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World Cup – related services, products booming

World Cup-related services and products such as large TV, football shirts, wolf Zabivaka - an official mascot of the 2018 FIFA World Cup are booming in plenty of electronic and clothes shops in Ho Chi Minh City, and sales of them are soaring.

World Cup – related services, products booming

A representative of a public relations company in Xo Viet Nghe Tinh Street in Binh Thanh District June 14 said that many managers of restaurants phoned to hire large TV to attract customers.
At present, a person must pay VND6.5 – 7 million ($284.8 - 306.7), VND8-9 million to hire a 58 inch TV, a 65 inch TV respectively for the whole football season. However, the 50 inch TV is the most favorite one because of its cheap hire of VND5 million.
Customers will enjoy a discount of VND500,000 - 1 million if they hire two. People have to pay higher if they hire TV in one day only excluding transportation fee in distant districts in HCMC.
Similarly, supermarket chains Co.opMart, BigC, electronic shop Nguyen Kim are offering sales of TV and clothes. Buyers will enjoy half-priced discount for jean, kaki khaki pants, or clothes of same price of VND49,000. Anyone buying a TV will have a discount of VND1 million.
Eateries in districts 10, 12, Go Vap offered discount of 5-10 percent on each bill. Coffee shops in Quang Trung street in Go Vap District or Bac Hai residential quarter in district 10 showed football game in a big screen for soccer lovers.
Additionally, travel agents including Saigontourist, BenThanh Tourist, Viet Tourist said that thousands of people visited Russia this time to watch football games directly.
Two hundred tourists were taken to Russia by Saigontourist this time to watch World Cup, said sale manager Doan Thi Thanh Tra.

By THI HONG – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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