home deport or walmart or target

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  1. #1

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    home deport or walmart or target

    I am new to Hong Kong. I need to fix a few things in my apartment. Is there a Home Depot or Walmart or Target type of store in Hong Kong which sells home upgrade/repair materials - paint, cements, tiles, electric tools etc.

    Is there a FAQ - living in Hong Kong for newbies ?

    I checked out a few home electric appliances stores recently e.g. Fortress. Why things here a more more expensive than in US ? In US, I can get a rice cooker for $9.99 USD but over here in Hong Kong the cheaper than I have seen so far is more than $50 USD. Where should I go to buy things like TVs, DVD players, VCR, rice cooker, coffee maker, microwave oven, tooster, etc, etc. In US, I can get a DVD player for as low as $17 USD and a 19" TV for less than $99 USD. I am surprised that it costs that much more here in Hong Kong.

    Thank you for your help.


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    Look at the chinese shops in the sidestreets for bargains.

    Oh yeah ... none of the US brand name supershops are here.


  3. #3

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    discount shopping

    Hi Wing:

    Fortress sells "proper" imports; good for guarantees, say, but does tend to be pricier than some places.
    Yes, try Chinese stores, esp out of business areas of city (?)
    Apliu Street maybe worth a look, for electronics: Ap Liu St, so too nearby streets, and the Golden Arcade which is also just outside Sham Shui Po MTR stn (tho this arcade mainly for computer stuff).


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    Wing,

    There is a Wal-mart Supercenter in Shenzhen. They carry home electronics and tools. There is also I Sam's Club which I have not been too.

    http://www.wal-martchina.com/english...inchina.htm#sc

    I visited Shenzhen last November but still live in the US. I have no knowledge as to what it takes to get purchases across the border.


  5. #5

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    Lightbulb

    I am trying to find a Sonic Breeze...please let me know if anyone sees that. Maybe I will try the wal-mart in Shenzen


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    Walmart in Shenzhen

    Where is the Walmart in Shenzhen ? Can I get there by train ?

    Thanks.