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Camera prices in Singapore

Posted by rmeyer on 10/9/2007 at 12:06

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.


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Posted by skinnylatte on 8/10/2007 at 03:01

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.

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Posted by footprints on 21/1/2008 at 21:33

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..

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Posted by phili on 9/8/2009 at 00:53

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!

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Posted by BruceMoon on 9/8/2009 at 06:04


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:

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


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Posted by wwwsgminsucom on 13/8/2009 at 12:39

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.

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Posted by hasherjoe34 on 30/11/2009 at 14:06

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

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Posted by scottyheather on 1/12/2009 at 01:39

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.

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Posted by idreamofdurian on 1/12/2009 at 15:39 TF writer

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.

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Posted by shiran on 6/7/2010 at 17:15

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

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Posted by adelaine on 9/7/2010 at 14:19

with the help of, 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.

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