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Loonat & Sons (Newlands)
 
4.0 (5 Reviews)

    Loonat & Sons (Newlands) http://www.yowzit.com/za/wholesale-stores/411...
    An amazing find to exchange or refill your gas cylinders. Loonat's have gone looney and this once general dealer cum cafe shop has now specialised in gas at about the best price in town about R 125 fo...
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    Loonat & Sons (Newlands) in Johannesburg
    An amazing find to exchange or refill your gas cylinders. Loonat's have gone looney and this once general dealer cum cafe shop has now specialised in gas at about the best price in town about R 125 for a 9kg refill. This once traditional general dealer is doing a really roaring trade in gas exchange and refilling, drawing people in from far and wide.
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    Reviews for Loonat & Sons (Newlands)

    Average user rating from: 5 user(s)

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    4.0
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    3.8  (5)
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    4.6  (5)
    Safety 
     
    3.2  (5)
    Service 
     
    4.4  (5)
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    I have been getting my gas from Loonat & Sons since I installed a gas hob in 2007. I have over the years looked for cheaper gas and have found none. Not only are they the best price but I have never had any issues with their gas. I arrive and literally within minutes I have exchanged my 19kg gas bottle/s.I have heard stories of getting gas bottles that are not filled properly but have never experienced this from Loonat & Sons. By the way, I live in Alberton so it is not just a 5 minutes drive to get my gas but I use loonat & Son because of their great proce, great service and are reliable.
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    4.8
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    5.0
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    5.0
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    4.0
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    5.0
    Clifford Smith Reviewed by Clifford Smith August 10, 2017
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    Best Gas price!

    I have been getting my gas from Loonat & Sons since I installed a gas hob in 2007. I have over the years looked for cheaper gas and have found none. Not only are they the best price but I have never had any issues with their gas. I arrive and literally within minutes I have exchanged my 19kg gas bottle/s.I have heard stories of getting gas bottles that are not filled properly but have never experienced this from Loonat & Sons. By the way, I live in Alberton so it is not just a 5 minutes drive to get my gas but I use loonat & Son because of their great proce, great service and are reliable.

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    With the very cold snap last weekend - coldest in quite a few years apparently, quickly used up the remainder of our heater gas, but at least it saw us through the worst ! As usual, did some online research on current gas prices, especially local area, and although some interesting new options popped up (eg. online gas store/s), the physical reality of getting gas to home seemed to be a bit of an extended 'schlep', and the price was 'normal', so choice boiled down to Robert (Handy Hardware) and Loonat's (just drop in and see ? - No online presence). Robert's value proposition for refill of own cylinders was R 200 for a 9kg - in by 10h00, collect after 15h00 - mmm - 2 trips, more money - so decided to give Loonat's a try, as I has 2 cylinders to fill, and I wanted to do this in a single pass. Got there approximately mid morning, and the scene was normal - many people bustling around, some exchanging, some refilling, and others just in and out of this small general dealer's store - Another 'DILOL' - Day In the Life Of Loonats ! Waited about for some 20 minutes whilst my cylinders were taken and refilled (at R 190 per cylinder). The proprietor explained that price was upped to R 190 (from R 160) due to the fact that he had to source his bulk supply from EasiGas, and not his normal supplier, and assured me that price would be back to R 160 once he had new supply ?! Anyhow, still delivered what I prefer - park outside, pop in with own cylinder, refill while you wait, best price ? ..... What else ?
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    3.5
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    3.0
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    4.0
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    3.0
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    4.0
    Mark Duncan Reviewed by Mark Duncan June 19, 2016
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    Loonat's - The Gas 'Edge' ?

