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    Default Re: Getting lens back from Hong Kong.

    Looking at this thread, my colleague brought back my 5D kit + battery grip in a big Wing Shing plastic bag and walk all the way pass customs but was not stopped. Whew...
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    Quote Originally Posted by travelEworld View Post


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

    HK is cheap place to travel, though i prefer Japan since they have better prices and more fun to travel there~~ =)

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    From customs website:

    You may approach the Customs Office for payment of GST on non-dutiable and non-controlled goods without the need to apply for a Customs permit if the total GST of the goods does not exceed $300.

    Upon arrival, the trader should produce the goods, the Customs permit and the relevant supporting documents (such as commercial invoice, packing list, insurance document, product catalogues and etc) to the Checkpoint officer for clearance.
    Not too sure if you will be taxed if you tell the officers that you are not a trader and bringing in the camera stuff for sole personal consumption purpose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mazatello View Post
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    Not too sure if you will be taxed if you tell the officers that you are not a trader and bringing in the camera stuff for sole personal consumption purpose.
    if i am not mistaken, even if buy things for personal use, might be subject to GST. i think the policy is to encourage ppl to spend more in spore to help our own economy....
    hope i am not mistaken

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazatello View Post
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    Not too sure if you will be taxed if you tell the officers that you are not a trader and bringing in the camera stuff for sole personal consumption purpose.
    they may tax u GST if the goods are not opened. Safest move is to open the goods and use them..

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    Default Re: Getting lens back from Hong Kong.

    18-200 VR with intl warranty is about S$995 and tamron 17-50 F2.8 is about S$520.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazatello View Post
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    Not too sure if you will be taxed if you tell the officers that you are not a trader and bringing in the camera stuff for sole personal consumption purpose.
    They will still tax you I always remove all labels,price tag and wrapping of the T shirt or Jeans that I bought oversea. I will even wear the new shoe first so the sole will get dirty hahaha
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    Default Re: Getting lens back from Hong Kong.

    At least they are asking you to pay tax. And not asking you to pay "tax"... like how quite a number of airports in the region are fond of doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airfins View Post
    They will still tax you I always remove all labels,price tag and wrapping of the T shirt or Jeans that I bought oversea. I will even wear the new shoe first so the sole will get dirty hahaha
    Yeah, remove all labels. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk.images View Post
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    What's the obsession with boxes here, what difference does it make if you have a box or not, even if selling used item, what's the big deal with the box, it doesn't change the condition that the item is in or how it will perform. So what's the big deal with the boxes?
    i like to collect boxes leh..most of the electronic stuff that i bought, ranging from PDA to lenses to motherboards..all i keep.... much to the dismay of my mum
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkaiser View Post
    i like to collect boxes leh..most of the electronic stuff that i bought, ranging from PDA to lenses to motherboards..all i keep.... much to the dismay of my mum
    Actually, i keep boxes for expensive items, when i resell, some buyers would prefer to have boxes..

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    is there any international warranty for Nikon Lens?
    As body, I understand it doesnt come with International warranty
    Besides, are they originally import/made from Japan?

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    most of the lenses are made in Japan and distributed to Hong Kong~~ =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfloh View Post
    is there any international warranty for Nikon Lens?
    As body, I understand it doesnt come with International warranty
    Besides, are they originally import/made from Japan?
    Yes, the vast majority of non-grey do carry a full international Nikon warranty. Ask before buying to be sure.

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    hi there, does anyone know where to get a Canon EF17-40 lens in Hong Kong and the lowest possible price encountered?

    thanks!

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    Just to share with you guys here. I normally visit Man Shing and Wing Shing. Both are labelled "No Fakes". Best is to check out prices at each shop before deciding on one.

    Here is a list of reliable ones I compiled

    1. Wing Shing Photo Supplies Co., Ltd.
    G/F, Shop 55-57 Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    G/F 91-95 Fa Yuen St. Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    TEL: 2396-6886 FAX: 2395-2130

    2. Man Shing Camera
    G/F, Shop 106, Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    TEL:2396-2996


    3. DC Fever
    Unit 327 & 339, 3/F, Sim City, 47-51 Shan Tung Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon.
    TEL: 2781-1780


    4. CITICALL Limited
    G/F, 85-87 Fa Yuen Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
    Shop 3-4, G/F, Mongkok City Centre, 74-78 Sai
    Yeung Choi St. South, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong.


    5. Good World Camera
    Gilman’s Bazaar, Central, Hong Kong
    TEL: 2543-5657


    * Avoid camera stores in Nathan Road, they give you good prices but when you ask for the unit they only show you the model unit and claim that its the last unit.. when in doubt look for the Hongkong tourism logo seal.. at least that will assure you that they are tourist friendly and you will definitely get good quality and service.

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    And if you want to check out the estimate prices in HKD, go this website

    http://www.ygdragon.net/

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    Dont worry,just dont declare at all.

    Just act cool,and stay away from the Custom Officers and the Baggage screener device area and they wont stop you.

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