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To buy or not to buy?

Posted by ohaileagain on 2/2/2007 at 22:36


I want to get a digital camera for my travels & was wondering whether or not i should wait until i get to Bangkok to buy it or get it in the UK. In summary:

- Will it be cheaper to buy it in Bangkok? &
- Will they have the type i want (Cybershot 10.1 mga pixel)

Many Thanks


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Posted by carycary on 5/2/2007 at 08:04

It won't be much if any cheaper in Bangkok. Plus there is always the issue if you have problems with it. Best to buy from someone that help you if you need it later. I went to Bangkok expecting great deals on electronics, there are deals out there but mostly for illegal stuff, pirated software and the like. Check out Pantip Plaza for all the electronics when you get there to see if you made a good decision. Plus Pantip is a cool place to check out. Hope this helps.

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Posted by Tilapia on 6/2/2007 at 02:57

I strongly agree with carycary's advice. It is a better idea to buy your equipment at home before heading out on your trip. That way you'll not only have your local shop's in-store guarantee, as well as the manufacturer's, but you'll also have time to 1) play around with it and get used to it, and 2) see if there is anything wrong with it so that you can take it back to get another if necessary.

Also, you'll have it when you arrive and won't be wasting precious eating and photography time in a stupid shopping mall. Believe me, transport to and from the malls, as well as time spent in them, can add up in a big way.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 6/2/2007 at 07:34 admin

I just came across this good round-up on buying a digital camera in Thailand on TravelHappy. May be worth a read.

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Posted by ohaileagain on 6/2/2007 at 17:19

Thanks folks, very useful comments.

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