Nowadays, computer is becoming more and more important in our daily life. It makes our life much more convenient for we can get news on the internet, chat with our friends and relatives and buy what you want without going out of home. And the laptop is popularized for its convenience. Since there are various brands of laptops in China market, some of them are real and some of them are “a real fake” or a “fake fake”. If you have little knowledge on this trade, you will probably be cheated. So How to buy a laptop in China?
First, you should make preparations as much as you can, such as which type is the most appropriate or you want, the configuration and the prices of the laptop. Don’t change your mind when the sales man recommended a so-called the best and cheapest one. Even if the one he recommended is good, you should ask the price in other shops.
Second, there are many skills for inquiring the prices. You may tell the salesman the accurate model number of the laptop you are looking for. Do not ambiguous about the model of laptop you wanted, or the salesman will take advantage of it and quote a unreasonable price because they think that you are not an expert on the laptop. Beware of prices that are too good to be true as well as prices that seem too high – in China, paying a lot more for something doesn’t necessarily make it any more real.
Third, many computer manufacturers will present some gifts to the consumers, such as a Broadcom wireless LAN driver, a bag or an extra battery. Remember to ask for the gifts.
1. You can invite a friend who is an expert on how to choose a laptop to go with you if you don’t know much about the laptop.
2. In China, the after-sale services of IBM, Lenovo, Founder, ASUS, Acer are much better. You should ask the seller for a guarantee, and make sure that it is sealed.
3. Most foreign teachers have reported a good deal of success and satisfaction with Lenovo laptops – a decent one, that can comfortably run Windows XP, should cost no more than 8,000 yuan (about USD $1,032).
4. If you plan on staying in China for awhile, you should consider buying a good desktop system, which should run you no more than 3,000 yuan!
Computer Shopping Malls
Dinghao Electronic Market (鼎好电子商城)
Address: No. 3 Haidian Street, Haidian District
PConline Computer Market (太平洋数码电脑城)
Address: No. 52, Haidian Road, Haidian District, Beijing
Hilon Electronic Market (海龙大厦电子商城)
Address: No. 1 Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District
Bainaohui Computer Shopping Mall (百脑汇电脑商城)
Address: No. 11 Caoxi North Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai
PConline Computer Market (太平洋数码广场)
Address: No. 1117 Zhaojiabang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Cybermart IT Mall (赛博数码广场)
Address: No. 98 Songhu Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai
Tianhe IT Mall (天河电脑城)
Address: No. 502 Tianhe Road, Guangzhou
Jinmao IT Mall (金茂电脑城)
Address: No. 158, Dongfeng West Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
There are some on-line shops that can provide you good service: