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If you came from US, what did HK not have?

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  1. #1

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    If you came from US, what did HK not have?

    Is there anything that you had in US that they didn't have in HK that you wished you brought with you?

    ie toothpaste brands, soap, shampoo, conditioner


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    corn tortilla


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    fresh air?


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    fuzzy socks


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    toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner


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    Shake n bake! Please buy me some!

    HmmKetchup chips!?

    All newborn/babies related stuff. Inda state they r 30% cheaper n there more choices too.


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    You can buy some US products at Gateway Supermarket in Sheung Wan (use Google) to find address.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bak875:
    You can buy some US products at Gateway Supermarket in Sheung Wan (use Google) to find address.
    Or from - can't remember the name - the US-import supermarket in the basement of the Shun Tak center. Assuming it's still there, haven't been down there for a while...

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    Advil and Aleve, aveeno products, ketchup and dill pickle flavoured chips... Root beer! And real hot dogs and sausages! Sigh...


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    Best to switch to products you can find locally. US products aren't so popular here; although Gateway has been around for a while, other stores (including one which didn't even have a physical presence) selling US products have gone by the wayside. Imported products need to be very popular in Hong Kong for the main supermarkets to keep selling them and there isn't sufficient demand for many products to make it worth selling them here. Smaller volume imports is also a reason why the products cost more here than "back home" where they are made - and transporting this stuff across the globe adds to the price (why some expats don't understand this is beyond me).


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