Guide to bargaining for MD gear in New York City
by: Gen Li of New York
When you want to buy an MD player or any other kind of
electronics in New York, don't go to American electronic stores! Isn't
this ironic? I suggest going to Chinatown and going into Chinese
electronic stores, or go to Flushing, Queens (Main St.) to get your MD
player. The reasons for buying electronics at Chinese stores are:
When I bought my Sharp MT-821, I went to look at some electronics
stores owned by American, Chinese, and Korean shopkeepers. When I
went to Chinatown, I went into a few of the Chinese electronics stores
for the Sharp MT-821 and the average price for it was $289.99, but you
had to pay tax. Then I saw this American electronics store and I went
in and asked about the Sharp MT-821. The first thing they told me was
that they were charging $349.99 plus tax! I was so shocked! I didn't
even bother dealing with them. Then finally I went in to this other
Chinese store and I haggled and tried to make a good deal on it. The
final price was $290 with tax included. Now that's a good price.
Then I bought a 10 pack of MD's from them for $28, but didn't buy
anything else. If you are looking for optical cords, go somewhere
else. Basically the trick is not to show any excitement in buying the
MD player. The shop people will see this and not lower the price.
Try to be suave and not be conceited or rude.
- They usually have the newest models.
- They have cheaper prices.
- You can sometimes ask to not be taxed if you pay in cash.
Remember, you control the price and not the dealers.