Why I shopped at Gitex
Gitex Shopper was perfectly tailored to make you spend money: it had fancy gizmos, dedicated sales teams, and a plethora of money-saving offers.
October 27, 2009 2:13 by Aarti Nagraj
Thrilled with my beautiful new laptop and feeling considerably poorer, I headed towards the exit, where they were giving away raffle tickets for every AED500 spent. As I painstakingly started filling out the 16 tickets I got, the college kid at the counter offered to help me. “This is nothing,” he told me. “I had to give tickets to a guy who bought stuff for half a million.”
“He made his employees fill out the tickets,” he added.
Not very hopeful about winning the raffle anymore, I headed out, and joined the long queue to catch a taxi home. Thankfully, after a wait for around 25 minutes, I managed to get into a cab. It was an exhausting outing, and I probably caught the flu at the exhibition, but I am now a proud Macbook owner.