GITEX packed as shop­pers eye gad­gets

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By 7DAYS News Team Thou­sands of bar­gain hunters de­scended on Dubai World Trade Cen­tre as GITEX Shop­per 2016 got un­der way yes­ter­day.

7DAYS was on­site to catch up with shop­pers who were keen to snag a deal or two and save a few dirhams.

Desk­top com­put­ers, lap­tops and the lat­est iPhone and Sam­sung hand­sets were among the most sought-af­ter goods.

How­ever, there was a sense that shop­pers who were look­ing for huge re­duc­tions were go­ing to be dis­ap­pointed, as more than one con­sumer com­mented how sim­i­lar prices were to those that were al­ready in store.

“The deals are good,” said Regi­nald (pic­tured left inset).

“From what I have seen though the prices are more or less the same at the malls.

“The pre­views are good and it is like you are buy­ing some­thing that is not part of the orig­i­nal line but you have to get it in a higher-priced deal.” An­other shop­per Christina told 7DAYS: “I came to buy lap­tops and smart watches but from what I have seen the prices are ex­actly the same. “The only dif­fer­ence is one or two things with the pack­ag­ing, you might get an ex­tra small watch or an ex­tra tri­pod, that’s ba­si­cally it.” Nadeem Khan­zadah, Head of Om­niChan­nel Re­tail, Jumbo Group, said: “We’ve got the lat­est and most com­pre­hen­sive line-up of prod­ucts, and a fab­u­lous range of com­pet­i­tive of­fers, pro­mo­tions and premium give­aways like no other re­tailer.” “Ap­ple fans are thrilled that we have the much awaited iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and the lat­est Sony Xpe­ria XZ is cap­tur­ing a lot of at­ten­tion.” Ma­hesh Cho­trani, As­sis­tant Vice Pres­i­dent, Jacky’s Elec­tron­ics, added: “We’ve got the lat­est prod­ucts from the world’s top elec­tronic brands in­clud­ing the newly launched Ap­ple IPhone 7 and Sam­sung Note 7 – for which we are see­ing great de­mand.”

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