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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    Wah i don't read Jap leh, though i know some words. Best not to exchange too soon.
    tt's google~~ i use lang tools to translate to save tonnes of moola in JP~~ esp mega savings when buying expensive gear~~

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    Quote Originally Posted by xunjas View Post
    tt's google~~ i use lang tools to translate to save tonnes of moola in JP~~ esp mega savings when buying expensive gear~~
    But i still dun understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    But i still dun understand.
    that's a mega loss when u buy gear in JP~~ just bring cash n buy in JP, no interest fm CC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xunjas View Post
    that's a mega loss when u buy gear in JP~~ just bring cash n buy in JP, no interest fm CC.
    That's what i'll do...pay by cash cos no credit card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    That's what i'll do...pay by cash cos no credit card.
    gd move! maximum savings~~ =D

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    Quote Originally Posted by xunjas View Post
    gd move! maximum savings~~ =D
    But even if i have a credit card, will still pay by cash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    But even if i have a credit card, will still pay by cash.
    ATM in jp accept jp cards only, hard to find atm in jp.. only airports have atms that accept international cards, and money changers are hard to find..

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    Quote Originally Posted by xunjas View Post
    ATM in jp accept jp cards only, hard to find atm in jp.. only airports have atms that accept international cards, and money changers are hard to find..
    But cash is changed here in SG before going to JP mah, so no need for JP ATMs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    But cash is changed here in SG before going to JP mah, so no need for JP ATMs.
    i din changed enough cash for buying gear~~ slided the cc in JP~~

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    Quote Originally Posted by xunjas View Post
    i din changed enough cash for buying gear~~ slided the cc in JP~~
    Then that one no choice lor, but should agar agar calculate the amount u need b4 flying there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    Then that one no choice lor, but should agar agar calculate the amount u need b4 flying there.
    i missed out that shop dun use credit card when i read the web page~~

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    Quote Originally Posted by xunjas View Post
    i missed out that shop dun use credit card when i read the web page~~
    So the bottom line is, use only cash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    So the bottom line is, use only cash.
    cash is power~~

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    Quote Originally Posted by xunjas View Post
    cash is power~~
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    jp is safe.. can carry cash around..

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    Quote Originally Posted by xunjas View Post
    jp is safe.. can carry cash around..
    Many other countries also mah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    Many other countries also mah.
    i have reservations for some countries due to pick pockets..

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    < S$13 is very difficult imho...
    If it hits, i'l change too..
    from S$16 way back in 2001/2002 down to the current S$13.5
    is kinda low already...
    Go every year January and rates are about $13.5 - $13.2

    Camera and lenses arent as cheap in Tokyo then in H.K.
    as in its easier to get better prices in H.K.
    There's good deals to be found in Tokyo too, but not easy
    to ID the place. Plus its a big country so finding the location
    isnt exactly easy too..

    In Tokyo, Shinjuku area you have like Yodobashi, Map Camera
    and some used camera shop.
    Prices are ok, bargain abit is also ok..
    Test lens to get sharp copy then buy?
    Not possible to my humble knowledge
    But definitely eye candy...
    bring eye mo....

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    Hi newbie here. Great community!

    Akihabara is one place to start looking. Lots of gadget/electronics/camera shops. Good deals can be found to. Yodobashi has a huge store there AFAIK. LAOX also has its own camera branch. Last time I was in Japan was 2002 - got myself a vidcam from LAOX and saved a nifty sum if I compared it to the price here in my country.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xunjas View Post
    i have reservations for some countries due to pick pockets..
    That's y i said many other countries and not all countries mah.
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