    With the very cold snap last weekend - coldest in quite a few years apparently, quickly used up the remainder of our heater gas, but at least it saw us through the worst ! As usual, did some online research on current gas prices, especially local area, and although some interesting new options popped up (eg. online gas store/s), the physical reality of getting gas to home seemed to be a bit of an extended 'schlep', and the price was 'normal', so choice boiled down to Robert (Handy Hardware) and Loonat's (just drop in and see ? - No online presence). Robert's value proposition for refill of own cylinders was R 200 for a 9kg - in by 10h00, collect after 15h00 - mmm - 2 trips, more money - so decided to give Loonat's a try, as I has 2 cylinders to fill, and I wanted to do this in a single pass. Got there approximately mid morning, and the scene was normal - many people bustling around, some exchanging, some refilling, and others just in and out of this small general dealer's store - Another 'DILOL' - Day In the Life Of Loonats ! Waited about for some 20 minutes whilst my cylinders were taken and refilled (at R 190 per cylinder). The proprietor explained that price was upped to R 190 (from R 160) due to the fact that he had to source his bulk supply from EasiGas, and not his normal supplier, and assured me that price would be back to R 160 once he had new supply ?! Anyhow, still delivered what I prefer - park outside, pop in with own cylinder, refill while you wait, best price ? ..... What else ?

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    Now that winter has actually arrived, I was commandeered to Loonat's to refill, which is now done. A bit more moola than last year, but still at the best price in town ! In waiting for refill (I prefer rather than exchange, for safety's sake), so great to get the vibe of a stereotypical old style "Indian shop / general dealer" - foodstuff, tools, sweets, bird seed (yes in true Peter Sellers style - "birdie num num" - wholesale!) and more - family business, with lots of people moving around and doing their thing. Loonats you have our gas business !!!
    Overall Rating 
     
    4.3
    Friendliness of Staff 
     
    4.0
    Price 
     
    5.0
    Safety 
     
    3.0
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    5.0
    Mark Duncan Reviewed by Mark Duncan June 13, 2013
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    Love Loonats

    Now that winter has actually arrived, I was commandeered to Loonat's to refill, which is now done. A bit more moola than last year, but still at the best price in town ! In waiting for refill (I prefer rather than exchange, for safety's sake), so great to get the vibe of a stereotypical old style "Indian shop / general dealer" - foodstuff, tools, sweets, bird seed (yes in true Peter Sellers style - "birdie num num" - wholesale!) and more - family business, with lots of people moving around and doing their thing. Loonats you have our gas business !!!

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    Normally have a good experience when shopping at Checkers; obviously something was amiss yesterday; were they under pressure from the Blonde Manager who shrieked at a group of gentlemen who are supposed to keep the till area's in order (where you would find the chocolates/chewing gum etc) as you approach the cashier. Even the cashier was stressed out by what was happening. Sorry didn't get your name as if this is how you treat your staff in-front of customers you are the one who should have received your 'FIRST WARNING' as you were telling them they would! Shocking behaviour.
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    3.5
    Friendliness of Staff 
     
    2.0
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    4.0
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    4.0
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    4.0
    vanessa christiane Reviewed by vanessa christiane April 25, 2013
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    Checkers - George, St Georges Square

    Normally have a good experience when shopping at Checkers; obviously something was amiss yesterday; were they under pressure from the Blonde Manager who shrieked at a group of gentlemen who are supposed to keep the till area's in order (where you would find the chocolates/chewing gum etc) as you approach the cashier. Even the cashier was stressed out by what was happening. Sorry didn't get your name as if this is how you treat your staff in-front of customers you are the one who should have received your 'FIRST WARNING' as you were telling them they would! Shocking behaviour.

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    Popped into Loonat's to refill 2 x 9kg gas cylinders. Everyone seemed to know everyone else at this friendly (traditionally 'Indian' general dealer). Although one can still buy a ball of wool or a cooldrink, most other merchandise is a distant cousin to the 'the main thing' (which is gas - scale, speed, specialisation, simplicity - to win ?). Best price, most frindly gas refiller in Jozi !? Gotta love Loonat's !
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    4.0
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    5.0
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    5.0
    Safety 
     
    2.0
    Service 
     
    4.0
    Diane Duncan Reviewed by Diane Duncan July 30, 2012
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    Loonat's - Loony but lekker !

    Popped into Loonat's to refill 2 x 9kg gas cylinders. Everyone seemed to know everyone else at this friendly (traditionally 'Indian' general dealer). Although one can still buy a ball of wool or a cooldrink, most other merchandise is a distant cousin to the 'the main thing' (which is gas - scale, speed, specialisation, simplicity - to win ?). Best price, most frindly gas refiller in Jozi !? Gotta love Loonat's !

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