Thursday, June 17, 2010

PC Show 2010 @ Suntec

In Singapore, there are 4 Electronics Show held quarterly, showcasing the latest digital gadgets, electronics appliances, and most importantly offering them at a special bargain. Namely,
~IT Show - near Mar period
~PC SHOW - near Jun period
~COMEX - near Sep period
~SITEX - near Dec period
They are usually held from Thursday to Sunday, at either Suntec City Exhibition Centre or Singapore Expo. Unlike some of the other exhibitions such as NATAS Fair and International Food Fair which requires an entrance fee, these IT Fairs offer free admission. The take is, you will have to squeeze with the thousands of people there to get the things you want.

After gotten myself my FujiFilm S5700 in COMEX 2007, I have not gotten anything from the fairs. However, a cock-up from my laptop last weekend forced me to buy myself an external hard drives for back-up.

I went to the PC SHOW 2010 in the afternoon. And as expected, you only have to follow the unidirectional flow of people from City Hall MRT to reach the Suntec Convention Center. And from the moment you walk near the entrance to the exhibition hall, you will be surrounded with promoters trying to stuff you with their brochures and leaflets.

But since I'd done my homework here, after 应酬'ingly getting a few brochures from them, I went straight to Western Digital Booth, to get myself a new
My Passport Essential 500GB 2.5" External Hard Drive
At a price of S$109.90, I think it's a pretty good deal. But then again in 1/2 years time you most likely can buy a 1TB hard drive with that money..
Oh well... time to back up and reformat my laptop...

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For those looking for a good bargain, Yes, the IT Fairs do offer you good deals.
But if you are smart consumer, you will wait til the last day to catch the moment the manufacturers or suppliers lower the prices even more.
Like THIS...
And THESE...
So.... Moral of the story, be smart..
The next time you want to check out the price of some gadgets, don't bother weaving your way through the sardine-packed convention hall. Just visit this site, and you can find scanned copies of all the brochure of the IT Fairs, and the floor plans too. Kudos to this guy.
Then, if you want that item and are okay with the price, go there on the last day, and see if they can offer you an even better deal. =)

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