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Buying a camera in Thailand

  • jp686

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    I want to buy a fairly simple point and shoot digital camera for around £100 (sterling). I was planning to buy one before departing but it occurred to me that I might get more bang for my buck if I wait until I arrive in Bangkok.

    Can any of you offer any advice on doing this? (Is it a good idea? Will I save money by doing this? Is there a dedicated electronics district in the city? Will I be at risk of buying a counterfeit camera? etc.).

    #1 Posted: 24/10/2011 - 06:18

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  • goonistik

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    Posts: 516

    There is a previous thread.
    http://www.travelfish.org/board/post/thailand/8141_buying-a-digital-camera-in-bangkok---

    Try comparing prices here.
    http://www.fotofile.net/

    But if the savings are small, buy from a local dealer to avoid problems with warranty service. Few camera manufacturers offer a worldwide warranty.

    #2 Posted: 24/10/2011 - 08:24

  • Captain_Bob

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    Thailand is not a bargain basement for electronics including point-and-shoot digital cameras. About the same prices as the UK so buy at home as stated above, for warrantee purposes.

    #3 Posted: 24/10/2011 - 10:26

  • jp686

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    15th September, 2011
    Posts: 8

    Thanks guys.

    #4 Posted: 24/10/2011 - 15:27

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