Online festive offers notwithstanding, the sale of electronic goods like television, refrigerator and washing machines went up by 15% in the offline retail market on Dhanteras Friday.
Compared to a business of Rs 55 crore last year, the retail electronics sector this time saw sales of Rs 63.25 crore till the filing of this report. The figure may go up by the time the Dhanteras buying spree is over.
Vyapaar Mandal leader Pawan Manocha said that though business was not as brisk as they had hoped for, many shoppers preferred to buy items in person instead of from online stores. “Hence, retail shops weren’t left wanting,” he added.
Ajay Rastogi felt buying electronics offline was a safer bet.
“I had purchased a television set online, but the product was damaged. The e-company took it back, but not before I raised a hue and cry. So, I have decided to make a fresh purchase from an offline retail shop,” he said.―Times of India