PC Fair is always a shoppers heaven to get some high tech gadgets where most of the top IT companies gathers to make quick sale in 3 days. Usually, it happens during weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) where Sunday would be the last day promotion with knock down prices. How these PC fair system works and how they can offer such a low price (are they?) during that period of time? These are the most common questions where most buyers who don’t bother to ask the seller because we don’t mind how it gets there as long as we gets it, nothing else matters.
First of all, looking from the sellers point of view, the booth near prime area are really expensive. Of course, it is the main attraction center where all the crowd must pass through them but is it really worth an investment? Usually, top brand companies with good subscribers like Apple, Kaspersky, Broadband, etc service providers who have monthly subscribed customers are the one who are afford to have these kind of booths. For them, a small number of increase to their existing subscribers is sufficient enough to convince the bosses to continue book the booth for any upcoming events.
How about small time PC, notebook and other peripheral sellers? They can’t afford to get a booth in primary location but for much smaller amount on corner or slightly inner booths. We can call them a middle class sellers and those who really struggles with margins and profits. Usually, the sellers from these department changes more often compared to earlier (top brands) simply because this trick does not work for them. Obviously, PC Fair is a scam or route to fail for middle class sellers.
Next, is the small time sellers who have food stall, drink stalls, credit card booth, foot massage, etc who makes real gains. The rental fees is at minimal and profit margin is huge. These are the smart sellers where they sell basic need items like drinks, massage chair, etc where it can be useful for those who are tired of walking through the booths. Obviously, this is not useful at all in terms of techie parts for the buyers. But, there is need for such services or products and these sellers are the real smart ones.
As for buyer, Friday is an observation day. Whereas, Saturday is surveying day and Sunday is a grabbing day. The parking, petrol, expensive food and time spend during the fair will not be fair enough to save a few hundred or for some not useful free gifts or over-priced gifts. At the end, we may save $100 from $1,500 product but we spend 3 days of time, parking money and expensive foods at the fair and sometimes if we are lucky even some parking summons because it is not easy to get car parking during PC fair.
Frankly, I believe PC Fair should be meant for knowledge improvement. We should get more information about new technology or products in the market. The point of purchase should be done at the shop lot which is near to our premise or house. It is not easy to call the company to repair any faulty parts that is still under warranty if their office is not located near to your house or your office. Overall, the event manager who makes huge money of this. Is PC fair a fair game or just another scam? Share your point of view.