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GITEX Shopper takes off on a robust note

GITEX Shopper 2019 took off on a high note today, with unbelievable offers and deals that had customers thronging the various stands right from the word GO. The very first hour of the shopping extravaganza had customers queuing to fill up raffle draw forms, check out the various stalls and savour the whole experience.

“We are very happy to be here, at this year’s GITEX Shopper,” said Maryam Al Maskari and her friend Abeer Mohammed. “We want to check out the phones, we were waiting for GITEX to buy it,” they added.

Major retailers were seen trying to outdo each other with attractive discounts and promotions. Sharaf DG, for instance, has Samsung 55 inch Smart 4K OLED Tvs priced at AED 4999 (originally costing AED 7299), and if paid for using the payit option, a further discounted price of AED 4749. MacBook Pro with Touchbar, originally priced at AED 5539, is available at GITEX Shopper for a special price of AED 5,199. As is the Microsoft Surface PRO 6, originally costing AED 4,419, priced at AED 3,499 for GITEX Shopper.

Jumbo Electronics gives shoppers a chance to win a Samsung TV every hour. The Huawei P20Pro with an RRP of AED 2399, is priced at AED 1,699 for GITEX. In a Jumbo Exclusive, the Huawei P30 Lite, which comes at an RRP of AED 999 is now priced at AED 899 and comes with freebies such as a 10,000Ah Powerbank, a Sony headset and a Backpack.

“This year the offers are bigger and better than before. My wife and I are looking for a good laptop and we hope to get a good deal here,” said Talib Al Zakhwani, a visitor.

“The sales are robust and people are willing to spend on high-end gadgets more than ever before,” said Pankaj Kumar, head of retail at Jumbo Electronics. “From the initial trends, it seems like the visitors numbers will far outdo last years,” he added.

Footfalls kept picking up as the day went on, with lucky draws and easy payment plans all wooing shoppers from within the UAE and outside, to this bargain bonanza.

Khalid Al Balushi has come all the way from Oman to be part of GITEX Shopper. “I always buy all my electronic gadgets at GITEX Shopper, I’m a regular visitor,” he said, adding that GITEX has deals that one wouldn’t find anywhere else at any other time. “This is a good time to get hold of the iPhone 11, I’m hoping to get a good deal for it,” he said.

Stay tuned to this space this whole week, as we bring you more updates and provide you the top picks on Laptops, smartphones, LED TVs and Wearables.

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