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    Default Re: Getting lens back from Hong Kong.

    or buy lots of stuff from disneyland and put your box in the disneyland plastic bag

    they see lots of ppl with disneyland plastic bags from HK everyday

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    two words. resale value.
    Yep, couldn't agree more. Given the choice of buying a second hand lens without box and a second hand lens with box but cost $20 bucks more, I'll go for the latter, cause it will be easier to sell it next time.

    And if i'm not wrong, a few months back, on the Buy/Sell section, someone was actually wanted to buy the box of a lens. Just the box. Alone. Think he was willing to pay $20 bucks or something like that.

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    or buy lots of stuff from disneyland and put your box in the disneyland plastic bag

    they see lots of ppl with disneyland plastic bags from HK everyday
    Nice idea! Best if you have kids, then ask the kid to carry. Customs officer sure won't check. Haha...

    Certainly hope there isn't any customs officers reading this thread....

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    My friend was given verbal warning. Lolx. But I think that he was caught because he was carrying too many boxes as one of the bro here mention. Last month I bought back the 40D and 1 lens from HK and hand carried it into singapore but I was not caught. Coincidentally, I was storing the camera and lens together in the big Disneyland plastic bag. Lolc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N15M0 View Post
    My friend was given verbal warning. Lolx. But I think that he was caught because he was carrying too many boxes as one of the bro here mention. Last month I bought back the 40D and 1 lens from HK and hand carried it into singapore but I was not caught. Coincidentally, I was storing the camera and lens together in the big Disneyland plastic bag. Lolc.
    Opps... Think after today, all Disneyland plastic bag will be check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leong23 View Post
    Opps... Think after today, all Disneyland plastic bag will be check.
    Haha. Nice one. Lolx.

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    i bought 5D back from Japan, i use the cam and did not flatten the box, i carry the box in another big disney resort bag. No checks was being done.. Sometimes, the customs just random check..

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    Sorry guYs,

    gEtTing LenS froM Hk chEapEr ?
    Life is a journey...

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    I thought HK is a tax free heaven?

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    Default Re: Getting lens back from Hong Kong.

    thought of buying lenses from HK ... btw much much more cheaper ???

    Some tell me few hundred cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by travelEworld View Post
    Sorry guYs,

    gEtTing LenS froM Hk chEapEr ?
    Yup, cheaper than SG. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanrensg View Post
    thought of buying lenses from HK ... btw much much more cheaper ???

    Some tell me few hundred cheaper
    the savings is more substantial for the more expensive items compared to cheaper items.

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    Default Re: Getting lens back from Hong Kong.

    Do they sell Tamron lens and Sony lens cheaper there? Anyone has recommended shops or websites to check out the prices?
    G

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    Quote Originally Posted by godzilla60 View Post
    Do they sell Tamron lens and Sony lens cheaper there? Anyone has recommended shops or websites to check out the prices?
    Check this thread out: http://clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=335175

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Blue View Post
    I thought HK is a tax free heaven?
    Then Spore must be tax heavy hell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTN View Post
    Then Spore must be tax heavy hell?
    not for tourists~~ since they can claim VAT~~

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanrensg View Post
    thought of buying lenses from HK ... btw much much more cheaper ???

    Some tell me few hundred cheaper

    they are typically 10-20% lower than the street price in SG depending on brands.

    For Canon, approx 10%
    For Nikon, approx 20%
    For Sony, it is like 30%!

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    Default Re: Getting lens back from Hong Kong.

    If you have other travelling compainion, get them to carry the box for you and you take the lens lah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leong23 View Post
    Opps... Think after today, all Disneyland plastic bag will be check.
    carry warner bros bags~~

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    Quote Originally Posted by xunjas View Post
    Yup, cheaper than SG. =)


    Thanks man.. haa ha haa.a.... will see whether got a chance to drop by next year.

    Life is a journey...

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    Default Re: Getting lens back from Hong Kong.

    Think my friend just came back 2 weeks ago got his Nikon 18-200VR around S$1000 nia.

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