Global Geek Tour: Shenzhen Hua Qiang Bei market tour roundup

Dangerous Prototypes tours the biggest electronics market of all, the Hua Qiang Bei market in Shenzhen, China. This is the third and biggest market on our Global Geek Tour. Be sure to check out Akihabara in Tokyo and Cheonggyecheon in Seoul too.

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  1. Hi, regarding the components and tools you guys bought from shenzen, do the custom charge tax for it during leaving china. Is there any limitation of items can be brought out.

    1. There didn’t seem to be any customs control at the boarder. They xrayed my bag, but it was not clear what they were looking for or any limitations. They may have been looking for people/ag products. My understanding is there is no tax on things brought into HKG from mainland china. We were under out personal import limits for our local customs so it was not an issue.

  2. hey guys,
    have been to huaqiangbei a few times, but couldn’t find the SEG market entrance, do help with where i could get rasberry pis and arduinos for cheap. thanks.

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