Huaqiangbei

华强北

Hua Qiang Bei is an area and subdistrict of Futian, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China.

Just 10 miles from Hong Kong, is Shenzhen you may recognize the name as synonymous with Foxconn. Foxconn is the world’s largest electronics manufacturer, it manufactures Apple products, Kindles, Playstations, and Wiis plus many more. Most of the manufacturing factories are located about an hour north of Shenzhen, but they all maintain a presence within Shenzhen’s Huaqiangbei market in the form of a stall or booth with sales representatives to promote their products.

Hua Qiang Bei is the electronics market district of Shenzhen, and arguably the largest electronics market in Asia, these markets are home to thousands of small individual vendors who represent manufacturers and factories located in Shenzen and its surrounding areas.

Some of the most important electronic markets in Hua Qiang Bei are below.

  •  SEG Electronics Market
  •  Yuanwang Digital Mall
  •  Zhongdian Digital Market
  •  Foreign Trade Wholesale Center
  •  Gaokede Communication Market
  •  Longsheng Mobile Phone Market
  •  SED Electonic Communication Market
  •  Shenzhen International Electronic Market
  •  Shenzhen SEG Communication Market
  •  Pacific Security and Protection Market
  •  Tong Tian Di Communication Market
  •  Feiyang Times Mansion
  •  Electronic Science & Technology Mansion
  •  Huaqiang Electronics Market

Yuanwang digital mall

 远望数码商城

Yuanwang Digital Mall, is a subsidiary of Pangyuan Group, the mall’s business includes electronic and communication products retail and wholesale, electronic components ect.. it is located in the heart of Huaqiang North section, Shenzhen, with a business area of 30,000 square meters.

(It won the honor of the world’s largest “one-stop” cellphone and digital products procurement center, attracting more than 100,000 daily visitors whilst supplying 60% of the bulk purchases by customers around the country, the business also expands towards Hong Kong and Macao. More than 50 countries and regions around the world have been its customers.)

There are more than ten thousand direct employees and the average daily flow of customers is more than a hundred thousand people, with a daily trading volume of over One Thousand Million.

Yuangwang Digital Mall encapsulates almost all brands of cell phones, digital products, and accessories.

Source – wikipedia.org, & multiple

As you walk through the front doors you are greeted with a huge red banner that says;

“sales of counterfeit goods are prohibited”

REALLY?

 

Or

Tong Tian Di Telecommunication Market

通天地通天地电讯市场

Tong Tian Di is another excellent electronic market, it’s name means “connect heaven and earth” a 200-meter long passageway is this markets main feature, essentially this place is primarily a mobile phone, mobile phone parts and cellular accessories market, dealing with almost all types of phones and their accessories. Although relatively unknown it is a great market to find not only refurbished phones but originals as well. Most of the suppliers here are family owned operations who purchase used or damaged phones, they then repair and clean the phones before installing them into new housings, retail packaging, IMEI stickers, along with the phone’s accessories are also available. All the phones here are 100% original material and are brutally inexpensive. Buyers can find good quality phones here and make large profits as well get swindled and lose their money.

Summary;

These markets contain thousands of retailers, companies, and businesses offering hundreds of thousands of products. One of the greatest misconceptions is the standard retort that if its from china its bad quality, this just isn’t the case or rather this doesn’t have to be the case, yes if your going to buy cheap without the benefit of local knowledge or access to a supplier with local knowledge then yes your more than likely going to get fleeced either with defective products or poor quality products.

This also applies to well-known marketplaces like eBay & Amazon, whether the sellers are disreputable or just inexperienced they peddle these parts intentionally with limited details and use words like compatible or a replacement for,”your part” both terms are accurate but neither indicates the products quality or material grade. this doesn’t, however, apply to all the suppliers selling on eBay & Amazon but it’s safe to say you get what you pay for. That part you’ve been waiting 4 weeks for that you bought directly from China for 3 bucks less than the higher advertised price from Top Rated Seller is a serious gamble. After all your fixing a device worth hundreds of dollars why take the chance when you can at least limit the probability of issues for $3 more. 

I know your reading this because you looking to be that “Top Rated Seller” or Retailer supplying quality parts, but the same warning applies, in fact even more so to be fair, as for wholesale suppliers it’s not just one part you going to be disappointed with its hundreds over and over. 

Better not to go it alone, trail and error is a useful learning tool but unprofitable, stressful and unnecessary.