TLDR? You can find pretty fair computer prices when looking for one in Medellin.
If you plan to stay in Medellin for a long, you might need a computer to make things easier. This is especially when you greatly rely on this device for your tasks!
And if you happen to be looking for a computer, you’re in luck. This guide lists some of the best places where you can shop and get a PC at reasonable prices.
So, if you’re ready to spend, prepare your wallets. And let’s get started.
Buying A Computer in Colombia
As mentioned, prices in Colombia are not entirely different from the US. In fact, if you’re fortunate, you can get a Macbook at prices lower than what you see on the Apple website.
In 2014, Laptops and personal computers in Colombia were not part of the 16% value-added tax in the country. But that’s considering their prices don’t go beyond USD 1,092. It’s the same for tablets. They aren’t part of the IVA tax when their costs don’t exceed $573.
The prices also consider fluctuations in the US exchange rate. You would notice that electronic stores in Colombia don’t adjust the prices right away.
We also found out that Colombia continues to place agreements of free trade with various countries. This has made electronic gadgets’ cost lower in Colombia over the past years.
Where to Buy in Medellin
Medellin is a modernized city in Colombia with tall buildings and huge shopping malls. And if you’re looking for a computer, you will have greater chances of finding one in these places:
Falabella is a Chile-based shopping center. If you have been to Walmart in the US, Falabella is precisely that in Medellin. It’s like a big department store offering various products, including:
Electronics and gadgets
You can pretty much find any computer model in Falabella, especially in the electronics department. If you’re a fan of Apple laptops, Falabella has a bunch of the company’s latest models. And you can get them for a lower price than buying them online.
If you want to check out Falabella, you can find the store in two malls: Santa Fe and San Diego. Falabella also has a website where you can check the available products it offers.
You can select the computer you desire from the website and pick it up in Falabella’s physical store. It’s actually a great way to score deals with this strategy.
Falabella also has other branches in Colombia, including the following:
Aside from Falabella, supermarkets in Medellin also sell electronic gadgets. Exito is one of them. Whatever you need, this supermarket definitely has it.
Exito has big box retailers similar to Walmart or Target in the US. And you can score some pretty good computer deals in Exito. There’s also a good chance you’ll get the latest laptop models in this supermarket.
Also, being an Exito frequent shopper provides you with several benefits. Don’t forget to sign up and earn Exito points. You can use the accumulated points to earn promotional discounts on certain items.
Exito has several branches in Colombia. And you can visit San Diego Mall in Medellin to check it out.
If you’ve been to Best Buy, Alkomprar looks like it but smaller. It sells appliances, televisions, computers, and other electronics. You can also find good computer and tablet brands like Apple.
Alkomprar has several branches in Medellin malls, such as:
Puerta del Norte
It also has an online site you can check for the available products. Most of the time, you can find great deals online you won’t enjoy in the physical store.
Alkomprar has other branches in the rest of Colombia, including:
If you want exclusive Apple products, iShop got you. Medellin has quite a few iShop branches in Los Molinos and Santa Fe malls.
If you can’t find the latest Apple products in other electronics stores, you’ll find them in iShop.
And finally, check out Centro Commercial Monterrey for the best selection. It’s a technology mall right in the heart of Medellin. And it definitely has what you need!
Monterrey has more than 120 electronics shops selling all kinds of technological products. And if you want a limited computer model, there’s a good chance you’ll locate it in Monterrey.
It’s also easy to reach Monterrey because it’s in El Poblado. If you ride the metro station, get off at El Poblado, and you have reached Medellin’s famous technology mall!
PC Madrigal is an exclusive computer shop selling your monitors, keyboards, and other necessary PC parts. Most locals love checking this out because the staff is accommodating and kind.
This tech shop has a website where you can view all available products. And because PC Madrigal has a website, you can order the products there and just pick them up in the physical store!
PC Madrigal is closed on Sundays. It’s open from 8 am to 7 pm on weekdays and 8 am to 6 pm on Saturdays.
You’ll find pretty good deals on computer products in Medellin if you’re patient enough. Various stores feature the latest computer and laptop models. And if you’re lucky, you can get promotional discounts and sale offers you won’t find elsewhere.
Also, don’t forget that Colombia does not include taxes on computers and other electronic products as much as they do on non-tech goods. That means you can find better deals than the ones in the US
Medellin sells computers at lower prices compared to other cities in Colombia. Check the stores mentioned in this guide. And achieve the computer of your dreams!
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