Kogan: Australia’s Amazon
Kogan is the Aussie amazon equivalent. And is one of the few companies that will be able to take on the retail giant at its own game as it launches in Aus. I like that Kogan is an Aussie success story and not an import from overseas. Starting out as a TV reseller you can now get almost everything from the website: electronics, clothes, couches, tools, phone plans, insurance, holidays, books, office supplies and the list just keeps growing. It’s like Officeworks, Bunnings, Flight Centre, Harvey Norman and more all rolled into one! As I said, it’s looking more and more like Amazon with an Aussie flavor.
Kogan Mobile Plans
The deals are pretty good across the board as well, especially their mobile plan’s. I’d recommend their 365 day mobile plans, all with unlimited calls, texts etc. The 1.5GB/month plan for 365 days is $152 on the site. That’s pretty good. Only Vaya has offered better that I’ve found when on a promotion. For 6GB/month it’s only $205, again, amazing value. You can pay slightly more for month to month as well. These prices will vary with promotions, but I’d definitely consider Kogan if I was looking for a mobile plan.
Across most products Kogan is either very competitive or flat out the cheapest. It’s certainly worth checking them out before making a purchase. As they sell almost everything, it’s a very quick to compare and make sure you’re not getting ripped off. Amazon is certainly going to shake things up, but I think Kogan will be a worthy competitor. Will be interesting to watch this play out over the coming year or two. One thing it will mean, is great value for consumers everywhere.
$10 Sign on Bonus
Chances are you already have a Kogan account. But if not you can sign on here for a new account and get $10 credit when you make your first purchase. I will also get $10 credit in my account, so thanks! Be aware I will only ever recommend products or services that I use and think are great value. Kogan is definitely on that list.
Just For Fun
One of the funnest things on the Kogan website is it flashes up items others have bought. It’s quite entertaining just watching what others are buying. Some of it is pretty crazy stuff. A waste of money too on some fronts! But just good fun. The site overall is really well designed and pretty easy to navigate too.
Buy Kogan Shares
One way to profit from this little Aussie success is to buy it’s shares. Which I have done. It trades as KGN on the ASX. It’s shares have rocketed up a lot of late, but over the long term, I think may have a long way to go. This will likely be a billion $ plus company in the future. So pocketing a few shares might be a wise decision too. Of course this is not advice, not a professional, do your own research and read my disclaimer about this sort of stuff.