Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: Buying Domke J1 Cam Bag From Adorama

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chinatown
    Posts
    340

    Default Buying Domke J1 Cam Bag From Adorama

    Hi I wish to check have any of CS members have buy the above bag or others stuff from Adorama ? Is it safe cos I wanted to buy the bag & Cathay Photo are selling it @ & $390 & is cheaper to buy online but duno worth to buy online.

    http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl?o...mke&Startat=41

    Thanks for all help in adv
    Nikon User

  2. #2

    Default Re: Buying Domke J1 Cam Bag From Adorama

    Quote Originally Posted by smalltiger View Post
    Hi I wish to check have any of CS members have buy the above bag or others stuff from Adorama ? Is it safe cos I wanted to buy the bag & Cathay Photo are selling it @ & $390 & is cheaper to buy online but duno worth to buy online.

    http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl?o...mke&Startat=41

    Thanks for all help in adv
    those prices stated at in USD (rate is about 1.5 USD to 1 SGD), you also have to factor in shipping charges.

    so $168.95 convert to SGD, its actually more ex then cathay photo!

    http://www.adorama.com/DMJ1.html
    Last edited by localhost; 14th May 2009 at 10:11 PM.

  3. #3
    Senior Member darrrrrrrrrr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    3,208

    Default Re: Buying Domke J1 Cam Bag From Adorama

    Quote Originally Posted by localhost View Post
    those prices stated at in USD (rate is about 1.5 USD to 1 SGD), you also have to factor in shipping charges.

    so $168.95 convert to SGD, its actually more ex then cathay photo!

    http://www.adorama.com/DMJ1.html
    errrr, your maths fail haha.

    on b&h, domke j-1 plus UPS worldwide saver to singapore = USD217.10 = SGD325.50
    on adorama, domke j-1 plus UPS worldwide express = USD221.05 = SGD 331.58

    don't bother trying to combine orders to split shipping costs, once u cross SGD 400 (inclusive of shipping) u will have to pay GST, which will probably negate any cost savings.

    my personal experience with b&h, bought a camera and lens from there and it arrived in 1 week. adorama is pretty equal to b&h in terms of price, speed, reliability.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Buying Domke J1 Cam Bag From Adorama

    Did you end up buying this bag?

  5. #5

    Default Re: Buying Domke J1 Cam Bag From Adorama

    Hi,

    I didn't buy a J1, but i did buy an F2. From Amazon.com

    After factoring the exchange rate, and the fact that amazon stupidly packed the bag into a super big box thus inflating the transport cost that was calculated by volume, it was still $50 cheaper than buying locally.

    If u specifically request for them to flatten the bag for transport, it can be significantly cheaper. Alternatively group some kakis tgt and import as 1 shipment via vpost, also can save quite alot

    Hope that helps.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    West
    Posts
    3,136

    Default Re: Buying Domke J1 Cam Bag From Adorama

    I think you should just buy air tickets to HK for 332, and buy your bag there better. Sightseeing plus shopping at the same time.

  7. #7

    Default Re: Buying Domke J1 Cam Bag From Adorama

    Quote Originally Posted by Eternaleyes View Post
    Hi,

    I didn't buy a J1, but i did buy an F2. From Amazon.com

    After factoring the exchange rate, and the fact that amazon stupidly packed the bag into a super big box thus inflating the transport cost that was calculated by volume, it was still $50 cheaper than buying locally.

    If u specifically request for them to flatten the bag for transport, it can be significantly cheaper. Alternatively group some kakis tgt and import as 1 shipment via vpost, also can save quite alot

    Hope that helps.
    bro yah amazon really stupid. pack my bag until so big, vpost charge me 8.4 kg (actual weight of bag only 2.2kg)!

    i emailed to amazon and they agree to refund me the balance from the actual weight and volumetric weight. i think you should email amazon and ask them for refund.

  8. #8

    Default Re: Buying Domke J1 Cam Bag From Adorama

    Quote Originally Posted by smalltiger View Post
    Hi I wish to check have any of CS members have buy the above bag or others stuff from Adorama ? Is it safe cos I wanted to buy the bag & Cathay Photo are selling it @ & $390 & is cheaper to buy online but duno worth to buy online.

    http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl?o...mke&Startat=41

    Thanks for all help in adv
    if you are looking for the shape, got look at the safrotto?
    You wont see me much less remember me but i am the guy who makes you look good.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Clementi
    Posts
    10,596

    Default Re: Buying Domke J1 Cam Bag From Adorama

    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    if you are looking for the shape, got look at the safrotto?
    Domke is about more than just the look; the durability of Domke is pretty much one of the best out there.

