Consumers can now bid on new laptops online
The Notebook Company has recently announced that it has created a dedicated auction site where consumers can bid on brand name laptops and other IT products.
According to The Notebook Company’s Christopher Riley, the company already offers branded laptops, such as Acer and HP, at competitive prices.
“We are getting more aggressive. Besides allowing customers to bid for laptops on our web-site we are also offering substantial discounts to students and teachers. This has already been implemented in our price structures.”
“In a good market one can let your business take care of itself. But in a bad market you need to steer it aggressively. Consequently I believe we have implemented new procedures and policies which make us the cheapest supplier of laptops in SA.”
The company is also re-implementing 3G Vodacom laptop bundles. This was discontinued about eight months ago due to channel problems. “We are busy setting up a new channel partner.” said Riley
“The market remains tough out there. A lot of our customers and business partners are under severe financial pressure.
“Our laptop sales projections for the 2009 calendar year have been reduced by 20%, but we believe that prospects look better for next year. I think the market has bottomed out and I think the ICT market will be one of the first business sectors to recover.”