Friday, April 16, 2010

My Bubble: We Went To The PC Fair!

Of all things hubby and I did on his day off yesterday … we went to the PC Fair! It’s been such a long time since I’ve been to a trade fair. The crowd would have already been a deterrent to start with. But anyhow, we forced ourselves there since we’ve been planning for a new notebook ever since my retirement in February. Judging from all the newspaper ads, there were supposed to be some great bargains available. After almost being crushed by bargain hunters scouting from booth to booth, we managed to get a new Lenovo with Intel Core i3-330M Processor. It was a real bargain as it came with higher performance specs plus free gifts. I’m already working with it as I made this post.

It was indeed a big trade fair. Surprisingly, the trade show exhibits were not only on IT-related products but one that really stood out like a sore-thumb was a booth promoting trade show displays. It was one of the prominent trade show exhibits there and they had almost every sample under one roof; truss, trade show flooring, banner stands, directors chairs, table covers, table top display, light boxes, exhibit counters and cabinets, literature holders, booth pipe and drape. I was especially attracted to the directors chairs and the large variety of table covers on display. The selection of their table top display was kinda interesting too.  These products are also easily available through their online catalog of portable trade show exhibits.

Where were they when I needed them the last time I set up an exhibition booth for my ex-boss? I had such a tough time hunting for directors chairs. Trade shows use them for seating because logos can be silk screened onto them. And back then, the choices for table covers were pathetic. Now they come in a variety of shapes and colors and can be printed in rich colors with personalised logo.

Ahhhhhh … that’s all history … I’m so RETIRED NOW!  I'll just pass all the brochures I've collected at the booth to my ex-colleague for his immediate reference.  The last I heard, he's searching for table top displays for his coming presentation at a seminar.

Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.

2 Bubbles:

It's great to get a bargain like that. The crowds usually keep me away from these types of fairs,

So often we find exactly what we need after we no longer need it. Perhaps, in some situations, we are meant to scramble and use our creativity to solve a problem.

Have a great weekend!

hahhaha.... its sooo competitive now, at the end my co oso dont do hard core promo during pc fair but monthly promo instead.