If you are looking to buy some computer and electronic gadgets and you are in Hong Kong in August, here’s something for you.
Two major computer fairs will be held in the city from mid August.
- Hong Kong Computer and Communications Festival, Wanchai – Aug 19-22, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
- Computer Fair, Sham Shui Po – Aug 12-22, across four computer malls namely Golden Computer Centre, Golden Computer Arcade, New Capital Computer Centre and Golden Computer Plaza
Abundant incentives are provided, such as HK$1 for select game, digital radio and universal rechargeable battery. To attract crowd, both fairs offer amazing discounts putting some product price well below the market price.
Sham Shui Po has been a good place for shopping computer related stuff. The computer fair held in the area is getting popular year by year. Last year it was 8 days long; this year, 11 days.
Bargain shopping at the computer fairs hit the local headlines each year. But be warned that don’t expect to get the really good bargains easily. Hong Kongers queue up early for them. I recall that one piece of news last year was that a father got up before dawn in order to stand in the front of the queue to buy a really cheap computer for his son.