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Gruesome - De Wet Potgieter (Trade Paperback)

(1 user rating)

Gruesome - De Wet Potgieter (Trade Paperback)
Dispatched in 3 to 5 working days
Price
183
RRP
R 230
(-20%)

Dark, chilling and highly readable

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My most recent delving into the dark and wicked is the aptly named “Gruesome”, an investigation into not one, but ten of South Africa’s most chilling crimes. The book is written by De Wet Potgieter, an investigative journalist known for his books, “Total Onslaught” and “Black Widow, White Widow”, as well his extensive newspaper reporting for the past 30 years.

Potgieter is a wonderful guide into these criminal’s psyches, providing objective overviews and a readable writing style that ensures the reader’s full attention. But the real magic of Potgieter is that he reported on all of these crimes as they happened, so the reader is given the facts, some of which I certainly had never been made aware of before…

Although most of the crimes in this book have never been out of the public’s heart and mind, many have been out of the public eye for a while. Remember watching the exploits of the Stander gang? Or wondering about the mysterious assassination of Johan Heyns? And watching the abductions of young girls end with the Gert van Rooyen’s murder of his lover and his subsequent suicide? Potgieter yanks these and another seven cases back into the present, making them as significant today as they were in the dark recesses of the past.

Read this book to gain the objective overview that the newspapers never quite provided, read it to remember the tragedies of evil minds from the past. But don’t read it if you want a light, easy read – the victims, given a voice by De Wet Potgieter, will not allow that.

Arabella, the Moon and the Magic Mongongo Nut - Hamilton Wende (Paperback)

(1 user rating)

Arabella, the Moon and the Magic Mongongo Nut - Hamilton Wende (Paperback)
Out of Stock
Price
134
RRP
R 170
(-21%)

Bring on the next Arabella book!

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Here in South Africa, we really dislike the Hadeda birds – their banshee screeches randomly penetrate all aspects of our lives, setting our nerves on end. It took Wende’s delightful book to explain that the evilness of these birds goes a lot deeper…

11-year old Arabella’s life in suburban South Africa has been upside down by the death of her father. Suddenly school and life and friends seem unimportant as she drags herself through each day. This all changes when she is given a magic mongongo nut which allows her to see the magical creatures that live in her garden. And that the hadedas are evil!

This is a magical story in both senses of the term; a comparison to Harry Potter might seem excessive, but I found myself helplessly trapped by a story that is enchanting (in both senses of the term), magical (in both senses of the term) and addictive (in the only sense of the term). Bring on the next Arabella book!

TC Electronic Honey Pot Fuzz Pedal

(1 user rating)

TC Electronic Honey Pot Fuzz Pedal
Out of Stock
Price
999

Decent and affordable

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I've had this pedal for about 3 months now and it's still blowing my mind. Honeypot is a very fitting name for it, as it does add this kinda sweet sounding undertone. If you're just looking for something to add a little crunch to your clean sound its ideal, but I've also been using it as a distortion for a metal tone. Goes good for a bluesy fuss sound as well. The pedal seems built to be abused, I really like stepping on it without being careful. The knobs are big enough to turn with your foot while playing. Overall a great pedal for the price.

Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4)

(11 user ratings)

Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4)
Pre-order (Expected: 26 Oct 2018)
Price
879
RRP
R 999
(-12%)

Wow!

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Game of the year quality!

Lindy 5m Displayport 1.2 Cable Cromo

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Lindy 5m Displayport 1.2 Cable Cromo
Dispatched in 2 to 4 working days
Price
164

An excellent cable at an even better price

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I must admit to having suffered with really poorly designed Displayport cables in the past. In fact I previously bought a cable that wouldn't work even brand new out of the packaging (and I wasn't even trying to pass through 4K or anything high bandwidth, only 1200p). I experienced yet another poorly designed cable where the connector broke off inside the socket and exposed the pins.

This cable, however is clearly different. From the packaging to the substantial jacks which are really solid this cable exudes quality. It might be thick for those who are expecting the poor quality cables I've described previously but I'm really impressed and can only assume that the added thickness is due to better shielding inside the sheath.

Also kudos to Raru for spliting their shipment to me even though the other 2m length I ordered was still on backorder on their side. All in all, I'm very happy with this brand and couldn't recommend it highly enough.

