I'm a newbie and I just got my 500D today from Lord (Lucky Plaza). woohoo!
I would just like to advise all new buyers out there to beware of some of the electronic shops in lucky plaza. I won't mention names, but a couple of these shops are clearly out to squeeze your pockets!
For example, I was quoted $900 for a 450D (which is really cheap). The shopkeeper then started to try to sell me all sorts of accessories/ memory cards. Which were WAY beyond the standard prices.(He tried to sell me a standard canon bag for $188).. He was basically trying to make up for the cheaper SLR.. When I declined, he raised the price of the camera to $1000, saying I needed to pay $100 extra for the warranty.
So beware!! Check if the quotes consist of all the standard KIT items, eg, memory card, warranty... Usually a couple of shops will quote you a lower price without these items.
That being said, I found Lords to be really reliable and the guy was really really helpful in advising my choice of camera/ accessories.
Cheers and good luck,