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#1 kkamshi

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 01:03 PM

I'm going to Hong Kong next week and I'm really eyeing on buying some cheap video game stuff. Anyone knows where? Something similar to stores you could find in Japan. I heard it's in Kowloon. Thanks! :)

#2 flyworld3

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 05:53 AM

I live in Hong Kong, and I have to say, the cheapest stuff isn't in Kowloon. Go to Wan Chai. There's a computer mall (Wan Chai 188) that sells lots of games cheap (and even porn). You'll definitely find good stuff there. I don't have an address, but it's rather obvious to see. Ask around, you'll definitely be able to find it.

Happy hunting!

EDIT: Found an address (in Chinese): 香港灣仔灣仔道 188 號東方 188 商場. Copy this down, and show it.

Edited by flyworld3, 08 February 2009 - 05:53 AM.
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#3 rudeboie

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 03:23 PM

Awesome, I'm going to HK at the end of April. Hope to see some cool stuff :)

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 02:44 PM

Awesome, I'm going to HK at the end of April. Hope to see some cool stuff :)


rudeboie, you can also try the Wanchai Computer Center (anyone and everyone knows it in Hong Kong - it's even in Wikipedia). It's pretty close to the Oriental 188 shopping mall that flyworld3 mentioned, about 5-10 minutes away by foot.

There are three main game shops there that sell games and peripherals (plus a high-end one that sells loads of PC gear). I picked up Red Alert 3 about 2 weeks ago; the game came with a T-shirt and a 2GB USB stick. Pretty cool. The bundle cost me USD12.50 (98HKD).

You are bound to find great deals here in Hong Kong. Since it's so easy to get pirated games, publishers often add value by including extras to sweeten the deal.

Another example is the EA Experience (you have to take the Peak Tram to get there). I picked up Spore Creature Creator when it was just released for something like 11USD which is about right, but they also let me choose a keychain, a lapel and a skin for my PSP.

Finally, you should still take a trip to Shamshuipo (that's in Kowloon) and better deals or not, check out Dragon Computer Center and Golden Computer Center (look for the Dragon and Golden Computer Center exit signs in the Shamshuipo subway stop - again, anyone and everyone who lives in Hong Kong knows these places). You are bound to be entertained by the plethora of console and PC hardware and software, gray market / parallel import items, second-hand items and collectibles (you can also find similar in Oriental 188 but hey, Hong Kong is a small city and it takes you about 20 minutes by subway to go from one place to another).

Anyhow, good luck and happy shopping.

Edited by crimsondynamics, 11 March 2009 - 02:47 PM.
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#5 thepik241

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:08 AM

rudeboie, you can also try the Wanchai Computer Center (anyone and everyone knows it in Hong Kong - it's even in Wikipedia). It's pretty close to the Oriental 188 shopping mall that flyworld3 mentioned, about 5-10 minutes away by foot.

There are three main game shops there that sell games and peripherals (plus a high-end one that sells loads of PC gear). I picked up Red Alert 3 about 2 weeks ago; the game came with a T-shirt and a 2GB USB stick. Pretty cool. The bundle cost me USD12.50 (98HKD).

You are bound to find great deals here in Hong Kong. Since it's so easy to get pirated games, publishers often add value by including extras to sweeten the deal.

Another example is the EA Experience (you have to take the Peak Tram to get there). I picked up Spore Creature Creator when it was just released for something like 11USD which is about right, but they also let me choose a keychain, a lapel and a skin for my PSP.

Finally, you should still take a trip to Shamshuipo (that's in Kowloon) and better deals or not, check out Dragon Computer Center and Golden Computer Center (look for the Dragon and Golden Computer Center exit signs in the Shamshuipo subway stop - again, anyone and everyone who lives in Hong Kong knows these places). You are bound to be entertained by the plethora of console and PC hardware and software, gray market / parallel import items, second-hand items and collectibles (you can also find similar in Oriental 188 but hey, Hong Kong is a small city and it takes you about 20 minutes by subway to go from one place to another).

Anyhow, good luck and happy shopping.


Wow I am going to HK for a student exchange from end of August to May 2010 so this is very helpful. Thank you so much!

For electronics other than video games such as cell phones (that can use sim cards), camera/camcorders and other electronics where can I go that is reliable and cheap?
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#6 crimsondynamics

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:36 AM

Wow I am going to HK for a student exchange from end of August to May 2010 so this is very helpful. Thank you so much!

For electronics other than video games such as cell phones (that can use sim cards), camera/camcorders and other electronics where can I go that is reliable and cheap?


Believe it or not, those exact same places for games are your best bets for mobile / PDA deals. Shamshuipo has its famous "Apliu Street" which is chock-full of second-hand / pawned goods, and Oriental 188 sells its fair share of second-hand electronics, DVDs and Blu-rays.

