Don’t Say Bojio: Online IT Fair with Up to 64% Off!

Everyone knows about the IT fairs that happen like once every few months. Sure, there are some great deals, but basically everyone will be there, and even the Expo halls are not large enough to fit so many people. We all know you’re going to squeeze with like half the population of Singapore just to buy a cheaper SD card or something.

We’ll let you in on a secret. You don’t need to squeeze with all those people for an IT fair.

That’s right. What’s better than grabbing some good deals in a fair in Expo? Doing the same thing in the comfort of your own home.

From 9 March 2017 to 19 March 2017, Shopee, an m-commerce platform, will be holding their online IT Fair. Various gadgets will be on sale, with discounts up to 75% off. This fair isn’t just convenient; their discounts are better than the physical IT fairs as well!

Download the app here (Android or iOS) to start saving. We’d highly recommend checking back every day for the period of the IT fair, because there are going to be some special campaigns going on, with even more discounts. I know some of you are now just itching to buy something even before the promotion begins, but hold your horses: if you’re new to Shopee, use this promo code: ITFAIRxGF . You’ll get $7 off your first $15!

Since it’s the fastest finger that can grab the deal, I’ll suggest that you “camp” in the app 15 minutes before the start of the deal.

Well, at least that’s better that queuing overnight, eh? And there’s even a giveaway, but we’ll get to that soon. For now, check out these featured deals for some hot new tech stuff.

Xiaomi Mi Powerbank 20000mAh Gen 2 QC3.0 (45% Off)

Date of Deal: 9 March 2017 (Thursday), 12:00 a.m.

Original Price: $39.80
Discounted Price: $21.90 

Xiaomi has always been known for great quality products at great prices. I think they single-handedly reversed the negative stereotype of made-in-China products.

Here we have their claim to fame, the Mi Powerbank, specifically the 20000mAh version, on an incredible sale of 45% off. That is on top of their already extremely affordable price tag. This powerbank is positively huge, with a whopping 20000mAh capacity (roughly equivalent to almost 10 full charges of your iPhone 7). It also supports QuickCharge, even if your iPhone 7 doesn’t.

You’re never going to find any powerbank this big and this cheap.

Xiaomi Luggage 20 inch / 24 inch (54% Off)

Date of Deal: 9 March 2017 (Thursday), 12:00 a.m.

Original Price: $129.90
Discounted Price: $59.90

Riding on their fame from their series of powerbanks and smartphones, Xiaomi expanded their catalogue to include products like luggage. I know, right? The unexpected weirdness aside, this seems to be a sturdy product, with a classic design.

In addition to the tried-and-tested traditional 4-wheeled luggage design, Xiaomi claims to have a silent system for the wheels, which should mean you won’t constantly be announcing you’re travelling to everyone within a 50m radius.

Oh yeah, this is going to be cheaper by more than half, so we’d say it’s pretty worth it.

GoPro Hero 5 Black (17% Off)

Date of Deal: 11 March 2017 (Saturday), 12:00 a.m.


Original Price: $550
Discounted Price: $459 

For every aspiring vlogger or travel videographer, or just any hobbyist, the GoPro has been the portable action camera of choice. It’s small, it’s durable, and it has such a well-supported system of accessories it’s unsurprising they basically have a monopoly on the market.

The only problem being that they hardly have any sales. Until now.

Their latest model, the GoPro Hero 5, will be going at a 17% discount. Never a better time to grab one for yourself, you Casey-Neistat-wannabe.

Google Chromecast 2 (33% Off)

Date of Deal: 11 March 2017 (Saturday), 12:00 a.m.

Original Price: $59.90
Discounted Price: $39.90

In this day and age, nobody really watches normal TV anymore: It’s basically all Netflix and YouTube now. 

Not the TV sets, though, and it’s thanks to online streaming devices and smart TVs. Which brings us to the Google Chromecast. The Android Marketplace is known for having a ton of apps for streaming TV shows, or TV channels, or movies, or anything at all, actually. Which means, with the Google Chromecast you can simply directly stream all those delicious media from whichever device you own straight to your big 60-inch TV in the living room.

All that, at a low, low price of $39.90. What a deal.

Microsoft Office 365 Personal 1 Year Subscription / Renewal (42% Off)

Date of Deal: 13 March 2017 (Monday), 12:00 a.m.

Original Price: $69.00
Discounted Price: $39.90

The most important piece of software in your computer right now is probably your Microsoft Office suite (apart from the basic functionalities, of course). The problem with Microsoft Office, like your antivirus, is the need for a subscription. Simply put, it’s not cheap.

But you don’t have to worry about it for this year, at least.

This deal is a 1-year subscription or renewal for Microsoft Office 365 Personal for cheap, which enables you to use their full range of products, and have access to an expanded storage in their cloud storage service, OneDrive.

It’s like less than $40. Why wait?

Toshiba Canvio Ready USB 3.0 Portable Drive (33% Off)

Promotion Date: 13 March 2017 (Monday), 12:00 a.m.

Original Price: $89.80
Discounted Price: $59.90

Speaking of storage, the offline version is pretty important too. You’re not going to have Internet access 24/7, and how else are you going to catch up with your shows and movies if you don’t download everything?

We’re talking about a portable drive here, of course. With USB 3.0, you can expect blazingly fast transfer speeds, and with this IT fair, you can also expect a great price for the 1TB variant: just $59.90! And it’s a Toshiba!

Most other drives go for at least $80. #justsaying

Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Mouse (64% Off)

Promotion Date: 13 March 2017 (Monday), 12:00 a.m.

Original Price: $135
Discounted Price: $49

Wireless mice are becoming more and more popular as they get more reliable. The old concerns about bad connectivity and whatever are no longer issues. Which means, you should totally get an upgrade for that mouse of yours that you’ve been using for years. That thing is disgusting. Get rid of it.

