August 11, 2008

Satisfying Trip for All

By Izwan Ismail

THE Kuala Lumpur leg of Pikom PC Fair (II) 2008 was held at the KL Convention Centre last week. Just like in previous years, the event was a hit as huge crowds thronged the venue over the three- day event. Visitors sourced for products ranging from notebook computers, printers and USB drives, to MP3 players and broadband services. Izwan Ismail talks to visitors and exhibitors.

* Norashikin Yusof and Norkamruzita Saadon, lecturers, Universiti Teknologi Mara Terengganu

PC Fair is the best place to shop for ICT goods as it offers various ICT products in a single location. The KL leg is the most comprehensive in terms of product offerings, which is why we come here during each PC Fair.

The competition among exhibitors helps to bring down prices, too. There are also attractive offers to entice visitors, not to mention goodies like bags and pens to take home.

* Cindy Chew and Nick Chin, students, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak

We come here to buy a set of speakers, printer cartridges and a motherboard. Earlier, we made a survey for the things we intend to buy and found out that the price here is at least 10 per cent cheaper than outside (the fair). The big crowd is not a problem. And in terms of venue, KLCC is just perfect.

* Alex Kuek Chun Seng, Chua Seng San and Ahmad Ilyas Zakaria, scientists, Asiatic Centre for Genome Technologies

It's a bargain-hunting experience for us. We are looking for a three-in- one laser printer for office use. The price is cheaper here and we can get all the stuff we want easily.

* Steven Khor, senior manager, customer service, customer relationship management, Packet One Networks

We are using the fair to promote our upcoming WiMax service. With thousands of visitors, we find PC Fair the best place to showcase and create awareness on WiMax technology.

We are also searching for visitors staying in certain areas of the Klang Valley to be involved in our WiMax pilot test.

The response we got from visitors is overwhelming. Many are curious about the technology and would like to try it out.

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