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

Posted by oberik on 7/3/2011 at 23:11


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


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Posted by goonistik on 8/3/2011 at 12:30


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 it retails for (US$370)

In addition, not all cameras come with international warranties.

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 8/3/2011 at 13:23

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

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

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Posted by oberik on 8/3/2011 at 15:06

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

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Posted by khunwilko on 10/3/2011 at 07:45

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!

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