10am to 6pm.
scholl sale at jalan kemajuan.
sony malaysia sale at … jalan tanjung utama or something like that.
chose the sony warehouse sale. the first ever by the company.
the night before: got hold of a price list. my sister and i picked out what we wanted: an mp3 head unit and speakers for each our cars, a 10-disc cd-changer for myself and a T1 camera for my sis.
this morning: left home at 9.30am. mad jam around the bandar utama bridge at the nkve pj exit. arrived at 9.50am, and thanks to the kelisa parking was no problem. seemed that they opened the gates earlier, so it was already sardine-packed with people.
my sis and bro went off to look at cams. i went off to the car audio section. everything was gone. only the super-expensive head units remained. fortunately, my sis managed to grab hold of a demo T1. it was in good shape and was selling for RM499. despite not having some key accessories it was still a steal.
by the time that was settled it was already 10am. but due to the humongous amount of credit-card payers, we only managed to finish up by 2pm. yes, 4 hours of queueing! the situation was so chaotic; there was a mass of meat all squished up to gain the attention of 3-4 cashiers. and only one credit-card machine! people were gathered all around, opening up boxes of goods to examine them, and maybe even pocket them! they even ushered some of us out to the service center to make payment, and anyone could’ve just walked away at that point.
fortunately things seemed to calm down after a few hours, but we’ve already suffered the full brunt of it. hopefully they won’t be discouraged to have another sale like this, but they’d better learn from their mistakes!
guess i’ll still have to use my phone for in-car entertainment. :