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Where to Buy the Cheapest Electronics in Asia

September 25, 2014

Are you itching to get your hands on the latest iPhone? If your answer is yes and you happen to be a traveler in Asia, you’re in luck. You just might be in the right place at the right time to buy your new smartphone. This actually does not only apply to the ever-famous iPhone but also to a wide array of electronic gadgets, which include cameras, DVD players, tablets, etc.

Here are the top Asian Countries you can buy the cheapest electronics from:

China

China is a manufacturing giant and everybody knows that. This fact contributes to their ability to sell electronics at very low prices. Because China produces so many gadgets, people usually buy in bulk from here, ship it to their countries and sell it at a much higher price. You probably won’t be looking to purchase 100 new smartphones but if you’re in China and you’re dying for a new one, you’re exactly where you can find the best value.

Singapore

There are quite a number of malls in Singapore that sell floor after floor of electronics and if you like exploring bargains in these kinds of places like Sim Lim Square, The Camera Workshop and Fuman Digitalife Mall, you’ll enjoy the experience a lot in Singapore. The shops are nice and clean and you can find everything from old gadgets to the latest releases at very reasonable prices. Plus, if you’re good at bargaining, you’ll get even more value for your money.

Malaysia

What you will enjoy in Malaysia when looking to buy some electronics is the weekly sales on different items that big electronic stores offer. Because of this, the prices of gadgets in Malaysia easily fluctuate so do your best to catch the right deal at the time you’re there. Another thing to consider though is that Malaysia does not always have the latest gadgets but if your intentions are to buy external drives and the likes, you’ll find really good deals here.

Japan

If you haven’t heard of Akihabara yet, you should start doing some trip planning to visit Japan to find thousands upon thousands of electronics of all kinds. You could literally find anything and everything there are very reasonable prices. Shops are very nice and colorful and you’ll definitely enjoy the showmanship of cattle callers in front of shops.

Thailand

Thailand has some world-renowned mega malls of electronics that’s definitely worth a visit when you’re there. It’s amazing to see so much in one place but it could be very overwhelming. The best way to go about this is to take your time especially in bargaining. There are good deals at every turn of the corner so you don’t want to rush into buying and feel a bit sorry a few minutes later. Be wary of fake electronics though as these are also everywhere. If you have a Thai friend, it would be very helpful to ask him or her to tag along with you to go shopping, whatever it is you’re buying.

 

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Peach Anne Nacion
"I believe in traveling. I believe that it gives your soul what it needs from time to time. It answers your need to be free every now and then, your longing to be by yourself once in a while and your cry for life to awaken your spirit. Traveling will always be the answer for me."