outsole, for increased traction and durability on firm ground, and a shaped ankle, to allow you to move freely around the pitch, these boots are a sure winner for avid sportsmen.

Adidas Copa Mundial FG Football Boots

Get for VR for far less

If you’re eager to dive into the world of VR on Playstation but can’t afford the hefty price tag that many retailers are selling them for here in SA it’s time to look abroad. Instead of splashing out about R6500 at a local retailer grab a PlayStation VR headset for just $386.99 on Amazon instead (around R4,980).

Playstation VR

Of course, our Post Office isn’t exactly the most reliable when it comes to receiving stuff far off distant lands, but luckily we’ve discovered a super easy, reliable, convenient, and affordable way to bring in your online shopping from overseas (hallelujah!). South African-owned, Postbox Courier offers affordable express courier services to and from South Africa ensuring your packages will arrive at your door in a matter of days – that’s right, no month-long, or more, nail-biting wait to find out if your order has arrived safely!

Registering with Postbox Courier is FREE, quick and easy and once you’ve registered you’ll get your very own delivery address in the UK, Hong Kong, US and Australia. Then, when it comes time to shop all you need to do is have your goods delivered to your most appropriate address. If you’re shopping in America then deliver to your New York address. Once you’ve placed your order and your goods are on their way head back to the Postbox Courier website to submit a Parcel Pre-Alert. This just lets them know to expect your order so everything runs smoothly when getting it to you here in SA.

Not sure what the cost will be to import? Email and they can calculate how much you will have to pay in import charges if you send them a link to your wishlist – this will help you decide on whether or not to purchase

To find out more about PostBox-Courier and just how easy the service is to use, read our full review here or visit the PostBox Courier website here.


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