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We and our environment

The month of June seems to be in the sign of environmental awareness. Today is the World Environment Day, a United Nations Environment Programme initiative that has been going on for 40 years. This year, the WED theme is Green Economy, and the host city …

Getting good and dirty in your 4×4

Did you know that in some countries there are whole movements that want to make driving a big 4x4 in a city as socially unacceptable as – gasp! - wearing real fur? Those big things on four wheels (4x4 opponents say) consume loads of petrol, emit oodles …

Discs for your garden

For the vegetable gardener, warm days signal the return of that old nemesis: the ravenous birds.  From now on, it’s a race between you and them. And the prize is getting to eat all those juicy, yummy crops that you planted with your own hands, perhaps from …

Spring makes us do the strangest things

If you start feeling an irresistible urge to clean out your cupboards, stretch skyward, embrace the sun, fly a kite, or smell a flower, do it. Spring is in the air, and spring makes us (and our fellow creatures) do the strangest things. bidorbuy too …

Earth Hour 2011

Make a note to switch off your light on Saturday 26 March at 8:30 PM and keep them off for one hour. You will be a part of the Earth Hour, the largest voluntary action ever witnessed on our planet. It all started in 2007, when a group of people in …

Sports fans and memorabilia

South Africans are crazy about sports, whether as participants or (more often?) as spectators. And there is only one step from a sports fan to the collector of sporting memorabilia. Whether you're a professional or hobbyist collector, collecting sports …

We depend on you

Help us weed out fraud on bidorbuy and stand a chance of having R500 credited to your bidorbuy account Early this morning bidorbuy got an urgent call. Steven, a seller of about two years standing, phoned to warn us about a suspicious listing. Two …

On the concerns of a newbie

Just the other day, one of the bidorbuy  seasoned customer support ladies got a phone call that almost made her fall off her chair. As soon as the caller rang off, she recounted the conversation to the rest of us. The call was from a seller concerned …