End of an era as electronics mall shuts down

Dong Jun
For some older Shanghainese, the second-hand electronics mall on Qiujiang Road was like a huge offline Taobao, where they could find almost everything they needed.
Dong Jun

A large mall trading second-hand electronics on Qiujiang Road is to close at the end of January. 

Built in 2005, the mall is where local residents seek treasures among junk. In addition to audio-visual products, there are also small objects in various categories. 

Qiujiang Road has had a history as a flea market for decades. For some older Shanghainese, it is like a huge offline Taobao, where they can find almost everything they need.

Many stalls in the mall will move to Shanghai Light Textile Market on Cao'an Road, which will create a "Qiujiang Road Zone" on the second floor.  

Shanghai Daily reporter Zhu Ying once explored the place. Check the following story. 

Useless junk? Hidden gem? You can find almost anything here!

End of an era as electronics mall shuts down
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Qiujiang Road has had a history as a flea market fordecades. For some older Shanghainese, it is like a huge offline Taobao, where they can find almost everything they need.

End of an era as electronics mall shuts down
Dong Jun / SHINE

The second-hand electronics mall on Qiujiang Road is closing down at the end of the month. 

End of an era as electronics mall shuts down
Dong Jun / SHINE

The  mall on Qiujiang Road offers a wide selection of electronic goods. 


End of an era as electronics mall shuts down
Dong Jun / SHINE

A customer checks out one of the phones on offer.

End of an era as electronics mall shuts down
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Decorative lights are among the goods for sale. 

End of an era as electronics mall shuts down
Dong Jun / SHINE

There are treasures waiting to be found among the piles of second-hand goods. 

End of an era as electronics mall shuts down
Dong Jun / SHINE

Lights for sale but they will be switched off at the end of the month when stall holders relocate.

End of an era as electronics mall shuts down
Dong Jun / SHINE

 For some older Shanghainese, the mall is like a huge offline Taobao, where they can find almost everything they need.

End of an era as electronics mall shuts down
Dong Jun / SHINE

Many stalls in the mall will be moving to the Shanghai Light Textile Market on Cao'an Road. 



End of an era as electronics mall shuts down
Dong Jun / SHINE

The red paper advertisement hanging at the gate of a store says "big sales."


End of an era as electronics mall shuts down
Dong Jun / SHINE

End of an era as stall holders shut up shop prior to their move. 

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