Shopping Captial Of The World

We’ve been shopping in Hong Kong for three straight days and we still haven’t even scratched the surface of what is available here. Now you might be thinking “Guys into shopping? WTF?” Well, then you don’t know Hong Kong. If you are into electronics and computer goods, then Hong Kong is a geek’s paradise. There are entire malls here dedicated to selling one item. We found a mall that had nothing but cell phone stores and a bunch of computer only malls. It’s like walking the booths at Computex. Only this time you can buy the stuff on display. At night time in Mong Kok, the streets are shut off to cars because there are so many people shopping.

Prices are quite a bit less expensive here. I purchased a Canon S3 digital camera for $430CAD. Back home this camera sells for $600 plus 14% taxes at Futureshop. There is no sale tax in Hong Kong. Stephen bought a new laptop computer, a new cell phone and a bunch of other high tech goodies. Tomorrow we will try to pack all the stuff we bought into the suitcase to take home. It’s going to be a tight fit!

5 thoughts on “Shopping Captial Of The World”

  1. Carl says:

    And I bought a DS Lite today! I got most of my shopping done right when I moved here, but it never really ends does it?

  2. Rosie says:

    Are you going to declare everything when you get home??

  3. John Chow says:

    Of course I will! Esp. when there is no duty on any of the stuff I bought. 🙂

  4. Rosie says:

    Really? How does that work??

  5. John Chow says:

    After being away for a week you are allow to bring back $750 of stuff back completely tax free. Anything over that you pay tax on it. Most of the time, for electronics stuff, there is only PST and no duty. Stephen declared $1,000 of stuff and the guy was too lazy to figure the tax on the extra $250, so he just let him go saying “You pay too much tax already.”

Comments are closed.