  10. #10

    Default Re: Buying Domke J1 Cam Bag From Adorama

    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    Domke is about more than just the look; the durability of Domke is pretty much one of the best out there.
    I argree with what you say cos I'm using a J1 for about 6 years and mine also ready to change too. If really cheaper by $50 or so sing really can try buying online
    Nikon User

  11. #11

    Default Re: Buying Domke J1 Cam Bag From Adorama

    Quote Originally Posted by Eternaleyes View Post
    Hi,

    I didn't buy a J1, but i did buy an F2. From Amazon.com

    After factoring the exchange rate, and the fact that amazon stupidly packed the bag into a super big box thus inflating the transport cost that was calculated by volume, it was still $50 cheaper than buying locally.

    If u specifically request for them to flatten the bag for transport, it can be significantly cheaper. Alternatively group some kakis tgt and import as 1 shipment via vpost, also can save quite alot

    Hope that helps.
    You still saved $50, why complain?

    Btw, Amazon will not do any special handling for you. Your request is special handling, meaning the cost will be much higher. Are you willing to pay for that? Then at the end of the day, you actual cost will be the same.
    deadpoet
    my portfolio

  12. #12

    Default Re: Buying Domke J1 Cam Bag From Adorama

    I find B&H better than Adorama.They reply to emails and ship much faster.Only problem is that their shipper, UPS, is delivers at very strange times.They state on their tracking app that packages arrive between 9am and 7pm but mine always arrives at 8-9pm.If you are not at home they will leave the package at your neighbour which can lead to trouble...

  13. #13

    Default Re: Buying Domke J1 Cam Bag From Adorama

    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    Domke is about more than just the look; the durability of Domke is pretty much one of the best out there.
    if want to compare durability, it pales in comparison to army field bag and even china-type medic bag but then they are designed for war so not surprising although the weird part is that they cost substantially less.
    You wont see me much less remember me but i am the guy who makes you look good.

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Clementi
    Posts
    10,596

    Default Re: Buying Domke J1 Cam Bag From Adorama

    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    if want to compare durability, it pales in comparison to army field bag and even china-type medic bag but then they are designed for war so not surprising although the weird part is that they cost substantially less.
    Pales in comparison? That's a rather strong statement. Have you used a Domke for a decade? My friend's Domke F-6 has seen three decades.

  15. #15

    Default Re: Buying Domke J1 Cam Bag From Adorama

    Quote Originally Posted by localhost View Post
    bro yah amazon really stupid. pack my bag until so big, vpost charge me 8.4 kg (actual weight of bag only 2.2kg)!

    i emailed to amazon and they agree to refund me the balance from the actual weight and volumetric weight. i think you should email amazon and ask them for refund.
    I'm pretty sure if I emailed them, they would have agreed to a refund, but as deadpoet mentioned, i've already saved some money by buying from them, so no point chasing this issue.

    BTW TS, if u do buy from Amazon, they have quite an impressive customer service. Emails get answered pretty quickly, and I even got a free upgrade from the free transportation from their warehouse to the vpost address (takes around 6-10 days?) to the 1 day premium service.

  16. #16

    Default Re: Buying Domke J1 Cam Bag From Adorama

    Quote Originally Posted by Eternaleyes View Post
    I'm pretty sure if I emailed them, they would have agreed to a refund, but as deadpoet mentioned, i've already saved some money by buying from them, so no point chasing this issue.

    BTW TS, if u do buy from Amazon, they have quite an impressive customer service. Emails get answered pretty quickly, and I even got a free upgrade from the free transportation from their warehouse to the vpost address (takes around 6-10 days?) to the 1 day premium service.
    Yes I agreed their CS replies is very prompt.

    For me i really got to ask for a refund... cos my bag only cost $70USD... but my shipping is in $80!

    Anyway... they just refunded me $64 (not sure if its in USD or SGD but my guess is USD since i paid in USD and they credit it back to my cc).


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •