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If money is no object, local retailers have a wide variety of gadgets you can buy this Christmas.
But the good news is that from laptops to GPS systems, and Sony PlayStations, gadgets have been marked down this festive season.
Kagiso Legoale, a retail consultant, said: "There's a whole range of products available, and people don't really care about interest rates because most of them have their bonuses.
"Those without bonuses will feel the pinch because they still have to pay for their cars, houses and credit cards, but most will only start feeling the crunch after the holidays."
Premium products are in demand at this time of the year with many retailers pushing electronic items such as gaming and entertainment products.
A spokesman for Incredible Connection said: "We have a lot of discounts at our stores. GPS systems are very popular nowadays."
The Sony PlayStation 3 has been marked down marginally, and the predecessor, PS2, is selling for under R2000 at stores such as CNA, Makro and Incredible Connection.