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Holy Christmas Only 18 Days To Go!

06 December 07

Holy Christmas Only 18 Days To Go!

With only 18 days to go until the big guy in red arrives it seems the nation has only just noticed the silly season is upon us. Christmas sales at Bond + Bond are heating up as shoppers are now realising there are only three weekends to shop before the big day.

Marketing Manager, Richard Hull, says at Bond + Bond they haven’t used fancy research to track trends, instead basing their top selling product predictions on what their customers communicate to them in store.

“From what I’ve seen the most popular gifts are audio and image focused. The latest iPod accessories, mp3 players, digital cameras and camcorders are selling well and we pick these to be this season’s top sellers.”

“I think Christmas has snuck up on us all a bit this year. Now that there are only 18 days left to shop, I think our top products are going to sell out fast,” he says. Hull’s pick for the top ten gifts this silly season are:

1. Pimp your bedroom, bach or even your tent this summer with Logitech Portable iPod Speakers. Compatible with iPod and other MP3 players these speakers produce a clear sound that’s pretty loud considering they’re pretty small. For only $99.00 you’ll also receive a flash travel case so you don’t lose all the parts.

2. Dad may seem hard to buy for but we know there is only one thing he wants, control; a Philips LCD Touch Screen Universal Remote control, that is. This clever little gadget will control your whole entertainment system no matter what brands they include. Better still you don’t need an engineering degree to the work the thing - it’s easy to set up, simple to use and only costs $149.00.

3. A gift for all those out there who are geographically challenged, the Navman Portable Satellite Navigation Device will ensure you never get lost again. This nifty gadget is seriously in danger of making us all look stupid, containing 2007 New Zealand-wide mapping as well as instructions on where the nearest gas station is and parking shortcuts. Available for only $499.00.

4. If you’re good at multitasking the new Nokia 6234 3G Mobile lets you take shots, make videos and keep in touch all at once. Not only does this little beauty look pretty flash, it has 6 MB of internal memory, blue tooth and an MP3 player. Buy this for someone for only $299.00 and you’ll be in the good books until next Christmas!

5. Let’s face it, it will probably rain over Christmas and if you don’t want to get stuck playing Scrabble make sure the PlayStation 3 Bestmates Bundle is at the top of your wish list. This bundle comes with a PlayStation 3 40GB console and two games all for just $899.00.

6. Make sure you put up your stocking this year because the Philips 1GB MP3 Player is the perfect stocking stuffer. Enjoy up to 10 hours of all your MP3 and WMA music and you won’t get tangled in any cables thanks to the direct USB port. They say good things come in small packages and in this case they certainly do for a tiny price of $59.00.

7. Unleash the creative director within or just record your mates doing funny stuff with the Panasonic Mini-DV Camcorder for only $799.00. This camcorder features 10x optical zoom, 3 megapixel CCD and a 2.5” LCD screen. It will also take still photos so you won’t need to carry around two cameras.

8. The Philips DVD Home Theatre System has the perfect mix of grunt and quality to give you a cinema experience at home. For only $439.00 you can play all your favourite movies and music really loud to impress your mates (and your neighbours).

9. For those out there who have forgiven the boys in black the Philips All Blacks Micro System is the perfect gift. The Micro System plays all your favourite CDs as well as featuring a line-in jack for portable music playback. For only $69.00 this system delivers a great sound and features Dynamic Bass Boost – guaranteed to be heard through floor boards.

10. Make the most of this massive saving before they realise what they’ve done! Right now you can get the Canon Digital Camera with 10 mega pixels, 3.0 x optical zoom and a 2.5” LCD screen for only $498.00! This flashy little present will make you super popular. *Prices are valid from Wednesday 5 to Tuesday 11 December 2007. Please visit us at


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