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    Online shopping website

    We are new to HK and not sure where to buy things we need. I am wondering if there are big online stores in HK, something like Amazon, Target or Walmart that has pretty much everything. Please advice a few. Thanks!

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    ummm... in a single word, "no"

    there is no "get it all in one place" here, neither in cyberworld or in real life walk down the street world.

    sorry!

    what kind of things are you looking for, i'm sure that between all of us here, we'll be able to send you in the right direction.

    PS> there are no walmarts or targets here either. although there are walmarts & sam's club in shenzhen, the food selection is chinese, not western. so, unless you want to buy fresh crocodile meat (i am not kidding) there's not much point in making a trip over the border either.

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    oops.... forgot the most important thing:


    WELCOME!!!!!!!!!

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    of course, sorry rani... i was meaning there is no site for buying all of your grocery needs, your personal needs, gifts, clothes, cds, books etc in one place

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    what sort of things do you need? maybe go to sogo?

    welcome to hk!

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    Thanks guys! I was so used to shop online in the States, or at least do the research online before I purchase if I was not sure where to find the merchandise. It's just so convenient and flexible. I now appreciate how transparent and competitive the marekt is in the States. Great for the consumers.

    I was hoping there are some kind of store in HK that are similar to Target or Walmart that has pretty much everything, household stuff, electronics, toys, clothes... A little frustrated and dissapointed that there isn't one like that in HK. I was looking for the swimming arm band for my son. If I were still in the States, I would head to Target without a thought. Here I had to ask half a dozen people and finally found it in a local store near where I live. Also I noticed the selection are not as many as in the States. For example, I was also looking for a bicycle for my son at toysrus.com.hk, but only found one online. I know the toysrus in the States must have hundreds of different bicycles for you to chose from. Oh well.

    Thanks again everyone!

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    lifestyles here are vastly different to "back home". my suggestion is you try to stop comparing it and look at it all as an adventure here, otherwise, you are going to hate your time here.

    almost everything is available here, but you just need to look for it and be prepared to pay for it.

    toys'r'us have about 20 different bikes for kids if you go into the shop.

    many local kids don't get a bike, there is not enough room in their home to store one. my hubby is local, he grew up with his brother, parents and an uncle all living in 250'. there is no way they would have had space for a bike. it's not a necessity in hk, it's a luxury.

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