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Brands-Galore at Bangalore’s National Market

A little peak into National Market and what you’re missing if you haven’t been here already

Hundreds of Bangaloreans throng National Market Daily in search of electronic items, clothes and accessories Hundreds of Bangaloreans throng National Market Daily in search of electronic items, clothes and accessories


National Market, located centrally in the city, has been extremely popular with Bangalore shoppers. The place may have got everything that one would like to avoid: the littered roads of Majestic, the hustle and bustle of the place, dotted by the street vendors, and the crowded stalls people, that create no less than a stampede-like situation, yet when it comes to getting great deals whether in electronic, accessories or home products, this place is heard-to-match. “The place, I think, is great when it comes to electronic items. I don’t think there will be any other places in the whole of the city that keeps such a wide range of electronic items, and in such an affordable price. The place is simply unbeatable. I buy most of the electronic items from the place,” said Sridhar, a student from a city college.  

The place sells all kinds of accessories, right from goggles to watchesThe place sells all kinds of accessories, right from goggles to watches

However, for his friend Nitish, it was mostly the accessories that did the trick. “I love accessories – be it earrings, pendants, or any other kind of leather accessories. I buy most of these items from here. They are cheap, and I get it a very reasonable price,” said Nitish. The long-term-relationship has in fact made the boy share quite a report with a few of the shop keepers, and he feels bargaining is just not a problem for him anymore. Nitish added, “Because I have been buying a lot of these items for such a long time, I easily manage to bargain with the shop keepers here. They know me too, which is why I mostly dictate the prices for the things that I buy here.”    

The story just doesn’t end at this. Movie lovers have special reasons to like the place. One can buy DVD’s for as little as Rs. 40, of course the pirated version. But what does it matter; people seem pretty satisfied with the quality, as compared to the pricing. “I obviously can’t afford to buy the original version of a lot of these DVD’s. They are expensive. So, I make do with the DVD’s I get here. If I am lucky, I get the original prints too, and now as I am a regular buyer here, a lot of these shop keepers give me the original version. So, I come here once in a month to buy these DVD’s. I buy them in bulk,” said Naveen Thomas, with a pack of twenty DVD’s he had just bought.



For all things, especially the electronic items made in places like Japan, Thailand, Korea and others, the place is a treasure trove. And what makes it even better, is a lot of these things are unavailable in any other places in the city. And if there are, it has to buy them in double the prices, or even more. Talk about MP’s, iPods, disc man, or any other form of electronic gadgets, the place has it all. “I have bought some 40 phones from this place so far. I am a gadget freak too, which is why I love to come here and see if there are any new things that have come. Most of the things, which are yet to hit the market, come here early. So, I come here and do the rounds at least once in a month. If I stumble upon something new and nice, I buy it. The prices, too, are much lesser than what I get in other places. I have bought all my mobile phones from here so far,” said Aroop Rai, a techie from the city.  

The place may not give you the things with papers or a warranty card, but once you start being a regular like Aroop, it’s the shop keeper who becomes the warranty. Shorav Gupta, a software engineer, corroborates: “I don’t get a stamped warranty card with the things I buy from here, but it doesn’t bother me anymore. It’s the shop keeper who gives me the warranty. If there is a problem in the purchase, anytime soon after I buy, he is always ready to rectify. And if he is unable to do that either, he changes the thing for me.” “What more can I ask for?” laughs the man.  



For men, there was something else that seem to do the trick: the look alike brands. Jeans, T-shirts, shoes and Jackets, of international brands like Paul Smith, U.C.B., Lee, Levis, GAS, and so forth could be easily found in the market. Needless to say, in half the price, or even lesser. “I buy jeans and shoes from here. T-shirts are also cool, and they are all branded. Quality wise they are as good as any other clothes that are available in the showrooms, just that, there is a huge margin of difference in the prices. I prefer to buy it from here, because I get it in a much lesser price.”

National Market, being the grey market in the city, there are hundreds of people who go to shop there for electronic items, accessories, clothes, shoes and so forth. Over the years, the place has managed to get so much of popularity that it doesn’t even need to advertise on local papers or any other kinds of media. There are no ads or no hoardings that talks about the market, yet hundreds of Bangaloreans throng the place every day.    

