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Red Dead Redemption 2 (Xbox One)

(8 user ratings)

Red Dead Redemption 2 (Xbox One)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
619
RRP
R 999
(-38%)
Normal Price
R 899
(-31%)

how good is this game?

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I cant tell how good it is because disc 1 wont install past 2.31GB and it will hang there for around 15mins before I get an error message from my xbox, I then erase, reset & reinstall (rinse and repeat) to no avail..........I've HEARD its a good game, haven't played it yet.

Wingspan (Board Game)

(4 user ratings)

Wingspan (Board Game)
Out of Stock
Price
929

Quality game - fun for everyone (and also has solo mode)!

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What a great game. Good quality components and lots of stuff (thick glossy cards, high gloss player boards, well designed and printed rule books, appendices and automa manual, containers provided for play pieces). I am seriously impressed. The game is easy to learn from the rules (and if not there are plenty of run throughs on line - Watch it played is a good one). My 10 and 12 year old picked up the game quickly and both thoroughly enjoy it - so has added another option for family boardgames. At the same time it has enough depth and complexity in the strategy to entertain the more experienced gamers too. It is with out doubt my favourite 'engine builder' board game ... but also has so much learning opportunity in regard to the details on the bird cards (although worth noting all N American birds) and their habitats. Will be great if future expansion does Southern African birds too!

My only gripe was the box was slightly dented in the delivery process which thankfully has not affected any components or game play at all.

Kill and Kill Again (Region A Blu-ray)

(1 user rating)

Kill and Kill Again (Region A Blu-ray)
Dispatched in 15 to 25 working days
Price
509

A huge international box office success for South Africa

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Filmed in and around the tourist resort of Sun City, this was a partly foreign funded sequel of sorts to the earlier Karate Olympia a.k.a. Kill & Kill Again with much the same cast playing essentially the same characters, if one forgets that James Ryan’s character in the first film was called ‘Steve Hunt’ and then called ‘Steve Chase’ in this one. Broad comedy and very well executed stunts and fight arranging are the order of the day and the one with the best lines is the late, pioneering South African actor Ken Gampu as the unfortunately named Gorilla, an ex-wrestler who cannot stand officious bosses, too tight shirts and engaged aircraft toilets. Another international box office success for South Africa which grossed enough money to find itself almost at the top of Variety’s box – office champions for 1981.

Cooler Master - MH752 7.1 Channel Over-Ear Gaming Headset - Black

(2 user ratings)

Cooler Master - MH752 7.1 Channel Over-Ear Gaming Headset - Black
Dispatched in 3 to 5 working days
Price
1,254

Audiophile sound on a budget... in a headphone

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Don't be fooled by the Cooler Master branding. These are re-purposed Takstar Pro 82s, a much loved "budget" audiophile grade set of headphones, that have been tuned for the gaming market. The sound they deliver far exceeds their price. To the point where "bang for buck" almost feels disingenuous. Coupled with outstanding build quality and comfort, if you're undecided if these are for you, just pull the trigger. You won't be disappointed.

Pros:
- Sound that delivers strong, punchy bass.
- Detailed sound and imaging with a respectable sound stage.
- Light and extremely comfortable.
- Excellent, clear mic (rivaling the BoomPro) that is detachable (plus the headset runs to a four pole 3.5 connection so you can use these on your phone).
- Detachable cable so you can use it as a regular set of headphones with any length of aux.
- Integrated USB sound card that is inline with the cable that provides muting, volume controls and simulated 7.1 sound (that doesn't just sound like a tacked on reverb effect).
- Excellent sound isolation.
- Understated and sleek design. No RGB nonsense. So you can wear these in public without looking like a tool.

Cons:
- The bass can bleed into the mid-range robbing some sound detail.
- There's no side-tone. And because they isolate so well you do struggle to hear your own voice while while wearing these, so be sure you don't shout at your friends on Discord.
- While comfortable, the inner pads do sit against the ears. Some might find this off-putting.

In conclusion, gaming headsets have often been scoffed at by sound enthusiasts but Cooler Master did the right thing re-branding an already respected set of headphones. Eclipsing even my HyperX Clouds these are simply the best headphones out there.

Gert Vlok Nel - Beauford West Se Beautiful Woorde (CD)

(1 user rating)

Gert Vlok Nel - Beauford West Se Beautiful Woorde (CD)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
104

Wat Dylan vir die 60's was ...

