The eight-day event has only just begun but the bargains and the bundles are flying off the shelves as retailers unveiled killer deals on day one of the Gitex Shopper, which runs until October 6 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Organisers have confirmed over Dh50 million have been invested in bundles and freebies this year, while retailers themselves have attempted to transformed their offers to ensure “everyone walks away a winner,” according to Jumbo Electronics CEO, Vishesh Bhatia.
So what are the top killer deals? ‘Emirates 24|7’ lists the top five.
iPads, cameras and everything in between
Retailer Sharaf DG is offering shoppers a chance to win an iPad every hour, with 100 to give away when buying any accessory.
The retailer is also arguably offering one of the best deals on cameras with the Samsung NX1000 feature-packed camera bundle offer include a free 32-inch Samsung Smart TV, which approximately retails at Dh1,699.
Those looking for a more professional buy can opt for the Dh3,499 Nikon D3200 Digital SLR, which comes with a free Apple iPad 2, along with a 4GB card, free case and a tripod stand.
Win every 10 minutes
It may sound too good to be true, but Jacky’s Electronics is making this killer deal happen.
The company partnered with Nikon to give away cameras every 10 minutes during the entire exhibition.
For every purchase of Dh300 or more, customers will get a chance to win Nikon cameras ranging from DSLR, Bridge-type, Compact slim, and Compact Coolpix via its first-ever e-raffle draws.
This year, Jacky’s is highlighting the use a tablet-based e-raffle. The company is moving from paper-based draw allowing customers to easily enter the raffle electronically through the use of an App developed by Jacky’s using a single input on a tablet instead of the hassle of filling numerous paper coupons.
Apart from the e-raffle draws, the company is also holding a Facebook Competition along with two sets of Karaoke Singing Competitions for students and shoppers at the event for exclusive prizes that include Beats headsets and cash prizes.
Tablets up for grabs
“We are offering one of the best deals this year, a free Tablet on the purchase of any laptop over Dh2,000,” said Emax CEO, Neelesh Bhatnagar.
“The India-made Karbonn tablet is a new launch that is exclusive with us and has received great reviews in other markets.”
He added: “We have done away with raffles this year to ensure everyone is a winner this year. The Tablet retails at Dh399 but it can now be yours and makes for a great second buy for the children or other family members.
“Plus, this also means that you are getting 20 per cent of your value back on any laptop purchase. It doesn’t get better than this.”
Jumbo Electronics has a similar offer, with laptop offers of purchase including a Tablet, 500GB hard disk drive, a digital camera and more.
Vouchers on every buy
Nadeem Khanzadah, General Manager, Head of Retail with Jumbo Electronics said: “We are probably the only retailer that is guaranteeing you a Dh500 voucher on every single purchase. If you spend over Dh1,500, you are guaranteed to get a percentage of your buy back.”
Additionally, shoppers can also win an iPhone 4s every hour.