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    Does anyone here always purchase stuffs at The Camera Workshop? I juz bought a lambency diffuser from them at $35 but the shop at Sim Lim Sq Level 6 is only selling at $20. Tago Tech is also selling at $20. I find that they are overcharging us on the accessories. Can anyone verify with me how much you bought your infrared filter? I bought mine for $88.
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    Default Re: Purchase at The Camera Workshop

    haha..they once quote me a hood at 3-4 times what i can get elsewhere...must do homework before going there. unless u know them really well...they are at the bottom of my list to go there and buy anything.

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    Default Re: Purchase at The Camera Workshop

    I think, like many other shops, you really have to know exactly what you want to buy and the market price.
    Don't you agree?

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    yup. know the price. but the idea of having to bargain piss me off. quote me the right price first go, u good i good. no need waste time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMac08 View Post
    yup. know the price. but the idea of having to bargain piss me off. quote me the right price first go, u good i good. no need waste time.
    Quite right. Quite right.

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    sometimes also don't understand why they want to do this to generate a bad reputation...i know i am paying higher for some stuffs i buy(camera or non-camera) but if reasonable i don't mind. imagine to charge u 3-4 times higher...what does that says man..

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    wat to do..always do ur homework b4 buyin it lor...

    I once saw a foreigner purchased a lambency diffuser at ard $50 at OP lor...I was like WTH

    but the foreigner thot he got himself a gd deal lor...
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    i suspect now my infrared filter may only cost less than $50. Oh man.
    I've written them an email. Let's see what their response.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wwjd82 View Post
    i suspect now my infrared filter may only cost less than $50. Oh man.
    I've written them an email. Let's see what their response.
    What's the filter size and brand? Hoya

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwjd82 View Post
    Does anyone here always purchase stuffs at The Camera Workshop? I juz bought a lambency diffuser from them at $35 but the shop at Sim Lim Sq Level 6 is only selling at $20. Tago Tech is also selling at $20. I find that they are overcharging us on the accessories. Can anyone verify with me how much you bought your infrared filter? I bought mine for $88.
    I knew the price. They quoted me $30 but I'm only willing to pay $20 so I headed to OP and got it for $20.

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    Default Re: Purchase at The Camera Workshop

    Hongsien: Hoya Infrared Filter 58mm
    How much you bought?
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    Default Re: Purchase at The Camera Workshop

    Such shop will charge you cheaper for something then "chop" you for something else, they press you to buy.

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    They are just making a living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limwhow View Post
    I think, like many other shops, you really have to know exactly what you want to buy and the market price.
    Don't you agree?
    Yes, it definitely helps to know your prices well,

    not giving those shops a chance to over-charge you
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    Default Re: Purchase at The Camera Workshop

    Quote Originally Posted by wwjd82 View Post
    Hongsien: Hoya Infrared Filter 58mm
    How much you bought?
    Sorry, I didn't buy this filter, just wanted to point that price depends on the filtersize and kind of filter. IR filters are not cheap........

    I would suggest to make a fair comparison is to check the price at another shop first before making comments about a certain seller here........

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    Default Re: Purchase at The Camera Workshop

    ok but currently the fact is still they overcharge the diffuser
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