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Dark Souls III (PS4)

(14 user ratings)

Dark Souls III (PS4)
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Price
615

Absolutely Epic

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One if the best in the series so far.

ADATA S107 32Gb USB 3.0 Flash Drive - Black & Red

(1 user rating)

ADATA S107 32Gb USB 3.0 Flash Drive - Black & Red
Out of Stock
Price
220

2 Years of use and no problems

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Have had this usb for almost 2 years. It has been left in the sun, dropped (several times), and spilled on (with the cap). Still works life it was new.

SteelSeries Qck+ Mousepad

(1 user rating)

SteelSeries Qck+ Mousepad
Dispatched in 3 to 5 working days
Price
327

Thin, dense and perfect for gaming and control.

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Really good surface, not too much glide. Very dense rubber that only compresses about 1mm under heavy force. Almost no compression under regular pressure. Tightly woven cloth that has almost no edge fluffing after 3 washes and a year of use. Rubber also has a very grip so it won't move around.

Dark Souls III (PS4)

(14 user ratings)

Dark Souls III (PS4)
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Price
615

Prepare to replace your livingroom =P

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Okay, the heading might be a bit misleading, What I mean with that is...
This game is insanely addicting, you WILL more than once...more than a bazillion times!,

But I guess in a way that's what makes this game fun and challenging, you have to keep your wits about you, and learn from your mistakes. Besides that difficulty being a little bit steep, the game itself is quite a beast!, Gorgeous details on all the levels, beautiful graphics, brutal looking monsters to slay (and be slain by). This will surely keep you busy for quite some time!

If you ever played any of the prior games, you will instantly love this entry, if you are a newcomer...well...PREPARE TO DIE :D

(to end it off, this is a Great Game!, What are you even waiting for, buy it, buy it now!)

ASUS AM1M-A All-In-One AM1 Motherboard

(1 user rating)

ASUS AM1M-A All-In-One AM1 Motherboard
Out of Stock
Price
869

Decent quality board for a media centre or desktop use.

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Has just what you need for a desktop or media center pc. No frills just quality.

AMD Sempron 2650 Kabini 1.4GHz Socket AM1 25W Desktop Processor

AMD Sempron 2650 Kabini 1.4GHz Socket AM1 25W Desktop Processor
Out of Stock
Price
827

Runs really cool, quite, and low power.

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Decent CPU for a work desktop. Being a very low power cpu at max 25watt power draw but in reality only about ~10-15watts during normal load, 5-8watts during low power state, and 20-25watts on a stress test. The cooler that comes with it only has a small 80mm fan roughly but even without the fan running at all the cpu doesn't exceed 40C in a case.
This would be a good choice for someone who really only needs a pc for Office, general browsing, watching video (was able to play blu-ray disk's without an issue), and some basic games.
All in all a cheap alternative for media, average desktop use or as a micro server.

Evolve (Xbox One)

(3 user ratings)

Evolve (Xbox One)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
115

Evolve great but not perfect

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2k has always made great games. Evolve contains awesome graphics and is great to play with your friends. The only down side is the fact you have to buy so many of the characters that should have been part of the game in the first place. That is why I'm giving it 4 out of 5 but if you are willing to pay for the other characters it is a must have.

Crimson Peak (DVD)

(2 user ratings)

Crimson Peak (DVD)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
48
Normal Price
R 149
(-68%)

Doesn't Disappoint

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Del Torro does it again with Crimson Peak.

I have been a fan of Guillermo's for a while now, and needless to say I had high hopes for this movie.
I wasn't disappointed.
The casting, set design, wardrobe, etc, were all spot on.
The film might be a bit too long and/or confusing for some after the first viewing, but it gives you another reason to watch it again.
4/5 would watch again.

Trials Fusion: The Awesome Max Edition (PS4)

(4 user ratings)

Trials Fusion: The Awesome Max Edition (PS4)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
306

Great game

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Hours of fun, recommended!

Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows (PC & Xbox 360)

(7 user ratings)

Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows (PC & Xbox 360)
Out of Stock
Price
757

Best controller ever made

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The xbox 360 controller is known to be the best controller ever made. Sure the xbone controller and ps4 controller are slightly better the price is also higher.

Even better with windows 10 you just need to plug it in and it works perfectly. No need to install anything extra. This controller is the controller that PC games are made to be compatible with first so if you don't want to jump through to many hoops to get it working with your favorite game this is the controller to choose

Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Chassis - Black

(1 user rating)

Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Chassis - Black
Not available
Price
898

Very good quality for price

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I have been really impressed with this case. It has very good airflow and has a bunch of fans that can be plugged in for increased cooling as well as space to install a lot of new fans.

