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Topic # 62354 4-Jun-2010 14:51
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I'm traveling to Beijing next month and since everything is made in China, i'm guessing 'everything' should be cheap as.  
Where should i go for shopping?  What should i buy? 

Oh the good thing as well is that i won't have to worry about getting items back to NZ e.g golf clubs etc, of course will still have to pay customs duty etc

Realise these are very open questions but what would you buy if you were in China and had the ease of bringing it back to NZ?

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  Reply # 338323 4-Jun-2010 15:04
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It has been a few years since I was in China but I found the shopping to be rubbish. All the good stuff is exported and it was mostly local brands for sale.




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  Reply # 338326 4-Jun-2010 15:11
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one of those kids that makes shoes for a living. then he could make me lots of pairs of shoes.

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  Reply # 338331 4-Jun-2010 15:34
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China is a big place - whereabouts in China ? Mongolian border ?

There is some place called "Electric City" where it's jam packed full of electronic stuff. Or was that Japan ? Just hear-say.

Like shopping anywhere else in the world, if you look like a tourist, act like a tourist, spend like a tourist, you will get ripped off like a tourist :-)

Make sure you have a "local" with you - ensures the rip off's and dodgy food are kept to a minimum ...




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  Reply # 338334 4-Jun-2010 15:55
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Akihabara (Electric City) is in Tokyo.

I always found better prices in Den Den Town (Osaka).

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  Reply # 338336 4-Jun-2010 16:06
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And don't imagine that what you see on the shelves or on-line stores here (or elsewhere) will be available there. Different market, different models, different options, different rules.

Spend your fun tickets on a visit to The Wall, and try and enjoy the smog. There's two memories that will last and you won't find anywhere else in the world.

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  Reply # 338344 4-Jun-2010 16:57
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