When I moved to Hong Kong I bought my first CRT TV and fridge in Shamshuipo. They both were second-hand, but the store still gave me a 12-month warranty on both items (which I never had to use). Generally, second-hand shops in Oriental 188 give you "remaining warranties" for second-hand items; I bought a cheapo second-hand mobile which still had 11 months warranty left on it - practically new! Two stores to the right of that one, I picked up a mint 2nd-hand Sony PEG-UX50 PDA with box and all about five years ago and it still works like new.

You get good deals here in Hong Kong if you have the patience to walk around (a lot!) and take your time looking.

A word of advice: for second-hand items in Apliu Street, haggle the price (it's harder to haggle in shopping malls). Even if they don't want to lower the price, they will usually be willing to throw in a freebie here and there to sweeten the deal.

Good luck and happy shopping!

#7 miriamleo

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 07:56 PM

Games in Hong Kong are much cheaper than US. 360 games are almost half the price compare to US. And no they are not pirated. Just make sure that some Asia Version of game might not work on a US 360, go to playasia.com to check compatibility.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 05:51 AM

A friend of mine will be in Hong Kong next month and I am planning on asking them to pick up two games for the Xbox 360. They are out of print and I am having a hard time finding them online. So my question is do you think they would have these games in stores and which stores should I ask them to check... Price range would be helpful too if possible...

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#9 crimsondynamics

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 10:58 AM

A friend of mine will be in Hong Kong next month and I am planning on asking them to pick up two games for the Xbox 360. They are out of print and I am having a hard time finding them online. So my question is do you think they would have these games in stores and which stores should I ask them to check... Price range would be helpful too if possible...

Asian Versions [not Japanese]

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Check out Oriental 188 (directions can be found in this thread) - plenty of second-hand / old games for sale on the first floor. I haven't seen those games, but if you are after out-of-print stuff it's worth a look.

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:36 AM

Anyone know of any places to buy video games in Aberdeen?

I've checked out the Toys R Us and they only seem to carry certain games, not all the new releases. And Fortress has games that came out months - years - ago.

#11 thafid64

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 12:24 PM

Please, can any one indicate me a cheaper games web site from Hong Kong?

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#12 hehehahahoho

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:55 AM

Please, can any one indicate me a cheaper games web site from Hong Kong?

Thanks

Actually I oso looking for cheaper games web site from HK....:) Coz i am goin 2 take stock and sell at my place here... So, any1 kind-heart ppl can tell me??? Thanks a lot....

#13 thisismyusernameok

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 06:14 AM

where can i buy assassins creed 2 for a small price in hong kong?

#14 GooGoomuc

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:29 AM

Wow, I just visited Wanchai Computer Center and made it to Shamshuipo in Kowloon. I was blown away, just speechless on all the electronics. I have never seen anything like it before . I think I had a nerd orgasm. It's a never ending mall of everything electronic. It was so hard to focus as they is products everywhere. As for games, there is everything under the the sun. The prices where great ,even cheaper than the US.

It was my first trip to HK and I had a great time. It's a beautiful city, great subway system( MTR, it's the cleanest subway I have used. I live in SF CA and Bart is a mess compared to MTR)

I will be relocating to HK in March for 3 years and I am looking forward to a new adventure.

#15 CMBGTR34

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 06:12 AM

Hi guys, I've been living in Hong Kong for over 8 years.

If you come to HK for shopping, Golden Centre in Sham Shui Po is generally the best place besides some malls in Mong Kok.

Anything on Hong Kong Island is usually a bit more expensive than on Kowloon side since rents there are higher as well but there is always the exception.

 

Besides physical shops and the well known online shops like play-asia (but very overpriced) I have been running my own online shop for over a decade. I'm phasing it out for most of the part right now since I've been working in media production for the past 6 years but I still can get all current games and consoles and a big variety of older games, hit me up if you guys are looking for deals.



#16 gutsahz

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:57 AM

Hi guys, I've been living in Hong Kong for over 8 years.

If you come to HK for shopping, Golden Centre in Sham Shui Po is generally the best place besides some malls in Mong Kok.

Anything on Hong Kong Island is usually a bit more expensive than on Kowloon side since rents there are higher as well but there is always the exception.

 

Besides physical shops and the well known online shops like play-asia (but very overpriced) I have been running my own online shop for over a decade. I'm phasing it out for most of the part right now since I've been working in media production for the past 6 years but I still can get all current games and consoles and a big variety of older games, hit me up if you guys are looking for deals.

 

Are you able to get korean version of ps3 games? SAy yes please!
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