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YongSan Electronic District in Seoul, Korea!

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YongSan (용산) District in Seoul, Korea is the oldest and the biggest electronic district in Korea.   Now there’s a bunch of districts in Seoul with focus on gadgets but YongSan District is still the biggest gadget land in Korea. Here, you can find anything from a PS3, smartphone, electronic parts and anything that’s electronic. If there was something like a Silicon Valley in Korea (where consumers can buy gadgets on the cheap), it would be called YongSan (or is it is). I used to come to YongSan often when I used to live in Korea as a youngster to pick up PC components.  Here, there’s no real set price on anything, you need to “haggle” your way. Sometimes, you can pick up electronics for fractions of the price.  One time, I picked up an audio PC card at 75% off its retail price. Of course, tourists must be even more careful as the retailers here will over-charge you if they know you are a tourist.  But don’t worry, you just need to shop around, there’s like a hundred stores selling the same thing, just find the store with the lowest prices. At YongSan, you will find a ton of … Continue reading

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