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Are electrical goods really that cheap in Hong Kong?

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  1. #31

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    it's been a while since I commented on the thread.

    So far I've used Price.com twice and haven't had any issues. For smallish purchases sub 5000HKD I have saved more than if i bought them on the high street here or the UK, it's been fun. I've explored some areas/malls that I probably wouldn't have known about in the process too.

    Big Items i think you do pay more, especially in my case if your're looking for a specific model.

    I've been on the look out for a particular hard drive which I've found 400HKD cheaper than the UK. I've also found a Sony projector which i was eyeing up for 2700HKD here and approx 4500 in the UK.

    To conclude, some electronics can be cheaper.. just do your homework first!


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    Quote Originally Posted by bb555:
    I've been on the look out for a particular hard drive which I've found 400HKD cheaper than the UK. I've also found a Sony projector which i was eyeing up for 2700HKD here and approx 4500 in the UK.
    I get most of my hard drives from Sam in the Mongkok Computer Centre, order online so you know he has stock, then pay when you collect.

    https://www.price.com.hk/starshop.php?s=3011&c=100016
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    Lately I've been in the market for home office gear and I'm struck by how much more expensive HK has become for electronic items. For example, a particular monitor goes for $4500 at Fortress or $4000 for the lowest listed price on price.hk (but no stock when you call). It's $350 on Amazon + $35 shipping to HK. I understand the issue of higher rents, but even when buying direct, a $450 MSRP HP U28 monitor is listed at HK$4799 from HP. How can all this be explained?


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    Quote Originally Posted by hksomewhere:
    Lately I've been in the market for home office gear and I'm struck by how much more expensive HK has become for electronic items. For example, a particular monitor goes for $4500 at Fortress or $4000 for the lowest listed price on price.hk (but no stock when you call). It's $350 on Amazon + $35 shipping to HK. I understand the issue of higher rents, but even when buying direct, a $450 MSRP HP U28 monitor is listed at HK$4799 from HP. How can all this be explained?
    Lots of middlemen...seems to affect the price of everything, not just electronics.

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    Don't buy from Fortress, it's overpriced


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    Quote Originally Posted by MABinPengChau:
    Lots of middlemen...seems to affect the price of everything, not just electronics.
    But how to explain a 40% price differential between the same product sold directly by Dell/HP on their US site vs. HK site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hksomewhere:
    But how to explain a 40% price differential between the same product sold directly by Dell/HP on their US site vs. HK site?
    Here, we pay for the impeccable pre and after sales service provided by all the major brands.
    The complimentary back rubs aren't really free you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hksomewhere:
    But how to explain a 40% price differential between the same product sold directly by Dell/HP on their US site vs. HK site?
    Because they price according to the market- if the market is paying 40 percent more they are going to charge 40 percent more...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MABinPengChau:
    Because they price according to the market- if the market is paying 40 percent more they are going to charge 40 percent more...
    exactly, the answer is as simple as "because they can"

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    Fortress etc are like Dixons/ Curries etc (for those from the UK). They're essentially high street shops so that you won't get the best deals, but they will have big(ish) showrooms and products for you to demo. You buy from Price.com when you know exactly what model you want.

    I've found that TVs and monitors are much cheaper in the US compared to HK. However the overall cost of large TVs seems to have dropped across the board, so that my last TV bought a couple of years ago was about 1/3 of the price of my old TV. So in the end, the absolute price difference (HK vs US) wasn't that great.

    I've bought 30 something inch monitors from Amazon and they've arrived ok. Hard drives are generally cheaper from Amazon than even SSP/ MK etc.


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