Monthly Archives: January 2020

Phones Resale Value in Kuwait

Few months ago, I decided to sell my Google Pixel 3 XL. I went to phone shops in Sharq Kuwait City, and I was really surprised that I got a low selling price from all the shops. All of the shops told me that they are only interested in buying Apple iPhones or Samsung phones. They are also interested in buying phones that has a warranty in Kuwait. Since I bought my phone from the US, it made it even less attractive. The problem is that I keep changing smartphone brands, and now I am using a OnePlus from the US. I loved OnePlus so much, but again I am worried about the resale value.

If you want a smartphone that holds value, then stick to Apple and Samsung.

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A New Makeup Brand That is Trending in The Market – Ayn Noon

If you’re looking for quality products for your eyes, then we got your answer here. Ayn Noon is a newly founded cosmetic company based in Kuwait and it’s the perfect eye makeup for all sensitive eyes and busy women.

 

Its makeup is easy to use and perfect for everyone. They are currently selling four main products for the eyes that are all organic, gluten-free and cruelty-free. The main collection is the following: Ayara Mascara the perfect mascara for your everyday look; two main eyeliners Kajoola (demure) and Jareea’a (Bold) eyeliner. While Kajoola eyeliner is thin tipped, Jareaa’a eyeliner is thick tipped. And lastly, they have Gazel pencil eyeliner as the best pencil eyeliner for sensitive eyes. All products are made in the EU and are all intensive black.

The main purpose of creating Ayn Noon is to provide quality makeup for everyone at an affordable price. And most importantly, creating Ayn Noon was to create a beauty line with an Arabic touch that feels unique.

You can buy Ayn Noon Products from their website and also follow them on instagram

 

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Retail Recession in Kuwait

Things haven’t been that good when it comes to retail in Kuwait. From stores in the avenues to the stores in Hawalli, the retail industry is changing big time. Last week, we had some goods at Kuwait customs and when we went there it wasn’t as busy as it used to be in the past. We asked around and the labor there were complaining that imports have decreased so much and it keeps decreasing. The trucks that transports goods were charging 25 KD per trip and now they are charging 10 KD only. I have discussed this issue with multiple business owners and they mostly blame the changes in the industry.

Al-Rehab Complex: Multiple business owners that I know very well complained how their customers changed the way they purchase video games. When it comes to software, they purchase online from Playstation Network, Nintendo eShop, Xbox Games Store. Even if someone wants the collector’s edition, they buy it from Amazon. The problem even the most loyal customers to Al-Rehab Complex stopped going there and they started to buy online. Buying directly from Amazon for collector’s edition games is cheaper than buying from Al-Rehab Complex.

The Avenues: The Avenues has the highest foot traffic in Kuwait, but for the past 2.5 years. You see constant sales going on. I am surprised to see Sales going on for that long, but it isn’t stopping at all and I don’t think it will stop anytime soon. Business owners are blaming the leave of expats families, reduction in purchase power, and purchasing online from stores overseas.

Ibn Khaldoun St: Even the silicon valley of Kuwait have been hit big time. I talked to multiple business owners and their main problem is that people are buying from Amazon. Of course people will buy from Amazon, they offer lower prices and very fast deliveries. I am getting my stuff within 3-4 days, which is extremely fast for a shipment coming from the US. The stores in Kuwait can’t compete with Amazon since Amazon have a very large economy of scale.
The trend will continue where retail will suffer and online purchases will increase. Retail recession has started few years ago, but lets see how 2020 goes.