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    Default Shops in HK

    Hi CSers,

    Where can i find the review on the shops in HK.

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    In ClubSnap

    Just do a search and read up.

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    Consumers Corner. Look there please.
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    Could be slightly old
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=480176

    but some google will help you, direct you into HK's forum.

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    find a spoon, feed yourself.

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    Try visiting this website, www.ygdragon.net, it gives the name of the shops and the pricelist in HK. I live near Hong Kong and have bought 2 lenses there and must admit that it is a nightmare buying cameras or lenses in HK. Avoid shops along Nathan Road and Tsim Sha Tsui area like the plague.

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    I am complying a list of shops in Hong Kong and hopefully can share it with everyone in a month or so (around Chinese New Year) as I will have some free time to work on it and do research.
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    Wing Shing Photo Supplies Co., 55-57 Sai Yeung Choi St., Mong Kok is my favorite shop in HK.. excellent customer service I'd experienced. years back i bought EOS 30D, i found a dead pixel in the LCD screen only 3 days later. came back to the store on the 4th day and got a one to one replacement to a new set in 5 min. no hussle/problem replacing it and the guy is very friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS TAN View Post
    I am complying a list of shops in Hong Kong and hopefully can share it with everyone in a month or so (around Chinese New Year) as I will have some free time to work on it and do research.
    Whoa, thks a mil CS Tan,
    i heading bk to HK in 2 mths time to visit relatives but hv no prior experience in buying any lens there before because previously the rate nt so favorable.

    But looking to get some stuff this time round..
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    Got my Tokina 11-16/2.8 from one of the Fortress chain outlets. Good service and let me test the lens for more than 15mins even before I confirm the purchase. Mongkok has the whole stretch of shops for you to go and ask prices. Take your time as sometimes prices are different even if they are chain outlets as my purchase is a fine example. The first fortress outlet at Mongkok quote me a price almost 5% above the other fortress outlet where I bought the lens. The best part was at this shop along Nathan Road called China Electronics or likewise, tried to sell me at a price higher than SG. My first and only answer to him was, "Bro too steep, your price is 12% higher than the rest...", and he even has the cheek to answer me "No choice, now high demand so prices soar, order now and wait for 2 weeks or leave it". My gf & I looked at each other, shook our heads and walked out.

    Just bear one thing in mind. Buying lenses in MongKok is likewise to buying in Sim Lim Square. Ask first for their prices as some will chop your carrot head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NovJoe View Post
    Got my Tokina 11-16/2.8 from one of the Fortress chain outlets. Good service and let me test the lens for more than 15mins even before I confirm the purchase. Mongkok has the whole stretch of shops for you to go and ask prices. Take your time as sometimes prices are different even if they are chain outlets as my purchase is a fine example. The first fortress outlet at Mongkok quote me a price almost 5% above the other fortress outlet where I bought the lens. The best part was at this shop along Nathan Road called China Electronics or likewise, tried to sell me at a price higher than SG. My first and only answer to him was, "Bro too steep, your price is 12% higher than the rest...", and he even has the cheek to answer me "No choice, now high demand so prices soar, order now and wait for 2 weeks or leave it". My gf & I looked at each other, shook our heads and walked out.

    Just bear one thing in mind. Buying lenses in MongKok is likewise to buying in Sim Lim Square. Ask first for their prices as some will chop your carrot head.
    GOME (国美电)? If so, it is a mainland based electronic chain store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Numnumball View Post
    Whoa, thks a mil CS Tan,
    i heading bk to HK in 2 mths time to visit relatives but hv no prior experience in buying any lens there before because previously the rate nt so favorable.

    But looking to get some stuff this time round..
    Numnumball, take a look HERE for a preview of the unfinished work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CS TAN View Post
    Numnumball, take a look HERE for a preview of the unfinished work.
    Wow, this is looking really informative already. thanks for taking the time and putting in so much effort!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS TAN View Post
    Numnumball, take a look HERE for a preview of the unfinished work.
    put it in the consumer sub-forum so that i can sticky it when you are done.

    actually... i need directions on how to get there! my dad tried to describe to me how to go to this shopping centre in mongkok which specialise in electronics... and i am confused after 10mins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75 View Post
    put it in the consumer sub-forum so that i can sticky it when you are done.

    actually... i need directions on how to get there! my dad tried to describe to me how to go to this shopping centre in mongkok which specialise in electronics... and i am confused after 10mins.
    Ok. I will put it in the consumer sub-forum when I am done.

    As for getting around places such as Mongkok in Hong Kong, there is no easy way. For me, if I don't know the place, I will call the shop and ask them which MTR station exit should I take. Once I have that information, it will be a lot easier to find the place. It will become quite hopeless if I get out from a wrong exit. It might take me forever to find the place on the ground. Normally, if that happened, I will go back down to the MTR station and try to find the right exit and go from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CS TAN View Post
    Numnumball, take a look HERE for a preview of the unfinished work.
    Great work CS TAN
    I have some experience in some shops on HK island (just walk pass and ask price, not really experience though), those old shops. Maybe able to contribute some info if you needed

    I've also tried once their online shop, and collect the item COD. Went all the way down to Qing Shan Dao (very near to Lai Chi Kok).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS TAN View Post
    GOME (国美电)? If so, it is a mainland based electronic chain store.
    I couldn't remember the actual shopname but that shop is at Tung Choi street (2 streets away from Sai Yueng Choi street) if I remember correct along the main Nathan Road. Very prominent shop as it has those multicolored LED board which I think stated China Electronics.
    Last edited by NovJoe; 7th January 2010 at 09:58 AM.

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    kudos to CS TAN.. the list that you have provided is very comprehensive!

    like what others have mentioned, just do your homework before u go down.. it's very important that you know what is the item you are buying and how much you are paying for..

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    I worked out previously. It's probably more worth it buying in HK when the exchange rate is 1 SGD: > 5.3 HKD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS TAN View Post
    Numnumball, take a look HERE for a preview of the unfinished work.
    for ur contribution and effort.

    U seems very famaliar with HK, u noe when we met at ION Orchard some time back when u helped me out with the stucked filters, after you left, my wife (who lived in HK for 12 years before the whole family migrated here) said you sound like a hongkonger.. Are u?
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