http://www.geoexpat.com/forum/115/thread30237.html which I listed just one local example. The local pharmacy in Sai Kung town sells them also so it shouldn't be difficult in other neighbourhoods. You can get a surprising amount of western prescription only drugs over the counter here .
Lst November, I visited about 8 pharmacies around Central, Sheung Wan, and even went over to Causeway Bay as I had a really bad, cold. Couldn't sleep from the congestions. All 8 - I even took the empty packet so that the pharmacist would would have some idea of what I was looking for, and all told me that it is not possible - no kidding. I am allergic to paracaetemol, believe it or not, and still the pharmacy staff would only sell me Zirtek! None mentioned anything about requiring a prescription, and two actually told me that Nurofen was not available in HK.
Re 'allergy' medication - anti-histamines can help with running nose and sneezing, so what's the problem? there is often anti-histamines in the cold and flu remedies you get at home.
Allergy pills don't deal with the fever, aches n pains. As much as I hate to pop pills of any kind, I would rather take something that I know will work and not cause any side effects, like my body breaking out in a lumpy rash. Anyway, everybody is different and each one to their own. I'm only speaking from experience, and I did try a few 'independant' looking pharmacies.
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best so far is citicall, 15% of list for a kdl-46ex500 compared to 5% from other mentioned above.
uk brand speakers and cables, ie, mission, kef, tannoy (cables qed) are pricey compared to uk though.
Using your example the prices are
I don't disagree some models may be cheaper in one place or the other - local supply/demand influences price - just generally it seems one pays a premium in Hong Kong.