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Which country is cheper for tech? Where can I buy a notebook?

  • alemauro

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    Hi Folks!

    I am enjoying this forum since I found it...

    I am planning to travel from Buenos Aires to Kuala Lumpur, and then visit Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, for about 40 days. I am planning to buy a digital camera and a notebook there... I suppose that tech will be cheaper than Argentina and US... but I donĀ“t know that.... where should I buy tech in SE ASIA?. Is there a market where I should go in Thai or Vietnam? Is Bangkok cheaper than Hanoi?...

    So many questions... please help!!

    Jano

    #1 Posted: 21/9/2008 - 22:38

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    You can find some cheap notebooks at electronics markets in Thailand but they tend to be older models and you will likely not get a warranty.

    The best place to buy a notebook in Thailand is from one of the Hypermarts like Tesco-Lotus. Quality is higher and you get an international manufacturer's warranty.

    I usually buy electronics in Kuala Lumpur. There's a Dell shop at the Mid Valley Mega Mall and the technology mall downtown on Bukit Bintang road. I find it's cheaper than Thailand and you get newer products.

    #2 Posted: 21/9/2008 - 23:04

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    I don't know about Argentina but you can buy from the US then I'm pretty sure that (new) notebooks and digital cameras are cheaper there than in Thailand.

    #3 Posted: 21/9/2008 - 23:55

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    Yeah - if you can do your shopping in the US/Canada brand name stuff is much cheaper than in Asia.

    I.e. I live in Singapore and picked out the new mini notebook that I want here - it's $900 Sing dollars which is about $650 Canadian. I went home to Canada in August to visit and picked the exact same one up at a big box electronics store for $400 :o

    #4 Posted: 22/9/2008 - 00:02

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    You could check out PANTHIP PLAZA in Bangkok. Floors of electronics, I Bought a laptop from there once (and alot of dvd's) aswell as a electronic dictionary. Also, my sister in-law got her computer and electronic dictionary from there aswell.

    Worth checking out in BKK.

    #5 Posted: 7/10/2008 - 18:45

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