As a tech geek-ified family getting modern electronics in Portugal is a horror and a nightmare. Get stuff shipped, charged 10x VAT, bring it yourself the electrical setup in apartments break everything.
We moved to Lisbon, we brought over our stuff (not something I recommend – just sell your crap and buy new here). We were able to get a good number of our electronics to work (most of the new stuff), but some things (like our 10-year-old 60″ flat screen) just did not cut it. Needless to say, we had to do some shopping. If you need to pick up brand new electronics in Lisbon, here are a few places you can purchase appliances in Lisbon.
Where to Purchase Appliances in Lisbon
This is where we got our TV. Box is part of the Jumbo chain and they sell pretty much everything you could want. They also accept American credit cards, so this was great since we did not have a Portuguese one when we first arrived. Delivery of our TV was fast and easy, and everyone spoke English quite well which made our purchasing much easier. A few things you can buy here:
- Kitchen appliances (fridges, stoves, hand blenders)
- Computers & smartphones
- Air conditioners
There are three Box locations in Lisbon, Portugal:
- Campo Pequeno: Avenida João XXI, nº3
- Amoreiras: Centro Comercial Amoreiras, Avenida Eng. Duarte Pacheco, Loja 1
- Pascoal de Melo: Rua Pascoal de Melo, nº47A
Think of this store as Macy’s. You can purchase almost everything here. We purchased our induction stovetop here. They take American credit cards, but the biggest drawback here for us was that nobody spoke English in the electro-domestic department, so it was a touch harder to communicate. It also took quite a long time to get our cooktop and to have it installed.
- Coffee makers
- Dishwashing machines
There is only one Corte Ingles location in Lisbon which is over at Av. António Augusto de Aguiar 31 in the Avenidas Novas neighborhood.
Notes: The sales people are pretty bad. They know only there job and when you ask something like “does this come in black?” they will have to get a manager involved.
Yup, Ikea. You can’t get electronics like smartphones, but you can pick up major household appliances. Their delivery and installation services were incredibly better than El Corte Ingles.
There are two Ikeas “in” Lisbon. It usually costs 10-15 to get there by Uber, so save this trip if for when you need to purchase more household things.
- Alfragide: R. Oscar Niemeyer, Amadora
- Loures: R. 28 de Setembro 250, Loures
Worten is a great electronics store. They carry almost everything you can dream of (even top of the line items). A few items you can get at Worten:
- Refrigerators & Stoves
- Washer & Dryers
- Video game systems & accessories
- Hair dryers
- Coffee Makers
There are three Worten locations in Lisbon proper, and tons more throughout Portugal.
- Amoreiras: Edifício Amoreiras Plaza – Rua Maria Ulrich nº1
- Parque Das Nacoes: Avenida Dom João II – Estação do Oriente
- Cais do Sodre: Praça Duque Terceira L8 (smaller location – we recommend the others)
This is a great store if you need some hard to find items for your computer. This is where you can get motherboards, smartphones, splitters, tablets, etc. Great service too.
There is one NanoChip location in Lisbon
- Avenidas Novas: R. São Sebastião da Pedreira 100
This store is a used stuff store, not just electronics, but everything. When you buy something, it comes with at least a 1-year warranty (but you must be meticulous about keeping your receipts). What you can purchase depends on when you come in. Things you can normally purchase there:
- Fans & Heaters
- Video Game Systems
There are tons of locations throughout Lisboa. One thing you need to remember is that if you purchase at one location, you must return or exchange at that same location.
- Avenidas Novas: Rua Pinheiro Chagas, Nº101-B
- Rato: Rua Alexandre Herculano, 80
- Arroios: Rua António Pereira Carrilho 5
This store was such a pleasant surprise. The prices are quite fair and they carry almost everything. Worth discovering. You can get items such as:
- Fridges & stoves
- Coffee pots & kitchen appliances
- Shavers, hair dryers
- USB keys
- and more
The Radio Popular locations in Lisbon are at:
- Radio Popular Campo Pequeno: at the mall under the bullring.
- Radio Popular Olivais: Rua Cidade de Bolama, nº 4
- Radio Popular Alfragide: Avenida dos Cavaleiros, nr.67
If you are looking to purchase certified Apple items, check out GMS. They are a certified Apple reseller and you can buy all sorts of Apple products including:
- MacBook Air
- Apple Watches
There are three GMS Store locations in Lisbon:
- Amoreiras: Av. Eng. Duarte Pacheco
- Chiado: Rua do Carmo, nº46
- Centro Comercial Colombo: Avenida Lusiada
Have a question about where to purchase appliances in Lisbon? Leave a note in the comments & we’ll get back to you.
Pro Tip: Don’t purchase from Amazon. Currently, there is no Amazon Portugal so you’d need to puchase from either .es .de or .uk. Shipping returns will kill you since it costs at least 15 Euros. Anything that is shipped from Amazon.com (the US site) will be subject to taxes and at times this can cost more than the item you purchased.