National Market

6th Cross Rd, Next to Sukh Sagar
Majestic Area
Gandhinagar, Bangalore -560001 Map

Tags: shoes, electronics, sunglasses, National Market, Gadgets, cltohes, great deals

32 comments

Raghavendra Raju Dec 26th, 2011 08:53 PM

Hi All,
 
Can anyone tell me how much is the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo without bill Phone or used one. I want to buy immediately and sell my Xperia X10i Black for 13K. Contact me on 9845699835/8147024242.

ash Dec 26th, 2011 07:10 PM

Do you get xbox 360 ntsc original games in national market?

sandeep Dec 25th, 2011 03:02 PM

I want flash my x box 360 slim 4 gb and want to buy 120 gb external hard drive for my x box 360 . pls call me on 9535502572. i am searching a shop in national market which can flash my console

prashanth Dec 24th, 2011 02:43 AM

Hi Guys,
 
Please let me know where can I get original N70 or N73 hands free (ear phone)..
 
 

Rajasarfudeen Dec 12th, 2011 04:17 PM

i need eos 550 d camera with 18-55mm IS lens 
WHAT WILL BE THE COST IN GREY MARKET

Md Ameer Nov 21st, 2011 10:55 AM

I have   iPhone 4 purchased in US with 2 year Carrier warranty, Can I use it here by cracking it with new s/w in india. 
Any shop can do that in National Market 

aditya Nov 16th, 2011 10:32 AM

Hi everybody i want to buy a fake ipod touch 4gen 64 gb below 8 grand
 
my num is 26593970

P V Rao Oct 04th, 2011 10:38 AM

When is the weekly holiday @ National Market ?

Vinay Aug 22nd, 2011 08:17 PM

Do we get any android phone like galaxy pop for 4000???

siva Jul 21st, 2011 07:15 PM

i want to buy used apple iphone 4.please tell me the price of it

Kotishwarr Jul 07th, 2011 01:35 AM

I have Blackberry Curve 8520....Can I get skin case in national market?

tamy Jun 29th, 2011 02:19 PM

wer do i get puma fake bags....

prem May 26th, 2011 12:58 PM

please don't go to national market they are cheaters . especially dont buy mobiles and give to repair there.. they will steal the products inside it and replace it with a duplicate

atul May 18th, 2011 06:37 PM

hey guys
 
Do the people of national market crack ps2 

Srinath Apr 29th, 2011 08:21 AM

I have a nokia N79 for sale. Grt condition. Only 1year used. Full pack with additional two back panels,headset, charger,data cable, bill. For only rs.5800, slightly negotiable.

Sreenadh Apr 29th, 2011 08:10 AM

Can any1 tel me where i can get new unpacked customs handsets for low price? 

suresh Mar 10th, 2011 11:04 PM

Hi All,
 
Can any one let me know which DVD Player is Best- Pioneer/Sony. and which model.
 
where in National Market I get best products

kiran Mar 09th, 2011 07:08 PM

very nice

Madhu Gopala Mar 09th, 2011 10:51 AM

I have bought Samsung wave 525 pearl white (Not Android)  mobile. I need the black panel for the mobile.
Do I get at national market. 

Anu Mar 03rd, 2011 02:47 PM

I bought prestige electric juicer with warranty card brand new not used, i want to sell it to best price. Pls suggest me wich shop?

anirudh Jan 27th, 2011 05:14 PM

can any1 tel me wer i can get football n cricket duplicate jerseys............

bhavan Jan 03rd, 2011 01:13 PM

in which shop i can get nokia n900 model at cheap rate plz tell me

TommyGun Dec 30th, 2010 03:47 PM

@Manjunath Huawei Ideos phone is not come out in India yet. It will be coming by Feb or March 2011.

Manjunath Dec 20th, 2010 11:07 PM

Hii.. Can anyone tel me where i can get Huwaei Ideos cell phone...???

Veda N Nov 17th, 2010 12:12 PM

Hi,
I have bought Sony Ericsson xperia x10 mobile from United Kingdom. I need the sim unlock to be done for that. can anybody guide me the shop which can help me??

sunil kumar Nov 01st, 2010 10:10 PM

can anybody tell form which shop i can get the sony satio in lowest price, its urgent, please 

umair Oct 25th, 2010 11:40 PM

i have bought many accessories here at cheap price.. but now im planning to buy new samsuung galaxy 3 i5801.. let me see how much i can get it for..will comment after buying one..

Abby Oct 22nd, 2010 04:48 PM

In which shop can I get Black Berry Curve 3G cell. 

Anoop Sep 30th, 2010 12:56 AM

In which shop can i get Sony ericcson W580 cell. 

suhas Aug 29th, 2010 09:26 PM

in which shop can i get the crack of xbox 360 arcade?
my phone num is 9738406487

Ashwin Jul 30th, 2010 12:11 AM

Thnx buddy need to try dis...

Abhilash Jul 24th, 2010 08:11 PM

Just visited this place.. got a mp3 player for just an unbelievable Rs. 200 ( 4 $ ) ... Can anything else beat it ?

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