Corsair - H100i Hydro PRO RGB Liquid CPU Cooler - Black

(1 user rating)

Corsair - H100i Hydro PRO RGB Liquid CPU Cooler - Black
Dispatched in 1 to 3 working days
Price
2,031

Excellent Cooling

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I bought this cooler to replace my CM 212x cooler and im glad i did ... not sure why it took that long to do it but never the less i did . Im getting much better cpu temps than what i had before and the aesthetics is much better ... PLUS who doesnt love some RGBness ! Highly recommend this cooler for its looks , fan noise and cpu temps . Overall positive design from Corsair .

Funko Pop! Rides Disney - Hercules - Hercules & Pegasus

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Funko Pop! Rides Disney - Hercules - Hercules & Pegasus
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
482

Really cool

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I really love this funko ride, just wish hercules could be removed but its in a fixed position. Really nice scuplt on pegasus and a good paint job,

Corsair AF120 Quiet Edition High Airflow 120mm Fan with Red LED

(5 user ratings)

Corsair AF120 Quiet Edition High Airflow 120mm Fan with Red LED
Dispatched in 1 to 3 working days
Price
161

Absolutely fan.... Tastic

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I would definitely recommend these. They are fan... Ominal.... Puns. I have them

But in all seriousness. Leds look great (other fans look cheap and uneven). They are quiet push alot of air. What else do you need?

Buy some today

Betrayal at House on the Hill: 2nd Edition (Board Game)

(13 user ratings)

Betrayal at House on the Hill: 2nd Edition (Board Game)
Out of Stock
Price
691

Great board game, Great service

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The board game arrived in perfect condition and on time. Raru's delivery time is a bit long, 5-7 working days compared to some other websites 2-3 days but the variety they have is unmatched. Great friendly service and I would recommend them to anyone.

Orico USB3.0 2.5-inch External Hard Drive Enclosure

(8 user ratings)

Orico USB3.0 2.5-inch External Hard Drive Enclosure
Out of Stock
Price
89
RRP
R 139
(-36%)

Great hdd/ssd enclosure with minor annoyances

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Pro's : Easy imaging of 2.5 drives or simply checking what data is on them

Con's : The case can get scratched easily and sometimes the drive comes loose inside so then it wont pick up in windows but you open it and push it back inwards and no issues. It hasnt happened with all of mine so its a 50/50 con

Bebeto - Sour Worms (80g)

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Bebeto - Sour Worms (80g)
In Stock
Price
25

Great taste

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Really good taste and flavour. Just wish it was a bit more sour.

Piranha - Charge Dock USB (PS4)

(1 user rating)

Piranha - Charge Dock USB (PS4)
Dispatched in 4 to 7 working days
Price
155

Small, simple and easy to use

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This charging dock, is simple and easy to use, looks great and charges the controllers quick and easy.. best part is the price..

We Happy Few (PS4)

(1 user rating)

We Happy Few (PS4)
In Stock
Price
499
RRP
R 899
(-44%)
Normal Price
R 869
(-43%)

Time for your happy pills..

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Fun, enjoyable but oh so weird, just a few ways of trying to explain what this game has to offer, but again what do you expect from the minds of the guys who brought us bioshock.. it's all the weird and crazy antics just multiplied by 100, that is what this game is all about.. either you take your pills and you dont and suffer the consequences.. but ultimately that choice is yours.. definitely recommend this game for fans of bioshock, you will not be disappointed..

DOOM (Nintendo Switch)

(6 user ratings)

DOOM (Nintendo Switch)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
729
RRP
R 849
(-14%)

DOOM on the go.

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DOOM is fun game. I play my Switch more in portable mode because of DOOM. It's a brilliant game and console to play anywhere and anytime. Getting DOOM to run well and look good on Switch is a special accomplishment. Well done to Panic Button.

Microsoft Xbox One Controller + Wireless Adapter for Windows 10

(18 user ratings)

Microsoft Xbox One Controller + Wireless Adapter for Windows 10
Dispatched in 1 to 3 working days
Price
1,167

Best wireless controller

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Does what it should. Have both PS4 dualshock v2 and this controller. Ended up only using xbox one.
Can't go wrong with this controller.
Thanks to Raru for very good service.

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil deGrasse Tyson (Hardcover)

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil deGrasse Tyson (Hardcover)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
279

Absolutely Brilliantly Crafted

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It was a relatively short book, compared to others. But still worth the read.
Although the book covers a vast array of ASTROphysics and related topics, the information is broken down into smaller easier to digest pieces. From complex thought-provoking theories and ages old discoveries, this book has it all.

