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chinese new year & discounts

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chinese new year & discounts

Arriving in Hong Kong at early feb and wanted to know wether I should expect for discounts the same as in europe before christmas?

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1. Re: chinese new year & discounts

Discounts for what? hotel room rates? women clothing?

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2. Re: chinese new year & discounts

Oh sorry I was not clear about it but I ment for shopping in general

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3. Re: chinese new year & discounts

You'll get massive discounts at the New Years markets after midnight on the eve.

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4. Re: chinese new year & discounts

But only on left-over fresh flowers. :)

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Not so "fresh" flowers.

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In terms of branded fashion, it's getting into the 50% off territory already. Size and style options might become very limited in a couple of weeks.

The Flower Market on CNY Eve isn't the place to visit if you aren't prepared to brave sardine-like crowds.

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7. Re: chinese new year & discounts

For winter sales (in terms of fashion / general shopping) it usually starts at around Xmas so by CNY, at its last stage, most sizes / styles would have been gone

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8. Re: chinese new year & discounts

But don't worry, all year round all shops offer discounts of at least 20-30% on just about everything including the new arrivals. Newly opened shops offer such discount from day 1.

So a posted "discount" is generally meaningless here. Discount of what? Without knowing what the original price was (or in case of travellers: what the exact same item costs in your home country or other localities along your travel route) you can not tell whether you get a good deal or not.

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