At 11:45 O’clock I got to the Red car with my collegues Anis and Ramzi, the road to the SIB (Salon International de l’informatique et du Bureatique : International Fair of Computing) some kind of Tunisian Cebit or Comdex, and as every year we’ve been not so much blazed, technically there were no innovation the souk system was on place : resellers show their merchandise, prices were certainly discounted, but this year not as we werer hoping.
The MP3 players were at the rendez-vous, in addition to the avalanche to USD drives that have rised by hundreds, such jewelery is very cheap, for example some 256 MB USB drives costs less that 60 TND (about 50 $).
About Mac, there were -like yearily- only one resller with machines that seems exposed for the show never for sale, as their prices were out of take, you must take attention tat major fair’s cleints are ordinary peapole and tiny resellers cming to invest in somthing cheap or to have more choice in one place.
The fair is divised into two chunks, one for the little comagnies, the other for big resellers, the right side of the moon (little reseller) is suffocating so much peaple are more attracted with little gadgets, mouses, mp3 players, pcs, … and like evrytime CDRs and DVDRs, the price were as ouside the fair 0,400 TND, and 1.5 TND for DVDR, nothing special about media.
As summary the 2004 SIB is not so successfull as awaited, it’s just a shopping that offers more choice and maybe less prices, o if you are willing to visit the SIB to musn’t be very optimistic about prices, getting contacts from resellers should be the only gain. Anyway that’s a real technology exhibition and You must get there !
[SIB 2004 Gallery]
[SIB 2004 SlideShow]