Walmart, Home Depot, Best Buy, cell phone...

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    Walmart, Home Depot, Best Buy, cell phone...

    Hi everyone, I'm moving to HK in mid-November.

    Can anyone help me to know what the cost-effective-but-reliable HK equivalents are to:

    * Walmart
    * Home Depot (stuff for the apartment)
    * Best Buy (computers/electronics)
    * place to buy cell phone

    Thanks so much! -- Bill


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    * There isn't one - people shop here the old-fashioned way in individual smaller outlets; there are two main food supermarket chains with stores everywhere: Wellcome and ParknShop, but they are much smaller than the US (or UK) equivalents.
    * IKEA, sort of. But again smaller individual stores.
    * Lots of little stores within the computer arcades: Wanchai Computer Centre, 298 Hennessy Road, Golden Arcade in Sham Shui Po
    * All over the place. The Citicall chain of shops is competitively priced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill1321:
    Hi everyone, I'm moving to HK in mid-November.

    Can anyone help me to know what the cost-effective-but-reliable HK equivalents are to:

    * Walmart
    * Home Depot (stuff for the apartment)
    * Best Buy (computers/electronics)
    * place to buy cell phone

    Thanks so much! -- Bill
    these walmart in shenzhen!

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    * Walmart - japan home center and pricerite
    * Home Depot (stuff for the apartment) - little shops on lockhard road
    * Best Buy (computers/electronics) - fortress or broadway
    * place to buy cell phone - smartone, 3, peoples.


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    Thanks!

    Many thanks to those that responded; I appreciate the information.