Stock is low currently due to the restrictions on Imports during the Pandemic
FAQ

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions:

Want to get Answers to your questions ?  This is the place to do it. We have covered all the questions we get asked here.

If you do not find your answer here then please contact us

You can send us your order / delivery address / email address and cell number and we will process the entire order for you and then you can just do the payment into our bank account (That will all be on the completed order that you will get via email)

It so easy, if you are ordering online then you can select Direct Transfer (EFT) or card payment (Payfast) or Zapper.  

Brand New: Select Payfast at checkout and then SCODE and put in your cell number – you will get a voucher to make payment at selected stores (Checkers, House & Home, OK and more)

If we are processing the order for you then we select EFT as we do not take your card details from you.  

You will then get an order via email and whatsapp with our bank details for you to do the payment.

Orders paid via EFT will be processed on our side the next business day.

Orders paid via Zapper or Payfast may take an additional 4 business days for processing.

It generally takes about 3-4 business days for us to send you the tracking details 

  • Our Warehouse does close over the Festive Season and then it could take longer
  • If there is a stock issue – we need to communicate with you first and that could delay the process with an addition day or two
  • Although we do strive to get the products by you as soon as possible, this is not set in stone
  • The courier time frame will depend on where you are situated
  • Main areas generally take 2-3 business days (after we have sent you the tracking details)
  • Outlying areas can take 5-7 business days after we have sent you the tracking details

Please note payments made via Payfast or Zapper could have a further 4 business days delay

Unfortunately not, we use different couriers for different sized parcels and they do not accept payment on our behalf.  No stock leaves us without payment in full received.

Delivery in SA ranges from R 60 to R 115 (depending on how many you buy and what area/suburb you reside in

The shipping will be added automatically when you enter your delivery address

Botswana and Namibia: These are done via a quote as we the shipping will vary.  You are welcome to contact us for a quote

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We understand that the amount of scams on the internet are so huge at the moment and we urge you to join our Facebook group to see that we do not scam. 

We also have plenty of waybill numbers we can send you in order for you track them and see that deliveries have in fact been done

We are also registered with Zapper and Payfast and they have our ID numbers etc.

We also have stores such as Checkers and Shoprite that accept payments on our behalf (We cannot do that if we were a scam)

Even if we check stock before you pay, the item could still sell out before your order is processed on the Warehouse side.  Should this happen then we will communicate with you for either a replacement to the same value or a refund.

They are Parallel Imports.

* 90% same as original

* Packaging and bottle is the same as the original and they are sealed (At times you may get a slight chance in appearance)

* They are manufactured with less Alcohol and more pure ingredients

* The look and the smell are the same as the original (or as close as possible), they just do not last as long

* People differ in taste and skin smell, so the smell difference could come from there (Original store bought products are different in smell on different people

 

We have 100 % Authentic Fragrances on:  https://instabuys.co.za

They are Alcohol based:

It can happen in the case of imports from other countries that the concentration of the perfume may differ to that of the local version that you find in your regular retailer. This is because they are made in different manufacturing plants.

They use different alcohol bases around the world i.e. Europe uses a potato based alcohol (Vodka), France uses grape based alcohol, and the USA uses a grain based alcohol. 

Fragrances are also reformulated every so often, creating different vintages and batches, hence the same fragrance can differ in smell from one country to another, depending on where it was made or imported from. Therefore, in some instances, our fragrance may not last as long as the local version that you are used to. 

Please note that these goods have been imported without the approval of the manufacturer or its licensed supplier. Therefore these goods will not be covered by the warranty of the manufacturer or its licensed supplier.

Due to the nature of our product as explained in our Disclaimer, we regret no returns, refunds or exchanges will be accepted

TEST THE PIPE

1. Remove the spray cap from the actual bottle (meaning the button the spray comes out)

2. You will then see a white pipe that goes into the bottle, Press that white pipe with your nail (The reason you have to do this with your nail is to keep the hole open, do not press down with your finger as you will then block the hole) Press a few times continuously until the perfume squirts out, if the perfume comes out of that white pipe, the problem will be  with the actual button you removed. 

 

TEST THE CAP

1. Your cap will have plastic inside with a lid over to match your bottle style. So it will either be silver, or gold, or whichever colour.

2. Check and make sure the 2 holes align with each other meaning the white plastic hole and the silver hole on top need to align. Make sure you can visually see where the perfume would spray out of the nozzle.

3. Run that cap through very hot water or leave it in very hot water for about 10 mins to make sure there isn’t a blockage in the holes.

 

If none of this works please send us photos of the parts or a video, so we can see what the actual problem could be to help us better assist with this problem.

Sometimes not spraying is a very minor defect and can be fixed within seconds.

 

In those cases we might need to pick up that perfume, however if we pick it up and it was just a minor defect like holes didnt allign customer will be charge replacement fees as well as courier back and forth

we will also then send the client the original perfume back

This is a Difficult Question to Answer:

  • It is Very Important to note that the perfume does not last as long as the original store bought one.  If you are used to the Original and can spend R 1000 to R 2000 then please don’t buy these and expect the lasting power of the one in store.
  • Every perfume is different and cannot be expected to have the same lasting smell, as some scents are meant to be lighter and some heavier. For example D&G Light Blue EDT is designed to have a lighter fragrances than Tomford Black Orchid.
  • Your skin and diet plays a huge role. Some clients have stated a perfume lasting 7-8 hours and another client who bought the same item says 30 minutes.
  • Heat maximizes perfume. Your neck, wrists and back of knees and other pulse points emit more heat than other parts of the body. There are times in the day where perfume may smell stronger than other times of the day because of the heat.
  • We have a second option of perfumes called the Arabic and French Brands,  They last longer on your skin, just have a look at what we have if you would prefer to give them a try.
  • You can also visit our site with original fragrances selling for less than shop totals:  https://instabuys.co.za
  • We check the products on our side for wetness and torn boxes before sending out
  • We then bubble wrap them as an added measure of safety
  • The replacement will be done upon proof from your side and is at the discretion of Management

We are in Port Elizabeth, however we do not have a walk in shop – we operate online

We do have special pricing for bulk purchases.  Bulk is considered to be 10 or more items.

We also do a quote for bulk items.

Contact us via email or whatsapp to get a bulk order quote.

To become an Agent with Special pricing you will need to order from us a few times in one month, this will show that you are serious.

We get too many people wanting to do this but never order, so as soon as you have shown that you are ready for business then we will add you as an Agent with special Agent pricing

All you need to do is search for your item, click on the product and then there is a box where you can add your email address and submit

You will then get an email when the item is back in stock

  • Search for the item/s that you wish to buy
  • Click on the Add cart button
  • Search again if you want to add more items and also click on Add to cart
  • Once you have added all the items then click on the little shopping cart icon
  • Go to view cart (not checkout), just in case you may qualify for a free gift – it will appear here
  • Select your free gift if you have one
  • Go to checkout
  • Complete the checkout form with your details
  • Use the delivery address where the courier will deliver (street numbers etc are important)
  • Courier delivers during the week only – so select the address where you will be during the week
  • Select whether you want shipping insurance by ticking the box (if not, don’t tick the box)
  • Select payment options:  If you click on Direct Transfer then the order will go through and give you bank details to make the payment
  • Select Payfast you will have the option of paying by card or instant EFT
  • Select Zapper you can scan the Zapper code (but need the Zapper app on your phone)
  • Then tick the terms box 
  • Click the submit button and your order will be done and sent to us

All you need to do is visit our Page called:  “About Us”

There you will find a subscribe box, enter your details and that will make sure that you get all notifications