It's buyer beware when shopping for electronics in Shenzhen's Huaqiangbei district.
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Test gear on sale. (Photos by David Blaza)
After a few minutes inside I realized the one sound that dominates is the distinctive crack of packing tape being stretched across boxes being shipped. (You can hear it on the iPhone video I shot, below.) Whatever you think about this place the trading is fast and furious either in person or being done by the traders on laptops via sites like Taobao and Alibaba, its raw unfettered capitalism in its purest form.