From the article: Bad Hong Kong Travel Experience
Have you found yourself stuck in a wardrobe masquerading as a hotel room or buying a piece of ‘real’ budget Jade, only to have it valued as a fragment from a lollipop at home? Tell us your worst Hong Kong travel experiences and we’ll add them to the list. Share Your Experience
Stay away from Jacky Tam British Tailors
- Had the worse experience ever. I can't help but feel scammed. I spent 9000hk on a tailored suit not only did it arrive creased, the suit was fully fused, I was not given horn buttons like I was promised.
- —Guest Dreampath
Buy camera in hongkong
- I had bad experience for buy camera in shops around nathan road. I deal with salesman for canon 600 D with 2 lens canon ( 18-50) and (70- 250) with price HKD 6580, the price cheaper compare in my country. Imediately another salesman push me bought Tamron lens( 18-200)than canon lens. He said tamron better compare canon. I didn't affect with his opinion, the price of Tamron lens HKD 4000. He canceled my deal cause I didn't follow him with the reason not available in english manual. Carefully shoping camera, the price not to much different with on line shoping. Syahrul
- —Guest Syahrul
Bad Tailor x2
- I too had a recent bad tailor experience - Jacky Tam of British Tailors on Carnarvon Street, Kowloon. Had 2 suits plus shirts tailored. Despite specifying in detail the fit I wanted including leaving behind a sample jacket for the tailor to copy, the end result were poorly fitting suits and shirts - way too big. I tried to contact the tailor to fix them but to no avail. Buyer beware.
- —Guest evan
Theft by deception
- On the 6th of December, I took a Minolta/Konica camera to Intelligence Audio and Video Ltd on 54-064B Nathan Road, Kowloon, China to see if the personnel there could tell me why my camera flash had become unsynchronized with the shutter. The salesman told me that correcting the problem would be more costly than buying a new camera. He also said that due to the age of the camera (@ 6 years old) that the operating system was deteriorating to the extent that even if I had the camera repaired that it would be a waste of money. He then proposed that by using my Minolta for trade-in, he could give me a very good deal on another camera. We discussed this and I bought a Fuji Film camera for my camera and 4992.00 Hong Kong dollars. At the exchange rate of 7.7615 (a rate provided me by Master Card) this comes to $634.17 US dollars. I charged this to my Master Card and bought the Fuji camera. Returning back to my hotel room, I then checked the internet and found out that the US retail f
Citizen Thunderbird Travel Ltd.
- Travel agent lied and sold us a bad ticket that was overpriced. Tricky people those agents. Better to buy yourself online.
- —Guest Bad Seats
@ Mr Ed
- You're lucky they even sent you a suit at all! If I had a customer come in and pay for something and then leave the country never to return, I wouldn't send them anything! Not much they can do about it!
- —Guest Mr Al
- WHEN I WENT TO HONG KONG SOME KIDS asked me to buy budget jade ornament for 3 bucks i did but it was made up ofn plastic i ended up getting pissed off
- —Guest NICK spiTTALER
- looks out for another scam at Hong Kong guesthouses. I booked into one that had no single rooms available, so the owner offered me a twin room at the same price. What I didn't know and what he didn't tell me, was that the second bed in the room was still being sold. So two days into my trip I had a new roomate.
- —Guest SuperSam
- I once ordered two suits from a Hong Kong tailor. I went for the fittings, but didn't have time to go back to pick them up so instead had them posted to the US. Instead of the linen suits I ordered, I got synthetic suits with some of the stitching already loose and only one shirt, instead of the three I was promised. When I phoned them back, they said I had to return the goods in person, which of course I couldn't
- —Guest Mr Ed