If you have to buy any type of computer gear, smartphone, Thai SIM card, or just about any other type of personal electronics or IT product you can think of – head on over to Tukcom Pattaya.
The store is located on Pattaya Klang (South Pattaya Road) & Soi Buakhao. It is the big red building with an (what I am sure is some type of copyright infringement) image of the Internet Explorer logo plastered to the outside of it. You can’t miss the place.
Tukcom Pattaya – Products by Floor
|Floor||Product or Service|
|Ground Floor:||ATM machines, coffee shops and restaurants, clothing and knick knacks
Starbucks, Coffee Club, Dunkin Donuts, S&P Restaurant, among others
|Second Floor:||Mobile Phones. DTAC shop is located here if you want a Thai SIM and Phone number|
|Third Floor:||Computer Hardware & Software, Digital cameras|
|Fourth Floor:||Computer Hardware & Software|
|Under Ground Level:||Clothing, food court, groceries|
Mobile Phones and SIM Cards
The most popular floor has to be the cell phone area. It is the best place to buy a new smartphone is Pattaya. There are dozens of small little shops selling everything from smartphone cases to the latest iPhone, Samsung tablets, and Apple iPads. The place is always crowded with people doing a good trade.
If you need to get a Thai SIM card this is the floor for you. There is a DTAC stand in the back that will sell you one and get you setup. You’ll need your Passport.
Computers, Software, & IT Gear
The upper floors are a mixture of various small computer shop, again mostly selling variations of the same thing. You can find all kinds or software and computer accessories available. If you need to have your computer repaired there are several shops that will work on your laptop or desktop for you.
Food Court, Groceries, & Clothing
The underground level doesn’t get much traffic, except for the people who know about it. You’d never guess there was another floor below the ground floor as it isn’t very well marked and the staircases don’t seem like they are going to another shopping level – but they are.
Here you can find some good prices on groceries and other food stuffs, as well as a pretty decent food court. They have a selection of clothes for sale down there as well.
Tukcom Pricing – Getting A Good Deal
With so many little shops right next to each other competing for your business, it is quite easy to haggle on prices. It helps to have a good idea of what the good costs back home and what you are willing to pay for it before you go shopping.
I’ve found that when someone quotes me a price, I simply smile, acknowledge the price is too high, and let them know I’m going to check other stands. Usually they will be stop you with something along the lines of “what you want to pay?” Give them your bottom line price. They may agree to it right off or start negotiation. Very few times has the original asking price been what I’ve paid in the end.
New Tukcom in Pattaya
The Harbor Mall recently opened up in North Pattaya. It is going to have a Tukcom annex shop inside, helping to better serve the IT needs of the North Pattaya, Naklua, and Wong Amat crowds.
Other Tukcom Stores: Sriracha, Chonburi, Udon Thani, Khonkaen.
Monday – Friday: 10:30AM – 9:00PM
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00AM – 9:00PM
Corner of South Pattaya Road and Soi Buakhao
Address: 8 Moo 10 10 Road, South Pattaya, Bang Lamung, Chonburi 20150, Thailand
Phone: +66 38 724 162
The parking situation at Tukcom Pattaya is pretty bad. There is a small parking lot that is filled up quickly in the morning by the various vendors and employees. The side streets around it are lined with motorbikes (some times double parked) and very little parking can be found. If you can walk, take a baht bus or other means of public transit you will be much better off. If you drive your car or motorbike you will be fortunate to find a parking spot near by. Wear a comfortable set of trainers.
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