Shopping in Shenzhen - Household goods

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    Shopping in Shenzhen - Household goods

    Other than the Lo Wu centre, can anyone tell me a good area in Shenzhen to go to to buy household goods, preferably not too far from an HK border crossing?

    In particular I am looking for curtains, cutlery, crockery, bedding etc.

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    Just curious, why do you have to shop in Shenzhen. Plenty of places in HK that are cheap and less hassle of going all the way to Shenzhen (Visa / Language / Shipping of goods). Are you planning on buying everything for your house in China in 1 go. How much money do you think you will save by buying in China. Just wondering????


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    well there is an area that close to B&Q in china that have everything for about the 20% -40% of what it costs in HK. But i suggest you go with someone who can speak the language..


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    There's a book called Shopping Shenzhen which answers these questions, you'll find it easily in Dymocks etc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wtbhotia:
    Just curious, why do you have to shop in Shenzhen. Plenty of places in HK that are cheap and less hassle of going all the way to Shenzhen (Visa / Language / Shipping of goods). Are you planning on buying everything for your house in China in 1 go. How much money do you think you will save by buying in China. Just wondering????
    Where I live heading to China isn't much more time consuming than heading, say, to Mong Kok. I have a multi entry visa, so no charge per trip there either.

    Given that it appears literally hundreds of people go every day from HK to China to shop, I would guess there are savings to be made.

    Of course everyone puts a different value on their time, but my wife got a quote for curtains from a shop in Lo Wu Centre last week. It was $40k cheaper than a quote from a shop in Hong Kong, including delivery. To me, that is worth heading up across the border.

    Also, isn't it a bit more fun to go up north once in a while and see something different rather than traipsing round the same old shops in Hong Kong all the time? Maybe not everyone's cup of tea but I do enjoy going to China from time to time.

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    Shenzhen household goods

    For cutlery and crockery, there is an excellent mall called Yi Zhan Zhong Xin. (Zhong Xin means centre.) In English the name is Light Industrial Products Centre which doesn't sound too promising but actually the mall is full of creative arts and crafts - some fabulous, some hideous but mostly very good design and getting better all the time.
    Check on the Map of Shenzhen which you can pick up in Dymocks bookstores as you need to take a taxi there and the Map has a little taxi guide inside.
    You'll find lots of other shopping spots on the Map. The Shop in Shenzhen book really just covers Lowu which it does very well but the Shenzhen map in English is what you need for getting out and about in Shenzhen once you leave Lowu.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HKNewBi:
    Of course everyone puts a different value on their time, but my wife got a quote for curtains from a shop in Lo Wu Centre last week. It was $40k cheaper than a quote from a shop in Hong Kong, including delivery. To me, that is worth heading up across the border.
    Just for that 40K (hope its the right figure) saving, I'd say go for it then.

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    $40K for curtains??? seriously?


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    Went to SZ today and found a Curtain Textile centre with 4 floors of curtain shops, facing the Dongmen pedestrianised area. But a lack of common language prevented getting to the point of finalising a deal.

    Ended up back in the Lo Wu centre to a guy there recommended by a few people. Final price 45k cheaper than the quotes I have had in Hong Kong!


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    Quote Originally Posted by carang:
    $40K for curtains??? seriously?
    No, that is the saving!

    I need to get a lot of curtains.....

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