Sunday, 31 August 2014

Comex 2014 ; The Wealth of Singaporeans & The Ugly Side of Some Singaporeans

SO, I have just completed Day 3 of the longest 4 days of my life.

Hours and hours of standing on your feet, talking for half an hour straight to customers who ask merely for the sake of asking without any intention to purchase whatsoever. It's frustrating.

However, many people are still continuing to spend on electronic products. From this show alone, it's hard to tell that many Singaporeans are still suffering behind the scenes. It gives a warped impression of Singaporeans wealth.

Because of the background of Comex 2014, mostly educated and tech-savvy adults fill the place with many staying in landed properties, condominiums and purchasing security surveillance cameras to monitor the safety of their homes. Even bosses of various companies make a trip down to purchase cameras in bulk.

Just today, I have sold more than $SGD 30,000 worth of electronic products. Of course, many foreigners also visit this place to snap up items at bargain deals.

However, just a friendly tip. If you're truly looking to purchase a product and want to know the truth and honest capabilities of these products try not to ask a junior looking staff (usually teenagers like us) hahaha. Basically, we want to help you to get the product you want, but at times our product knowledge are severely limited because we are not provided with in-depth product knowledge. We learn as we go.

If you do decide to purchase from us, please be patient and serious in purchasing. We don't exactly enjoy having to talk and explain so many details, wasting precious time that could have been spent informing customers who wished to purchase but left because we were busy with people who simply want to waste our time because they enjoy doing this. (Yes, there are many people like this, mostly Singaporeans too!)

All the same, it was a good experience. Like the saying goes, fake it till you make it. We survive on mostly common sense and gaining knowledge from failed sales. It's not easy, but it's interesting.

Signing off,
Teenage Investor


  1. Agreed. Fake it like expert.

    Same as investing. It is how "Gurus" fake it. LOL!

  2. Fake only works on newbies. Don't try on lau cheows.

  3. Don't try it on CW O. K.