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Buying a camera in Thailand

Posted by jp686 on 24/10/2011 at 06:18

I want to buy a fairly simple point and shoot digital camera for around £100 (sterling). I was planning to buy one before departing but it occurred to me that I might get more bang for my buck if I wait until I arrive in Bangkok.

Can any of you offer any advice on doing this? (Is it a good idea? Will I save money by doing this? Is there a dedicated electronics district in the city? Will I be at risk of buying a counterfeit camera? etc.).

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Posted by goonistik on 24/10/2011 at 08:24

There is a previous thread.
https://www.travelfish.org/board/post/thailand/8141_buying-a-digital-camera-in-bangkok---

Try comparing prices here.
http://www.fotofile.net/

But if the savings are small, buy from a local dealer to avoid problems with warranty service. Few camera manufacturers offer a worldwide warranty.

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 24/10/2011 at 10:26

Thailand is not a bargain basement for electronics including point-and-shoot digital cameras. About the same prices as the UK so buy at home as stated above, for warrantee purposes.

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Posted by jp686 on 24/10/2011 at 15:27

Thanks guys.

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