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Electronics Cheaper in Singapore?

  • Lost_Vagabo-
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    I'm heading to Singapore for the first leg of a S.E.A tour in a month. I'm going to purchase a Sony NEX-6 camera for the trip as my current DSLR will be a bit too bulky. I've been told I might as well buy the camera I want out there in Singapore instead of London. I've found a decent price for the camera online and was going to get it until i was recently told to just get it in Singapore as It will most likely cheaper be cheaper and I can claim tax back when I leave Singapore.

    Thanks for any advice

    #1 Posted: 23/2/2013 - 06:20

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  • pociteh

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    Electronics prices in Singapore are generally lower than prices in other SEA countries, but I'm not sure how it compares to London's.

    The following are reputable camera / electronics shops in Singapore. You can check out their prices:
    http://www.reddotphoto.com.sg/priceguides/cat_viewproducts.php?catid=5.2 -- no price for Sony NEX 6, but you can compare the other models' prices
    http://www.parisilk.com/enquiry.html -- price not listed on the website, but can enquire for it via a form

    #2 Posted: 23/2/2013 - 19:59

  • goonistik

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    The NEX-6 is about SG$1400 inclusive of the GST in Singapore.

    http://www.sony.com.sg/product/nex-6l

    I am not sure whether Sony has an international warranty for its cameras. I also don't know if Sony UK/Europe will service units bought from outside the EU. So check that out as a small difference isn't worth the hassle of sending your camera to Singapore for service.

    #3 Posted: 23/2/2013 - 20:32

  • ragbird

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    Yeah it will probably be cheaper, but like goon said, remember about servicing. This is a good mall to go called Funan in the city. Might be cheaper at Sim Lim but you have to be an expert at bargaining at this one -- you can get ripped off. If you have a local friend with u, then hit up this place.

    #4 Posted: 7/3/2013 - 03:14

  • johnno

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    Internet, I found, was the cheapest. Less b/s from the dishonest vendors which equates to less headache. You'll also save lots of time.

    #5 Posted: 20/3/2013 - 01:37

  • franklin4000

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    Hi there thanks for the information about electronics................................

    http://www.exploretrip.com/travel-deals/cheap-flights-to-quito-uio-3.htm

    #6 Posted: 25/3/2013 - 05:12

  • subrato_sah-
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    Singapore is a small country. But I become very astonished when I hear that electronic goods are more cheaper than others.
    It is very good. I want to visit Singapore.

    #7 Posted: 2/4/2013 - 02:40

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