9th May 2004, 07:03 PM
Anything worth buyin in Taipei
I'm going to Taipei next week for a short trip. Does anyone know if the photograpy or computer stuff is cheaper there? Where are the places to get them?
Also, any places or things that die die must go or do there
Thanks a lot
9th May 2004, 07:08 PM
Camera stuff is quite ex over there unless you are talking about consumer cams. Computer equipment is cheaper there.
Taipei - Just get a tourist guide you would be fine. If you are more into the street stuff, try the night markets for their food. Taipei 101 just for its height. Should be open by now.
9th May 2004, 07:12 PM
Originally Posted by TiltedSun
You are so lucky, going to Taipei, although I am not so sure whether you are going there for work or leisure. But mark my words, you will enjoy yourself there.
Based on what I have known, foreign goods are usually more expensive in Taiwan if you compare with Singapore. Goods sold in departmental stores are much more costly than the ones you see along their streets.
However, since piracy is so common in Taiwan, if you intend to buy photography or computer goods there, you may need to consider very carefully. Also, you must also consider if anything happens to the goods that you bought, whom are you going to approach? Furthermore, chinese is their mother tongue so I believe all the instruction manuals are going to be in chinese as well.
The food there is wonderful! You will love it there! You must definitely try their hawker food!
Hope I have not confused you even further.
9th May 2004, 07:35 PM
9th May 2004, 11:06 PM
9th May 2004, 11:15 PM
Noooo!!! Don't go to that place, you will get ripped if you are a tourist there. Just go to the Taipei Main Station, beside the Xing Guang San Yue dept store, there's a building called Nova, a Sim Lim square type of place.
There's a congregation of photoequipment stores around that area too, from Nova, walk west a few blocks towards the Xi Men Ding area, you should be able to see the stores. Beware there's a mixture of audio visual stores and photoequipment stores, so check out the place first before entering.
Cam bags, not too sure but there's a lot of local produced bags there. Can try those out.
Jazz.....can check with your contact there. I'm more knowlegable of the clubs there.
10th May 2004, 08:39 AM
10th May 2004, 10:17 AM
No leh, I just checked out Nova a couple of weeks ago, quite expensive leh. Guanghua Shangchang still cheaper by a bit. If you go there however, you have to do a bit of research, do know the reasonable prices. Memory cards and computer stuff are generally cheaper, by maybe 5~10% than Singapore.
Originally Posted by tmc17479
But when you are at Guanghua Shangchang, insist on asking whether the product is covered by the distributor' s warranty or the shop's (gray market), there are bootleg products around one.