There’s not much you can’t buy on Takealot, and the online retailer has now expanded its offering to include a R4,899 coffin…
The item is described as “a traditional veneer manufactured using real wood, machine-cut and hand-polished with wood-effects and opens top to bottom.”
It is currently the only offering under the ‘coffins’ section, but is available throughout the country, together with free delivery. The coffin is also available on the mobicred option for buyers who would like to pay it off over a few months.
They do, however, have a no-return policy.
Social media had a lot to say about the issue, and Mzansi didn’t disappoint with its usual sense of humour and approach to a more morbid topic.
Twitter user @Tumi213 asked if followers would be upset if their family bought their coffin on Takealot on a 35% off special.
Guys, would you be upset if your family bought your coffin on Takealot on a 35% off special?
— Tumi (@Tumi213) July 7, 2020
- @nitta_buhle responded “I’m appearing In dreams saying ndiyagodola (I’m cold) to everyone who was involved”
- @KolourMeKapes said “They can wrap me with a blanket and throw me in a pit, I wouldn’t be bothered I’m dead”
- @mihlalilingela had a more practical query, “Do they bring it assembled?”
Mzansi sense of humour never disappoints:
Me coming back to write a review on the coffin I bought on Takealot after it caved in pic.twitter.com/qRImOdgGjn
— Nize (@_Nizee) July 7, 2020
— ✈️ PlanesAndAll (@LivhuMuthelo) July 8, 2020
All yours bro. I just spent my money on Tony Hawk Pro Skater. Wife won’t let me get a coffin too… Sigh.
— Craig Stack (@Craig_Stack) July 7, 2020
Now all we need on Takealot is just coffin ya SMEG then we will be complete.
— 🇿🇦I belong to the cinemas👩🏾💻🌺🇮🇹 (@palesakhoali) July 7, 2020
Reviewing a coffin from “6 feet under” on some “its not very comfortable,the wood is scratchy & I would have preferred organic silk lining💀💀😂😂
— Afrikan Queen (@kefentse_m) July 7, 2020