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    I am going to Japan next month and interested in buying a Nikon or Cannon DSLR. Anyone has experience buying overseas especially in japan? Is the price there much lower than singapore? What about the warraty?

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    body no international warranty. You might get prices slightly lower than grey prices, that is about it. unless you pick up a cheap 2nd hand body.

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    Generally yes if you factor in their membership discount (you can sign up on the spot) and tax free if you bring along your passport....also bring a lot of cash becoz credit card will incurr extra charges

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kahuna View Post
    Generally yes if you factor in their membership discount (you can sign up on the spot) and tax free if you bring along your passport....also bring a lot of cash becoz credit card will incurr extra charges
    When I was at Yodabashi, I paid by credit, there was no extra charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wazzup View Post
    When I was at Yodabashi, I paid by credit, there was no extra charge.
    Lucky lor you.....when I was at Sakuraya, they suppose to give 10% discount but the guy only give me 5% because I pay by CC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kahuna View Post
    Lucky lor you.....when I was at Sakuraya, they suppose to give 10% discount but the guy only give me 5% because I pay by CC
    No leh Yodabashi even charged me the tax-free price after I paid by CC.

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    tax free in Japan, but coming back here need to pay GST?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wazzup View Post
    No leh Yodabashi even charged me the tax-free price after I paid by CC.
    I believe Yodabashi wont give you membership "rebate" if you buy using CC. The membership rebate is something like money rebate that you can use for future purchase. May not matter much if you dont plan to go back there and buy more equipment. Pricelist itself should be the same ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazmx View Post
    tax free in Japan, but coming back here need to pay GST?
    Yup (unless you are part if a religious guitar forum who believe that it does apply to them).
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    Yup (unless you are part if a religious guitar forum who believe that it does apply to them).
    Does unwrapping the box, or should say getting rid of box, works?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazmx View Post
    Does unwrapping the box, or should say getting rid of box, works?
    Do what you think is right lor... you never fly back to singapor b4 meh? nobody is going to strip search you or anything. Just look around when you arrive in singapore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wind30 View Post
    Do what you think is right lor... you never fly back to singapor b4 meh? nobody is going to strip search you or anything. Just look around when you arrive in singapore.
    never bought anything exp from overseas thats y.. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by bangkuangz View Post
    I believe Yodabashi wont give you membership "rebate" if you buy using CC. The membership rebate is something like money rebate that you can use for future purchase. May not matter much if you dont plan to go back there and buy more equipment. Pricelist itself should be the same ...
    Yeah I won't be going back that often since I'm not based in Japan. But the prices there are still pretty alright. Some are more expensive though.

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