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Old Aug 31st 2005, 7:13 am
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CAn anyone please tell me how much cheaper are electrical items in Hong Kong. We're stopping over there in Novemeber and I want a new camera, everyone I speak to says to get one there.

Is it really that much cheaper
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CAn anyone please tell me how much cheaper are electrical items in Hong Kong. We're stopping over there in Novemeber and I want a new camera, everyone I speak to says to get one there.

Is it really that much cheaper
Such goods are much cheaper but you need to barter!
Take care, I bought a mobile phone PDA type (Sony Ericsson P800). Chinese is the language of the manual and the default langauge of the phone so I get some problems now and again.
Guarantees seem to be global.

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CAn anyone please tell me how much cheaper are electrical items in Hong Kong. We're stopping over there in Novemeber and I want a new camera, everyone I speak to says to get one there.

Is it really that much cheaper

Hi There

I was in Hong Kong last October and from what I have been told and observed first hand, the days of picking up electrical bargains in HK are finished. I found many of the prices on a par with UK. If I were you I'd buy duty free before leaving the UK, or even better, buy duty free in Australia. At least that way you have recourse if something goes wrong with the products.

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CAn anyone please tell me how much cheaper are electrical items in Hong Kong. We're stopping over there in Novemeber and I want a new camera, everyone I speak to says to get one there.

Is it really that much cheaper
If you are after the latest models of digital cameras, then HK will be cheaper than the UK or Australia. But if you can wait a few months prices usually come down to be about the same in most places.

The two more reputable chains for electronics in HK are Fortress and Broadway. You'll see them in most shopping areas, and very often one very close to the other. There are also a few camera shops on Victoria Street and Stanley Street in Central that are worth checking out. I think the prices in HK are at least 10% less than in the UK because there is no import tax. You can haggle a bit as well. At the big chains you can usually get 5-10% off the price, but not always.

Just be aware that when you come into Australia, you may need to declare newly bought merchandise and depending on total value, you may have to pay tax on them on arrival.

Mobile phones though I find are almost always cheaper in HK unless you're signing up for a plan.

A bit of advice to everyone stopping in HK - it's well worth buying memory cards, memory sticks, DV tapes, film for cameras, and all sorts of batteries there. They are the cheapest in the world even for all the major brand names.

Cheers,
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Good advice JTL

We have bought goods in HK and Singapore and all have been ok, except for a camcorder a few yrs ago when we were told the guarantee was global but the UK shop/company refused to repair it under the said guarantee!
We bought our last digital camera at Duty free at GATWICK and it was much cheaper than in the high street and we even bargained with them so they threw in extra memory cards.
It depends if you want to gamble cheap er prices over import tax to oz and trouble with guarantees. If you lived in HK it would be different.
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Originally Posted by JackTheLad
If you are after the latest models of digital cameras, then HK will be cheaper than the UK or Australia. But if you can wait a few months prices usually come down to be about the same in most places.

The two more reputable chains for electronics in HK are Fortress and Broadway. You'll see them in most shopping areas, and very often one very close to the other. There are also a few camera shops on Victoria Street and Stanley Street in Central that are worth checking out. I think the prices in HK are at least 10% less than in the UK because there is no import tax. You can haggle a bit as well. At the big chains you can usually get 5-10% off the price, but not always.

Just be aware that when you come into Australia, you may need to declare newly bought merchandise and depending on total value, you may have to pay tax on them on arrival.

Mobile phones though I find are almost always cheaper in HK unless you're signing up for a plan.

A bit of advice to everyone stopping in HK - it's well worth buying memory cards, memory sticks, DV tapes, film for cameras, and all sorts of batteries there. They are the cheapest in the world even for all the major brand names.

Cheers,
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Ive never been to hong kong my self...
http://www.fodors.com/miniguides/mgr...ur_section=sho
Hope this can help.. Shopping malls in hongkong is categorized
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So how do prices in Singapore compare to Hong Kong?
Electrical goods like the Sony PSP
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Thanks for all your advice everyone. Maybe I should buy my camera at Heathrow (I want a digital SLR), then i can fiddle with it on the plane to help pass the time.
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Originally Posted by JackTheLad
If you are after the latest models of digital cameras, then HK will be cheaper than the UK or Australia. But if you can wait a few months prices usually come down to be about the same in most places.

I bought a digital camera in HK last year, comparing the price over here when we got back, seemed to be about 100 quid cheaper over there at the time.

The two more reputable chains for electronics in HK are Fortress and Broadway. You'll see them in most shopping areas, and very often one very close to the other. There are also a few camera shops on Victoria Street and Stanley Street in Central that are worth checking out. I think the prices in HK are at least 10% less than in the UK because there is no import tax. You can haggle a bit as well. At the big chains you can usually get 5-10% off the price, but not always.

I thought 'Broadway' were gone, not too sure though.

Just be aware that when you come into Australia, you may need to declare newly bought merchandise and depending on total value, you may have to pay tax on them on arrival.

Mobile phones though I find are almost always cheaper in HK unless you're signing up for a plan.

Latest models too, I reckon.

A bit of advice to everyone stopping in HK - it's well worth buying memory cards, memory sticks, DV tapes, film for cameras, and all sorts of batteries there. They are the cheapest in the world even for all the major brand names.

Absolutely right!

Cheers,
Mrs JTL
CHeers and happy shopping
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Originally Posted by pompeywill
So how do prices in Singapore compare to Hong Kong?
Electrical goods like the Sony PSP
I think Its more cheaper in singapore, THe sony psp is around from 150 - 200 USD while in hong kong it sold in 270 USD
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