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elc1986
22-03-2009, 09:38
Which one to go to. I have noticed that there are so many everywhere in the city, some small and some large.

Do they essentially all sell the same things or do some specialise in certain products than others? I have been to a few but want to know of any that anyone really recommends- for something to keep me occupied today!

Was also planning on visiting Gorbushka Electronics Market, but dont know how to get there? Is it outside or in a large warehouse, as what i previously went to was more a collection of shops than a market in my opinion?

Thanks

Strider
22-03-2009, 12:38
"Gorbushka Electronics Market" is a place where you can buy computers/computer parts and other electronics and things for your house

but if you want to find the best price, you might want to search through Яндекс.Маркет (http://market.yandex.ru) or Price.RU (http://www.price.ru) (you need to know Russian for that) ... that's if you need electronics

you have to go to metro station Bagrationovskaya, it's a warehouse and it's still a collection of shops :) but there are also big ones now

but if you know exactly what you want to buy - you can order it over the internet and save time (and money)

if you want to get some clothes, it's best to go to MEGA Mall, there are 3 of them

to buy food you can go to Auchan, or you can use online service like Сеть магазинов Утконос (http://www.utkonos.ru), they deliver food to your house :)

Benedikt
24-03-2009, 20:23
depends what you want:
electronics: Tsaritsini, Mitino,Savjlovskaya Electronics and radio markets.
computers: Sjavolovskaya..
Gorbushka: do not recommend, rabbit warren of junk, many fly by night dealers, here today, gone or closed or day off tomorrow. and not cheap anymore.
produce/fruits/veg: $$$$$ Dorogomilovskaya, never pay what they ask, they are a rip off, i hate it and don't go there. METRO Tulskaya, City Market, best fresh, local meat in town, IF you become a regular.
behind Kievskaya: basically closed down, a few stalls with 'santechnic' and cheap clothes are still open. giant re construction going on there. will not be sorry to see the palce go. apparently the cheapest palce to buy cigarettes wholesale in town. ( not by the truck load that is...)
TUSHINO FARMERS MARKET: BETTER TO HAVE A CAR, HUGE PLACE
from cheap aluminium pots to 'italian hi class furniture' done and delivered in 3 days, all is there.
Ismailovsky PARK: further down from the Vernisage, the huge 'Vietnamese Market', enough saud. 20 pairs of socks for 10 rubles 99...
but if you are not afraid of the rabbit warren and zillions of people, deep inside you can find amaying things and super good Vietnamese food. after all most of the dealers there are chinese and vietnamese, they don't cook junk for the people who know food....
METRO Simonovskaya: another rabbit warren, but the have the best Suluguni cheese, just a few meters around from the Metro exit...
have fun shopping.
all these markets are near or even closer to a METRO (subway) station with the same name.

Benedikt
24-03-2009, 20:24
depends what you want:
electronics: Tsaritsini, Mitino,Savjlovskaya Electronics and radio markets.
computers: Sjavolovskaya..
Gorbushka: do not recommend, rabbit warren of junk, many fly by night dealers, here today, gone or closed or day off tomorrow. and not cheap anymore.
produce/fruits/veg: $$$$$ Dorogomilovskaya, never pay what they ask, they are a rip off, i hate it and don't go there. METRO Tulskaya, City Market, best fresh, local meat in town, IF you become a regular.
behind Kievskaya: basically closed down, a few stalls with 'santechnic' and cheap clothes are still open. giant re construction going on there. will not be sorry to see the place go. apparently the cheapest place to buy cigarettes and coffee wholesale in town. ( not by the truck load that is...)
TUSHINO FARMERS MARKET: BETTER TO HAVE A CAR, HUGE PLACE
from cheap aluminium pots to 'italian hi class furniture' done and delivered in 3 days, all is there.
Ismailovsky PARK: further down from the Vernisage, the huge 'Vietnamese Market', enough saud. 20 pairs of socks for 10 rubles 99...
but if you are not afraid of the rabbit warren and zillions of people, deep inside you can find amaying things and super good Vietnamese food. after all most of the dealers there are chinese and vietnamese, they don't cook junk for the people who know food....
METRO Simonovskaya: another rabbit warren, but the have the best Suluguni cheese, just a few meters around from the Metro exit...
have fun shopping.
all these markets are near or even closer to a METRO (subway) station with the same name.