Hello there fellow CSers, I've been pretty confused about the mechanics of online buying of photography equipment from sites like B&H Photo and Amazon.
Walk me through the calculations for these 2 items please?
Canon Speedlite 580EXII
US$ 409.95, S$565.321 when S$1 = US$1.379 (Eh? Wth, the US$ depreciate until so low?)
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
US$ 1140, S$1,572.06 when S$1 = US$1.379
Lets say that I will take the UPS / Fedex international delivery methods and am willing to wait long for the product to be delivered.
What will be the additional costs of importing like that? I'd take a wild guess and say that the US export tax, SG import / GST tax and international delivery costs are the only factors that'll affect right? If so, what'll be the approximate costs of attaining the above products?
Oh, and do you guys think that buying online is justifiable in terms of cost savings and stuff? I mean, would you guys buy from online (plus additional costs) and save some money, instead of buying from local stores like CP, MS and John?
Thanks for reading, and hopefully I can have a better understanding of the calculations soon =)