There is quite a bit of space and it is easy enough to install new parts. The leds on the fan look pretty cool but unfortunately cannot be disabled without cutting the wires.

This is a very good case for the price and looks cool.

Shaun the Sheep: The Movie (DVD)

(1 user rating)

Shaun the Sheep: The Movie (DVD)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
133

Great movie for all ages.

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Finally got to watch this charming little movie that should be classified as an instant animated classic. The movie was nominated this year for Best Animated feature at the Oscars. In my opinion it was definitely better than Inside Out that actually won.

The plot is about Shaun deciding to take a break from the mundane everyday life, but soon everything goes haywire, which results that he and his gang sets off to the city. There are some really funny moments, especially the restaurant scene.

Just note that there are no proper dialogue in the movie at all, just some grunts and sheep noises, which is part of its charm.

Bottom line, don't miss this movie. Can't wait for a sequel.

Saw: the Complete Movie Collection (Region 1 DVD)

(3 user ratings)

Saw: the Complete Movie Collection (Region 1 DVD)
Dispatched in 15 to 25 working days
Price
256

Great quality

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The 7 movies are on 4 discs (1, 2&3, 4&5, 6&7), but this does not lower the quality.

This is my first region 1 import. PS3s and my DVD machine are both region-locked, but the computer played them just fine.
Includes a code to download the digital version, but the code is not valid if used in South Africa. It shows an expiration date in the past, but I didn't get an error for that when trying to use the code.

No special features on the discs.

Microsoft Xbox One Console 500GB Standard Edition - White (Excludes Kinect Camera)

(1 user rating)

Microsoft Xbox One Console 500GB Standard Edition - White (Excludes Kinect Camera)
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Price
6,499

Great looking console and controller

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Mine was delivered yesterday, and man it looks good. My original X1 had a disc error so while that was getting repaired I ordered this guy.

controller now has the 3.5mm audio jack for headphones, it looks great in white.

the ONLY thing to keep an eye out for is remember that being Next Gen console before you even get to see an Xbox Menu you will need to do a console update of at least 2GB. after that it is awesome.

Much prefer this white console to the black one - and with such quick delivery dates from RARU its awesome!

Big Bang Theory: Seasons 1-8 (Blu-ray)

(4 user ratings)

Big Bang Theory: Seasons 1-8 (Blu-ray)
Out of Stock
Price
924
RRP
R 2,999
(-69%)

NICE, just not PERFECT

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This is a nice box set at a very low price. It's really worth it as it has all seasons available on Blu-ray right now. One thing I disliked though is that each season does not have its own case but rather Seasons 1 - 3 in a single Blu-ray case, Seasons 4 - 6 alike, yet Seasons 7 and 8 have their own individual cases. Also, the cases don't have leaflet episode guides / one complete episode guide booklet but rather the episode names on the opposite side of the artwork print of each Blu-ray case. No deal breakers though. Definitely get your money's worth. The show is pure gold. So, get it.

Nadine - Skildery (CD)

(1 user rating)

Nadine - Skildery (CD)
Out of Stock
Price
92

Beste Afrikaanse Vermaak

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Beslis waarde vir jou geld. Fantasties.

Eldritch Horror (Board Game)

(3 user ratings)

Eldritch Horror (Board Game)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
1,057

An excellent couple's game for horror fans

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Eldritch Horror combines classic Lovecraftian mythology with an innovative co-operative game engine. The initial learning curve is a little steep, but after the first game each turn becomes routine. A highly flavourful and challenging game, expect your game outcomes to mirror those found in H.P Lovecraft's tales: hopeless and unsuccessful. Though frustrating at times, the high level of difficulty makes winning the game all the more rewarding. The game recommends 4-6 players, however I have enjoyed this game numerous times with only my wife, and I believe it is perfect for couples looking to enjoy a few hours of boardgames together, especially if you do not enjoy competing with one another but rather working together to solve a mystery. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a board-game for a group or even just for two.

Hansel & Gretel - The Witch Hunters (3D Blu-ray)

(3 user ratings)

Hansel & Gretel - The Witch Hunters (3D Blu-ray)
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Price
83

Best 3D movie EVER

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This is the best 3D movie I have ever seen. Even the newer titles don't come close. The story line is also fun.
Awesome movie.

Happy Feet Two (3D Blu-ray)

(1 user rating)

Happy Feet Two (3D Blu-ray)
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Price
53

Not worth the time

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Maybe kids may like it but it's not as fun as the 1st one. I was just unnecessary.

