From her home in Dubai, Erica Shaw logs onto GoNabit.com, one of the newest group-buying websites in the Gulf region.
Well, first thing in the morning, I usually do check and see if I have any emails or texts from the night before, just to see what the deal of the day is.
The mother of three and American is just one of the many people in the region taking advantage of online group-buying that’s all the rage.
It’s not such a way of saving money, but also introducing you to a lot of the new facilities that are offered here in Dubai.
Group-buying is a recently-developed shopping strategy originating in China. Several people connect over the Internet. The group then agrees to purchase an item or a service and benefit by paying less. The business benefits by selling multiple items at once.
Similar group-buying sites have popped up in Europe and America. Even though these websites have been up and running for a few years, here in the Middle East it’s a fairly new phenomenon.在艾瑞卡 · 肖位于迪拜的家中，她正登录GoNabit.com网站，这是海湾地区最新的团购网站之一。
all the rage：be very popular or fashionable at the moment
pop up：Appear unexpectedly，like windows opening on a computer screen.
up and running：something working fine, good or excellent