Generator Becomes Top Search Term

(10 March 2014) The power cuts that affected parts of South Africa at the beginning of March have led to a sharp rise of popularity of generators on South Africa’s online marketplace

Taken together, the four most popular variates of the term (generator, generators, petrol generator and diesel generator) have climbed several hundred rungs to take the very top place among the most popular searches on the site during the past week. On average, records over five thousand searches for about three hundred terms every day.

Sellers on the site are currently offering for sale more than a hundred generators, with prices ranging from about R3000 for 2 to 3 kVA devices, to just under R200,000 for a 100 kVA device.

Other products that are seeing an increase in popularity due to the fear of load-shedding are gas-powered kitchen appliances, stand-alone or built-in hobs and stoves.

The price range of the gas stoves currently listed on bidorbuy range from under-R2000 for a four-burner with oven to close to R40,000 for an elaborate gas and electricity combo with three electric ovens, six gas burners and two electric plates.


About bidorbuy

bidorbuy is South Africa's largest online marketplace. Established in 1999, the company has created a safe and convenient way for people to buy and sell goods online. As a virtual trading place that brings buyers and sellers together and allows them to buy and sell virtually anything in an exciting auction format, using the Internet, bidorbuy has created a thriving online marketplace.