Most items listed on this website are not held in stock at our premises (unless otherwise stated) and are rather ordered from various suppliers as orders are placed. While we constantly update the site's prices and product stock levels based on information from our suppliers, it is recommended that you wait for an email or phone-call from us before making payment for any orders placed on the website. We will also give you an estimated delivery time. Certain items such as fully-assembled PCs may have a slightly longer lead-time (due to the fact that they'll need to be assembled and tested). Should any item not be in stock with our suppliers, we will contact you to suggest a substitute product. At this point, you may accept the substitute, place the item on backorder or cancel the item from your order.
Once the order has been confirmed, you can make payment via EFT or cash deposit. These are the only payment methods that we accept currently. Orders will be placed with our suppliers once proof of payment has been received and shipped once the payment reflects in our bank account. Due to having accounts with all the major SA banks, we can process most EFTs immediately. This allows us to get products shipped to you much quicker when you make payment via EFT.
Payment must take place within 48 hours of placing the order or we may cancel it or update it if pricing has changed.
• Door-to-door Courier (via TheCourierGuy):
NOTE: Door-to-door Couriers do not deliver to PO Boxes. Please provide a Street Address at checkout.
Your order will be delivered directly to your door. Please note that your order's weight is calculated using the higher value of actual or volumetric mass for each product. The delivery rate is calculated according to the total weight of the items in your cart, the total price of the cart as well as the destination address. To receive an estimate on the delivery charge, please enter your delivery details in the Estimate Delivery box on the Shopping Basket page.
We currently do not ship to remote locations such as farms and mines.
Collection from Platinum Computers's Offices:
Clients may also collect their purchases directly from Platinum Computers in Springbok, Namaqualand, Northern Cape. There may be a waiting period of 1-3 business days after placing the order, before you can collect. We will inform you via SMS or email once your order has arrived.
How long will delivery take?
Typically, we'll get the courier to collect your order within 24 hours (provided that you pay into the correct bank account Standard Bank to Standard Bank, etc). Delivery timeframes for each courier are displayed on the checkout page before you complete the order. These timeframes are valid for business days, and take effect from the time that we dispatch your order.
If you're not in one of the major centres listed delivery may take 1 or 2 days longer than the above specified times. All packages are fully trackable and tracking numbers will be provided once your order has been shipped.
What happens if I don't receive my order?
All orders dispatched from our offices are guaranteed to be delivered. If your order is lost, damaged or stolen, we will either send you a replacement order or we will refund the full order to you. It's at our sole discretion to choose whether to replace or refund the order. This is a fantastic service that we feel is absolutely essential to provide peace-of-mind to our customers.
If any parcel delivered by our couriers appears to be damaged, please be sure to verify both the contents and condition of the consignment in the prescence of the courier driver. Phone us immediately if any product is damaged or missing. Liability for any shipments sent from us ends with the obtainment of a clean signature from the consignee upon delivery of the goods.
If a client is not satisfied with a purchase, it can be returned within seven days of the delivery for a full refund, less the shipping costs. Full refunds will only be issued if products are returned unopened and with all packaging and any other materials that were part of the original purchase.
Should an opened product be returned, a re-stocking fee of up to 25% will be charged, provided that all the original packaging and all materials are provided with it. Should an opened item be returned without some or all of the original packaging and materials, Platinum reserves the right, at its sole discretion to levy an additional fee.
Goods returned in opened packaging need to be returned in a condition that is fit for resale. Software and consumables can only be returned if they have not been opened.
All products being shipped back to Platinum Computers should be carefully packed in protective materials where necessary. The package should have the order number and return address clearly marked. Should a product be damaged while being shipped to our offices; Platinum Computers will not be liable for the damages. It is recommended to insure any items that you send to us.
All orders cancelled by the client prior to shipping (being prior to fulfilment), for which payment has been received by Platinum Computers, will be refunded to the client in full including any delivery charges quoted. Accordingly, for the avoidance of any doubt, all payments made by the client and received by Platinum Computers are fully refundable deposits until the order is shipped (“fulfilled”) by Platinum Computers!
All products sold by Platinum Computers are covered by the manufacturer's original warranty, which is at least 1 year from the date of order, unless otherwise stated. Some products have longer manufacturer warranties, and we honour these warranties as well.
Should you have a faulty item, contact us and we'll assist you by providing you with the details for the return process. In this case, the customer will be responsible for arranging delivery of the faulty item back to Platinum Computers, but Platinum Computers will cover the return shipping costs back to the customer.
In the unlikely event that a product sold by Platinum Computers is DOA (Dead on arrival) or becomes faulty within 7 days of the delivery date, we will arrange for a courier to collect the item from you and will cover the shipping costs both ways. It's just another way that we aim to make the shopping experience with us a total RAD!