Last edited by cabbySHE; 10th May 2009 at 03:30 PM.
Might not have to be AP or CP, if you have true friends (who are willing to help you out) working in Challenger, Courts, Havery Norman etc. etc. I'm sure that purchasing items at discounted staff-price is a part of their welfare benefits. Just don't do it too many times.
Some of the lenses and bodies have a difference of hundreds of dollars between the cost price and selling price, the amount you can save with even 1 purchase is jaw dropping.
lol i need to find such a friend. would like to hoot a 70-200f4l is. if can get at 1k is song
Last edited by HeiPiGu; 11th May 2009 at 10:40 AM.
i was once looking for a remote release for a d90. happen to be around orchard so i asked around, even though i know that i'm not going to buy from them, prices definitely much higher than usual. but i asked anyway, just curious, and i thought remote release shouldn't be too expensive. there's one shop in lucky plaza, ground floor, opposite mcdonalds. they display various lenses and bodies on the front. i asked for the item, and they quoted $70. haha, i thought, another one. eventually offered $65, but i just walked away after that.
then went to cathay and bought it for $33.
double the price leh..
now i know the shop name
Actually, IMHO CP price is not that competitive too. Try OP, MS, Alan, TK or John. My preference is MS and OP. But, at TK you may pick up some surprise bargains. I picked up one of my lenses at TK at $300 less than the price that MS and CP quoted me, and I am talking about a near 35% discount. Whew!
i bought a "high capacity" BP511 battery for $90 when i bought my first dSLR back in 2003. Not sure if it was a "chop" case, but normal capacity 3rd party batts go about $20-$30.