Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Is buying dslr and lenses from online safe?

  1. #1

    Default Is buying dslr and lenses from online safe?

    Recently I have thoughts of buying new dslr or lenses online. However I'm rather worried that the product that comes might be defected. I know of one source, digital rev. But I do not know whether is it reliable or not. And what if the product sent here was damages during the journey here. Please help me.

  2. #2
    Moderator Octarine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Pasir Ris
    Posts
    12,393

    Default Re: Is buying dslr and lenses from online safe?

    Read the fine prints of the respective shops. Read reviews. If in doubt or if you need a person to complain to we have a list of local shops.
    EOS

  3. #3

    Default Re: Is buying dslr and lenses from online safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Lim View Post
    Recently I have thoughts of buying new dslr or lenses online. However I'm rather worried that the product that comes might be defected. I know of one source, digital rev. But I do not know whether is it reliable or not. And what if the product sent here was damages during the journey here. Please help me.
    Please search and read the many threads that have already been posted about the exact same thing.
    Alpha

  4. #4

    Default Re: Is buying dslr and lenses from online safe?

    If you're so scared of buying online, then buy locally.
    Canon 5D MkIII|70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM|24-70 f2.8 L II USM|Σ 50 f1.4 EX DG HSM

  5. #5
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,902

    Default Re: Is buying dslr and lenses from online safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Lim View Post
    Recently I have thoughts of buying new dslr or lenses online. However I'm rather worried that the product that comes might be defected. I know of one source, digital rev. But I do not know whether is it reliable or not. And what if the product sent here was damages during the journey here. Please help me.


    I have bought items from both B&H or Adorama before, mostly those items are not available here.
    I would prefer to buy cameras and lenses from local stores, as I like to have local warranty services.
    my experiences with them are very positive, especially B&H
    there have return policy, no question asked.

    You can check out this thread to see it for yourself.
    Is the yellow strip in images taken in new 50mm f1.2L a defect?

    Shoot to Live, Live to Shoot
    www.benjaminloo.com | iStock portfolio

  6. #6

    Default

    I see. Thanks

  7. #7

    Default Re: Is buying dslr and lenses from online safe?

    plus 7% gst if item is over the value of $400.

  8. #8

    Default Re: Is buying dslr and lenses from online safe?

    it's like sky diving, trading high risk futures, and flying a plane. if you know what you're doing, it's perfectly safe!
    宁愿遇见丢失幼崽的母熊,也不愿碰上做蠢事的愚人

  9. #9

    Default

    How much is does the shipping cost

  10. #10

    Default Re: Is buying dslr and lenses from online safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Lim View Post
    How much is does the shipping cost
    Depends on what you order. Easy enough to add an object to the basket and calculate shipping costs. Please don't tell me you never ordered anything online before.
    Alpha

  11. #11

    Default

    This is my very first time as all my lenses were bought in Funan.

  12. #12
    Moderator Octarine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Pasir Ris
    Posts
    12,393

    Default Re: Is buying dslr and lenses from online safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Lim View Post
    How much is does the shipping cost
    Check the websites, read the fine print. There are many factors that determine the final costs of shipping. You got already some links, all it needs is a few clicks.
    EOS

  13. #13
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,902

    Default Re: Is buying dslr and lenses from online safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Lim View Post
    How much is does the shipping cost
    just add the item/s into your shopping cart, input your shipping address, choose the shipping option you want, they will calculate for you.

    once you ok with that, you can proceed to check out.
    Shoot to Live, Live to Shoot
    www.benjaminloo.com | iStock portfolio

  14. #14

    Default

    Oh. I see.. Thanks alot

  15. #15
    Moderator daredevil123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    lil red dot
    Posts
    21,627
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Lim
    Oh. I see.. Thanks alot
    Just remember shipping costs is also included for the calculation of gst.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •