Buying amateur gear in Hong Kong

Buying amateur gear in Hong Kong

Post by David F » Mon, 10 Mar 1997 04:00:00

I'l be in HK for business next week and was wondering about picking up
some new gear -- Yaesu's FT-50R dual-band h/h is top of the list! :>

Has anyone here bought gear in HK? Are the prices that much cheaper
than at home (for me, home = Australia)? What shops can you recommend,
which should I avoid?

In short, are there any HK-savvy amateurs to help a first-timer from
getting burnt?

Thanks,

df

(ps. sorry for the cross-post but I wanted to make sure I got a good
spread of fellow amateurs who may have 'been there, done that').

David Fox

 
 
 

Buying amateur gear in Hong Kong

Post by Dana Mye » Mon, 10 Mar 1997 04:00:00




>I'l be in HK for business next week and was wondering about picking up
>some new gear -- Yaesu's FT-50R dual-band h/h is top of the list! :>

>Has anyone here bought gear in HK? Are the prices that much cheaper
>than at home (for me, home = Australia)? What shops can you recommend,
>which should I avoid?

>In short, are there any HK-savvy amateurs to help a first-timer from
>getting burnt?

I spent a fortnight in HK last December.

I found a few shops selling amateur gear.  The prices were generally
higher than in the US.  Apparently most of the shops expect you to
***er on the price and start out high, but the IC-2000H I looked
at listed at 400,000 HKD - about $520 US.  I said "that sells for
about 225,000 HKD in Los Angeles" and he couldn't even come close,
much less offer an attractive deal.

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Buying amateur gear in Hong Kong

Post by Stev » Sun, 16 Mar 1997 04:00:00



Quote:>Has anyone here bought gear in HK? Are the prices that much cheaper
>than at home (for me, home = Australia)? What shops can you recommend,
>which should I avoid?

Off topic ..... but the Canaries have some great cheap radios'
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Buying amateur gear in Hong Kong

Post by Bob Wit » Mon, 17 Mar 1997 04:00:00

: I'l be in HK for business next week and was wondering about picking up
: some new gear -- Yaesu's FT-50R dual-band h/h is top of the list! :>

: Has anyone here bought gear in HK? Are the prices that much cheaper
: than at home (for me, home = Australia)? What shops can you recommend,
: which should I avoid?

: In short, are there any HK-savvy amateurs to help a first-timer from
: getting burnt?

  I have bought a few things in Hong Kong.
  I didn't really buy to get a good price..in fact, I don't
  think gear is any cheaper there. But I did find some models
  that I could not find elsewhere (older models discontinued
  in the US).  

  If you do buy something, watch out for which version you get.
  Hong Kong dealers may have the US, European, Chinese, etc. version
  of a rig. (Basically, options that determine frequency coverage,
  repeater offset, tone features, etc.) You could also end up with
  a manual written in something other than English.

    Bob KB0CY

 
 
 

Buying amateur gear in Hong Kong

Post by Jim Overstre » Mon, 17 Mar 1997 04:00:00



>: I'l be in HK for business next week and was wondering about picking up
>: some new gear -- Yaesu's FT-50R dual-band h/h is top of the list! :>
>: Has anyone here bought gear in HK? Are the prices that much cheaper
>: than at home (for me, home = Australia)? What shops can you recommend,
>: which should I avoid?
>: In short, are there any HK-savvy amateurs to help a first-timer from
>: getting burnt?

Don't forget to add 10% to the price for duty when you get back into
the States, and also there is no warranty on it, so if it breaks, you
will have to pay for the service yourself.  I would recommend you buy
it here, it's usually cheaper.  By the way, the customs people know
EXACTLY what the rig costs, don't try to bamboozle them with a false
declaration...
 
 
 

Buying amateur gear in Hong Kong

Post by Martin D Farrel » Mon, 17 Mar 1997 04:00:00


dircon.co.uk> writes



>>Has anyone here bought gear in HK? Are the prices that much cheaper
>>than at home (for me, home = Australia)? What shops can you recommend,
>>which should I avoid?

>Off topic ..... but the Canaries have some great cheap radios'
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I think you mean cheep radios. They do suffer from many birdies however.

Sorry .....

73 Martin  G8All Systems Go                

 
 
 

Buying amateur gear in Hong Kong

Post by Lam Kwok Leu » Mon, 17 Mar 1997 04:00:00

: I'l be in HK for business next week and was wondering about picking up
: some new gear -- Yaesu's FT-50R dual-band h/h is top of the list! :>

: Has anyone here bought gear in HK? Are the prices that much cheaper
: than at home (for me, home = Australia)? What shops can you recommend,
: which should I avoid?

: In short, are there any HK-savvy amateurs to help a first-timer from
: getting burnt?

: Thanks,

: df

: (ps. sorry for the cross-post but I wanted to make sure I got a good
: spread of fellow amateurs who may have 'been there, done that').

: David Fox

Hi Mr. Fox,

You may go to Apliu Street in Sham Shui Po (Kowloon) to have
a look... there are few shops selling radio equipment.

Hope this info. useful for you!

73
Philip Lam

 
 
 

Buying amateur gear in Hong Kong

Post by Brian Carling AF4K/G3X » Tue, 18 Mar 1997 04:00:00




|>>Has anyone here bought gear in HK? Are the prices that much cheaper
|>>than at home (for me, home = Australia)? What shops can you recommend,
|>>which should I avoid?

|>Off topic ..... but the Canaries have some great cheap radios'

But STEVE - don't those radios have a problem with CHIRP??

(Ba-boom!! Couldn't resist!)

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Buying amateur gear in Hong Kong

Post by Walt Davids » Tue, 18 Mar 1997 04:00:00


Quote:>>Off topic ..... but the Canaries have some great cheap radios'

>But STEVE - don't those radios have a problem with CHIRP??

I don't know about that, but I have heard several reports of FLUTTER on
DX signals when using these sets.

;-)

73 de G3NYY

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