Fans and aircons selling fast in southern region hinh anh 1Nguyen Kim electronic supermarket (Source:

HCM City (VNA) - Consumers are flocking to electronic shops and supermarkets to buy fans, air conditioners and other electronic products to ward off the heat in the southern region.

Shopping at an electronics shop on Xo Viet Nghe Tinh Street, Thanh Hai of Binh Thanh District said he was buying an air conditioner because of the higher temperatures. Another customer at the shop, Thanh Truc of Thu Duc District, said he had bought a water misting fan to cope with the heat.

A representative of Nguyen Kim Electronic Appliance Centre said sales of air conditioners, refrigerators, fruit juicers and blenders had increased significantly compared to the same period last year.

Sales are expected to continue to increase as the heat wave is predicted to reach its peak in a few weeks, he said.

According to electronic shops, this is the best time to buy such products before the peak season’s higher prices.

Traders said fan brands, including KDK, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, and Asia, are priced from 300,000 VND (13.45 USD) to 1 million VND for popular ones and 1 million VND to 3 million VND for hi-end ones.

Customers are paying more attention to product quality and durability, according to shop owners. They also prefer energy-efficient air conditioners.

The most popular are 1-1.5 HP air conditioners from Toshiba, Daikin, LG, Panasonic and Reetech, with prices between 8 million VND and 12 million VND.

With the hot and dry season expected to be more severe this year, electronic shops expect sales of refrigeration products to increase strongly.

New products and promotions to attract shoppers have been launched by shops in collaboration with producers.

At Nguyen Kim Electronic Appliance Centre, for instance, customers buying air conditioners from March 11 to 31 will receive a free guarantee for an additional year as well as a maintenance package.

It will also discount up to 30 percent on fans, juicers, blenders and refrigeration products, and offer freebies.-VNA