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Air purifiers selling fast as haze lingers

Major stores report spike in demand, some run out of popular models

Published on Mar 10, 2014 8:21 AM
 

Singaporeans were snapping up air purifiers over the weekend as PSI readings remained in the "moderate" range.

Major electronics stores reported spikes in sales with some running out of popular models - such as those which are high-efficiency particulate absorption, or Hepa- certified.

Ms Jacqueline Au, 42, tried to buy a Honeywell air purifier at Best Denki VivoCity last Saturday, only to be told that the store was out of stock.

"They only have a high-end model from Sharp at the VivoCity store," she said, adding that it cost $1,200 - twice what she was prepared to pay for a mid-range model. "Maybe I'll look online or in other stores."

 
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Background story

GEARING UP

SELLING OUT FAST

Best-selling models are running low...We are in close discussion with suppliers to replenish stock as fast as we can.

- A Courts spokesman, on air purifiers sold at the store

GETTING PREPARED

It's time to take out the haze gear from the storeroom now, but we should be more prepared this time around.

- Mr Ben Wee, a Yio Chu Kang resident