The Middle East’s popular online shopping websites, like their global counterparts, are offering major discounts on a wide variety of products right now as the holiday season draws closer. The good news for construction professionals is that some of these discounts also apply to tools and accessories of relevance to architecture, engineering, and construction professionals.
In the region, Souq, a part of the US’s Amazon, has compiled offers with significant price reductions under its White Friday discounts programme, which runs on 20-24 November, 2018. This article is a summary of discounted products available on Souq that could make onsite and offsite work easier for the Middle East’s construction professionals.
1. Construction site-friendly smartphones
It’s hard to know exactly how many iPhones have dealt with cracked screens or some spilled paint on a construction site, but it’s safe to assume this is a high number. If yours is one of these unfortunate phones, then you may want to check out Caterpillar’s range of mobile and smart phones, which the company brands as ‘tough’ and ‘rugged’. The price of Cat’s B25 Ultra Rugged Dual-Sim (512MB, 2G) mobile phone is down 22% from its original AED199 on Souq, and is now valued at AED156. The 1GB, 3G-fitted B30 model, meanwhile, is available at a hefty discount – originally priced at AED1,449, the phone’s price is AED239 right now.
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Cat’s S41 and S30 smartphone models are offered with similarly formidable discounts – the former model is 19% cheaper, with its price down from AED1,659 to AED1,349, thanks to UAE-born Souq’s White Friday 2018 sale. The S30 smart phone – an 8GB, 4G-enabled model – is down 14% in price, from AED699 to AED598.
2. Bosch Pro drills
Souq’s White Friday discount is applicable on four multi-purpose drill models under the Bosch Pro Cyl-9 range. The 31% discount means the 12x250mm model is now priced at AED34, with the 12x150mm model available for AED24.50. Price cuts are also available on the Bosch Pro range’s 10x120mm and 6x150mm models, which now respectively cost AED19 and AED14.
3. Stanley tools
Fortune 500 American company Stanley’s products are also being offered with significant discounts on Souq as part of the White Friday sale in 2018. The company’s die-cast torpedo level has seen a 64% discount, with its price now set at AED16, while its 30cm and 60cm classic box-beam rulers are up to 37% down in price, currently valued at AED30 and AED49 respectively. The 150cm classic box-beam is down 37% as well, and now costs AED126 – a significant saving compared to its original Souq price of AED199. A similar 36% discount is available on Stanley’s classic box level, which while originally priced at AED81 on Souq, is now available for AED51.50.
4. 3D drawing pen
Xact’s 3D Stereo Doodler Drawing Pen might be a handy tool for construction professionals that want to to experiment with 3D modelling without spending a fortune on it. The pen can use both ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) and PLA (polylactic acid) filaments – two of the most popular materials of their kind for 3D printing around the world.
The Xact 3D pen comes with an extra nozzle as part of its White Friday 2018 discount on Souq, and is available at less than half its price right now – originally priced at AED196 on Souq, its current price is AED96.
Geepas’s 9-inch aluminium frame torpedo has seen a 15% price cut amid Souq’s White Friday sale, with its value currently set at AED25. A higher discount is available on the company’s 24-inch magnetic aluminium box level. This product, originally worth AED106, is now priced at AED68.
6. Construction rulers
White Friday discounts on Tactix’s construction accessories range from 35-49%. The Tactic Feeler Gauge 15 Blade and 300mm Level I are now priced at AED10 each. Meanwhile, Tactix’s 300mm ruler combination and 250x150mm ruler corner are each priced at AED26. The company’s 600mm Level I is priced at AED35, down 35% from its original price of AED54.
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