Looking for Bargains and Deals at SITEX 2008?

I’ve just read some news about the upcoming SITEX 2008 over on AsiaOne, and it seems that this IT exhibition is going to be bigger than ever, despite the economic crisis and gloomy economy.

In fact, this time, the floor space for the exhibition with exceed 2 big halls in the Singapore Expo, and will a total of 1,500 sqm! The categories of exhibitors include Animation, Camera & Camcorder, Computer & Hardware, Gaming, Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, MP3/MP4/MP5, Automobile Electronics, IT & New Media Education, IT for Kids, and Smart Home.

So what bargains or offers are you looking for this time at SITEX?

I don’t know about you, but this time, I’m particularly interested to look at the Cameras and Camcorders on sale! After learning from my trekking forum that my friend bought a Panasonic DMC-LX3, I’m tempted to buy one too!

Over the years, cameras seem to have a “market price” or “recommended price” – probably controlled by the manufacturer, so the selling price will probably not differ much. However, the goodies that come with the camera can be quite significant. For example, if the retailer bundles the camera with a 8GB SD card, good carry case, LCD screen protector and an extra battery, it might be a good deal for you to get the package for a $100 more, if you are going to buy these accessories anyway.

My old Konica Minolta Z2 is really quite dead after all the treks I’ve brought it with me, and I’m dying to get another prosumer camera. The Panasonic DMC-LX3 is perfect for trekking and travelling, because most of the time we tend to take more landscape shots – and with the wide angle of 24mm, you can really capture a lot more!

Where to Find What’s On Offer

If you want to find out what deals there will be, be sure to check out these three papers:

26th November 2008 – Straits Times Digital Life
27th November 2008 – Straits Times & Today Paper
28th November 2008 – CATS classified and MyPaper

What are you intending to get at SITEX 2008? Let me know thru the comments below – are mobile phones hotter, or game consoles like Playstation 3 and XBox, or MP3 players… or digital cameras?