It’s that time of the year again, and under normal circumstances in Singapore, many would be headed for the annual ITShow that should be happening during this period, in search of new gadgets for attractive bargains. After all, March is the year-end closing for many tech brands and companies, which means they are clearing their warehouse and closing their books on a good note.
However, there is one tiny problem this year – the recent COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has thrown a wrench into the plans of would-be tech buyers and tech companies alike, with the postponement of the IT Show. No show, no sale, no way!
However, the rise of eCommerce platforms make it such that it’s still an absolute win for everyone. In particular, at the Lazada Online Tech Show from 12 – 16 March 2020, shoppers can enjoy the size and scale of the IT Show – complete with all the brands one might find in such an event – without having to step out of their homes and risk having to browse through products in a crowded space.
The Online Tech Show will see over 200,000 products across over 1,000 brands such as Samsung, Sony, Bose, HP, Acer, Apple, Xiaomi, Dyson, LG, Lenovo, JBL and Sennheiser going on offer of up to 80% off during this period. And as if the deals aren’t good enough, Lazada will also be holding a storewide flash sale on 12 March from 12am to 2am. It also makes sense that brands are on board, as many of them were stocking up with products for the IT Show, and now need an avenue to sell their products.
Additionally, Lazada has teamed up with credit card partners including Citibank, UOB and HSBC to offer customers exclusive vouchers. The best part about all these vouchers, including brand vouchers, is that they all stack with existing deals during the sale period for even lower prices at checkout. But just like any voucher, these credit card vouchers are only available to the fastest hands, so keep a lookout for those when they go up.
But aside from nabbing the shiniest new gadgets, no IT show is complete without a trade-in section for those looking to offload their old ones. At Lazada’s Online Tech Show, customers can trade-in old devices for cash, all in the comfort of their homes. That’s right – you won’t be getting vouchers that can only be used during the IT Show, but cold hard cash that can be used well, anywhere.
Basically, customers put up their old device up for trade-in on Lazada online, and a courier will pick it up, inspect it and exchange the item for cash, which is credited to the customer. Of course, the legibility of the item is subject to its condition, so make sure your old devices are kept in tip-top condition before getting a guaranteed trade-in. Trade-in deals for the Online Tech Show will occur from 5 – 16 March.
Here’s a list of popular trade-in devices for you to get an idea of how much value you could be getting from your old gadgets:
|Apple||iPhone 8+ (256GB)||S$380|
|Apple||iPad 2018 6th Gen (128GB + WiFi)||S$220|
|Apple||MacBook Pro Uni Retina 15-inch (Mid 2014 – Mid 2015) – A1398||S$750|
|Samsung||Samsung Galaxy S9+ (256GB)||S$300|
|Samsung||Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 (246GB) LTE with SPEN||S$350|
|Microsoft||MS Surface Pro 4 (2016) – 6th Generation||S$625|
And in the spirit of the competitive nature of a typical IT show, the top 50 spenders at the Online Tech Show will stand a chance to win over S$16,000 worth of prizes, which include a Yale Digital Door Lock (worth S$1,059), a Samsung Digital Door Lock (worth S$888), a Vivo smartphone (worth S$710), and a Braun Electric Shaver (worth S$549).
But of course, the true stars of the Lazada Online Tech Show are the gadgets themselves. And while there are no doubt a ton of deals during the sale, but below is a teaser of some of the more geek-worthy items.
Sennheiser’s new HD 450BT is among one of the more solid audio options at the Online Tech Sale. Equipped with active noise cancellation and high-quality wireless codec support, the HD 450BT provides exceptional sound for audiophiles. Furthermore, it will launch exclusively at the Online Tech Show, with a special discount of 10% off.
If the Razer Blade 15’s ostentatious price point might be a deal breaker to some, perhaps the HP Pavilion Gaming 15 could be a much more affordable alternative. Though it isn’t much of a powerhouse compared to the Razer Blade 15, it still packs a lot of punch with its AMD Ryzen 7 3750H GPU, coupled with 16GB RAM to let it run the above-mentioned games without much issue. Furthermore, it houses a massive 1TB HDD for all your storage needs.
The truly wireless market is growing ever larger in recent years, and Sony is among the first few names that come to mind when it comes to some high-quality audio. Like the WF-1000XM3 before it, the WF-H800 is another solid option for those looking to nab a new pair of truly wireless headphones. But unlike the WF-1000XM3, this one is S$50 cheaper, and will be even more so once the Online Tech Show rolls in.
|Brand||Product Name||Retail Price||Sale Price|
|Dell||Dell Gaming Laptop G5||S$2,249||S$2,049|
|Acer||Acer Aspire 3 Laptop||S$1,068||S$748|
|Klipsch||Klipsch T5 True Wireless||S$349||S$289|
|Tineco||Tineco A10 Vacuum Cleaner||S$499||S$199|
|Huawei||Huawei Nova 7I||S$388||S$379|
|Samsung||Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2||S$398||S$328|
|Apple||Apple iPhone 11 Pro||S$2,199||S$2,082|
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