Modern electronic city Market

Modern electronic city Market, Shanghai: Address, Phone Number, Modern electronic city Market Reviews: 2.5/5

Modern electronic city Market

Modern electronic city Market
The area
Neighborhood: Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
How to get there
  • South Shaanxi Road • 5 min walk
  • Shaanxi South Road • 5 min walk

5 reviews
Very good

Mumbai, India2,526 contributions
Computer scrap yard
Mar 2016 • Friends
I didn't plan on going here but a friend needed a computer part and took me along. It's a building full of shops, a couple of which sell computers the rest like a maze of small shops selling second hand or pirated, copied computer parts. It was like entering a scrap yard. Wasted trip.
Written March 4, 2016
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Orlando, FL190 contributions
A dump filled with broken overpriced items
Oct 2013 • Solo
Avoid this place unless you want to get ripped off. This is a fire trap waiting for something bad to happen. If you need electronics go anyplace but here. Most items are defective and overpriced.
Written January 30, 2014
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Arles, France68 contributions
A treasure trove for antique electric stuff
Nov 2012 • Friends
I had a feeling that the need to call a cluster of electrical / electronic shops 'Modern' in Shanghai would be part of its character and I was not disappointed as this is definitely 80's - 90's feeling and stock of goods.

It takes about 20-30 minutes to browse through each roof and don't bother if you are actually looking for real modern electronics like laptops, phones, media players, etc. If this is your target close to Dashijie metro station (大世界站) there are two properly modern multi-storey places to get anything you want, better prices at Cybermart (see my other reviews).
The place is practically at the corner of XiangYangNan Lu and FuXingZhong Lu and FuXing is well known to taxi drivers. It's also not more than 10 mins south of ShaanxiNan Lu metro station.
To the point now:
Amongst the stalls with modern and very tacky new fascias and covers for the latest smartphones there are still dozens of stalls seemingly catering to people who still repair vinyl decks, transistor radios, 80's alarm clocks and at times even fully antique items.
There is something there for aficionados of photography (not you instagr.amers and Ixus generation), old radio tuners, tape players, vinyl decks, amps of all types and mixers of various sizes all mercifully belonging in a bygone era.
If your thing is finding oddities every now and then, souvenir shops and repairers are dotted between the electronic stalls.

However, it is rather unlikely you will be tempted (and probably you should not) by anything that belongs in the cutting edge of technology.
Steer clear of some of the very obvious fakes especially if it involves media storage and connections (adaptors, chargers, etc) as you maybe jeopardising for the sake of a few dollars your memories of this trip or even the health of your laptop or phone.
Written November 5, 2012
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