dubizzle Initiates ‘It’s Worth More Than You Think” Movement in Qatar

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BySusanna WolfeTuesday , 17 June 2014
dubizzle Initiates ‘It’s Worth More Than You Think” Movement in Qatar
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dubizzle, the leading classifieds website for users in the Middle East and North Africa, sparked a movement in the region, which will help redefine the culture of ownership and the way people perceive their possessions. The initiative’s title, “it’s worth more than you think”, tackles the emotional side of the prevalent culture of ownership.

“It’s worth more than you think” aims to educate us residents of Qatar about the benefits of using classifieds and to instill in our minds that ‘letting go’ of our unused items and passing them on to someone else who needs them more will only add value to the community we live in.

Tariq Zabian, GM of Emerging Markets at dubizzle, said: “We want to show fellow residents of Qatar that anyone with internet connection can make a difference. By trading their unused items and passing them on to someone else who needs them, they will benefit others and at the same time make extra cash. These items can be anything, from baby clothes to mobile phones to cars. The beauty of dubizzle is that it allows you to connect with the people around you who want what you have. We bring buyers and sellers together, making your old items loved again”

The ‘it’s worth more than you think’ message is aligned with dubizzle’s vision to disrupt consumer exploitation, and this latest effort goes some way to proving dubizzle’s commitment to the cause in Qatar.

Besides the emotional side of the movement, there is a huge impact on the local economy. This can happen when citizens trade items they no longer need or use; the overall supply in the market increases. This leads to lower prices, increasing the quantity of trade and keeping money in the local economy. In addition, as the local residents sell their unused goods, they have more money to buy what they really want. This increase in demand expands market price and quantity, as well as creating even more local trade. This realignment of consumer goods will make a real impact.

“At dubizzle, we aim to enable everyone to help build a second hand economy. Everyone is encouraged to join the movement and take a look at the items they have stashed away which they no longer need and post them on dubizzle. Give another person in your community the opportunity to own something they never thought they could afford. Besides, we’re all rich, we just own the wrong possessions.” Zabian added.

What are the residents of Qatar looking for on dubizzle?

Cars: In one year 190,120 residents in Qatar searched for cars offers. In the past year on dubizzle, top three cars search in Qatar:

  1. 36,095 residents in Qatar searched for Toyota in Qatar
  2. 23,782 residents in Qatar searched for Nissan in Qatar
  3. 13,590 residents in Qatar searched for Mitsubishi in Qatar

 Property for Rent: In the past year on dubizzle, top Properties for Rent in Qatar searches:

  1. 99,439 residents in Qatar searched for apartments for rent in Qatar
  2. 39,185 residents in Qatar searched for villas for rent in Qatar

 Property for Sale: In the past year on dubizzle, top Properties for Sale in Qatar searches:

  1. 8,191 residents in Qatar searched for apartments for sale in Qatar
  2. 7,634 residents in Qatar searched for villas for sale in Qatar

Jobs: In one year:  431,149 Qatari job-seekers searched for jobs. Unemployment rate is very low, 1% only. Top searches for jobs in one year:

  1. 45,639 Secretarial
  2. 34,403 Architecture / Engineering
  3. 34,357 Sales

 In one year: 59,408 Qatari employers looked for candidates in the jobs wanted section

 Items for Sale: Top searched for items in one year:

  1. 40,447 residents in Qatar searched for home & garden items
  2. 36,246 residents in Qatar searched for mobile phones
  3. 23,824 residents in Qatar searched for electronics & home appliances
  4. 15,045 residents in Qatar searched for computers & laptops

Leading to 2022 World Cup, dubizzle recorded 5,810 residents in Qatar searching for sports equipment and goods in one year.

What are the residents of Qatar posting on dubizzle?

Cars: In the past year on dubizzle, top three cars posted for sale in Qatar:

  1. 9,648 residents in Qatar searched for Toyota in Qatar
  2. 4,272 residents in Qatar searched for Nissan in Qatar
  3. 2,523 residents in Qatar searched for Mercedes Benz in Qatar

Property for Rent: In the past year on dubizzle, top Properties for Rent posted in Qatar:

  1. 2,5619 Apartments for rent in Qatar
  2. 9,130 Villas for rent in Qatar
  3. 6,011 Commercials for rent in Qatar

Property for Sale: In the past year on dubizzle, top Properties for Sale posted in Qatar:

  1. 1,293 Apartments for sale in Qatar
  2. 1,210 Lands for sale in Qatar
  3. 1,092 Villas for sale in Qatar

Items for Sale: Top items for sale in one year posted by the residents of Qatar:

  1. 7,009 Home & garden items
  2. 3,810 Mobile phones & accessories items
  3. 3,442 Electronics & home appliances items

INFO: dubizzle, 4427 9779, www.dubizzle.com

So get selling all the stuff you don't need and buy another handbag that you so do need!