We all hear of how people go overseas to buy gadgets as they are cheaper overseas. While that could most typically be true, it is important to point out there things can be cheaper in Brunei. Thanks to online retailers we can even check the prices in the comfort of our own room. Below are a 2 devices I found cheaper in Brunei than in Singapore.
- Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro: B$378 from Incomm vs SGD$412.5 from SGBest (excluding 7% GST for those in Singapore). It’s even cheaper at QQeStore at B$368
- Acer Iconia Tab: B$728 from Concepts Computers vs SGD$799 (even when you factor in 7% GST refund, it gives SGD$746.7)
While these may be outliers it is worth a shot to check prices to get the best deal. Below are the few places I check with respect to phone prices and if you guys have any others do leave them in the comments.
- QQeStore (Brunei)
- Emaill (Brunei)
- Shopping.com.bn (Brunei)
- Incomm (Brunei)
- SGBest (Singapore)
- WhyMobile (Singapore)
P.S. Getting devices overseas, while at times cheaper, can also be an inconvenience if something goes wrong and you want it replaced / repaired. Manufacturers warranties should be fine and could be brought into a local branch if they exist in Brunei. If not you may have to go back to the shop you bought it from or send it to a manufacturer overseas adding to inconvenience.