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    Angry Frustration in getting a digital cam

    anyone suffered the same "injustices" in getting their digital camera!?

    it's either poor service or exhorbitant rates if u get from non official retail channels. even places like John, Parasilk, AP have given me a bad shopping experience. either out of stock or service lousy or price any-old-how jack up.

    anyone wants to share?
    Believe it. And it will be so.

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    Have you tried CP and getting a e-quote from them?

    How about tkfoto, maybe also get a e-quote from them?

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    Default Re: Frustration in getting a digital cam

    Originally posted by Horus
    anyone suffered the same "injustices" in getting their digital camera!?

    it's either poor service or exhorbitant rates if u get from non official retail channels. even places like John, Parasilk, AP have given me a bad shopping experience. either out of stock or service lousy or price any-old-how jack up.

    anyone wants to share?
    IMHO, out of stock not = poor service or exhorbitant rates.

    In terms of service... I don't understand why some people can 'tolerate' rude salespeople to get a somewhat 'lower' price from one shop, compare to better service with slightly higher price at another shop...

    I believe paying slightly higher for good service. (but again how much more is up to individual to determine. Like expensive or cheap is a relative term)

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    Default Re: Frustration in getting a digital cam

    Originally posted by Horus
    anyone suffered the same "injustices" in getting their digital camera!?

    it's either poor service or exhorbitant rates if u get from non official retail channels. even places like John, Parasilk, AP have given me a bad shopping experience. either out of stock or service lousy or price any-old-how jack up.

    anyone wants to share?


    C'est la vie!

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    Have u tried Lords Cameras at Lucky Plaza? I buy from a guy name James. His service is good and price is cheapest in LP and very comparable to CP and AP prices.

    U can quote Jeff Chen who recommend you to him. He will try to give u a good price.

    Jeff

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    i got quotes from Alan Photo and CP.. Gd price.. Gd Bargin!

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    Default Re: Re: Frustration in getting a digital cam

    Originally posted by Snowcrash

    I don't understand why some people can 'tolerate' rude salespeople to get a somewhat 'lower' price from one shop, compare to better service with slightly higher price at another shop...
    i only want the thing cheap...service good or not isn't very important for me...

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    Default Re: Re: Frustration in getting a digital cam

    Originally posted by Verre Vrai




    C'est la vie!
    Qu'est-ce que parlez-vous francais?

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    Default Re: Re: Re: Frustration in getting a digital cam

    Originally posted by Wai

    i only want the thing cheap...service good or not isn't very important for me...
    yup yup, me too... the uncle in AP always like bo chap bo chap me, dun want to talk wif me, i dun bother also...

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    AP u can look for Mr Steven he is quite ok

    CP service is quite ok but not necessarily the best price

    bottom-line: get to know them as u buy things from their shop, would be much better in your next purchase
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    Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Frustration in getting a digital cam

    Originally posted by chenwei

    yup yup, me too... the uncle in AP always like bo chap bo chap me, dun want to talk wif me, i dun bother also...
    Maybe u went at the wrong time, when they are all busy? i always get good quotes from them

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    Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Frustration in getting a digital cam

    Originally posted by omega

    Maybe u went at the wrong time, when they are all busy? i always get good quotes from them
    nope... the uncle is very free one today... i asked him for a camera's price, he even ask me to wait, then he go to a place sit down, till i go there and ask again... maybe i ask lots of prices??? (around 2-3 camera's price)

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    Default Re: Re: Re: Frustration in getting a digital cam

    Originally posted by cheechee


    Qu'est-ce que parlez-vous francais?

    Heh heh ... Isn't it "Est-ce que vous parlez français?"

    Apprends-tu le français aussi?
    Last edited by Verre Vrai; 10th November 2002 at 01:55 AM.

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    Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Frustration in getting a digital cam

    Originally posted by Verre Vrai



    Heh heh ... Isn't it "Est-ce que parlez-vous français?"

    Apprends-tu le français aussi?
    Haha...

    oui oui.

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    je comprends un peu aussi.

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    horus, diff ppl get diff treatment....sometimes i get a better service...but most of de time...i get the bo-chap look @ AP.

    j'ai appris le français aussi....mais c'était il y a le long temps.

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    all these jokers who give poor service should be undercut by some of us free enough to set up shop... we can even do it part-time .. like once or twice a week. cheapest in town, low margin, some kind of part-time money. since we hardly open we hardly need much rental, even those small carts in bugis junction etc is enough. and of course we provide very minimal service but just sell at the best price. after all, anything spoilt u go back to manufacturer.

    THEN these jokers will be out of business and have to wake up their ideas.

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    Yes, I was thinking of setting up a shop myself, wld anyone like to join me?

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    Talking set up shop

    Originally posted by jeff chen
    Yes, I was thinking of setting up a shop myself, wld anyone like to join me?
    yeah boy! i second that!

    the service these days are atrocious! it's so difficult to get reasonably good service at good rates. most of them dun carry stock at all. u order then they get. so simple how come we dun set up shop ourselves huh?

    no inventory no cost to upkeep. onli concern is credibility of buyer...
    Believe it. And it will be so.

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    Thumbs down poor service

    Originally posted by isomers007
    horus, diff ppl get diff treatment....sometimes i get a better service...but most of de time...i get the bo-chap look @ AP.

    j'ai appris le français aussi....mais c'était il y a le long temps.
    yeah boy...AP once u ask them for a camera they don't have stock they don't even bother to look at u. *infuriating
    i got $$ in my pocket i just walk off lorr...that's a very lousy way to do biz man....
    Believe it. And it will be so.

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