I found a Malaysian shopping website today called ALL 99 selling homeware including kitchen electrical items which among them are.........Kitchenaid Artisan Mixers!
I am nuts about these mixers. They're robust, practical and beautiful. ALL the biggest chefs all over the world use them especially when they appear on TV.
(Click on the image to reach the Kitchenaid page)
The Online Shop is called All99.com and here's the link to the Kitchenaid product page or click the image above.
The charges for delivery in Malaysia is relatively cheap too. One may check their shipping info on the "Help Desk" link. For example, for West Malaysia delivery, the first 2kg is only MYR6 and the subsequent 1kg is MYR2. Therefore, for an Artisan model that weighs about 13.2kg, the charge would be approximately MYR30 which is less than USD10!
OK. So, the item is much more expensive here in Malaysia compared to what you can get in the US. It's on average starts from a little less than MYR2.4K (about USD740+) for a 5L-bowl model. On eBay, a 5-Quart Artisan model averages around USD300 in the US. That's more than double!
So, what's the problem about buying the Mixers on eBay? The voltage. Malaysia uses the high voltage as the UK at 240kV. The US use the 110kV. However, someone on a baking forum said that's not a big problem as she did bid a Kitchenaid on eBay and uses a voltage Adapter for it and it serves her fine. Hmm.......that's an option come to think of it. The ones you can get on eBay US are still cheaper even after shipping cost added.
Anyway, as I love baking so much, it's my dream to own one.