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Singapore STILL the place to buy cameras?

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Singapore STILL the place to buy cameras?

Hi!

Through this forum I checked some places in Singapore that sell cameras. Let's say I'm interested in buying the Canon Powershot G10, which I found for between 810 und 869 SGD (~ 405 Euro the cheapest). I can get the same model in Germany for around 440 Euro (without the potential trouble at German customs).

Did I check the wrong places or is Singapore not that cheap in cameras anymore?

Is ML much cheaper?

Thanks and best wishes from Black Forest (with snow)

Andreas

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1. Re: Singapore STILL the place to buy cameras?

Two basic problems;

(1) Singapore is no longer the bargain place it once was;

(2) The Singapore dollar is far too strong compared to other years, and the Euro, GBP Aus and US dollars are fairly weak.

In any event the net result it is probably as cheap, if not cheaper to by in our own countries, at least it's true of the UK. 18 months ago,

March 2008 we were getting upwards of $280.00 =£1.00

March 2009 we were getting less than $212.00 =£1.00

Previous years prior to 2008 I've forgotten what the rates were, but for sure they were a hell of a lot better than they are now. Alan.

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2. Re: Singapore STILL the place to buy cameras?

I somebody who lives in Singapore I often buy camera equipment from Amazon and ship it here Including the gst and shipping cost it is still cheaper to buy from US .

On a straight price for price comparison its is 20% cheaper in the US

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3. Re: Singapore STILL the place to buy cameras?

Depends on where do you buy it. I usually get my gear from MS Color in Ang Mo Kio area. Some others prefers Cathay Photo at the Peninsula, Alan Photo/ John 3:16 at Funan Digital Mall. But the price difference is not too much, around 100sgd max.

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4. Re: Singapore STILL the place to buy cameras?

Thanks at all!

While the pound really seems to crash compared to the Singapore Dollar, the Euro was quite stable and is even a bit more expensive compared to a year ago.

amazon.de has really good prices at the moment, but somehow I hope my camera still survives my next trip. In emergency I still could buy a new in Borneo or Singapore.

All the best

A.

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5. Re: Singapore STILL the place to buy cameras?

you might want to check out the price guides the locals go to

www.clubsnap.com/forums/forumdisplay.php…

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6. Re: Singapore STILL the place to buy cameras?

Thanks for great link!

Sadly couldn't find the prices for Canon mega zoom and bridge cameras there?

Look forward to my trip to Asia a lot :)

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7. Re: Singapore STILL the place to buy cameras?

Not sure about Germany, but price for price, it is about 20% cheaper than in France.

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8. Re: Singapore STILL the place to buy cameras?

post the models here and i'll look out for em e next time i pass by.

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9. Re: Singapore STILL the place to buy cameras?

We bought this particular camera in SIngapore in March this year. I will have to check how much we paid but it was defnitely cheaper than in the UK at the time. My husband is a photographer and would have done his homework before we went. We bought in Sim LIm Centre and they did throw quite a few extras in too which we would have had to buy separately. I will come back to you with what we paid.

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10. Re: Singapore STILL the place to buy cameras?

Thanks @ all

I'm interested in the whole Canon SX series:

SX1 IS

SX10 IS

SX200 IS

SX110 IS

and maybe Panasonic DMC-TZ7EG-K

Do you think this stuff could be even cheaper in Malaysia (Kota Kinabalu or Kuching)?

Best wishes from snowy (!) Germany