Still using the same laptop you bought fresh out of high school? Refusing to change your trusty old phone because “it’s just as good as your smartphone, I swear!”…? If you don’t know where to go, or don’t want to spend too much money, Delhi has a few markets and bazaars that will help you out. Repair services, second-hand goods and all the name brands you could want, available at discounted prices.

Here’s a list of the best electronics markets in Delhi, because let’s face it, when robots run the world, and when they’re deciding which humans to spare, you want to be the guy who owns one of their ancestors.

Nehru Place

Unless you aren’t from Delhi, you’ve probably already visited Nehru Place to get your phone fixed on the cheap. We know we have {we drop our phones a lot..}. Get deals on everything from computer parts, phones, accessories, DVDs and CDs, and all forms of electronic entertainment products. Expect to find a lot of pirated software and applications you can buy on CDs but be warned, they are very hit and miss and might not work on your computer. A good market for second-hand equipment.

The best part? You can grab a drink or bite after a long day of shopping at one of the many eateries at the metro station right next door.

Nearest Metro Station: Nehru Place

Bhagirath Palace

Located in the Chandni Chowk area, Bhagirath Palace is an extremely popular electronic market. If you’re willing to make the effort to travel there {or are already wandering in the Old Delhi area} then it is well worth a visit, with bargains aplenty. Shopkeepers are willing to haggle, and you can get a good price on most of their very large stock.

Expect to find all kinds of wiring, household electronics {fridges, microwaves, and music systems}, lights, and personal electronics.

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

Gaffar Market

Image courtesy: Wikipedia

Image courtesy: Wikipedia

Located in Karol Bagh, Gaffar Market is a good place to find all types of electronic equipment, from air-conditioners and televisions to cameras and mobile phones. There are tons of repair stores that can fix the latest versions of imported cell phones, with ease we might add, and you will find a surprisingly large number of these name-brand phones available for sale only a few months {if not days} after their international release.

Keep in mind few of these items have any guarantee or paperwork. The market has a website that is accessible here.

Nearest Metro Station: Jhandewalan

Wazirpur Commercial Complex

North Delhi’s addition to our list, the Wazirpur Commercial Complex is an old marketplace, earlier known for its utensil business. It has emerged as a booming computer market. Most IT companies have showrooms and service centres here, making it a good place for students to get their faulty equipment fixed. There are literally hundreds of shops, good for all sorts of desktops, laptops and accessories.

They even have a website you can check out here.

Nearest Metro Station: Azadpur

Palika Bazaar

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We’ve added Palika Bazaar as a bonus because of our nostalgia towards its cramped, darkened underground walkways. We spent many a year tumbling through the market looking for fake Playstation games and then rushing home hoping they would work {it was always a 50-50 chance}.

You can get pirated movies, CDs, and video games. Lots of cheap, second-hand cameras, mobile phones, video game platforms, and accessories. This is the best place to strike a bargain, as the shopkeepers would rather move stock than have it gather dust on the shelves.

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Lajpat Rai

Lajpat Rai market, also found right by Chandni Chowk, is one of the biggest business-to-business electronic markets in the city. You’ll find manufacturers, importers, traders, distributors and more, all conveniently a stone’s throw from one another. Expect to find a combination of the big brands and cheap knock offs in the same space. For a discerning eye, this is a great market to nab a deal.

There is even an interesting online website for the market which you can find here.

Nearest Metro Station: Chandini Chowk

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