Jacky’s says more interest in 3D TVs than demand

Predicts LED and 3D TVs will account for about 20% of total television sales in stores this year

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Jacky’s says more interest in 3D TVs than demand Jacky's Electronics predicts LED and 3D TVs will account for about 20% of their total television sales this year.
By  Vineetha Menon Published  June 23, 2010

Jacky's Electronics GM Jimmy Patel says that strong interest surrounding 3D TVs in the country doesn't equate to high customer demand for the products in stores.

"The World Cup fever has given a boost to the TV category including 3D which is the latest technology after LCD & LED. This coupled with the HD/3D broadcast on certain TV channels has generated considerable interest but not necessarily a huge demand for 3D TVs," Patel told itp.net.

Presently Samsung 3D TVs are leading in sales across Jacky's Electronics stores.

LG, Panasonic and Sony have all introduced 3D TV models to their portfolio, with Philips taking a different approach by instead selling a separate kit that can make their latest range of LCD TVs 3D-enabled.

"Since the regional launch of LED TV in 2009, we have experienced a strong response in this segment, constituting 10% to the total TV sales," Patel added, with larger screen sizes such as those in the 40"+ segment seeing greater demand.

Last month, Jacky's Electronics revealed it sold "several" Samsung 3D LED TVs following their local launch.
"By the end of this year, we anticipate that LED and 3D TVs will constitute approximately 18-20% of our TV sales," Patel added.

3288 days ago

This is possibly the last time, i'll give free advice :-) The problem is that there is no "ingenuity" in marketing in this region. Electronics chains have to realize that the old days of stock-em-they-will-come are no more. Today's consumers need retailers to "innovate" and offer some creative thinking and scenarios for home technology. How can you sell 3D TVs when there is no content and then lament about it? Do Something! Bundle a 3D webcam with the TV. Take a PC, + some educational 3D games = Sale to parents. Bundle a 3D camcorder : http://www.amazon.com/Aiptek-3D-HD-Definition-Camcorder-Black/dp/B003HGHR82 (Home movies in 3D of various ratings PG and above ;-) The text book approach that senior execs take in the region is shameful for the salaries they earn. I went to almost all the 3D projector companies in Dubai to offer free advice, and they did not have the time of day to give! Did you know that besides 3DTvs, there are 3D projectors here rotting on shelves because of bad marketing. models are available from Taiwanese, and Korean manufacturers. Want to sell 3DTVs.. read this, it's free advice http://realvision.ae/blog/2010/01/4-really-good-reasons-to-upgrade-to-a-3d-tv/ Regards Clyde

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