Gadgets in Manhattan?
October 11, 2010 6:39 AM   Subscribe

Where in Manhattan should I go to look at and possibly buy gadgets, electronics, and computery type stuff that would be hard to buy (excluding online) anywhere else?
posted by Mwongozi to Shopping (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
B & H?
posted by chillmost at 7:01 AM on October 11, 2010 [3 favorites]

AC Gears!
posted by jangie at 7:01 AM on October 11, 2010

pre-N'thing B&H.

(pre-n'thing is the mefi equivalent of preempting)
posted by chasles at 7:11 AM on October 11, 2010


They take up an entire city block, just south of City Hall.
posted by Narrative Priorities at 7:32 AM on October 11, 2010

B & H ftw!
posted by firei at 8:36 AM on October 11, 2010
located at 445 (39th st) 5th Avenue.

This place definitely should be on the list after B&H and J&R if you need a part/piece and can't wait to order online and ship.
I had a PC project and a quick jump on the bus on a Sunday morning kept me from leaving my work area a mess with parts strewn all over the place waiting for a mid week shipment from New Egg or Tiger Direct.
posted by stavx at 10:14 AM on October 11, 2010

There is good ole Cables and Chips, 121 Fulton Wall St. Area, as the name implies great for cables if you lost your proprietary firewire to USB or 10 year old SCSI 1 cable.
posted by xetere at 11:23 AM on October 11, 2010

If you decide to go to B&H -- and I would recommend it -- keep in mind that the store closes during Jewish holidays, so don't plan on a Saturday visit and make sure a more obscure Jewish observance isn't ongoing before you head out.
posted by reren at 3:26 PM on October 11, 2010

I like Madison Computers near 32nd street and Madison Ave.
posted by Obscure Reference at 8:41 PM on October 11, 2010

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