Glenn Smith
Dec 11, 2008

Sector Insight... Taiwan electronics retailers eye state hand-out

Taiwan's retailers of 3C - local shorthand for computers, communications and consumer electronics - eagerly await the passing of a bill that will begin putting NT$3,600 (US$108) shopping vouchers in the pockets of every Taiwan citizen before Chinese New Year.

“Everyone is talking about that NT$3,600,” says Ho Yu, a seller of Fujitsu laptops at one of the hundred-odd cubbyholes at Kuanghua Digital Plaza, which is perhaps Taipei’s oldest electronics bazaar. “Lots of shoppers try out the laptops, then leave saying they’ll be back when they get the shopping voucher.”

The NT$82.9 billion economic stimulus is well-timed. The Lunar holiday is peak sales season, and the recession is curtailing consumer spending. Yet, even without...

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