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Electronics Cheaper in Singapore?

Posted by Lost_Vagabond on 23/2/2013 at 06:20

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

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Posted by pociteh on 23/2/2013 at 19:59

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: -- no price for Sony NEX 6, but you can compare the other models' prices -- price not listed on the website, but can enquire for it via a form

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Posted by goonistik on 23/2/2013 at 20:32

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

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.

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Posted by ragbird on 7/3/2013 at 03:14

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.

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Posted by johnno on 20/3/2013 at 01:37

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.

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Posted by franklin4000 on 25/3/2013 at 05:12

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

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Posted by subrato_saha37 on 2/4/2013 at 02:40

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.

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