Apple Tart of Hope - Sarah Moore Fitzgerald (Paperback)

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Apple Tart of Hope - Sarah Moore Fitzgerald (Paperback)
Dispatched in 15 to 25 working days
Price
138
RRP
R 165
(-16%)

An enchanting little novel of hope and apple tarts, mixed with splashes of magic realism.

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Review originally appears on Women24.com (http://www.women24.com/BooksAndAstrology/BookClub/Book-review-The-Apple-Tart-of-Hope-by-Sarah-Moore-Fitzgerald-20141205)

Sarah Moore Fitzgerald’s The Apple Tart of Hope is one of the most delightful books I’ve read this year. I’ve always been a huge sucker for quirky book titles, so when this one arrived on my desk, I absolutely knew I had to read it.

And what a captivating little read it turned out to be.

With his penchant for baking the world’s most delicious apple tarts, Oscar Dunleavy has always been the kind-hearted, charismatic boy whom everyone loves and adores.

And no one is more aware of this than his younger brother, Stevie and his next door neighbour (who also happens to be his best friend), Meg.

So, when he goes missing and most of the town presumes that he’s dead, the only people who believe otherwise, and are determined to find out what happened to him, are Stevie and Meg.

As days turn into weeks, and Meg starts giving into despair, it’s up to Stevie and a little thing called hope to remind her that in the magical world of apple tarts, there’s always, and I quote from the book jacket, “a crumb left.”

What they’ll come to learn is that things are not always what they seem, that everyone needs someone to believe in them when they’re taking that one extra step, and that friendship, loyalty and love are the very things needed to keep going when everyone else has already given up (It might seem cliché, but clichés are what they are because they’re true).

If you’ve been having a bad year and need a little pick-me-up novel, then the one book you should grab hold of is this one.

Sarah Moore Fitzgerald’s Apple Tart of Hope is an exquisitely written book; one filled with so much beautiful prose and imagery, you’ll find yourself pausing at various intervals to just absorb her words.

To give you an example, I’m including this little quote from the below:

“When you grow up by the sea there's a kind of magic that never leaves you. The shimmery silver of salty mornings stays inside your bones. The rattling of windows on a winter night sharpens your senses. There's always power and deceptiveness in a flat blue sea. I'm a coast-town girl. I know how quickly gentle water can turn into a foaming black mountain.”

Superb, isn’t it?

And if you think the writing is wonderful, just wait until you meet the characters. From Oscar and Meg, to Stevie and Barney, Sarah has created a group of diverse characters who light up the pages of this novel with their radiant personalities.

Meg describes her best friend as someone who is kind of magic. And with his passion for saving people and baking apple tarts that can cure any malaise, it just doesn’t make sense that he would disappear.
So just what caused him to unravel? What would make a boy who has had everything to live for, disappear from the world?

The answer to that question?

A girl named Paloma; wicked, manipulative, nice-to-his-face-but-vicious-towards-him-behind-his-back, Paloma.

I won’t go into too much detail here, but suffice to say that she is probably one of the meanest girls I’ve come across in fiction. The lengths that she goes to in order to destroy a beautiful friendship (bordering on love), is absolutely shocking.

Meg and Oscar have always been close; so much so that she fights against having to go to another country for a few months with her parents. This plays a big role in the events that unfold, because Paloma uses this to her advantage; her systematic methods of breaking Oscar down showcasing the levels of self-loathing contained within her own self.

It’s a true testimony to the author’s writing ability when she creates characters that will leave you feeling discomforted and enraged by their bratty, entitled and vicious behaviour.

You’ll find yourself rooting all the way for Meg though; she’s a lovely and very sweet (without being saccharine) character.

Her friendship with Stevie, Oscar’s younger and wheelchair-bound brother (a big yay for including a disabled character in the novel), is particularly heart-warming and I love how Sarah has written him – as if he’s a person whose disability does not define him.

You often find authors including diverse characters as token roles, but Sarah has infused Stevie with a real, warm and very quirky personality that makes it impossible for you to dislike him.

A huge highlight of the story though is the friendship and budding relationship of Meg and Oscar. It’s obvious that they share a special bond, and even though it’s tested severely throughout the novel, these two prove that a strong relationship can withstand the most malicious storms.

Do yourselves a favour – if you’re looking for a good bookish representation of hope, pick this one up; it will make you feel as if a torch has been lit up in the midst of your own dark circumstances.

Everything, Everything - Nicola Yoon (Paperback)

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Everything, Everything - Nicola Yoon (Paperback)
Dispatched in 3 to 5 working days
Price
139
RRP
R 175
(-21%)

What would you do if the bubble you’ve lived in all your life, is no longer big enough to contain all that you hope for?

