OK Furniture is a popular store that is known by everyone who has a piece of furniture in his or her household in the Southern African region. The store supplies furniture and home appliances at a cost that is affordable for most low and middle income groups.
The furniture company was founded in 1927 when it was then operating as OK Bazaars. After operating for 46 years as a publicly listed company, the company attracted the attention of South African Breweries who acquired a major stake in the furniture group. Later on during 1996, the new owners changed the name to OK Furniture, making it a subsidiary of the group. A year later, the company was acquired by Shoprite Checkers who are the current owners.
In the early days, OK Bazaars had over 100 stores nationwide. Today, the firm is in charge of more than 550 stores and factory shops with 54% of them in the SADC region. Other divisions connected to OK Furniture are Rainbow Finance and OK Power Express. Rainbow Finance is the place to go to when you are looking for credit financing and insurance products. OK Power Express deals with home appliances, electronics and cellphones.
So how does a buyer find deals and offers at OK Furniture? It is a smart thing to look out for opportunities to save when you are shopping. There are a lot of ways to get furniture and home appliances at a bargain.
OK Furniture Weekly Deals and Offers
Just by visiting the online store, you can find low-price deals on a range of furniture products such as beds, tables, chairs, kitchen cupboards and lounge suites (sofas / couches).The OK store sells a variety of products on one platform. You can visit the appliances section to check domestic appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, freezers, ovens, stoves, air conditioners, vacuum cleaners and kitchen appliances.Electronice gadgets such as television sets, HIFI, DSTV, DVD players and car audio are also found.
Friday deals give you the opportunity to save every weekend, on a range of items such as bicycles, beds, LED TVs,cellphones, freezers, stoves and hifi.Every month, there are deals for the season. The biggest deals are towards the Christmas holidays. Even in months such as January where people under constrained budgets, you will find lower prices to suit your circumstances. Discount offers run for up to 10 days or more.
If you are an outdoor handyman, OK also sells braais, lawnmowers and other garden tools. Although the supply is limited, it is one of the places to get flooring covers such as tiles, carpets, vinyl and laminated boards for your construction projects. If you are interested in laptops, tablets and computers, they are found in the Multimedia section, but not all stores sell computers. Most stores are into furniture and domestic appliances, which is the main specialty of the firm.
Sign Up for OK Newsletter Offers
In this digital age, internet-savvy stores such as OK allow you to sign up for regular updates on special offers. Whenever special deals and offers are on the way, you will receive an email advising you to act on the offers before the promotion ends. Email subscribers are probably the first customers to get news of the latest deals. To sign up for deals, go to the online store and scroll to the bottom of the page. You should see a sign-up form that allows you to enter your email address. Enter your email and click the [Subscribe] button. OK will send you a verification link, which you must open to get confirmation. Deals on furniture, home and kitchen appliances are promoted on weekends, holidays and towards the end of the month.
OK gives everybody the chance to buy what they want with money that they have. It’s always much cheaper to buy cash because there are no interest costs but if you can’t afford cash payments, there are flexible alternatives such as Lay-by which allow you to pay an affordable deposit amount. OK stores offer a 6 months layby payment plan for people who wish to buy on credit. This lay-by is interest free, so there are no additional costs on your behalf.
While shopping at any OK stores, you can join competitions where gift vouchers and prizes are given to winners. The OK Foods department runs competitions such as the Win-A-Bakkie competition, Celebrity Birthday Dash, Pick a Door and R2000 Voucher contest.
Spot the Difference Competition – This competition is run by OK Furniture. You have to join the OK South Africa Facebook Page in order to participate. A set of pictures which look similar is posted on the Facebook Page and you have to spot the difference between the two pictures. OK Vouchers worth R200 are given to the first 5 people who comment on the post with the right answers. It’s as simple as that. Just be quick to post your answer as soon as the post is published because over 200 comments are received at any one time.
Find Hidden Amaroks in Catalogue Competition – This is another OK Furniture competition. Basically, you have to find hidden items on the picture, for example, two Amaroks (cars).Comment with your answer on the Facebook post and you could be one of the lucky 3 people to win a R200 OK voucher.
OK Furniture Birthday Competition – To celebrate the birthday of OK Furniture which began as OK Bazaars in 1927, the company runs a competition where participants can win a R500 voucher. In one of the competitions which is run every year on Facebook, you have to choose a balloon which contains a hidden object. The winner is the first person to comment with the right answer.
Compare Product Prices
If you are shopping on the online OK Furniture, you can compare the prices of furniture that you are interested in. This is useful if you have not decided on a product to buy or if you are overwhelmed by the available choices. When you are browsing new products, add the product to the comparison list by clicking the button below the product picture. This will show you the best product to buy in terms of lowest price. You can also add the product to your wish list for later consideration.
OK Furniture Credit Card
The OK Furniture credit card allows you to buy online as well as in-store in your location. In order to get this card, you have to submit an application and OK will determine your eligibility. Go online and fill the application form with your name, surname, ID, residential address and contact details. You will be required to upload an electronic scanned copy of your ID, pay slips for the past 3 months and proof of residential address (i.e. a Municipality Water, Electricity Bill). The online application allows you to buy OK products on the internet only. If you wish to use the card to buy things at a local store, you are required to visit the store with your original documents (The South African ID, payslips for the previous 3 months and a utility bill which shows the address where you are residing).
OK Furniture Catalogue
Ok publishes catalogues for their stores in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland. Visit the South Africa store website, which is the regional website for Southern Africa. Select your country and download the PDF catalogue, containing the latest products and prices. Updated catalogues for end of year sales, monthly sales and special holiday sales are published for your shopping convenience. You can save as much as 1000 Rands by checking the catalogues. For example, you can save R400 on HIFI, R1000 on lounge suites, R700 on fridges, R500 on laptops, R600 on queen beds, R300 on TV stands and R70 on microwave ovens.
If you buy items from OK, you have 7 days to assess the condition of the new product. Within this period, you can return the item and ask for a refund or get a new item.
OK appliances have a warranty. If your appliances happen to malfunction or fail to meet the manufacturer’s specifications, you have a replacement guarantee on your side. You can also choose to have the item repaired at no cost to you, provided that the warranty is still in force.
If you feel that the warranty is short, you can increase the length of the warranty by buying an extended warranty. Items on warranty are guaranteed to be repaired within 21 days.
OK Furniture Stores and Factory Shops
At the moment, there are over 462 OK stores and factory outlets in South Africa, from Acornhoek to Zeerust.