Advantage of buying equipment in Taiwan?

Buddy is visiting Taiwan for a few weeks. I was wondering if there is any advantage to buying any mid/hi fi gear while there vs. in the U.S. for comparable gear.
Authentic Chinese food? No really it's better to buy here from an authorized dealer for warranty reasons.
Sure why not, tell him bring back some exotic momento.
I answered on the other forum, Usher is much much cheaper in Taiwan.
NONE..First time you have an issue you will regret the plan