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Review originally appears on my book blog, The Book Fairy's Haven (http://bookfairyhaven.blogspot.co.za/2016/03/book-review-everything-everything-by.html)

Everything, Everything is a book that has been talked about and celebrated worldwide and it’s easy to see why.

The book ticks all the right boxes in terms of diversity, concept and beautiful writing. And yet, for all the fuss that’s been made about the book, I found myself merely liking it, as opposed to falling madly in love with it the way the rest of my fellow bookish peers have.

Well, someone’s got to be the black sheep amongst the glow-y reviewers. Guess it just so happens to be my turn.

Oh, there was the beginning flutterings that I assume most people feel when they first fall in love, but the more I read the book, the more I realised that sometimes you need more than a suspension of disbelief to be wholly invested in a novel.

That, and the fact that this book has been hyped to the max, has probably not helped its cause. I was promised fireworks; what I got was the mere flickering of a lone sparkle in the dark of the night.

But, having said that, Everything, Everything is not an altogether bad book.

In fact, one of the best aspects of this book is that it has a pretty jaw-dropping plot-twist - one that I totally did NOT see coming. The dialogue is also filled with lots of banter, snark and witty rapport between the characters and the format of the book is an utterly delightful razzmatazz filled with quirky asides that will appeal to bibliophilic nerds at heart.

It’s cute, quirky and adorable and threads together themes of loss and love, abandonment and discovery. In short, it’s a book that will appeal to many and one that has already gained a massive fan base.

So, just what is Everything, Everything about?

Well, imagine if you suffered from a disease that affected your immune system so badly that even walking outside could potentially kill you. And imagine if you had to spend all of your days observing the world from a contained room, in a sterile house with just you, your mother and your designated nurse.

This is essentially the sum of Maddy’s life.

When the new neighbours move in, Maddy can’t help but be intrigued with the boy next door and his family. And Olly, well, Olly can’t help but be intrigued with the girl who never goes outside. So what do two youngsters, each with their own family intrigues, do to communicate?

Cue IM messages, e-mails, window screen messages and soon you have a budding and epic romance in the making.

Here’s my thing though: I get that young love is supposed to be this impetuous, heady and tempestuous wave of unending romantic feelings, but I, as much as I liked the characters, just simply wasn’t on board with the way this romance played out.

To me it felt the intensity of the emotions experienced were at odds with the time frame in which the two of them got to know each other. I’m not dismissing the fact that teens fall passionately in love at all – quite the opposite, really – but in this instance, I felt like the execution of the romance was a little too over the top to be sincere.

The actions of Maddy towards the middle and end of the book in a specific situation (being vague, sorry) only cemented this fact for me.

While I certainly liked Olly and Maddy, I didn’t particularly LOVE them or find them very memorable. There’s nothing about them that really stood out for me, and I guess, for me, well, Maddy could have just has well fallen in love with some random dude as much as anyone else.

And that, in essence is the whole problem that I had with this book. I know plenty of people who absolutely adored this book (and I’m really happy they love it in a way that I couldn’t), but the major points in this book was just something I couldn’t ignore, thus downgrading the book from a love, to a mere like.

However, don’t let my cynicism put you off. Perhaps I’m too jaded to appreciate the love story of this (I do wish there was more focus on the medical aspects of her illness, although I also kind of understand why it was so vague), but hopefully you’ll have more luck with this book than I did.

Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Stealth - Cherry MX Red Gaming Keyboard

(2 user ratings)

Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Stealth - Cherry MX Red Gaming Keyboard
Out of Stock
Price
1,987

Best TKL mech board

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If you don't care for lights and want a simple looking, but very good quality TKL mech keyboard then look no further.

Majozi - Mountains (CD)

(1 user rating)

Majozi - Mountains (CD)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
72

Incomplete CD

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Wished this had the Greatest Love on. Great Album but definitely incomplete!

Codenames (Card Game)

(25 user ratings)

Codenames (Card Game)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
298

Great fun

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This game is by far the most popular of our board games among our friends and family. It's easy to learn but can be pretty challenging to play. There are enough different cards that there's plenty of replayability.

Street Fighter V - PlayStation Hits (PS4)

(10 user ratings)

Street Fighter V - PlayStation Hits (PS4)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
309
RRP
R 349
(-11%)

Incomplete game

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Even though the actual gameplay is great and the game looks amazing, the game was released incomplete. I am not a hardcore gamer, I almost never play online. I enjoy single player and challenging friends and family. The single player mode at the moment is horrible, The current story mode gives you a few fights with terrible cut scenes. I am eagerly awaiting the updates to improve the single player option. I also don't like that I have to log in online in order to score XP points in single player as the SFV servers seems to have issues every second day. It takes a few minutes for me to log in and be able to play.
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