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rabbiteeth84
18-03-2006, 09:23 PM
been thinking of buying a nice digital camera before goin UK. any suggestion?

Timo
18-03-2006, 11:23 PM
I just purchased a Nikon D70s a few weeks ago, and I kid you not, went to look almost EVERYWHERE to check out the prices. Pertama complex, sungei wang, low yat plaza, mid valley, subang parade, klcc, and of course the internet.

The cheapest ended up being a shop in sungei wang, but not cheaper by much. The next cheapest place? Mid valley. Yes you read me right, Mid valley. More expensive by 10 ringgit.

So at the end of the day, just go to the shop that gives you the most confidence in terms of service, and buy it from there, as almost every shop nowadays sells for around the same price, give or take a few ringgit. It certainly wasn't worth the hassle, at least for me.

Having said that, if you do want to save a couple of ringgit here and there, follow the old rule of thumb - the higher the floor, the cheaper the items (based on the logic that the rental is cheaper there I suppose).

Dreamer
19-03-2006, 12:04 AM
So far, there are only 2 camera shop that I deal with. One in Mid Valley and one in Ampang Park.

kokomo
19-03-2006, 10:50 AM
Save your trouble of travelling so far, USJ 14 also got camera shop .. easy & convenient since it's so near your house.

Another place you can check out is Summit next to a shoe shop. You can compare price around there and best of all bargain wif them. If you can bargain well, then anywhere you go is not a problem.

I do agree with Timo as well, need to see whether they are able to provide a good service for you or not. I bought my digital camera 2 years back A80 Canon on a Fotofest. Service is a total dissappointment. :mad:

emw
19-03-2006, 11:21 AM
If you want a second hand digital camera, there are some good ones in SS15 in the Buy trade sell shop; check out their site at http://www.buyselltrade.com.my.

BTS has some good stuff (and some great books!) but the only drawback is that their guarantee runs for one month. However, as guarantees generally don't mean a thing here, you may not consider this off-putting!

Also try www.lelong.com.my for some really good offers.

In case you are looking for personal opinions: I bought my camera Kodak EasyShare DX7630 (price about RM1100) purely because of the quality of the lens and it proved a good value choice.

Good luck.

Cheers,
Ellen

yankeat
19-03-2006, 02:49 PM
Fotokem is having an exhibition in PWTC this weekend. A few of the new models are sold at a cheaper price than what i can found outside.

aRwEn
19-03-2006, 04:27 PM
foto miami had 2 warehouse sales last year. some of my frenz bought their nikon coolpix there. its a few hundred rm cheaper tn d price outside. maybe keep an eye out for such other camera warehouse sales.

u may oso wanna checkout www.lensamalaysia.com/forum/ at the trading post section. :)

rabbiteeth84
19-03-2006, 10:22 PM
hei guys thanks

patrick
19-03-2006, 11:53 PM
been thinking of buying a nice digital camera before goin UK. any suggestion?

Any suggestion as in model? Or suggestion as in outlet to buy from.

If you wish to try any of the Foto Shangrila or Tan Electronic outlet, let me know. I can give you name reference.

If you are thinking of one around SJ, try the one in Summit call Bintang Maju. I find their prices quite attractive.

Life Ranger
20-03-2006, 10:56 AM
this Kodak V570 has some good features like world-first double-lens, 23mm wide angle, 640x480 video at 30fps, support SD card (1GB for RM2xx), etc. sold for RM1399. http://www.dcviews.com/_kodak/v570.htm

leewinnie46
20-03-2006, 01:03 PM
i did some windows shop before purchase, but nowsaday go 0% instalment for 12 to 36 months ler..... and i got my from HSL

SunwayKid
20-03-2006, 01:16 PM
There's always a catch with the 0% instalments. The vendor would need to pay a fee to the banks and very likely, these vendors are not in the charity business and you as the consumer, will end up paying from a lesser or no discounts.

On your question, not sure whether you are referring to a model or a better shop to buy. Whatever it is, I believe prices here are still cheaper than UK as I have UK friends buying their cameras here, so I guess that means something.

Check out this site for some basic information, if you are a beginner.

http://www.pcworld.com/howto/bguide/0,guid,12,00.asp#

Firefly
20-03-2006, 02:09 PM
HSL's pricing is usually above dedicated photo shops. As for 0% installment, some photo shops also offer that but usually for cameras on special promotion.

SunwayKid
20-03-2006, 02:15 PM
.............. for cameras on special promotion.

Translated, in the electronics industry, there normally means either old stock, non-moving stock or soon to be discontinued lines!