Berlin, as previously stated on this blog, is very cheap compared to most other European cities. So the Saturn stores can make a good example of how low prices can actually be in Berlin.
The Euro’s high exchange rate makes some of Saturn prices expansive compared with the US prices. But if you’re from another region of the world – like me – there’s a good chance you’d be surprised.
Saturn is a chain of about 100 stores all around Germany, which sells all sorts of consumer electronics, computer hardware, gadgets, cellular phones and equipment, etc – if it’s powered by electricity, they simply bound to have it, usually in a very reasonable price.
There are 11 Saturn stores in Berlin, out of which I investigated two (at Arkaden mall on Potsdamer Platz and at Alexanderplatz). Both were very big, offering a large variety of products. I found some pretty nice deals there, and eventually left only with an MP3 player and some rechargeable batteries (which later seemed somewhat stupid of me).
This is Saturn’s official site. Being written in German, it’s not too useful for non Germans, but it’s better than nothing. From the homepage, choose the closest branch, than go to MEIN MARKT to find the address and contact info.
Here are the details of the two branches I mentioned earlier:
SATURN-Markt Berlin-Potsdamer Platz in den Potsdamer Platz Arkaden
Alte Potsdamer Straße 7 Berlin
(Arkaden, second floor)
Tel: 030 / 25924 – 0
Alexanderplatz 8 Berlin
(3 minutes walk from the TV Tower)
Tel: 030 / 24751-6