Fake market negotiating tactics

30 Jan

Shopping in China’s fake markets can be a thrilling experience, offering a wide range of counterfeit goods at low prices. However, before making a purchase, it’s important to know how to negotiate effectively in these markets to ensure that you get the best deal possible. Here are some tips for negotiating in China’s fake markets. […]

Fake Market Shanghai 2023

30 Jan

Shanghai, China boasts a vibrant shopping scene, but beware of the fake markets that have become increasingly prevalent in recent years. These markets sell counterfeit and knock-off goods, including designer clothing, handbags, watches, electronics and more, often made to resemble the real thing and sold at a fraction of the price. One of the most […]

Fake market price list

3 Jul

Looking for what to pay at the fake markets in China? Take a look at our live database updated by our users for the latest prices for items that people have paid. Click here for the price list Please help by contributing your results to help people just like you.

Shanghai Fake Market App Update Released

3 Jul

I’ve released an updated version of the android Shanghai Fake Market app on the google play app store. I have added a number of new items to the prices list as well as made user interface updates to the artwork and layout of the price sharing portion of the app. I was not able to […]

10 gift ideas to bring home from china

3 Jan

After having lived in China for a few years it’s easy to come to the conclusion that since everything that westerners see in their home countries is generally made in China. A lot of what the markets have to offer, particularly the fake markets are knock-off versions of western premium goods. Here is a list […]

Science and Tech Fake Market hours

28 Feb

Several folks have asked how late the fake market in the metro for the Shanghai and Technology Museum is open. The short answer is 8:30am-ish to 7:30pm-ish In my experience the owners tend to open their shops around 8:30am with all of them usually open no later than 9am. They start closing up the storefronts […]

The best Shanghai travel guide

13 Feb

Today we are going to share with you our recommendation for a terrific Shanghai travel guide. My recommendation is based on having lived for several years in Shanghai and having owned a lot of different books about both China and Shanghai. #1 Shanghai (City Travel Guide – Lonely Planet Series) by Christopher Pitts and Daniel […]

Renting a scooter motorbike in Phuket

4 Jan

On our most recent trip we rented a motorbike for two days. The last trip I was still pretty nervous about doing so for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was the accident rate in Phuket being so high. Driving on the left side of the road wasn’t nearly as difficult as […]

nan jing road

2 Jan

A lot of travel guides suggest visiting nan jing road. I’ve been there dozens of times and my personal recommendation is that it’s a good example of an over-hyped high end shopping district. There is little visible history there despite the many famous events that took place on or nearby. It’s a mix of ultra […]