Monday, September 3, 2007

Muscat Electronics loses Sony agency



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Update:

I was testing to post directly from my phone using Shozu. After signing up and installing the software on your phone you can just take a picture, add a heading and a caption and send it directly to a blog. It worked well, but I wasn't aware it was going to add such a big logo below it.

As for the Muscat Electronics/Jumbo story, they've been fighting for a while it's been reported a few times in the UAE press but never mentioned in our papers - as usual. Jumbo Electronics is the agent for Sony in the UAE. Now they will have a direct presence in Oman, I suppose. I don't see how this will make a difference to us here. Jumbo was a partner in Muscat Electronics and yet their prices were always much higher than Dubai. In the UAE they've invested millions in having showrooms all over the place while here in Oman they've always been in the worst locations with the worst salespeople, and prices for Sony are so high that it doesn't make sense how it's the same company as Dubai.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

who are Jumbo Electronics?

Meticulousness said...

Jumbo Electronics is one of the biggest names in the field of consumer electronics, located in the Deira City Center just like Emax which exists here in Muscat City Center. I have purchased a VAIO laptop from them last week as I've grown sick waiting to hear from those dealers here in Oman.

Twister said...

Jumbo arent the cheapest dealers either...but from the last few years, Sony Gulf fixes prices in AED...

Anonymous said...

So they are a UAE based company then? Amazing. Are our business people so inept they can't hold on to a brand that sells itself! I know ME always charged more for a Sony item that you could find cheaper at Carrefour or even some of the Ruwi high-street dealers, who get their supply through ME. What am I missing here?

Meticulousness said...

The warranty, I suppose.

TI3GIB said...

A few years ago, Sony was the product you wanted. It was a little overpriced, but it's something new, looks good and no other company has similar technology.

No longer. They've lost all their good traits and are only left with overprice and bad customer service.

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