Haidian District – Zhong Guan Cun

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Zhong guan cun, Beijing, China

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lady_joanne85 lady_joa…
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Electronic Heaven Feb 18, 2010
So when you are in China, remember to buy at least 1 knock-off electronic goods or cheap version of the original one. And Zhong Guan Cun is a place for that. If you want to find a bad quality electronic that you just use for show-off, buy it on the Silk Market in where if you have a great bargaining skill you can have it in very very very cheap price. But if you want to buy a good quality electronic, here is the place.

I came here pretty often back when I was in Beijing. Cause surprisingly, my family and friend ask me to buy a lot of electronics for them. Well, electronic in China (the original ones) is cheaper than in Indonesia, the difference is in China you have to be very careful to screening the product. You can find any electronic here, from Blackberry, Iphone, Nokia, Ipod, Nintendo, Playstation, electronic dictionary, notebook, computer, camera and many more.

There are several buildings here, and it is very easy to be lost here. The easiest landmark is Carrefour (in China it called JiaLeFu). And surround the Carrefour you can find malls that sells electronics. The cheapest one is the one where if you enter the building, you find yourself being offered by so many notebook and camera salespersons. Sorry it is very vague but until now, I still don’t know the name of the building.

Well, anywhere you shop, here you have to be very careful in screening your product and price, compare the price from several sellers is a must and check your product is a BIG MUST!!! For handphone like Blackberry and Nokia, it’s a bit tricky, cause they sell the display product, so check it carefully for scratch and everything. Always ask for bonuses like memory card, screen protector, casing and if you are really good you can have a second extra battery.

And watch out for several sneaky maneuvers from the seller. They are pretty slick. NEVER PAY BEFORE YOU HOLD YOUR PRODUCT IN YOUR HAND!!! Some of my friends dubbed by this scam, pay first then suddenly they gave them a different and of course a cheaper product than the deal and said the product on the deal is sold out and they can’t return the money. So good luck guys… be smart!!!!

AGAIN, BARGAIN IS A MUST!!! That is the art of shopping in China.
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vivien_huang vivien_h…
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Electronics Shopping Paradise Jul 12, 2010
When i was school in beijiing, I quite often visit Zhong Guan Cun. Because, this is where I can get any electronic item with a very complete brand and type, also with a very affordable price (very cheap sometimes).

However, it is not easy to shop here, especially if we do not speak the Chinese language. Because many goods are sometimes not appropriate as we expected (eg fake goods or used goods which told as new goods). So, first we must be vigilant and really need to know what goods we will buy (shape / model, type, specification, price range, etc) then do not forget to make a bargain. In here, all negotiable but of course with a reasonable price or the seller will be angry with you.

Besides, on the afternoon around 6-7 PM you can see many Chinese people dancing in the park. There is also several shopping malls here.
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