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Geek Crate is coming to South Africa

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What s in the box

Most of the time, I don’t feel like I’m missing much by living outside of the US of A. I can still get all the things that matter. However, Loot Crate has made me feel all the sadness – it’s an awesome box full of cool geek and gaming stuff that is sent to subscribers every month. I looked at signing up and having the box shipped to family in America so that I could pick it up or have it shipped here, but the costs just didn’t add up. But now, there’s a local alternative.

Geek Crate is a local version of the same concept. Basically, you pay a subscription for three, six or twelve months and each month a box of treats will be delivered to you. Similar set ups work for food and drink connoisseurs already, but why should geeks and gamers miss out? Thus far, they have partnered with Readers Den, but hopefully we will see retailers and other local purveyors of all things gaming and geek get on board. I’d love to open a box to find figurines, comics, t-shirts and other rad things – it’s like Xmas for geeks, only it comes every month.

I wish I could tell you what has come in previous crates, but they haven’t rolled out yet – they still need enough people to sign up and show interest. Don’t worry, you don’t have to pay just yet. Just go fill in your details and make an account so that they know people are interested. You can use this link to do so (full disclosure, that’s my sign up link so if you all sign up that way I might get a free crate. Please do it that way, I have a bun in the oven and could use free stuff. Or don’t, I don’t really mind).

These are the sorts of initiatives that I love to hear about. Instead of complaining that local geeks and gamers don’t get cool things, some people go out and organize them. This is what we need more of in South Africa, and I’m really happy to support this kind of initiative. Plus, if I can start getting these Geek Crates, I promise to unbox them with videos that include my cats. Now you definitely need to sign up, right?

Last Updated: January 4, 2017

44 Comments

  1. Tech Girl

    August 3, 2015 at 13:16

    Dark Carnival has had one of these going on for years. Take a look – Geek Box: http://www.darkcarnival.co.za/shop/geekbox/

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    • Guild

      August 3, 2015 at 13:19

      Nice, any reviews or feedback on the quality of the Geek Box?

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      • Tech Girl

        August 3, 2015 at 13:27

        I received a press one and it was delightful. I loved everything inside and there were some top quality items. However, Oreos taste better when free so I presume same might be said for Geek Boxes?

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        • Guild

          August 3, 2015 at 13:28

          XD waiting for Gavin to respond πŸ˜›

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        • Gavin Mannion

          August 3, 2015 at 13:38

          downvote for you… bloody oreo’s

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          • Tech Girl

            August 3, 2015 at 13:39

            Did that free beer you drank taste better? I’m asking in the interest of Scientific research I swear.

          • Gavin Mannion

            August 3, 2015 at 13:44

            It did indeed…

        • Sageville

          August 3, 2015 at 14:04

          “…press one”?…. Skeptical side eyes activate!

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        • Sageville

          August 3, 2015 at 14:04

          “…press one”?…. Skeptical side eyes activate!

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      August 3, 2015 at 13:22

      that’s cool! any reviews or feedback? would be keen to try it πŸ™‚

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      • Tech Girl

        August 3, 2015 at 13:27

        See above πŸ˜‰ Mine was rad but then… press pack.

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  2. GTVDAD

    August 3, 2015 at 13:20

    Can’t wait. Every month I get the Loot Crate email and want to cry. Lets just hope we get it at a good price (+/-R200)

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    • Ottokie

      August 3, 2015 at 13:59

      R450 pm it seems.

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    • Sageville

      August 3, 2015 at 14:11

      R300 pm for the Geek Crate

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    • Sageville

      August 3, 2015 at 14:11

      R300 pm for the Geek Crate

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    • Sageville

      August 3, 2015 at 14:11

      R300 pm for the Geek Crate

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  3. VampyreSquirrel

    August 3, 2015 at 13:24

    They need a spelling test done on their site… BADLY!

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    August 3, 2015 at 13:29

    Hmm. I dunno, I’m always wary of these things because I don’t want to end up with a bunch of cheap anime kak.

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    • Guild

      August 3, 2015 at 13:30

      Same but I’d rather give it a try first and hopefully it’s a good score

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  5. Nikola

    August 3, 2015 at 13:29

    Signed up:)

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  6. Captain JJ Fantasticus

    August 3, 2015 at 13:52

    This must be the most-used header on lagz, and it still gets me every time πŸ˜€

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  7. Ottokie

    August 3, 2015 at 13:58

    So this is like Loot Crate in the 1st world country’s?

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  8. RinceThis

    August 3, 2015 at 14:00

    Sorry, signed up before you had this live Zoe. Not that I would have used your link anyway πŸ˜›

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  9. allsignup

    August 3, 2015 at 15:41

    all signed up.. this better be good like loot crate good πŸ˜›

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  10. allsignup

    August 3, 2015 at 15:41

    all signed up.. this better be good like loot crate good πŸ˜›

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  11. allsignup

    August 3, 2015 at 15:41

    all signed up.. this better be good like loot crate good πŸ˜›

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  12. allsignup

    August 3, 2015 at 15:41

    all signed up.. this better be good like loot crate good πŸ˜›

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  13. allsignup

    August 3, 2015 at 15:41

    all signed up.. this better be good like loot crate good πŸ˜›

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  14. allsignup

    August 3, 2015 at 15:41

    all signed up.. this better be good like loot crate good πŸ˜›

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  15. allsignup

    August 3, 2015 at 15:51

    My only concern is.. if i sign up for a year and they go belly up within the first 4 months .. do i get a refund.?

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  16. Brady miaau

    August 3, 2015 at 15:56

    A bun in the oven? Hmm. Congratulations, I think? Does that mean what I think it does?

    *Edit* of course it does! Congrats ms Hawkins

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  17. Ghost In The Rift

    August 3, 2015 at 16:46

    Exclude Namibia as per usual…:-( looking at something to replace the PC Format/NAG days..:-(

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  18. Ghost In The Rift

    August 3, 2015 at 16:46

    Exclude Namibia as per usual…:-( looking at something to replace the PC Format/NAG days..:-(

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  19. Ghost In The Rift

    August 3, 2015 at 16:46

    Exclude Namibia as per usual…:-( looking at something to replace the PC Format/NAG days..:-(

    Reply

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