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The World’s Best Destinations For Electronics Shopping, 2019

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Growing digital revolution and craze for electronic gadgets have become more significant these days with technological advancements. Having a smartphone or a DSLR camera has become more of a necessity than a luxury these days. Fortunately, there are many global shopping destinations which offer great deals for electronics, and that has become an important reason for traveling as well.

With reduced custom tax and lifting of limit in taking imported goods, global shopping scenario has gained much attention. After ample research and in-depth dwelling of the subject, we bring the list of brilliant destinations for electronics shopping in the world.

Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok has been recognized as the world’s best destination for electronics shopping, 2019, according to a survey into the shopping habits of international travelers by the CEOWORLD magazine, while the Chinese City of Shenzhen and the Japanese capital of Tokyo placed second and third, respectively.

The data come from an annual survey of 92,000 traveling shoppers that buy electronics and 16,000 physical electronics store owners in 86 countries commissioned by the CEOWORLD magazine. The study was conducted over three months from January 20, 2019, to April 19, 2019.

The 2019 rankings placed China’s Kunming in fourth ahead of London in the United Kingdom into fifth; while Taiwan’s capital city Taipei ranked sixth, and the Italian city of Florence seventh.

Overall, among the top 10 best destinations for electronics shopping in the world for 2019, the eighth, ninth, and tenth positions are held by the UAE city of Dubai, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, and Hong Kong.

The World’s Best Destinations For Electronics Shopping, 2019

  1. Bangkok, Thailand (Customer score: 89%): Thailand’s largest city, Bangkok has the best of shopping markets including the floating market, Central World, MBK Shopping Centre, Chatuchak Weekend Market, and Patpong Market. Exciting deals, the latest trendy electronics are available in these bustling markets. Added to this, clothing range, accessories, and stylish goods can also be bought in economical deals.
  2. Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China (Customer score: 87%): This is one of the most important hubs in China. Everything comes here in one-fourth the actual price. Visit the Dongmen Shopping Street, Luohu Commercial City for greatest electronic deals. The stuff got here is highly durable and efficient in working which comes in a long way.
  3. Tokyo, Japan (Customer score: 86%): Being the global leader in bringing new technologies, visit Shinjuku district for the widest range of shopping products. The bargaining here is quite enjoyable with sweet vendors around the city. Also, visit Yen Shops which are similar to dollar shops in the USA which are adept with attractive deals.
  4. Kunming, Yunnan province, China (Customer score: 84%): A the breathtaking city of contrasts, Kunming is a lesser known shopping giant in China. It is also called as the city of Eternal Spring which features stunning electronics, and a great range of clothing. The goods are reasonably priced at wholesale markets such as Luo Si Wan and Shuncheng Shopping Mall. Right from mobiles to latest electronic add-on accessories, Kunming has it all.
  5. London, England, the United Kingdom (Customer score: 82%): The cultural metro city has great electronics shopping range. Visit Bicester village for electronic shopping goods. The streets of London are greatly equipped with the latest electronics ranging from Televisions, Audio devices, headphones and accessories which would stun your eyes. The biggest deal is you get branded electronics at a much cheaper price than usual.
  6. Taipei, Taiwan (Customer score: 78%): Many global electronics are assembled here ranging from Apple devices to Android mobile phones. From portable radios to electronic accessories, Taiwan has nothing but the best electronic items. Visit the Guanghwa Electronic Market for video games, hardware accessories, mobile phones and what not? Even for LED televisions and USB powered fans, this market is surely an electronic lover’s delight.
  7. Florence, Italy (Customer score: 76%): It might come as a surprise to have Florence in shopping list but the European city is quite beautiful with attractive markets around. With great budget options and elegant clothing range as well, Florence has great electronic markets in Europe.
  8. Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) (Customer score: 71%): The Middle Eastern hub is the best spot for electronics with a big set of malls around. Deira City Centre has the best electronic shops in the city. Also, the Dubai shopping festival is another must visit place for amazing shopping deals.
  9. Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam (Customer score: 69%): From around the world, shoppers seeking for a good bargain travel and flock in Ho Chi Minh City. Although not a manufacturing giant as China is, Saigon is a fun and fascinating place to shop with many malls and markets to explore.
  10. Hong Kong (Customer score: 66%): The world’s tenth best electronics shopping destination is also one of the world’s cheapest. Hong Kong offers a world-class bargain unlike any other. Cheap and you get your money’s worth; now that, is smart shopping.

It’s for you to decide: the best? The cheapest? Or the best and cheapest?

World's Best Destinations For Electronics Shopping, 2019

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