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Camera prices in Singapore

  • rmeyer

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    Hello,
    I am traveling through Singapore in early Oct and would like to buy "Nikon D80 with 18-135 AF-S DX lens" Does anyone know approx what I would have to pay for it. ie what would it cost at Mustafa's.

    Regards
    Rudy

    #1 Posted: 10/9/2007 - 12:06

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  • skinnylatte

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    According to this online price guide updated by Nikon users on a Singapore photography forum, it's about 1780 singapore dollars. Mustafa would cost a few bucks more.

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showpost.php?p=3189123&postcount=3

    #2 Posted: 8/10/2007 - 03:01

  • footprints

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    hi, maybe u can try going to Audio House at liang court as they offer better prices.. mustafa is a great place to go as well but u may not find it as accesible..

    #3 Posted: 21/1/2008 - 21:33

  • phili

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    6th June, 2009
    Posts: 15

    does anyone know how much i could get a canon eos 500d with standard lens for in singapore? will be there in december? going to be getting it as a christmas present but my padre wants a estimate for cost? If any one has a rough idea that would be fantastic!

    #4 Posted: 9/8/2009 - 00:53

  • BruceMoon

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    Phili

    Singapore is not noted as a centre for cheaper pricing on electronic goods.

    Sdaly, the world is now a global village and highly portable products from the major manufacturers have a 'world' price. But, given that, some countries offer better deals than others. For example, here in Australia we have RRP (1), 'discount' retailer price (2), and 'net online price' (3). But, we are also getting grey pricing: products imported from goodness knows where and usually without a manufacturers' warranty useable in Australian (4).

    In US$ these prices (in Australia) are:

    1. 1400
    2. 1200
    3. 900
    4. 700 (all these include 10% tax)

    Both Singapore and Malaysia sell 'grey' product. To ensure you have a warranty, make sure you specify that when making the purchase (even ask Canon in your home country).

    We in Australia can buy a camera, and reclaim the tax when leaving the country (as long as it purchased within 30 days before departure + over A$300). It is possible that the price you can buy in your home country, coupled to any tax return may be about the same as in Singapore.

    To check the current RRP in Singapore, go look here:

    http://www.canon.com.sg/section/promotion/consumer.jsp

    Prices in other countries - RRP (1) best net price (2) in US$
    _________________ 1 ___________ 2

    UK 1450 950

    US 1250 870

    Malaysia 1100 850

    Hope this helps

    Sing

    #5 Posted: 9/8/2009 - 06:04

  • wwwsgminsuc-
    om

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    Best buy yor digital electronics during the pc shows i think, theres a Comex exhibition upcoming one in ard Sep 10 and anoter one by Sitex in November 26.

    #6 Posted: 13/8/2009 - 12:39

  • hasherjoe34

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    Electronic products in Taiwan is cheaper than Singapore. If you are heading that way too it might help to canvass first.

    #7 Posted: 30/11/2009 - 14:06

  • scottyheath-
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    My husband bought a digital camera in one of the malls specialising in electronic equipment. After much bargaining between stall holders, he eventually paid Sgp$1,400 for it and was really pleased with himself. When we got back to NZ, he discovered that it was around the same price (without bargaining!). I don't really think that Singapore is that much cheaper to be honest and then you've also got the problem of buying something overseas where the guarantee etc, may not be as effective.

    #8 Posted: 1/12/2009 - 01:39

  • idreamofdur-
    ian

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    I guess it depends on the country you're comparing it to, but Singapore is not known as a cheap place to buy electronics. Perhaps it was in the past, but it certainly isn't now. From my shopping research, the cheapest place to buy electronics is the USA. Second is probably the duty-free mall at the Dubai airport.

    In fact, I get my relatives to buy electronics for me in Canada and ship them to me. It's a significant savings and I get a much better warranty.

    #9 Posted: 1/12/2009 - 15:39

  • shiran

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    Is Singapore the cheapest place to buy compact cameras? What is the camera prices in Singapore compare to Japan?

    #10 Posted: 6/7/2010 - 17:15

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  • adelaine

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    9th July, 2010
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    with the help of http://www.screwtheairlines.com/?screwair4, i was able to travel singapore and thankfully ended up in Lucky plaza along orchard road in Singapore and they have lots of DSLR and accessories there with great deal in prices and lots of options.

    #11 Posted: 9/7/2010 - 14:19

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