I have read that during the Singapore Shopping festival (June-July) everything is at 70% discount. Is it true? (As is sounds unbelievable).
My questions are -
1) Are Electronics (like a DSLR) at a discount.
2) Are reputed brands also discounted (like Sony)
3) Do we get originals and new (first hand) goods.
I am looking to buy a mid range Digital SLR and was going to Singapore next month. It would be great if someone could let me know what could be the expected price range for a Sony A300 DSLR during the shopping festival.
Thanks a ton.
#1 rsnfunky has been a member since 24/5/2009. Posts: 1
it's not 'everything at 70% discount', but things (not every) at UP TO 70% discount. see http://www.greatsingaporesale.com.sg/2009/english/home.html
for digital cameras, more likely a smaller % discount, but bundled with freebies like extra memory cards, spare battery, photo printer, dry box & other accessories.
Q1 & 2: yes.
Q1-3: depends on individual retailer. don't know where you are from, but consumer protection here isn't near what it is in the West, still very much 'buyer beware'. have heard of this problem happening for laptops, & more commonly for furniture (esp at certain stores that are big on sales by hire purchase).
there might be offers in conjunction with the upcoming PC Show 2009 (11-14 June), but it can be a big human crush at the event site - similar offers will be available off-site in (far less crowded) stores run by the same retailers who set up booths at that event. Sony alpha DSLR pricelist at last March's IT Show:
also flip through the local English newspapers when you get there, Sony (& Olympus, Nikon etc) usually put out adverts whenever they have special offers.
(check their list of authorised retailers)
The Alpha A300K with lens is S$ 1,099.
Premium brand electronics are not likely to be significantly discounted. Popular in Singapore is the "purchase with purchase" - a free gift. The above price for the Alpha 300 is the Sony Store price, and it's the same at all retailers. If you go to the camera shops in Peninsula Plaza they'll throw in some extras like a free memory card (The Alpha use CF memory), a bag, and maybe a mini tripod.
I live in Singapore and always buy my electronics when I'm home visiting Canada. Things really aren't that cheap here.
Theres a pc show in Suntec Singapor ein Mid june, you may want to check out the rates of the camera there. may be able to get more freebies than you buy straight from normal retailers.
#4 wwwsgminsucom has been a member since 7/6/2009. Posts: 7
The Alpha A300K with lens is S$ 1,099. In USA it is about $500-$600
#5 Nywoman has been a member since 28/7/2008. Posts: 39