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My personal suggestion as a Hong Kong-er is to try and stay away from big brands such as broadway if you are looking for the best prices, but of course for reassurance it would be ideal to buy from them. Given the lack of GST on items, almost everything will be at least slightly cheaper in Hong Kong.
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If you want the best price in smaller shops like those in MCC or Sham Shui Po, tell them you'll be paying by cash instead of credit cards (which they will have to pay 2 to 3% to the card issuing company).
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Good breakdown, AsiaBizTraveller, and thanks for sharing it here! I've picked up a few nice tech accessories from the Mongkok Computer Centre: an iPhone battery case, some wireless charging pads plus a space USB-C cable, and a MacBook power adaptor which comes with four worldwide plugs plus a pair of USB sockets. Got them all from shops on the first floor (mostly from Golden Computer Accessories, Shop 123A which is on the corner of the first floor near where you walk up the stairs, WhatsApp 61259064). I priced some hard drives for my NAS and discovered they were almost the same as my regular supplier here in Sydney, so I definitely recommend a price check before you buy at MCC, just in case...
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I would add that for those based on Hong Kong Island, you can achieve much the same by going to the Wanchai Computer Centre, at 130 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, which is right next to Wanchai MTR Exit A4. Although a little smaller than MCC, anecdotally it offers just as much choice. It covers two floors - as you come out of the MTR exit look to your left and you will see an escalator up into the building, which brings you out onto the lower of those two floors. It is very crowded, it is worth going to more than one shop since prices do vary, and for higher-priced items a certain amount of haggling is permitted (but don't expect very large discounts, you are really tinkering at the margins).
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