They cost close to 1,000 NT new! Ridiculous, for something I’ll certainly not take back with me across that big ocean!
My guess is to keep looking. My gf just bought me one today; a medium sized, somewhat flimsy one for $300 (not the kind that has 6 inch legs). I think you can find a ‘normal’ sized, decently built one for about $500. Where? I’ve no idea.
Only $NT 270, and made in Taiwan! At a little store near Taipower station. There were cheaper, Chinese-made versions, but too short when appearing to be standard height.
The one I got isn’t a full-height one, but it doesn’t pretend to be either. It stands about 8 inches high, is about 2-1/2 feet long, and folds away for easy storage.
I am happy about this. I just ireoned three shirts (two, 100% cotton,
that really, really needed it), and a pair of khaki trousers.
Now I am going to go and get some brunch. … dammit.