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Where to buy a good Camera in Bangkok? Is it worth it? Cheaper?

  • oberik

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    Hello,

    do you know where to buy a good camera in Bangkok? Any place where to get a good deal? Only big stores please.

    Thanks!

    #1 Posted: 7/3/2011 - 23:11

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  • goonistik

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    Hi!

    Cheaper compared to where?
    If you are in the US, you will not save money by buying in Asia.
    For comparison purposes an Canon S95 suggested retail price in Thailand is 15,900 baht (approx US$520). I got the price from the Canon Thailand website.

    But at bhphoto.com it retails for (US$370)

    In addition, not all cameras come with international warranties.

    #2 Posted: 8/3/2011 - 12:30

  • Captain_Bob

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    As above, don't expect any bargain prices on cameras in Thailand. It's usually about 20% higher than the USA retail price for example (that B&H Photo example is New York-based mail order so yes it's absolute rock-bottom pricing, maybe not a fair comparison with retail).

    See some Thai retail examples at http://www.fotofile.net/index.php?lang=en

    Foto File is a reliable authorised retailer of good photographic gear with knowledgeable staff, located in the MBK shopping center. And yes it will probably include a Thailand-only warranty

    #3 Posted: 8/3/2011 - 13:23

  • oberik

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    Fantastic! That is what i feared. Thank you both!

    #4 Posted: 8/3/2011 - 15:06

  • khunwilko

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    Buy your camera at home - you will not get a reliable customer service deal with ANY Thai business - the law makes virtually no provision for this - you won't save money and you will expose yourself to shoddy, grey imports, dubious guarantees etc etc - BUY AT HOME!

    #5 Posted: 10/3/2011 - 07:45

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