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Gert Vlok Nel is daar bo saam Koos du Plessis, Johannes Kerkorrel, Coenie de Villiers, Anton Goosen ...... manne wat maar mag met woorde. Almal ken sy groot hit, Theuns Jordaan se weergawe van Beautiful in Beaufort Wes, maar luister as die dude dit self sing/mymer

Niks van hierdie moderne Afrikannse pop liedjies met forseerde rym in sinnelose lirieke nie

Banpresto - Dragon Ball GT - Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta Figure (Figure)

(5 user ratings)

Banpresto - Dragon Ball GT - Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta Figure (Figure)
Dispatched in 15 to 25 working days
Price
364

Very Pleased

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This figure is simply amazing, the cocky smirk alone is enough to warrant its purchased. Couple that with a great stand and a great sculpt and you have a winner. My favorite SS4 figure at the moment!

Crash Bandicoot - Nsanity-Beach Hoodie - Black (Small)

(1 user rating)

Crash Bandicoot - Nsanity-Beach Hoodie - Black (Small)
Dispatched in 3 to 5 working days
Price
429

Good quality

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Good quality hoodie. There is a large print on the backside of this that they don't show of Crash doing thumbs up, Google it to find out. Good quality print. Super happy with this.

Allparts Economy Electric Guitar Floyd Rose Style Bridges Saddle for 1st or 6th Saddle (Chrome)

(1 user rating)

Allparts Economy Electric Guitar Floyd Rose Style Bridges Saddle for 1st or 6th Saddle (Chrome)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
204

Fair quality product

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Looks to be a good product so far, fitted perfectly on my bridge, looks a small bit different but hardly noticeable from a distance. Shipping was long but understandable as it comes from te US.

Orange Crush Mini 3 Watt Mini Guitar Amplifier

(3 user ratings)

Orange Crush Mini 3 Watt Mini Guitar Amplifier
Dispatched in 4 to 6 working days
Price
840
RRP
R 1,110
(-24%)

Awesome

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This amp is really impressive, it packs a punch and is really small so very portable. the built in tuner is really handy as well. Highly recommended, especially for the price

D'Addario EXL120+ 9.5-44 Nickel Wound Super Light Plus Electric Guitar Strings

(2 user ratings)

D'Addario EXL120+ 9.5-44 Nickel Wound Super Light Plus Electric Guitar Strings
In Stock
Price
145

Great

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Very reliable strings. Sound good and last long

Tuff-Luv 3 in 1 Universal Capacitive Precision Disc Stylus

(1 user rating)

Tuff-Luv 3 in 1 Universal Capacitive Precision Disc Stylus
Dispatched in 3 to 5 working days
Price
258
RRP
R 329.95
(-22%)

Pen leaked.

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After a day or two of use, the pen leaked. The stylus parts aren't bad, though.

Dungeons & Dragons - Xanathar's Guide to Everything (Role Playing Game)

(6 user ratings)

Dungeons & Dragons - Xanathar's Guide to Everything (Role Playing Game)
Out of Stock
Price
672

Raru’s Packaging

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Received this book so well wrapped and protected. Absolute mint condition. Really impressed.

Funko POP! Television - Rick and Morty: Scary Terry Vinyl Figure

(3 user ratings)

Funko POP! Television - Rick and Morty: Scary Terry Vinyl Figure
Dispatched in 3 to 5 working days
Price
227
RRP
R 249
(-9%)

Happy Customer

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Very happy with my purchase. Delivery was fast once it left their warehouse. Good customer service...And my purchase arrived in great condition. Will definitely be using their services again.

Sony PS4 Dualshock 4 Controller (Blue) + DS4 USB Wireless Adaptor for Windows PC/Mac + Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0 - White

(2 user ratings)

Sony PS4 Dualshock 4 Controller (Blue) + DS4 USB Wireless Adaptor for Windows PC/Mac + Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0 - White
Not available
Price
2,099
RRP
R 2,999
(-30%)

Availability

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When will this be available as I need it ASAP.

Raru Admin Note:
This item is no longer available for sale.

Aeon's End: 2nd Edition (Card Game)

(6 user ratings)

Aeon's End: 2nd Edition (Card Game)
Out of Stock
Price
888

Great Co-op deckbuilder!

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This game is a ton of fun, has the familiar feel of deckbuilding much like a game called Dominion but has some innovative mechanics that support the games basic theme ... You are the last survivors being attacked (in a post apocolyptic world) by creatures (Nemesis) bent on destroying the only remaning city (Gravehold) that is standing in their way of world domination.
This is a fully co-operative game experience that really does an excellent job in this genre of tabletop gaming.
I have played about 20 times so far at different player counts (except for solo) and the games scales well at all those player counts.
There is plenty of rayplayability in the base set. Like dominion, you use a random selection of cards (in this game 9) out of 27 possible cards in total. There are 4 nemesis to attack but since you play with different cards each time, each game experience will be different. Add to that, the fact that you play a characters that has a unique abilty which adds even more variety.
Another aspect that the designers have got right is that the game does not have player eliminitaion. A character does not die in this game so a player is not left out the game while the rest continue to the game end. A player who has been attacked to a point where his health is down to zero becomes "exhausted" and continues the game with some limited actions.

