Observed annually every February 27th, National Retro Day is a holiday that celebrates those lovely pre-technology days that we like to call the "before times." It's a holiday on which people are encouraged to embrace the kitsch items of the first half of the 20th century. It's a time to celebrate the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, or 1990s.
A time before social media, before the World Wide Web, and before smartphones. If that sounds like a hoot, then anyone wishing to celebrate this holiday can do so by breaking out your favorite retro fashions, listening to your favorite retro tunes, or watching the old sitcoms.
Remember the days before memes, iPhone selfies, Netflix, and Spotify? What about denim overalls and vintage sweaters, worn unironically? Buy your friends and family some really cool gifts that celebrate the times when heartbreak meant losing at Tetris or accidentally starving a Tamagotchi.
How to use your unique forwarding address in six easy steps?
Step One - Register with MyUniversalShop to receive a South African Forwarding Address
Step Two - Buy from any Online Store in South Africa and, when you check out use the Forwarding Address in the "My Address" part of your Portal
Step Three - Upload your invoice (in PDF) that you receive from the Online Store on MyUniversalShop and enter the few details required. If you have no invoice, don't worry, take a screenshot of your cart and upload that. (In PDF)
Step Four - When the order arrives at the South African Forwarding Address we will advise you of arrival, as well as the Transport Charges applicable to ship the order to your country.
Step Five - Once you have made Payment online, we will ship the items to you.
Step Six - The order will arrive in your country, and you will receive a notification to make payment for Customs as well as your Clearing Fees. Make payment online and the order will be delivered to you.
Top Tip: Browse the stores for the items that you love, register for an account using your MyUniversalShop address, add them to your cart, don't check out but sit back and wait. If the Online Retailer has a special, they will send you a notification of the discount that you can expect.
Useful Link to stores that may offer specials* www.retroalley.co.za, www.niftygifts.co.za
*Please note: that we do not endorse any of the retailers mentioned. Online Shopping has some inherent risks. Please see our article for safety tips that may assist you in safer shopping.
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Having a MyUniversalShop Forwarding Address means that you can shop from any online store, anywhere in South Africa, even when they don’t deliver to your country.
- SMS and online tracking events
- Custom online payment
- Take advantage of parcel delivery and parcel booking