In addition to strolling through Disney parks and Universal, one of the main attractions in Florida is to buy electronics in Orlando.
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After all, the price of these products is very high in Brazil. Even with the strengthened dollar, it is more worthwhile to buy electronics in Orlando.
However, it's not easy to shop like that. There are so many places to choose from and quite a few tourist traps honestly.
If you want to travel with peace of mind and buy electronics in Orlando without error, you need to read our guide to the end.
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Stores where to buy electronics in Orlando
There are many Shops where to buy electronics in Orlando. Therefore, choices abound. However, this is a "problem". Actually, two.
Problem number 1 is that too many options can be very problematic for your travel itinerary. After all, you don't have all the time in the world in Orlando.
The average for tourists is to stay 15 days in the city. Considering the parks Disney, Universal and other companies have little time to shop.
Besides doing shopping in orlando other things like clothes and shoes, the window available to pick up electronics is quite small.
If you don't know exactly where to go, you could end up wasting your time in stores that don't have the best deals. That would suck!
Problem number 2 is that many small stores offer ?traps? for tourists.
It works like this: they promise the best possible deals, taking advantage of the city's reputation for discounts.
However, their stock consists of items that were returned due to malfunctions. You take a defective product without knowing it!
The risk is huge. After all, after you return to Brazil, you won't be able to exchange the electronics purchased in Orlando. So if you fall into a scam, it's gone.
Therefore, it is best to know the main stores where to buy electronics in Orlando. Want to know what they are? Keep reading!
Yes, I have to start this list with amazon.
Come on, I love walking into a store, especially electronics. However, I like to pay cheaply for my purchases much more.
And today there is no better place to shop cheaply than at amazon.
Many people think that they cannot shop on amazon because they have nowhere to deliver in Orlando, as their hotels do not accept orders.
But amazon has a service called Amazon Locker where you buy the product, select the locker you want and when you get there, you can pick up your product! It's great.
So you can buy any electronic by amazon and pick up during your trip!
1. Best Buy
The Best buy is probably the biggest chain of electronics stores in the world. In the USA, it is certainly the largest.
For starters, there are several Best Buy units in Orlando. Several even. The biggest and most visited is that it is very close to the Florida Mall, in front of the mall.
In total, there are approximately 7 Best Buys in Orlando, with 3 of them focused only on cell phones. In the others, you can find products of all kinds.
In addition to the unit opposite the Florida Mall, there is one in Waterford Lakes that has exclusive areas for Apple products.
Other standout units are the one in the Mall at Millenia, with an exclusive Samsung area, and the one in East Colonial.
What types of products to buy at Best Buy?
All. Seriously, you can find all kinds of electronics at Best Buy. The main ones are:
- cell phones;
- video games;
- home appliances;
- innovative technology products.
So you can't ignore a Best Buy. If you plan to buy electronics in Orlando, you MUST go to Best Buy. Full stop.
An interesting tip from Best Buy is that product prices in stores and on the website are practically the same. Variations are irrelevant.
Therefore, it is worth taking a look at the site before traveling. So, you can buy and ask to pick up at the store with the pickup in store option.
In that case, you save time. It's a great solution for those in a hurry.
However, of course, you lose the chance to find the product you want at a super discount there. However, the chances of your product being on discount are low anyway.
2. HH Gregg
Best Buy's biggest competitor in Orlando in recent years has been HH Gregg. No one thought this would be possible, but it is.
HH Gregg is a new chain of stores. It opened a few years ago and already has 3 units in Orlando. The biggest one is at the Florida Mall, right next to Best Buy.
Therefore, it is the unit that we recommend you visit. This way, you can compare prices and see which deal is best for you.
The surprising thing about HH Gregg is that, as a new store chain, no one imagined it could compete so well with Best Buy.
But she competes. You can find several products of enormous quality at low prices. In addition, it works with the main brands in the market, many of which are on sale.
So it is a must visit if you have some time. At least to compare prices with Best Buy.
What kind of products to buy at HH Gregg?
Also everything. Just like Best Buy, the store sells everything electronic, such as televisions, computers, tablets, cell phones, video games, home appliances and more.
3. Walmart and Target
An excellent alternative to buy electronics in Orlando compared to specialized stores are hypermarket chains. We are talking about Walmart and Target.
These two networks sell electronic products, although with less variety than the specialized ones.
For example, let's say you want to buy a camera. At Walmart and Target, you'll have access to the latest models from top brands like Canon and Nikon.
However, at Best Buy and HH Gregg, you will possibly find not only the most recent ones, but also versions with specific configurations and from lesser known brands.
Another example could be video games. At Walmart and Target, you will find the main ones: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
At Best Buy and HH Gregg, you'll find custom and collector versions, as well as consoles like the 2DS or Switch Lite.
Do you understand the difference?
Another difference between them is the chance of discounts or sales. In hypermarkets, the chance is lower since they work with other products as well.
