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Marvel's Avengers (PS4)

(8 user ratings)

Marvel's Avengers (PS4)
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
1,149
RRP
R 1,199

Good Game

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This is a good game, but not a great game. However, there's lots of potential if they decide to release more downloadable content in future.

Pros:

- Graphics
- Adjustable difficulty levels
- Story
- Option to swap characters often. Helps a bit with repetition factor

Cons:

- Limited characters and moves available until much later in game
- Best parts of game are too far in
- Repetition. Beat-em-ups can be like this, and level designs and objectives are repeated
- Limited unlockables (or, it's not easy to unlock everything and can cost money)

Super Mario 3D All Stars (Nintendo Switch)

(8 user ratings)

Super Mario 3D All Stars (Nintendo Switch)
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
1,099
RRP
R 1,199
(-8%)

A fantastic compilation, even if lacking additions

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Replaying these games after years of not having seen them is a delight. The additions are the bare minimum that Nintendo could do for this, but the advantage is that the games are faithful to the originals. Super Mario 64 plays incredibly well, and compared to the Wii U Virtual Console release, it is a completely different experience without input delay. Super Mario Sunshine's graphics still hold up, and the lack of analog L/R buttons is not an issue at all; though the game is still frustrating at times. Super Mario Galaxy looks and plays fantastically. The use of gyro in place of the IR pointer from the Wii Remote is just as responsive.

The music is great to listen to. A solid package, even if the additions are basically naught. Super Mario Galaxy 2 would have been nice, but I presume Nintendo has something else planned for that.

PlayStation 5 - Digital Edition - 825GB SSD Console - Glacier White (PS5)

(18 user ratings)

PlayStation 5 - Digital Edition - 825GB SSD Console - Glacier White (PS5)
Unreleased (Release Date TBC)
Price
9,999

ORDER

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Hi there, I would like to please pre order the PS5. Please notify me when I am able to do so.

Raru Admin Note:
Once we get an allocation number from the supplier for the second drop, we will send out notifications.

Plantronics BackBeat GO 605 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones - Black

(5 user ratings)

Plantronics BackBeat GO 605 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones - Black
Not available
Price
2,275
RRP
R 2,369

After a year+

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Sound quality quite good when plugged into PC.
Bought in May 2019, now in September 2020 the headband is slowly breaking - very disappointing built quality.

Trust - GXT 242 Lance Streaming Microphone

(1 user rating)

Trust - GXT 242 Lance Streaming Microphone
In Stock
Price
1,062
Normal Price
R 1,249
(-15%)

Too expensive for a sub-par USB condenser.

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I own the Trust HD Webcam and love the quality. So I purchased this microphone hoping to experience the same level of easy for capturing in OBS and ManyCam, but was greatly disappointed that this microphone has no live monitoring built into it, and it clashes with stock Windows drivers, leaving it to clip, peak and sometime freeze Realtek, ASIO and standard Windows audio drivers. Avoid at all costs. I would recommend Samson or Yeti for USB options. Alternatively, investing in a Scarlett 2i2 Studio may give you more control of your audio when it comes to recording, streaming and monitoring.

The Vegetarian - Han Kang (Hardcover)

(1 user rating)

The Vegetarian - Han Kang (Hardcover)
Out of Stock
Price
429

Such a beautiful read

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I was both disturbed and mesmerized by this book. It's so well written. I think this has to be one of the most memorable books I've ever read. 10/10 would recommend.

How It All Blew Up - Arvin Ahmadi (Hardcover)

(1 user rating)

Unreleased (Expected: 22 Sep 2020)
Price
393

A compelling and original coming out story

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Amir is an Iranian American teenager who is gay and in the closet. When another student blackmails him about his secret boyfriend, he absolutely panics and flees to Rome. He is terrified of his parents finding out he is gay. The story unfolds as Amir goes to Rome, but also at the end of the story, as Amir and his family are interrogated in the airport after an incident on the plane. The dual storyline ramps up the suspense.
He finds a community of gay men in Rome who accept and educate him. He finally feels that he can be himself. Amir is a sympathetic but flawed character. He makes some errors in judgment in terms of honesty and he also has a hookup with an older gay man, which results in some negative fallout.
Themes of prejudice run throughout - there is homophobia, of course, but also addressed is the systemic bigotry against Muslim people.
I really liked the characters. Amir's sister is amazing and tenacious in her search for Amir. It is heartening to see Amir's parents put their love for him above their prejudices.

Tuff-Luv Adjustable Strap / Wristband and Clasp for Fitbit Flex - Secret Garden Beige (Small)

(1 user rating)

Tuff-Luv Adjustable Strap / Wristband and Clasp for Fitbit Flex - Secret Garden Beige (Small)
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
60
RRP
R 199
(-70%)

Fitbit Flex Strap

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I loved the look of the strap but was disappointed because the staps were all too small for me ,
Ideal for my wife
The only think that I did not realise that the sraps were fr kids or smallbonrd pepole

Q-Workshop - Set of 7 Polyhedral Dice - Elvish Black & White

(2 user ratings)

Q-Workshop - Set of 7 Polyhedral Dice - Elvish Black & White
Out of Stock
Price
250

Good Rolls sofar

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Love the feel of the dice.

