My cousin Eran Gamage running up the down escalator at Crescat Mall, Colombo
This is part of a 3 part series on gadget-shopping in Sri Lanka, if shitty notes can be rightly called a series. The other two should be in the Related Posts below, or here – http://indi.ca/gadjits
Crescat Mall feels more like a mall, as opposed to the Blade-Runner-Bazaar feel at Majestic City. At MC the goods are piled behind the counter and you have to ask one of the 5-10 redundant and surly clerks to see anything. At Crescat, however, the merchandise is actually in the store and you can walk around and touch and feel. I found one store with good cell phones, despite being otherwise oriented towards TVs and consumer electronics.
No 11 St. Abans Place, Colombo 4 (Crescat Mall)
(+94 11) 554-4366
a-zelectronics AT wow DOT lk
They have the Sony Z200 in stock in the right color for 16,900 Rs. I think I’ma go get one myself. There should be blurb on it at http://indi.ca/gadjits (1).
At the stationary store across the corridor they were selling, surprisingly, a Kingston 128MB Flashdisk for 2,500 Rs. That’s a good price and a good brand, so I’d recommend it, but I’m not put such a tenous connection in an article. Computer City was closed but I peered in the Window and they seemed to have Flash Disks and digicams. I’ll have to go back. All in all, going to Crescat Mall didn’t ruin my day like MC, so I think I’ll source products to there.