I received a voucher for Takealot when The Reluctant Mom won the Kidzworld SA Mommy Blog of 2013.
My experience with on-line shopping has been limited to book purchases.
I like to smell my purchases. No really. I walk around Woolworths sniffing clothing.
No I am not sure exactly what I am hoping to smell, but there we go that is what I do. I usually touch the item first, sort of rub it between my fingers, and if it passes the “rub test” then it moves to the “smell test.”
Unfortunately on-line shopping lacks a “scratch and sniff” patch.
I was less than excited by the prospect of shopping on takealot, but it was a late night, a large amount of wine was consumed, a slab of chocolate was scoffed, and at that point I was pretty much willing to give anything a go.
I lurked around takelot, and though my initial plan was to purchase books. I tried to be loose and cool and browse all the categories.
I will confess that things that had a price that had been crossed out, and then there was a new flashy “cheaper than before” price, really had a large appeal.
I bought a few things, and my voucher was for R600.00 – I had to pay just over R100.00 more as I had added a few things that were above the budget, and then waited for delivery.
Delivery was marked as the 15 January 2014.
I received two emails, one to confirm that my order was processed, and a second to confirm that my payment had been processed. All very efficient.
I placed the order on the 2014/01/09.
Delivery was scheduled for the 2014/01/15 which seemed fair enough – I was not in a real rush.
I got a call after 15h00 on the 2014/01/10 to confirm I would be able to accept delivery today, and delivery would take place before 18h00. It did.
I received my box this evening – it was neat, and well packed, and all the items were individually wrapped, and well cushioned. The courier was friendly, professional and overall a really good experience.
I do love receiving things!!
I was really happy with this entire takealot experience. The prices were good. I liked the website, there was a good selection, and it was simple enough to work well. From purchase to cart it was simple, clean and easy.
This is my box – Die is my does – translation for my Afrikaans readership of 3.
I bought fragrances I had wanted to try.
I must confess that the DESEO by JLO was much nicer than I remembered. I really liked all three that I ordered. I purchased another Tangle Teezer, I think I should just get these on a stop order every two months.
Well done takealot, and thank you again to KIDZWORLD.