That is: they have a smaller inventory and less chance of offering big discounts. Already in specialized stores. there is more probability.
However, to compensate, you probably compulsorily go to Walmart and Target whether to buy food or something else.
So what does it cost to look at electronics too? If you are only after the main products of the big brands, you can find what you need there.
4. Apple Store
A store to buy electronics in Orlando that could not be missing is the Apple Store, of course. After all, it is one of the most visited by Brazilian tourists.
The main Apple store in Orlando is located in the Mall at Millenia, one of the most luxurious malls in the city. There's also a Best Buy there.
Of course, the Apple Store sells Apple products. so if you want to buy iPhone in Orlando, that's where you should go.
In addition to the latest iPhones, the store also sells iPods, iPads, iMacs and all kinds of products released by Apple.
5. Game Stop
Do you like video games? Then you need to visit the largest store in the segment in the US: Game Stop.
It's one of Carlos' favorite stores. He always finds a way to go there several times on our trips!
Of all the chain stores to buy electronics in Orlando, Game Stop It has the most units. There are no less than 23 stores in the city of Orlando and neighboring cities.
In other words, there are many options for you to choose from.
However, the two largest and busiest are located in Orlando's two main malls: the Florida Mall and the Mall at Millenia.
Game Stop has absolutely all the video game products you need. If gaming is your thing, this is where you should go.
Stores are always split into releases and older games, as well as split into consoles. It has the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, but also Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360 and others. On handhelds, Nintendo 2DS and 3DS, in addition to PS Vita.
One of the coolest things about Game Stop is that they buy and sell used games. That is: if you have a collection and want to earn some change, you can sell it there.
Prices are usually tabulated and vary according to the conservation of the game and its box.
To identify a used game, just look for the Pre-Owned inscription on the labels. Prices can usually be quite different or not so much. It depends on the title and the season.
For example, if it's a used version of a game that just came out, you won't find such good discounts. But if it's an old game with many copies, you can find it for $10 dollars or less.
In addition to games, Game Stop also sells consoles. It's all major video games and collector's or rare versions.
For example, there is a custom Zelda Nintendo 2DS. There is.
Possibly also available at Best Buy and HH Gregg, depending on stock. Won't have it at Walmart and Target.
In fact, you could say that, if you do, there's definitely 100% at Game Stop, 80% at Best Buy and HH Gregg, and 30% at Walmart.
Already more normal things, like the normal PS4, 100% for sure in all stores. That's the difference.
In addition to consoles and games, some Game Stop units also sell action figures, cameras and cell phones. It's not very common and the prices aren't exactly great, but the products are there.
Is it worth buying electronics in Orlando?
As soon as they start planning their trip to Florida, many people think about buying electronics in Orlando.
But is it really worth buying these products in the US? The answer is simple: it depends on the product.
Let's make two comparisons for you to take a look.
Imagine that you want to buy an iPhone, the latest one released. In this case, it would be the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Here in Brazil, the price is around R$ 9,500.00.
Back in the US, the price of the iPhone 11 Pro Max is $1,499.99 dollars in the most powerful version.
With the dollar at R$ 4.23, approximately, you will pay R$6,344.67, more or less.
So, yes, it pays to buy there in the US.
However, let's make the same comparison with a Nintendo Switch, which is not available in Brazil, it only sells an imported version.
The Nintendo Switch costs here in Brazil more or less R$ 1,800.00. Sometimes less, sometimes more, depending on the year. That's because the console is imported.
There in the US, the Nintendo Switch is being sold at $260.00 dollars. With the tourism dollar at R$4.23, it would be R$1,099.80. It would still be worth it.
However, a game would not be worth that much. A new game sells in the US for approximately $$60. With the dollar at R$4.23, it would be R$253.80.
Here in Brazil, you can find launch games cheaper, depending on the publisher. And with the possibility of installments.
So, is it worth buying electronics in Orlando or not?
Deep down, with this comparison, we can see that it is worth buying electronics in Orlando depending on the situation.
The more expensive the electronics, the more it's worth. Consoles, cell phones and objects that are easy to fit in a suitcase, but expensive, are ideal.
However, relatively inexpensive objects are no longer worth it. There is little difference or it is more expensive there, as in the case of video games.
Of course, there are objects that you can't even buy. For example, televisions or large appliances. There's no way to bring it.
They are even cheaper, but you can't bring them on the plane. And if you hire a freight service, it is much more expensive and not worth it.
Therefore, the conclusion we reached is that buying electronics in Orlando is a good idea, depending on the type of object you want.
Other than that, just take some basic precautions with your suitcase (preferably, take your electronics out of the box so you don't have problems with customs) and happy shopping!
The last tip we give is that you organize your travel itinerary well. As you can see, there are several stores and they are all huge. It takes a long time to see them.
Therefore, if you want to buy electronics in Orlando, it is worth going prepared. So, discover our options for personalized itineraries. There we will indicate the best stores for your purchases based on your profile!
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About the Author Carlos Braga:
Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.
My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.
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