Introduces pre-Gitex social media bidding auction

Dubai, UAE 21st September: Jumbo Electronics today announced a seven–day social media bidding auction for a wide range of exciting gadgets. The pre-Gitex auction event is launched tomorrow on Jumbo’s Facebook page titled ‘Jumbo World’ (

Over the next seven days the electronics retailer will offer one gadget a day for their Facebook fans to bid and win. Bidding starts at just AED 1 and will start from 9am to 9pm every day when the highest bidder will win and be notified.

A wide variety of exciting products will be on auction ranging from mobile phones and iPads to an LED TV. The Gitex Knockdown event will end on 28th September 2012, a day before the actual Gitex Shopper event which runs from 29th September to 6th October at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Vishesh Bhatia, CEO, Jumbo Electronics said: “The world has changed and customers love all kinds of electronics and gadgets today. The Gitex Knockdown is our teaser promotion to the main Gitex shopper and is using a fun and interactive online auction campaign to engage our Facebook fans in an exciting chase for some fabulous products.”

He added: “Consumers in UAE wait all year for the Gitex Shopper event to start; so this year we decided to make the seven days before the start more exciting than ever before. Our social media auction will give everyone a flavour of the great Jumbo offers and deals we will offer at Gitex Shopper.”

Anyone living in the UAE can participate in this Jumbo social media auction. To participate all you have to do is log on to Jumbo’s Facebook page and become a fan by clicking the ‘Like’ button. After becoming a Fan, you can start bidding through the special App Jumbo has created for the online auction.

The Facebook page will announce the names of the daily winners and individual winners will be directly notified by Jumbo Electronics about how to collect their prizes.

Alongside the Dubai Shopping Festival, Gitex Shopper is traditionally the biggest and busiest electronics sales period of the year in the UAE. In addition to offering exciting deals and promotions at Gitex Shoppers, Jumbo extends them throughout their network of 24 retail stores located across the UAE.

Jumbo Electronics will reveal the final details of their offers, special deals and activities for Gitex Shopper on the morning of 29th September 2012.


About Jumbo Electronics:
Established in 1974, Jumbo Electronics is the UAE’s leading distributor and retailer for IT & consumer electronics.

With a fully automated, efficient warehouse and logistics operation its distribution business sets new standards within the industry. It prides itself on its people centricity and today has 24 retail stores and nine service centres across the UAE and a growing distribution and retail presence in Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.

Since its inception, Jumbo has been the chief distributor of the iconic brand Sony in the UAE and is a trusted business partner for many of the world’s leading brands including HP, Apple, Nokia, Casio, Dyson, Ricoh, Gorenje, Lenovo, Brother, BlackBerry and Acer, to name a few. Jumbo is also the parent company of the affordable electronics brand, Supra. In Jebel Ali, Jumbo has a long-standing, manufacturing unit with an installed capacity of 60,000 freezers, manufactured on an OEM basis.

The enterprise division caters to corporate industries including, hospitality and retail, by offering innovative IT hardware and software solutions, managed print services, document management services amongst others.

Jumbo has built its reputation for customer service through uncompromising adherence to quality and unrivalled aftercare, with its dedicated 70,000sq ft. service centre in Jebel Ali and a 24/7 customer hotline 800 JUMBO.

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