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    I like to ask if anyone have been to camera talk in sim lim square?Is the price okay?

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    Not sure but I think its better to go to more reputable shops. Just like the list below compiled by viix.

    AP - Alan Photo, #01-38 Sim Lim Square, Tel: 6336 0922, e-mail: alanfoto@singnet.com.sg
    AP-F - Alan Photo, #05-20 Funan Digitalife Mall, Tel: 6883 0922, e-mail: alanfoto@singnet.com.sg
    CP - Cathay Photo, #01-11/14 Peninsula Plaza, Tel: 6337 4274, e-mail: email@cathayphoto.com.sg
    CP-M - Cathay Photo, #02-215/216 Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Tel: 6339 6188, e-mail: email@cathayphoto.com.sg
    HN-BB - Harvey Norman - Bukit Batok, 1 Bukit Batok Central Link #03-06/09, West Mall, Tel: 67942812
    John - John 3:16, #05-46 Funan Digitalife Mall, Tel: 6337 2877 / 6337 1897, e-mail: richardgan@pacific.net.sg
    Lord's - Lord's Camera, 304 Orchard Road #01-79 Lucky Plaza, Tel: 6235 4605, e-mail: lordscom@singnet.com.sg
    Max - Max Photo - 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 #B2-11 Ang Mo Kio Hub Singapore 569933 Tel: 6483 3368
    MS - MS Colour, Block 711 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, #01-3501C, Tel: 6457 6380, e-mail: sales@mscolor.com.sg, web e-quote
    MS-O - MS Colour Outlet - 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, AMK Hub #02-24, Tel: 6452 2828
    OP - Orient Photo, #06-53/31 Sim Lim Square, Tel: 6339 1035, e-mail: sales@orientfoto.com.sg
    Mustafa - Mustafa Centre, 145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore - 207704 Tel: +65-62955855, Fax: +65-62955866
    Parisilk-N - Parisilk North - No.7 Transit Road (Outside Nee Soon Army Camp) Tel: 6452 1593
    Parisilk-C - Parisilk Central - No.15A Lorong Liput (Behind Holland Shopping Centre) Tel: 6466 6002
    Parisilk-E - Parisilk East - Blk 214 #01-179 Bedok Central Tel: 6441 6066
    TCW - The Camera Workshop, 3 Coleman Street, #01-31, Tel: 6336 1956 / 6336 7808, e-mail: tcwkshop@singnet.com.sg
    TK - T K Foto Technic, 100 Beach Rd, #02-45 Shaw Towers, Tel: 6292 4533, e-mail: sales@tkfoto.com.sg
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    oo okay..so do i purchase the camera from the listed shop come with a warranty and more stable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vipercrow View Post
    oo okay..so do i purchase the camera from the listed shop come with a warranty and more stable?
    it's better to check with them if it's agent warranty or shop warranty.
    Choosing which one will be up to you.

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    Sim Lim Sq shopping has to be prudent. Shops like Cathay, Alan Photo, Merdeka , and those with stars in the Directory is proven OK. Some without stars are OK too depend on the overall transaction.

    Generally, some say, the modus operandi is to quote ridiculous cheap price to snare you in. Then they try to offer you this and that. If you refuse and only insist for the incredably cheap kit, they will say that they need to go to store to get the product and appear later to say no stock. If you bite the kit with all the extras, they will sell to you but after going through the details, you may end up paying higher.

    I got quote for $900 for Canon 450D kit set and went trough the whole process above.

    Anyway, it is fun to shop there, and my case could be isolated and hearsay only. Just be prudent...there is no free lunch.


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    John

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    Beware of shops in Sim Lim. My fren's mother got taken for a ride when she wanted to buy her a birthday present, and ended being "convinced" to buy something else at 5x the price. What was suppose to be a happy birthday present and occasion turned sour because of what happened. I would recommend only Alan Photo (look for Steven, nice guy) or Orient Photos in SLS.

    If you do a search in this forum of complaints of shops in SLS, you would find quite a few.

    In anycase, if you are going to shop at SLS, make sure you do your homework, and do not buy anything (no matter how good the person says it is) without first knowing what the street prices are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vipercrow View Post
    I like to ask if anyone have been to camera talk in sim lim square?Is the price okay?
    the price is okay as long as you're fine with it and willing to pay

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    was planning to buy 50d body at parisilk this weekend. any feedback from this shop? they really seem cheaper than MS and Cathay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbolt168 View Post
    was planning to buy 50d body at parisilk this weekend. any feedback from this shop? they really seem cheaper than MS and Cathay.
    my frens do buy camera and accessories from them, prices quoted by them are comparable but not necessary cheapest.
    personally, I like TK, John 3:16, Alan and Cathay better, have been buying stuff from them, am somehow a 'frequent flyer', usually managed to get slightly lower quote esp when paid cash.

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