Sony PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console (PS4 Pro)

(28 user ratings)

Sony PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console (PS4 Pro)
Dispatched in 4 to 7 working days
Price
7,499

Difinitive ps4 console!

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The Playstation 4 pro is an amazing piece of hardware, if you do not currently own a ps4 and you want to purchase one for the December holiday then get the ps4 pro as it'll deliver the best experience. Even if you. Do not have a 4k TV it will still enhance the experience of playing your favorite titles like shadow of the colossus which gives an option to play the game at 60 frames per second if you are playing on a ps4 pro. Also there are many other titles that take advantage of the new hardware.

Noragami: The Complete First Season (DVD)

Noragami: The Complete First Season (DVD)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
430

Top notch anime

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Great anime, awesome action, funny comedy. The show for anybody who likes shonen anime, but doesn't want to watch a 100 episodes.

Xbox Wireless Controller Bluetooth - Grey/Green (Xbox One/PC)

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Xbox Wireless Controller Bluetooth - Grey/Green (Xbox One/PC)
Out of Stock
Price
921
RRP
R 1,099
(-16%)

Great Controller

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The Xbox One controller is a step up from the former Xbox 360 controller in every way. This grey/green colour scheme edition is an excellent minimalist approach for aesthetics on Microsoft's part. The go to controller for both Xbox One users and PC users.

Dark Souls: Remastered (PS4)

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Dark Souls: Remastered (PS4)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
531
RRP
R 699
(-24%)

reminded me why I love gaming

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I've been gaming for about 25/30 years and its always been my hobby but over recent years its been few and far between to find games that I am completely engrossed in, even though I purchase the latest releases and then they just get added to my back list. But with the Souls games and now with me playing Dark Souls 1 and the remastered version for the first time, I was completely absorbed.reminded me of why I love games, The challenge, the adrenaline rush and the mystery. Highly recommended, The mechanics and flow take a little getting used too if you new to the series but not overwhelming.You will be addicted soon enough,
Notable mention is to play Bloodborne if you haven't.
Enjoy and Git Gud!

High-rise (DVD)

(1 user rating)

High-rise (DVD)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
41

Intellectually engaging art film

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High-rise is provocative and engaging. It delves into a wide range of social issues through intricate metaphors. It makes for an excellent addition to your DVD collection if you enjoy mind-bending social commentary, alongside superb acting.

Seagate BarraCuda - 500GB 2.5 inch Serial ATA III Internal Hard Drive

(3 user ratings)

Seagate BarraCuda - 500GB 2.5 inch Serial ATA III Internal Hard Drive
Dispatched in 1 to 3 working days
Price
707

Great replacement

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Great replacement drive. Helped breathe new life and room to an old laptop

Valkyria Chronicles 4 - Memoirs from Battle Collector's Edition (Nintendo Switch)

(1 user rating)

Valkyria Chronicles 4 - Memoirs from Battle Collector's Edition (Nintendo Switch)
In Stock
Price
1,499
RRP
R 1,699
(-12%)

Great sequel

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This colllectors edition is a must for any fans of the Valkyria chronicles series. Despite having poorer graphics than the versions on the other platforms, the switch version of the game is great for its portability and pick up and play function - valkyria is amazing played this way. The game is most like the original valkyria and avoids some of the gimmicks seen in the previous two sequels

DC Universe: Justice League - Flashpoint Paradox (DVD)

(3 user ratings)

DC Universe: Justice League - Flashpoint Paradox (DVD)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
43

One of the best DC cartoon series.

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For a cartoon series this is really good.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition (PS4)

(7 user ratings)

The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition (PS4)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
281

Good Game but don't expect Skyrim

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Did you think skyrim on easy was too hard? Did you worry that when you ran into a dungeon everything wouldn't already be dead from other players?

Do you want amazing quests Fantastic stories of hostage rescues in a world where a wasting disease has reduced all of tamriels villians to something a stiff breeze could knock down

A game where your going to love exploring until you realize your so overleveled you can simply left click everything to death?

Do you want the elderscrolls game that can finally give you the satisfaction of having a ridiculously geared player wade through 10 other players in a pvp game based around a bug in animation? ((which the developers are now calling a feature))

Why so salty. I love this game.the world is amazing the theivery the quests the people awesome love the classes. The combat seems amazing when you start then you realize the enemies are paper tigers. I love the blocking inturrupt and dodge mechanics ((just wish I actually had to use them))


There are only two places where you can feel like your not killing newborn puppies. Which means 90 percent of your game experience until end game is going to be press any button to win.
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