Pantip Plaza

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Pantip Plaza is an indoor Information technology mall located on Phetburi Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Although there is an occasional crackdown, software and DVD piracy are the major reasons behind this mall's success and notoriety. Nowadays, Pantip Plaza is under the control of the Police Department in order of software business's companies.

Software

Legitimate licensed software remains unpopular for the majority of Pantip shoppers due to high price and the availability of pirate versions of the same software. Popular pirated software, DVDs and games range from $2.50 - $8. A few publishers such as Blizzard Entertainment, offer licensed "for sale in Thailand only" software with localized Thai packaging and manuals at prices in the $8-$20 range. As of December 2004, purchasing pirated software remains an easy and open practice.

Hardware

Pantip contains three large retail shops and several hundred small shops specializing in parts, modifications, hardware, networking, second hand, laptops, Macintosh and peripherals. Of note is a wide selection of second hand business machines from IBM, Gateway, and Dell. Most of these machines come via cargo ship from Western countries.

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