|Above, the electronics meccs of Akihabara, Tokyo. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
There are quite a number of Americans and other foreigners who have gone to Japan for vacationing and, also, to buy electronics, computers, software and cameras. Bargains can be found as well as models that are not available outside of Japan.
But, as the saying goes: "Buyer beware!" A big mistake (or two) may be made while buying electronics and other goods in Japan.
Gaijinpot.com has some tips that should be followed so that when you get your prized item home, you will find that it meets your expectations and works properly. Although the article focuses on Osaka, the same tips apply to goods that are purchased in places like Akihabara, Tokyo.
They begin their article with:
In Osaka, there are several places to go to for electronics. You can go to the big chains like Bic Camera and Yodobashi Camera, or you can venture into Den Den Town. You can find just about anything you are looking for in Osaka, at a price. Sometimes that price is paid in frustration.
Here are some steps you can take to avoid unnecessary problems.To read more, go here.