For those of us who like going to large department stores and getting lost in the myriad of product choices.. shazz is a dream come true. And to add as a cherry on the cake, its cheaper than the local market.

Located near national stadium (near farhan club to be more precise) right below the new Copper Kettle there, Shazz is a one stop destination for everything you can imagine. The pricing structure they follow is almost the same as Imtiaz and others, have large aisles where you can move about easily, carry things from edibles, clothes, crockery, toiletries and DVD’s (that was my favourite stop! low priced DVDs). Just about anything you would want.

The point which really got me hooked (as evidenced from the last para) was the DVD section. Huge collection of DVD movies and songs (both indian and english) and each DVD carries the price tag of Rs. 60! I got the whole season of Grays Anatomy on just one DVD there! Now that is value! Check it out.. its a fun place to be.

10 Comments so far

  1. Farrukh Ahmed (unregistered) on April 6th, 2007 @ 2:27 pm

    Hey, I need to be hooked up on info like this. Back in Dubai, Carrefoure’ was everyone’s fav place for cheap, all you can imagine stuff!!

    I know the shop sizes are miniatures compared to there (Carrefoure’ has 74 checkout counters!!) but any place where I can do my groceries is a must visit!

    pls keep updating the list.

  2. d0ct0r (unregistered) on April 6th, 2007 @ 4:36 pm

    @Farrukh Ahmed MAKRO opposite valika/baig Spinning site karachi is almost 10 acres…

  3. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on April 6th, 2007 @ 5:11 pm

    These days MALL factor is IN. People are willing to pay little extra for ONE STOP shop instead of raoming around making stops.

    as far as DVDs are concern – DVDs (version 9) can accomodate upto 3 ~ 5 Video CDs., which are converted to VCD’s from Camera print of Video cam tapes.

  4. faylasuf (unregistered) on April 6th, 2007 @ 5:41 pm

    I must say that Shazz used to b my pit stop but its not ne more

    u can easily get as many DVDs as u want from Jumbo at 50Rs/DVD so Shazz for DVDs is a no no

    coming towards the One stop shop for a bit higher cost, who wants to do that if you have Macro to visit where every thing is cheaper(apart from rare exceptions) and availble in desired qtys

    n m afraid shazz is not actually an “every thing under one roof” place, Macro comes close to the concept.

  5. mansoor (unregistered) on April 6th, 2007 @ 6:04 pm

    faylasuf: hhmm..i was comparing DVD’s with clifton :p where they’re STILL sold for 90!!! :S

    damn :S need to start learning how 2 shop cheap in this city :S

  6. Sufi (unregistered) on April 6th, 2007 @ 6:37 pm

    How cheap can Karachiites be. Aik to pehlay hi pirated dvds are so cheap in the city, ouper say they wana buy the whole season on one dvd which obviously is compressed and has poor quality. That’s really really cheap.

    I wonder, agar kabhi original price par dvd leni parhh gayee, Karachi mein to hangama ho jaye ga :D

  7. faylasuf (unregistered) on April 6th, 2007 @ 6:52 pm

    @mansoor: hmm hope ud not compare with defence ;)

    @sufi: well why pay more when you can get the same thing for less money,
    and offcourse dt dznt meant tht m officially suporting piracy in ne form but gotta do what u gotta do >:P

  8. mansoor (unregistered) on April 6th, 2007 @ 7:19 pm

    sufi: lolz :p u get good quality video if u have equipment that supports it :P mera bechara system wo bhee acha dikha deta hai (less dpi) :p to why pay Rs 600 for a season that you can get in 120 :p

    faylasuf: i am a product of defence.. learning to live in gulshan :p its a long learning curve my dear ;) so comparisions will run abound :-D

  9. Zm (unregistered) on April 9th, 2007 @ 1:40 pm

    I still couldn’t understand why everyone is saying that” large area of land is need to be acquired along the SH” because if one give a look to the ROW (right of way) of MT Khan road and SF one can realize that they have illegally encroach the CDGK reserved land. This can be proved from the CDGK ROW drawing of early 60’s. MT Khan road and SF have approximately ROW 120 to 200 ft and now at club road only 60 ft are available. I think this bitter truth and also quite enough to take “compensation” from these landlords to CDGK rather than to give them.
    Secondly 1,100 trees are there at median and not 11,000 tress and this figure also includes shrubs. No landscaping is going to be ruined, as it is EE is at good distance from the buildings.
    I also couldn’t understand what rubbish architects are talking about. They don’t know how expressways are designed?
    They argued that number of cars to be reduced, it is very good idea but first of all they them self adopt this idea. Driving education is brilliant option but one can imagine that it would take next 20 years and might be more. Until than isn’t it right to adopt some other options?
    I think this is endless debate. I am asking from the opponents that why can’t we come under same platform and kill our egos and take Karachi City as “Our City” instead of your and mine.

  10. Hasan Zuberi (unregistered) on April 9th, 2007 @ 6:48 pm

    This new phenomena is known as “Organised Retail” and there are many in line … according to market info Metro, Carrefoure, Al-Shaya are already geared up.

    As for the pirated DVD and its price; what else you can expect in a pirated content & Chinese D-Category DVD which is 30% cheaper then branded DVD-R (Imation, Sony, Maxell).

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