And get something great like the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse. Did you know that most review sites rate this particular mouse as one of the best wireless mice money can buy? Featuring Logitech’s Darkfield laser technology (this sounds super cool, like straight out of a sci-fi movie), the mouse can track perfectly even on glass. The compact and classy form is also designed for the aesthetics-conscious business person.

One of the only cons those reviews mentioned is the prohibitive price tag. I’ll just casually mention it’s going at a crazy 64% discount here, so no biggie.

DELL Monitor LED GAMING 23.6’ SE2417HG (24% Off)

Promotion Date: 15 March 2017 (Wednesday), 12:00 a.m.


Original Price: $169
Discounted Price: $129

For gamers with a desktop, a screen is a crucial part of the gaming rig. After all, you’ll have to see the game properly to play the game properly. Which means you need a good monitor. A good, and preferably cheap, monitor.

The Dell SE2417HG Gaming Monitor is exactly that. It offers a great quality monitor with an impressive response time of 2ms, and the display is vivid and bright. There are also 2 HDMI ports, so you could totally hook up your console to the monitor as well.

The monitor will be going at a low price of $129, which is way cheaper than those high-end monitors out there. Perfect for the budget-minded!

Xbox One 500GB Console + 5 Games Bundle (17% Off)

Promotion Date: 15 March 2017 (Wednesday), 12:00 a.m.

Original Price: $300
Discounted Price: $250

Speaking of gaming consoles, here’s the Xbox One with 5 games for a real cheap price tag. I feel like I don’t have to speak more of the console with its reputation, but here goes.

The Xbox One is basically the most popular console out there, apart from its competitor, the PS4. When you talk about console gaming, you’re probably referring to this. It’s got plenty of great games, it’s a great console, and now it’s got a great price, of only $250 for a bundle with 5 games.

What games, I hear you ask? The bundled games are not too shabby at all, including titles such as Dragon Age: Inquisition, Metal Gear Solid V, PES2016 and Sunset Overdrive.

Compared to the newly released Nintendo Switch, which goes at more than $600, this is a steal.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X LTE (17% Off)

Promotion Date: 17 March 2017 (Friday), 12:00 a.m.

Original Price: $240
Discounted Price: $199

Want a smartphone that looks premium, feels premium, and have mid-range specifications? You don’t have to look further than Xiaomi. Yes, it’s Xiaomi again on this list, and this is one of their best products (IMO) on the market.

Released this year, Xiaomi’s newest smartphone carries on the company tradition of great quality and great specifications for a budget-friendly price tag. And boy, is it budget-friendly. Even the original price is as low as $240.

Boasting a Snapdragon 625 processor, which is at the level of mid-range phones, the Redmi Note 4X is perfect for those who want as much processing power as they can with a very limited budget. With the discounted price at $199, which is way, way lower than even the lower-tiered mid-range smartphones out there, you’re definitely getting a great deal here.


Date of Deal: 17 March 2017 (Friday), 12:00 a.m.


Ah. Ever had the feeling of being one of the first few people to get your hands on the newest gadget? You have the chance of doing just that in this IT fair. Barely a week after the LG G6 was announced in the annual Mobile World Congress (also known as the biggest event every year for the smartphone world), preorders for the phone are now available.

The sale price when it finally arrives in Singapore would also be lower than current Korean retail prices, so LG fans take note of the date! And oh, this is exclusive to Shopee, so you LG fans should really be Shopee users, too!

This is part of the ‘Bye 2G Phone Mega Sale’ going on from 17 March 2017 to 19 March 2017, alongside many other 3G enabled smartphones at massive discounts.

Bye 2G Phone Mega Sale

What’s the ‘Bye 2G Phone Mega Sale’? Oh, we’re glad you asked. That’s part of the bunch of special campaigns we mentioned earlier on in this article. Here’s the entire list, so you can record all the dates down in your calendar.

  • 9 – 10 March: ‘Xiaomi Mega Sale’, Xiaomi products at discounts up to 75%!
  • 15 March: ‘Everything at $5’ Sale
  • 16 March: ‘Everything at $3’ Sale
  • 17 March: ‘Everything at $1’ Sale
  • 17 – 19 March: ‘Bye 2G Phone Mega Sale’, 3G-enabled phones at massive discounts! 2G service officially ends in April, so get yourself a 3G-enabled phone now!

Note: not literally everything at $5, $3 or $1; only selected products, of course.

Facebook Giveaway of a Nintendo Switch Bundle (worth $669)

Shopee is also holding a Facebook giveaway for the newest Nintendo Switch bundle! The bundle includes the console itself and two games (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild & 1-2-Switch), and is worth $669.

Participation is easy. Simply like and share the giveaway post on Facebook, which will be going up on 9 March 2017 in Shopee’s Facebook Page, and post a wefie in the comments section. Everyone in the wefie must be holding up the Shopee app on their phones, and the more people you have in your wefie, the higher the chances of winning!

In other words…it’s all about the size of you and your friends’ head. Too bad most of us in the office have big heads, though all of them disagree.

This competition will end on 19 March 2017, so go gather everyone you know, and take the most epic wefie!

Promo Code for $7 Off

But…what’s a deal without a promo code, eh? Like what I’ve mentioned earlier, you can use this promo code and get $7 off your first $15 purchase if you’re new to Shopee: ITFAIRxGF

Here’re the terms and conditions:

  • $7 off with min spend of $15.
  • Valid for first and one-time use and not for Miscellaneous, Tickets & Vouchers Category.
  • Expires on 19 March 2017, 11:59 p.m.

Now, excuse me as I look for people with small heads.

This article was first published on and is written in collaboration with Shopee.