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  • helenenvoya-

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    hello, i want to buy a digital camera for my trip in thailand and laos. I can afford up to 200euros (250$USD). is it really cheaper to get one in Bangkok rather than here (france) and can any one reccommend one for that money
    Thanks in advance

    #1 Posted: 8/11/2006 - 22:05

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  • somtam2000

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    Hi Helen,

    Welcome to Travelfish!

    Cameras here may be slightly cheaper but on a $250 camera you'll probably only be saving maybe $20 (depending on camera, outlet etc). Meanwhile if you buy it at home you'll get a guarantee that you can actually use should something go awry with the camera.

    #2 Posted: 9/11/2006 - 05:38

  • helenenvoya-

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    thanks somtam, nice to meet you, and good thinking on the guarantee thing..

    #3 Posted: 9/11/2006 - 16:55

  • wailing1

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    i recommended you to buy Olympus digital camera which has 3 meters water resistance function. It is good for taking photos when doing snokel. It cost $350 USD. The newest model has 5 meters and much much expensive.

    #4 Posted: 10/11/2006 - 22:31

  • jerrytree

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    You can shop around from the place like Pantip Plaza (Bangkok) and of course, you must bargain.

    Another shop I know is Foto File (1st fl. of MBK), near siam square.

    I have no idea about the model - personally, i prefer Canon but not in the A-series.

    #5 Posted: 13/11/2006 - 17:54

  • Nomad

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    Bangkok is not esp. cheaper for digital cameras. Just make sure to get international warranty if you do decide to get on there.

    #6 Posted: 14/12/2006 - 18:49

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    Another thing to keep in mind is the manufacturer's warranty. With Canon, the warranty is only valid in the country where the camera was purchased. You'll likely save yourself a lot of stress and time by buying locally should something goof-up on you down the road. And, as mentioned above, the prices aren't that much less in Bangkok.

    #7 Posted: 15/12/2006 - 22:28

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