Friday, September 25

10 Most-Popular Products South African Shoppers Love


Over the years, PriceCheck has become the go-to starting point for South African shoppers when making a purchasing decision. From fitness gear and home décor to appliances and everyday essentials, PriceCheck helps shoppers find the best deals when shopping online. PriceCheck has helped millions of online shoppers in South Africa find the best deals on the products they’re after but which products are the most searched for amongst South African shoppers? We’ve combed through some of the most searched for and most purchased products to bring you this list of some of the PriceCheck’s most-popular buys. Here are 10 of the most searched for products on PriceCheck right now:

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1. Electric blanket


Baby it’s cold outside. We may think the weather is bound to heat up as we edge closer to September and the start of spring, but that’s still weeks away and the winter chill doesn’t seem to be letting up any time soon. Forget climbing into a cold bed this winter, heat things up with an electric blanket. Energy-efficient, safe, and affordable, these toasty bed warmers are the perfect way to fight the winter chill at bedtime. It’s no surprise so many PriceCheck users are searching for the best prices on electric blankets this month!

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2. Smart TV


Like it or not, we’re all spending a lot more time at home these days and having a great home entertainment system is key to busting boredom. Creating a cinema-like experience in the comfort of your home is easier than you may think and investing in a good quality smart TV is the first step to top-quality entertainment.

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3. Slow Cooker

slow cooker

Tired of spending hours in the kitchen every night? A slow cooker could be just the kitchen appliance for you. The tried-and-true free-standing cooking appliance enables food to be cooked at a low and steady temperature, similar to braising in an oven. It requires at least a little bit of liquid to prevent the bottom from burning, although most slow-cooked foods are more liquidy like soup, stew, or chilli. Slow cookers do require a little forward planning, but there’s something beautiful about setting it, forgetting it and having a warm, home-cooked meal at the end of the day.

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4. Media player

apple TV

If you want to stream video and don’t have a smart TV, then a streaming media player may just be the gadget for you. Streaming content onto your TV screen from services like Netflix, YouTube and Showmax is one of the best ways to access your favourite shows and movies from home. A media player will simplify your life by helping to make accessing those streaming services a lot quicker and easier. The great thing about investing in a media streaming device is that most media streamer options are super-affordable and it may even be worth investing in one if you already have a smart TV with built-in streaming capabilities. Depending on your smart TV, a stand-alone streaming device can be better than the smarts built into your set. With more apps, better search, simpler remotes, and more frequent updates, a streaming device may just have your smart TV beat. Need help choosing one? Check out our list of top 5 best streaming devices in South Africa.

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5. Masks


To help prevent the spread of Covid-19, it is now compulsory for all South Africans to wear fabric face coverings when they go out in public. There are a wide range of face masks available for purchase online and finding the right mask for you is all about doing a little research. Consider the comfort of the material, the efficacy of the mask’s material, and the fit.

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6. Generator


South Africa faces its own unique challenges when it comes to power usage, and right now generators are some of the most searched items on PriceCheck. With the future of Eskom still uncertain, buying a generator is a common and often necessary decision. But, if you’re not sure which generator to buy for your needs we’ve narrowed down the search with our comprehensive buyer’s guide to generators where we break down everything you need to know in order to make an educated decision.

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7. Gaming consoles


During these hard times, video gaming has become a desirable entertainment option. The sale of gaming consoles has increased dramatically as those stuck at home find themselves with a lot more spare time. Whether you’re interested in the PS4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch, there are 1000s of consoles games for you to choose from. The consoles can also be used as media players and can even upgrade your non-smart TV with smart functions to take your media streaming up a notch.

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8. Air fryer

If you’re all about being healthy while spending as little time in the kitchen as possible, then an air fryer is probably the best investment you’ll make. The easy-to-use cooking appliance has become highly-sought after during South Africa’s lockdown period and allows you to make your favourite ‘fried’ foods and snacks with a fraction of the calories in the comfort of your own home. To help you choose the right air fryer for you check out our list of top 3 best air fryers for every budget.

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9. Heaters

gas heater

Heaters are a great option to warm up your home and weather those nippy winter days. Having a great, energy-efficient heater at home will enable you to defrost those icy fingers and toes in no time at all so you can get on with the business of life without having to wrap up in a million layers. No one enjoys looking like the Michelin man while they’re trying to relax at home so why not heat up your home to a beautifully warm temperature with a gas, electric, or panel heater?

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10. Sewing Machines


Whether it’s because people are looking to make a DIY cloth face mask at home or are eager to craft and create with the extra time spent at home, sewing machines are flying off the (virtual) shelves right now. For those just starting out, look for a machine with adjustable speed and a brake so you can put on the brakes if you make a mistake.

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