View Poll Results: which is your favourite secondhand camera shop?

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  • Ron's camera

    11 9.17%
  • P & G camera

    5 4.17%
  • Alex Photo

    16 13.33%
  • Prime Camera

    4 3.33%
  • Camera workshop TCW

    66 55.00%
  • Camera X

    2 1.67%
  • none of the above!

    22 18.33%
  • others not listed above

    14 11.67%
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Thread: vote for your favourite secondhand camera shop!

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    Default vote for your favourite secondhand camera shop!

    Vote for your favourite secondhand camera shop!
    Criteria should be based on

    - service (positive attitude, friendliness, helpfulness, patient...etc)
    - pricing of goods & services (secondhand goods, repairs and cleaning, etc)

    Do feel free to share experiences!

    Do give credit when credit is due


    Adelphi:
    Ron's Camera
    P & G camera

    Peninsula Plaza:
    Prime Camera
    Alex Photo

    Peninsula Shopping Centre
    TCW
    Cam X

    happy voting!

    cheers

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    you can vote for more than 1 option!!!!


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    my favourite shops are Ron's camera, TCW and Alex photo.

    just recently i was at a secondhand shop (shall not mention the name) and i asked the chap if i needed to send my camera for servicing. Without checking my camera thoroughly enough, he quoted me $180 for overall servicing and changing of sponge, adjustment of metering...etc. He told me that the viewfinder etc needed dusting etc and cleaning....blah blah blah....since it is a vintage camera. I left the shop feeling that my camera was in such a ill state...(tho it didn't seem that way to me)

    i took my camera to Ron's....for a second opinion. Ron not only replaced the sponge on my camera free of charge, he even checked my camera's metering etc. He told me that my camera was clean and the metering was spot on. There was no need for any servicing at all.

    Imagine i could have been ripped off $180 if i had believed the first chap!

    Thanks to Ron, for his kindness and generosity.

    2 thumbs up for Ron's camera

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    I don't usually buy second hand equipment but TCW gets my vote for good service and yes, only TCW is worthy of that vote.

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    My favourite secondhand "shop" is CLUBSNAP!!

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    1. Clubsnap!!
    2. Tcw.

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    1. TCW
    2. SEED gatherings!!!!!

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    i had bad experience with the shop opposite Ron's camera...you know where..
    . Shall never go back again.

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    Thumbs down TCW good???!!!!

    TCW good meh?? those guys in the shop tried to rip me off when I was trying to sell my old FM2 with original Nikkor lens. the guy tried to BS me by saying the cam got fogging, the lens are spolit, the cam too old... blah...blah... blah.... WITHOUT checking. then, he had the cheek to offer $120 for the FM2 body. i packed up my cam and gave him a piece of my mind. then i walked over to peninsular centre to a small shop besides cathay. the guy gave it a good checking and testing before offering $400 for the body and lens! that's wat i call service.

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    Alex Photo have my vote. Though not much varieties as the rest of the second hand shop but very friendly and helpfull chap

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    Tin Cheung (?) in Kowloon

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    where is this Ron's camera?
    If just ask for quote for cleaning, they will not charge for that right...

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    My first choice:

    Clubsnap

    BTW where is Cam X @ Peninsula Plaza?

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    Sorry a slight OT, anyone has the contact for TCW ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashbaby
    Sorry a slight OT, anyone has the contact for TCW ?
    Try this number 6336-7808

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    tcw looks beng beng to mi

    i prefer honest chap like david from p&g

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthBaby
    tcw looks beng beng to mi

    i prefer honest chap like david from p&g

    hmm.....equation ? beng beng = dishonesty????
    actually david not beng meh?

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    P&*? hones*?


    roflmao....

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    For me, the best place to buy used stuff (esp. Leica) is eBay

    Way better than those few shops here that sell used Leica as collector items
    Last edited by y0gi0h; 31st January 2004 at 12:53 PM.

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    Any of these shops provide CCD cleaning? If yes, how much would it be?

    I've tried cleaning it myself. The dusts still stubbornly sticks to the CCD
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