A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition) - Mother of Dragons Expansion (Board Game)

(3 user ratings)

A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition) - Mother of Dragons Expansion (Board Game)
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
803

Much More Fun

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A must-buy with the base game! Much more fun to play with less than 6 players.

A Game of Thrones: The Board Game Second Edition - A Feast for Crows

(3 user ratings)

A Game of Thrones: The Board Game Second Edition - A Feast for Crows
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
312

New Mechanics

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Adds a lot of fun, different gameplay. Highly recommend!

Arkham Horror: Final Hour (Board Game)

(1 user rating)

Arkham Horror: Final Hour (Board Game)
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
780

Not Fun

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A cooperative game where you're not allowed to plan with other players is not fun. The pieces were all of a very good quality though.

Fallout (Board Game)

(9 user ratings)

Fallout (Board Game)
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
1,226

Fun Idea, Bad Execution

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The game is very story-driven and would be better as a cooperative game. Buy the expansion to make it cooperative.

GMT GAMES - Counter Tray

(4 user ratings)

GMT GAMES - Counter Tray
Dispatched in 25 to 35 working days
Price
65

Not Functional

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Recieved it without packaging and full of dust. It doesn't close properly. Wouldn't recommend.

Dragon Ball Z - Goku Gi - Youth Tee - Orange T-Shirt (Ages 15/16)

(1 user rating)

Dragon Ball Z - Goku Gi - Youth Tee - Orange T-Shirt (Ages 15/16)
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
229
RRP
R 249
(-8%)

Sizing is bigger than usual

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Shirt is lovely but be careful which shirt size you choose. Shirt I ordered is much bigger than the usual size 15/16yrs shirts that I buy at the shops. Shirt will not fit the kid I got it for. I haven't tried to change it because of Raru's policy that you have to be sure which size you purchase as you can't change them for a different size but with a stipulation like that I wish more was done to provide information on the clothing measurements in a proper size chart with all the cm/inches for what's being sold, as opposed to just the age groups or S/M/L etc. so you can make an informed decision incase the sizing/cuts are different from usual. Other than the size issue though the shirt seems to be good quality and looks good.

KONG - ZoomGroom Pink Raspberry Grooming Tool (Large)

(1 user rating)

KONG - ZoomGroom Pink Raspberry Grooming Tool (Large)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
157
RRP
R 180.30
(-13%)

Great buy

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Just received my order and it looks great, excellent quality and works like a charm. Fits snuggly in your palm so you have a good grip when you use it. Removes way more loose hair from my dogs than any other brush I've used. Highly recommend it.

Ty - Beanie Babie - Disney: Olaf with sound

(1 user rating)

Ty - Beanie Babie - Disney: Olaf with sound
Dispatched in 15 to 25 working days
Price
175

Adorable but damaged

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Just received my order. It's a small Olaf and it's really, really cute, but the nose is torn and the material used for it looks like it's just going to keep tearing further. Really disappointed I won't be able to give it to my niece.

Eagle Eye (DVD)

(2 user ratings)

Eagle Eye (DVD)
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
26
RRP
R 59.99
(-57%)

Favourite

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One of my favourite movies. An interesting albeit farfetched look at how technology can become too clever (skynet). Fast paced and enjoyable. Great performances by the cast members.

Forrest Gump (DVD)

(2 user ratings)

Forrest Gump (DVD)
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
53
RRP
R 59.99
(-12%)

Life is like a box of chocolates

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A classic movie and the source of many folks favourite quote. Everybody should see & own it. Not only taking you on one man's journey through life, but also taking the viewer on a historical journey and experience. Uniquely fascinating.

Miss Congeniality 2 (DVD)

(1 user rating)

Miss Congeniality 2 (DVD)
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
26
RRP
R 39.99
(-35%)

Fun

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A fun sequel. Not quite at the same level as the first movie, but well made and most enjoyable. Worth adding to the collection.

Isle of Dogs (DVD)

(3 user ratings)

Isle of Dogs (DVD)
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
26
RRP
R 59.99
(-57%)

Fantastic animation

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Absolutely brilliant and unique story about a boy searching for his dog. Excellent storyline, unique graphics and truly a masterpiece.

Westworld - Season 2 (DVD)

(2 user ratings)

Westworld - Season 2 (DVD)
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
173
RRP
R 199.99
(-13%)

Clever

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Enjoyable sequel, interesting psychology. Very clever.

Westworld - Season 1: The Maze (DVD)

(3 user ratings)

Westworld - Season 1: The Maze (DVD)
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
173
RRP
R 199.99
(-13%)

Fantastic

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Brilliantly unique series based in the wild west. One on a kind. Excellent

Miss Congeniality (DVD)

(1 user rating)

Miss Congeniality (DVD)
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
26
RRP
R 39.99
(-35%)

Fun & funny

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A unique undercover cop movie with a lot of humor. A classic. Excellent performances.

Bohemian Rhapsody (DVD)

(7 user ratings)

Bohemian Rhapsody (DVD)
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
53
RRP
R 149.99
(-65%)

Excellent soundtrack

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Based on a true story. A look into the life and rise to stardom and fame of Freddy Mercury in Queen. Excellent performances and music throughout the movie. Loved it!
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