Note to experienced gamers: Tabletop boardgames are a big passtime for my gamegroup. We play lots of games and farely often so we are experienced gamers. Aeons end is a strategy game and if you have played strategy games often then you will be able to master this game quite quickly. It didnt take my group long to figure out how to beat each nemesis with our win ratio in the 20 games being 14 wins to 6 losses. Aeons end also has an increased difficulty mode (which we have not played at all yet) which is great for when you feel that you can easily beat the four Nemesis in the base set.
Experienced gamers might want to consider an expansion set with more Nemesis (most come with 2 more) early on. I bought the expansion Outer dark after owning the base set for just one month but we have not opened it up yet.

Final Thoughts: I have rates this a 5 star game. It is well designed, cleverly thought out, especially the AI design and mechanics of the Nemesis. Its mechanics also encourage learners to work together and strategise in order to win. I highly recommend to those who enjoy co-op games, deckbuilding and mild strategy. The game is not a "brain burn" so to speak but has strategy depth that mitigates getting easily bored especially for gamers who like a challenge.

You will NOT like this game if:
- you are competitive
- dont like co-op games
- don't like deck building
- don't prefer fantasy themed games

Horizon: Zero Dawn: Complete Edition - PlayStation Hits (PS4)

(1 user rating)

Horizon: Zero Dawn: Complete Edition - PlayStation Hits (PS4)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
309
RRP
R 349
(-11%)

Interesting and Stimulating

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Horizon Zero Dawn is a great and interesting open world game that needs to be in the possession of any PS4-gamer. It is full of interesting collectibles and a DLC of new content, animals, weapons, stories/quests and even machines! The story itself is quite interesting, and I'm waiting anxiously for an eventual sequal. There are many interesting machines which, if you look hard enough, actually start to correlate with real-world animals, but usually with many new powers and abilities. Really great game

Spider-Man (PS4)

(63 user ratings)

Spider-Man (PS4)
Out of Stock
Price
639
RRP
R 699
(-9%)

Spectacular Game

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Great game haven't ever completed ANY superhero game as much as I did this one. One of very few games I went for platinum trophy but I got it eventually. Only problem with it is with the 'secret photo ops', that when you find and capture them,you don't get any rewards or trophies, even though it is an extremely hard feat to complete. But otherwise, it is a great game overall.

Mortal Kombat (PS4)

(1 user rating)

Mortal Kombat (PS4)
Out of Stock
Price
324

Great Game

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I find it a great game, the game runs smoothly, the graphics are amazing and the story mode is quite fulfilling and interesting. Must-have for serious gamers

Grover Titan 145 Series Bass Guitar 2 A-Side Machine Heads Set with Half Clove Leaf Buttons (Chrome)

(1 user rating)

Grover Titan 145 Series Bass Guitar 2 A-Side Machine Heads Set with Half Clove Leaf Buttons (Chrome)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
1,721

Awesome 1:20 smooth tuning system.

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Wingspan (Board Game)

(4 user ratings)

Wingspan (Board Game)
Out of Stock
Price
929

Awesome game and awesome Raru service

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Played the game wih friends once and I just had to have it! Also buying from Raru was a great experience. Tracking info for the parcel was acurate and detailed. And it came sooo quickly! Thank you!

Creative Labs Sound BlasterX AE-5 PCI-e Gaming Sound Card with RBG Aurora Lighting - Black

Creative Labs Sound BlasterX AE-5 PCI-e Gaming Sound Card with RBG Aurora Lighting - Black
Out of Stock
Price
1,763

Surprised and happy sound upgrade.

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Got this mostly for nostalgic reasons from the joy (and frustration) that the Live! card from Creative brought me back in the day. I was not expecting much however this card turned out to be a noticeable upgrade in sound quality.
Prior to this I had a cheap Behringer UCA222 USB DAC which sounds fine but gave some artifact problems when the USB hubs got too busy (crackling and stretching) and before that had an external Asus Xonar U7 USB DAC, which was also good but only a slight improvement over on-board audio and was sold. I do have a sound engineering diploma (not that it means much) and have always been very critical of sound quality (but lacking the funds for expensive audiophile equipment) so I do consider myself to have a keen ear and able to spot sound quality differences better than your average Joe. This review was is based on a pair of cheap-but-classic Sennheisers (HD202) and Microlab FC530 2.1 speakers, compared to the external USB DAC's mentioned above and against the Realtek S1220A chip on an ASUS X-470 Prime Pro motherboard

