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PSA: Pre-order a PS4 at a legit lower price…again

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Update 2: I (Gavin) have spoken to Ramone Pickover from kalahari.com about this odd pricing. Unfortunately there is no secret subversive marketing going on and the truth is far less entertaining. They have recently upgraded the engine that powers the site and are currently experiencing some gremlins in the software. The price for the PS4 is R6299 and there are no plans of that being cut anytime soon. However you may see the kalahari price change again and IF you complete your checkout before it reverts they will honour that price.

So I suggest camping out on that page waiting for the magical R50 price tag to appear.

Update: And it’s back to normal…again. Even quicker than the last time as well. Update ends.

Who wants a Playstation 4? It’s pretty much your only choice of locally available next-gen gaming, unless you want to go through the hassle of ordering online from overseas and paying customs charges. Well here’s another special for you that has just popped up.

PS4

Yep, Kalahari is offering another cheap pre-order for the PS4. Right now, if you’ve got the cash to spare in one go, you can reserve your console R5669. And 15 cents.

And yes, we’ll keep an eye on this one to see if the price flip-flops again. But, credit where credit is due, if you pre-order at this price and Kalahari changes the it again, they will honour what you paid originally instead of asking for more bucks from your now empty wallet.

Better get a move on with this deal fellas.

Last Updated: September 2, 2013

51 Comments

  1. GG Lagz. GG

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  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 2, 2013 at 08:49

    Isn’t this even cheaper than their accidental price from last week?

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    • RinceThisNintypoo

      September 2, 2013 at 09:05

      Nah, wasn’t it R4600 last week?

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 2, 2013 at 09:17

        Nope, R5,779.00

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    • Gavin Mannion

      September 2, 2013 at 10:58

      Yeah it was R100 cheaper

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  3. Melasco

    September 2, 2013 at 08:51

    Meh, missed it again….

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    • ElimiNathan

      September 2, 2013 at 08:56

      Dammit! Really annoying

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      • Melasco

        September 2, 2013 at 08:59

        Yeah, and it’s not like I can sit and monitor Kalahari all day…. I’ll drop the cash right away, but I’m too late… That said, I checked minutes after this was posted, so they don’t give much time do they….

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        • ElimiNathan

          September 2, 2013 at 09:02

          Indeed its almost like they f****g with us on purpose 😛

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  4. Sentient_Slug

    September 2, 2013 at 08:58

    shit missed it. clever kalahari! we will all be hitting their site up hourly now. jerks.

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  5. e1ace

    September 2, 2013 at 08:59

    I pretty sure that’s the cost at which they buy the consoles from Ster Kinekor for.

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    • Melasco

      September 2, 2013 at 09:04

      Thats what I’m thinking… They are dropping a few at cost every now and then to keep pulling people to their site…. It’s working..

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  6. RinceThisNintypoo

    September 2, 2013 at 09:06

    Kalahari marketing fail!

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  7. Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

    September 2, 2013 at 09:06

    Meh…back to R6299 . Look at Kalahari, it’s R5699 now look down at your shoes, look back again it’s R6299 now, back down to your shoes…your shoes is not a PS4

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      September 2, 2013 at 09:28

      Please take this meagre upvote 😀

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      • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

        September 2, 2013 at 09:40

        Why thank you 🙂 your meagre upvote is more than enough

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    • RinceThisNintypoo

      September 2, 2013 at 09:35

      Well done man! And on a Monday! But, your avatar… What have you done with the real Umar!

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      • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

        September 2, 2013 at 09:41

        🙂 hehe. And I watched the 15 trailer again and Shame on me but I am really hype and hopeful that this game is going to be awesome!!

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        • RinceThisNintypoo

          September 2, 2013 at 09:45

          Just don’t get TOO excited 😉

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          • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

            September 2, 2013 at 09:59

            I have tissues…wait….

          • RinceThisNintypoo

            September 2, 2013 at 10:22

            0-o

    • Sentient_Slug

      September 2, 2013 at 10:18

      HAHAHAHAHA absolutely hilarious!

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    • ElNicko

      September 2, 2013 at 10:30

      Comment of the week right here , and its only Monday.

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    • Reaver

      September 2, 2013 at 10:47

      Guys don’t waste your time with khalahari or any other SA retailer that gets their retail sales value from Ster Kiekor. Order through Phoenix Tech SA. I ordered my PS4 super bundle pack for R7999. It consists of the PS4 console, 2x controllers,2x ps4 games of your choice(5 titles to choose from) and thr ps4 eye. For those that just want the ps4 console it retails at R5500. Ster Kinekor is busting our chops and milking us for every sent we have. To pay R6299 is an absolute insult to us. The Ps4 is $200 cheaper than what the ps3 was at launch,sow how do they justify only R200 cheaper than the ps3?

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      • Gavin Mannion

        September 2, 2013 at 10:57

        Exchange rate fluctuations…

        I’m wary of grey importers

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        • Reaver

          September 2, 2013 at 11:41

          Elaborate on grey importers?

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          • Gavin Mannion

            September 2, 2013 at 12:16

            Importing around the official licensed distribution chain.

            SK have the licence to distribute the PlayStation brand in South Africa. This comes with the understanding that they will handle the support, marketing and brand image in the country. Grey importers just bring in the hardware and sell it cheaper because they have no overheads.

            But if it breaks SK are not liable to honour any warranty

          • Reaver

            September 2, 2013 at 12:49

            Ok so it’s not exclusive distribution rights. I checked on Phoenix’s site and they seem to have a standard warranty and return policy. Seems legit?? Why not use them?

        • Setient_Slug

          September 2, 2013 at 13:36

          I too am using them Reaver. I was hoping no one would mention this so that they don’t get absolutely flooded and we end up waiting longer for our order. so lets keep it to ourselves champ 😉

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    • HeniQpotter

      September 2, 2013 at 11:00

      True, so true.

      Reply

  8. HvR

    September 2, 2013 at 09:14

    New Kalahari ad..

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  9. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    September 2, 2013 at 09:29

    Balls in your court now, Takealot… dazzle me! DAZZLE ME WITH HEALTHY CAPITALIST COMPETITION!

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    • HvR

      September 2, 2013 at 09:40

      Heard they going they are going to try and shave 3 seconds of Kalahari’s time on having the shortest pre-order special.

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        September 2, 2013 at 09:41

        May the fastest fingers and connection win, WELCOME TO PROFESSOR GENKI’s SUPER EXTRAORDINARY INTERNET HYPER FUN CLUB!!!

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        • HvR

          September 2, 2013 at 09:44

          It’s going to be like Fight Club’s subliminal images. ” Did I just see a PS4 pre-order special or was it a penis?”

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 2, 2013 at 10:01

      Takealot are disappointing I’m afraid, just got an email advertising the PS4 – R6,299

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  10. ALKi1234

    September 2, 2013 at 09:33

    So i need to get myself a credit card and troll the Net for a 5 min deal?gonna need some pizza for this.

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      September 2, 2013 at 09:42

      Pizza and some beer. If this is how they want to play it, then by the gods of gaming, this week will be unproductive!

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 2, 2013 at 09:52

        I thought pizza was a Xbox exclusive 😉

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          September 2, 2013 at 09:54

          Pizza hut pizza is not real pizza 😛 It’s a flat pie with cheese on it. Real pizza comes with a thick boerewors wrapped around it and baked in the delicious fat of a thousand animals – DEBONAIRS!!!!!

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  11. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    September 2, 2013 at 09:52

    I wonder if the HD is upgradeable like with the PS3. I certainly hope so, because 500Gb is a tad small. Of course, I’m only comparing to my PS3 and its half-full 1Tb – PS+ free goodies get in my belly.

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    • HvR

      September 2, 2013 at 10:04

      I think Sony confirmed at E3 that the drive is user upgradable.

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      • Pieter Kruger

        September 2, 2013 at 10:57

        Curious as to how that will work? Don’t see a removable HDD so will you have to open the console? What about the warranty, surely that would then expire?

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        • HvR

          September 2, 2013 at 11:07

          They stopped “marking” the HDD slot with the PS3 slim and ultra slim.

          So my guess is a blue screw hidden away on the bottom like with the PS3 slim or one of the panels pop off like with the PS3 ultra slim.

          If they state “user up gradable” implies that user is allowed to upgrade hdd without it affecting the warranty.

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  12. Trebzz

    September 2, 2013 at 09:54

    This is getting awkward now and they need to sort this out.

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    • HeniQpotter

      September 2, 2013 at 10:57

      Yes, specially that it showed sold out last week, are they going to let those poor soles pay the higher price for being first in line?

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      • Trebzz

        September 2, 2013 at 13:48

        Well I was like 3 mins away from getting that low price and then boom price changed :/ although I did pre-order already from them it was a little heart sore.

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  13. HeniQpotter

    September 2, 2013 at 11:33

    Lol, it will give me something to do for today (Camping on that page, waiting for it to change again). I’m going to be give my ‘F5’ a proper workout today.

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  14. Crist8ne

    September 12, 2013 at 22:31

    Prices seemed to messed up here. Had been lucky to get mine at preorderheaven.com, they still had preorders available last week with free shipping to Africa.

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    • Robbie

      November 8, 2013 at 07:40

      Mate, I have ordered tons of items.
      When I tried to contact them, I received a failure message stating their sales email (sales@preorderheaven.com) does not exist.

      The owner hides his identity with a service, but I figured out his paypal email,

      jax.ebay7@gmail.com

      but 0 responds up till now.

      I hope we can be witnesses in case we are scammed.

      Because if it’s more than 30 days, the paypal protection may no longer be valid.

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      • Dan

        November 27, 2013 at 03:54

        I ordered from them in September. Was told I would have the ps4 on launch day(through the website) when I sent them an email asking when I should expect my ps4 the told me it would show up after launch date. I then sent multiple emails and never for a response. Paypal should make am exception, my bank also issued a fraud case and refunded my money as of today. This site is still up, but be assured thes ite is a scam.

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