Top 3 Asian gadget sites (alternatives to DealExtreme)

29 April 2009

http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/3204/5108toggolinoiphone0675.jpgLike cheap gadgets? Hate paypal? Here are some bargain gadget shopping sites you might like.

HotUKDeals.com has a thread discussing good websites on which one can buy inexpensive gadgets like memory cards and game console accessories. DealExtreme is a good source for most people, but the OP wants to find an alternative way of paying without Paypal.

Here are the top three candidates:

1. The site www.gadget-asia.com accepts credit cards (or Paypal) and sells games, consoles, mobile phones, memory, digital picture frames, car accessories, media players, and GPS devices. Once you place an order you can track it online. Gadget-asia closes during Hong Kong public holidays. During those times you can still submit orders, but they won't be processed until Gadget-Asia opens up after the holiday. For long holidays, Gadget-Asia will notify customers by email and try to make alternate shipping arrangements.

2. Led Shoppe (www.ledshoppe.com) offers "LED, LED Product, Computer Goodies." It offers free shipping and accepts all major credit cards (and Paypal). Led Shoppe sells, in addition to all manner of LED devices, computer input devices, card readers, cables, flash drives, iPod accessories, PSP/PS accessories, Wii accessories, NDSL accessories, batteries, and car accessories.

3. Play-Asia (www.play-asia.com) sells games, movies, toys, music, books, and "bargains," which includes video games, movies, music, and toys. The site accepts the following payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, Eurocard, Western Union transfers, Moneybookers.com, bank transfer, and, yep, Paypal.

(thanks to HUKD readers kyalion, spriggan, and starsparkle2311 for the tips)

21 comments

  • MattS
    Focalprice was mentioned more than those, why was it not included? Have used them myself a few times as they tend to be cheaper that DX.
  • MattS
    Oh, and as for play-asia and gadget-asia, those sites are horrible. Not the easiest to navigate, and they aren't even cheap (in fact gadget-asia don't seem to sell much at all). Did you even check these sites out before posting this 'Top 3 alternatives to DX'?
  • dancrawley
    Totally agree - Play Asia and Gadget Asia are NOTHING like Deal Extreme - get a grip man! There are plenty of DX-a-likes out there (like Focalprice) - but the two Asia sites are not amongst them. The mostly stock (official!) video games and gaming merchandise. Poor article.
  • Mike H.
    Is that a squeaky iPhone dog toy in the photo? I'd love one for my dogs, as that is all the iPhone is good for, and it would show other people what I thought of the wankers that own them.
  • gari189
    very poor article - based on a very skimpy thread. Mats pointed out that there was no mention of Focalprice and another one they missed was www.uxcell.com. Bit of a shame as I think some of the articles on BW are getting better.
  • jacky
    oh well, there are actually quite a few more.... like www.renchi.com for games and movie stuff, yesasia for movies and music
  • Johnny
    focalprive should be added to your list.
  • GearMan
    Yes, there are many other websites, but these 3 are ok. I recently ordered a DSi saving bundle from http://www.gadget-asia.com . They had fast delivery. They also provide free 3pin UK charger for my US DSi. I was looking for an old game kingdom heart 2 ultimate hit for my little brother and www.play-asia.com offers the lowest price and they have stock.
  • zeeohsix
    http://gadget.brando.com/ a little more high-end including prices
  • gringadgets
    There are many alternative sites for dealextreme like: chinabuye focalprice bestofferbuy dinodirect and more..
  • Marvin B.
    New gadgets are comming out daily. Its really interesting seeing how our world is now so involved with electronic devices - ie. Iphone, blackberries, Ipods, notebooks, etc. We have definetly become a connected community in more ways than one. Facebook, Twitter and everything other social media platform interconnects with us through these devices. I wonder what is going to happen in the next 10 years..... Makes you want to think.
  • rainbowsmile
    TinyDeal ( www.tinydeal.com ) is an alternative to DealExtreme. Most of their items are the same, but cheaper than DX.
  • hahaha
    here is the list I use. 1.tinydeal 2.sunsky-online 3.everbuying 4china-made-wholesale 5.focalprice. 6.dealextreme. 7.dealtoworld 8.lightake 9.sourcingmap.10.ws-deal Ive probably missed a few, but these are the ones i can remembered right now. the only ones that beat tinydeal often is no.2 and no.4. cheers!
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