POSITIVES:
1. Bass immediately had more 'life' and sounded fuller and more separated from the mids and highs, without being over-powering or muddying the mix. Mids are clear & detailed and highs silky-smooth with no harshness.
2. A noticeable improvement in loudness, clarity, instrument separation and a wider sound-stage, with an extremely low noise-floor, even at uncomfortably loud listening levels. I am literally hearing finer details that I have not heard before and it's not a placebo effect.
3. The Crystalizer DSP does a great job at making everything sound better. Crystalizer DSP's I used before felt gimmicky and seemed to just add more treble (and too much sibilance) however this significantly improves the audio and its one of the main reasons everything sound so great in combination with the Sabre amp. I use it at 50% and have all the other DSP's disabled, except for Surround which I use at 20% and only when using headphones.
4. Listening to music on the headphones before was fatiguing and got irritating, quickly. Now I can listen to and rediscover music for hours-on-end with no fatigue or irritation. The Xamp technology really brings out the very best in your headphones, I can only imagine how amazing higher-end headphones (such as HD600's) would sound.
5. I could not pick up on any electrical interference noises or artifacts, even with the headphone out on the front panel of the case. Previously there was distortion, crackling and popping noises when listening to certain tracks, now it's completely gone. This is mainly the reason why I wanted to try this card. For reference, I listen to music through MusicBee in WASAPI exclusive-mode, with a trusty DSP-plugin called Sound Solution that I have been using (and tweaking) for many many years.
6. Whilst the Direct HP mode sounds bloody terrific, the virtual 7.1 headphone setting is also really great for games and movies, I tested it in a few games and movies and the results were convincing without sounding artificial or weird.
7. The card itself looks great and fits in nicely with the rest of my system. Having a PCI slot occupied again with something shiny feels satisfactory (lol).

NEGATIVES:
1. The software works fine now however it is basic and can certainly be improved. To switch between headphones and speakers requires you to go into the software, switching from the system tray would be a welcome addition. The UI just generally looks average, unintuitive and clunky. The RGB lighting options are also basic but functional.
2. The Scout Mode thing is so stupid and I don't know why Creative insists on marketing it as a killer 'feature'.

NEUTRAL:
1. This is a great ANALOG sound card, meaning that your speakers and headphones need to have its signal sent through the Sabre amp on the card to get dat sweet sounds. Plugging in wireless headphones or using USB speakers that uses its own DAC will make this card pointless.
2. There is no Dolby or DTS support and this might be an issue for some if you need it.
3. The optical out is stereo only and bypasses the Sabre amp which again defeats the purpose of the card. It might be of use to some people, I don't know.
4. The RGB on the card itself would have been enough and not sure why Creative cannot offer a version without the RGB strip at a reduced price.

Overall, if you have a decent set of analog speakers and headphones then this card will serve you very well and is a definite step-up in sound quality if it matters to you. Its hard to find it in SA and Raru is the only place where I could find it at such a good price (R1,379), its also definitely a better option than the other internal sound cards out there (ASUS mostly) and A LOT less expensive then going the external DAC & dedicated Amp/Receiver route. If you're reading this then you are probably interested in this card and I hope this review helped if you are on the fence on whether its worth it or not. In my opinion, yes it was totally worth the asking price and I am glad I bought it.

Hisense N2176 40 Inch LED FHD TV

(4 user ratings)

Hisense N2176 40 Inch LED FHD TV
Not available
Price
3,067

good value

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good value tv for money, I'm going from a 9yr old hd ready tv to full hd the picture could be better, speakers good but cant get sound to cross play in settings.

Guns N Roses - Gel Pen: Slash Logo (Black)

(4 user ratings)

Guns N Roses - Gel Pen: Slash Logo (Black)
Not available
Price
45

Please inform Claire D

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The picture CLEARLY displays one pen, at three different angles. The misunderstanding is on your part.
It annoys the hell out of me when people look for the obvious loophole. Do you buy cheese flavoured crisps and ask the store why it did'nt come with the advertised loaf of cheese on the packet too?

Speck Presidio Series Case for LG G7 ThinQ - Clear

(1 user rating)

Speck Presidio Series Case for LG G7 ThinQ - Clear
Dispatched in 3 to 5 working days
Price
172
RRP
R 199
(-14%)

Useless

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This case makes it impossible to press the side buttons on the phone. You cannot unlock the phone or use the volume buttons, rendering the case unusable.

Casio Retro WR Digital Watch - Gold and Camo

Casio Retro WR Digital Watch - Gold and Camo
Dispatched in 8 to 12 working days
Price
1,049
RRP
R 1,399
(-25%)

Good looking watch

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When you are a Greek guy and still want to be in the military.
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