Well, it’s getting close to autumn and since I deplore the cold weather, I’ll be curling up with my PS3 and possibly PS4 this winter (Please Santa?!). I decided to do a little price shopping and picked out a few games. I love going through the old games in Video Game Alley. It always brings back a sense of nostalgia as I sort through the titles. Anyway, enough reminiscing. Let’s see what’s new at the electronic markets.
First Stop – Yongsan Electronic Market
To get to the Yongsan Electronic Market take the subway to Yongsan Station and Depart from Exit 2. Walk across the street and head to the building on the right. There is a ton of English signage to guide you along. The video game section is now on floor 4! There are few options for you. I asked around and found a XBOX One for 475,000KRW if you pay with cash. If you choose the credit card route, you will end out shelling out 520,000KRW. Both prices including the FIFA15 pack. There is no Kinect available yet for XBOX One in Korea.
iPad Air Discounts
Right now the iPad Air is going for a pretty good cash discount at the Electronic Market. The iPad kiosk is also found on the 4th floor, so you don’t have to go too far if you are already up there searching for video games. Since my old iPad2 is finally deciding to start weening itself into retirement, I’m in the market for another tablet. The iPad Air 2 is rumored to be released in late October or early November, but to be honest, I really want to see if I can get a deal on the IPAD Air as they slowly begin to ween them out. The price was very reasonable. For a 32GB iPad Air, the cost was 630,000KRW. The 16GB iPad Air was 530,000KRW if you pay with CASH MONEY.
Second Stop – Video Game Alley
So, I have to admit, the Yongsan Electronic Market had comparable pricing to Video Game Alley. That said, Video Game Alley has a wider selection and has more wiggle room for negotiation. The XBOX Ones in the alley were running for as low as 470,000KRW with no Kinect. If you want the FIFA15 pack it would cost 480,000KRW. Since I’m not getting an XBOX (I still have Red Ring of Death PTSD) I didn’t try to haggle. But if you really wanted to, I bet you could get the price down to 450,000KRW.
Other Random Observations:
I found a bunch of other cool stuff, especially if you are into retro gaming. I love that they still have the old Gameboys and Game Gears in stock. I would buy one if I could justify bringing it back to Canada. I found an old PS2 for 50,000KRW. A PS3 for 230,000KRW and a PS1 for 30,000KRW! For the football fans out there, Madden 15 is running for 70,000KRW. If you are looking for some treasures check the alley out and bring your wallet with a lot of cash.