- Andile Ncube is disgusted at Takealot for taking profitable advantage of the coronavirus
- After seeing that Takealot charges over R4k for one box of facemasks, Andile couldn't help but say something
- He took the online store on head-to-head via social media and told them straight
So many of us have used the services of the online retailer Takealot and had a pleasant experience. They recently were selling face masks at a huge markup and sports presenter Andile Ncube was quick to tackle this with the retailer themselves.
With the price of R4 300 for a box of masks that Takealot were advising, it appears that they were out to make a profit off the epidemic. Andile took to Twitter after seeing the ad on Wednesday.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Andile asked Takealot if the pricing he had seen was an error or fake news. He stated that surely they are not attempting to make a massive profit off something that is vital for the curbing of the virus and which could indeed end many lives. He wrote that surely they are more socially conscious and responsible.
Takealot did, however, respond to Andile’s comments. The retailer explained that pricing is not determined by them but by the third-party seller. They also stated that they were keeping a close eye on the situation and any other products should they deem to increase their price drastically and they will engage with the relevant sellers.
After engaging with the seller of the face masks, Takealot reported back that the listing of this particular product has since been removed and will no longer be available on their platforms.
In other news, Mzansi musician Thandiswa Mazwai cannot deal with the fact that shelves are empty because of panic buying.
Thandiswa has gone as far as labelling panic buying a “crime”, she feels that over-buying out of panic is totally unnecessary and unfair to those who are unable to do the same.
Taking to social media, Thandiswa shared a picture of empty shelves and expressed her disgust.
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