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    Default NEW Canon 500D selling for $950 at Sim Lim Square.Can I buy? Or are they scamming me?

    Yo guys, I passed by Sim Lim Sq today to check the DSLR prices and I got some deals for $900-$950 (INCLUDING GST) for a new Canon 500D (BODY ONLY). I want to get a Canon 500D because of the video recording feature. Can I buy the ones selling at Sim Lim Sq? Or are they just bloody scammers trying to rip me off my money?

    Cos I don't really like the ppl over there, their face itself tells you they are lusting only for your money and they give a **** about you.
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    Default Re: NEW Canon 500D selling for $950 at Sim Lim Square.Can I buy? Or are they scamming

    You have to check if the price include GST.
    You also have to confirm if it's local warranty and not export set.

    2 days ago I found a lens cheaper by $30 & almost about to pay the money & when I asked for warranty card then the salesman said it's export set.

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    Default Re: NEW Canon 500D selling for $950 at Sim Lim Square.Can I buy? Or are they scamming

    What's export set?

    And it's including GST!

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    Default Re: NEW Canon 500D selling for $950 at Sim Lim Square.Can I buy? Or are they scamming

    Quote Originally Posted by wizz747 View Post
    What's export set?

    And it's including GST!
    Export set is new set but without warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kengoh View Post
    Export set is new set but without warranty.
    Ok. But everywhere I asked for warranty, they said it's with warranty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizz747 View Post
    Ok. But everywhere I asked for warranty, they said it's with warranty!
    warranty = 2 type if im not wrong. 1st is canon original warranty and one is shop warranty which is for grey sets. certain shop will give few mths shop warranty for grey while others might not but thats depend on what item you getting some might have and some might not
    Last edited by KelvinDestiny; 7th March 2010 at 01:02 AM.

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    Pay a bit more buy from reputable shops like : Cathay, MSColor, John 3:16. These shops are willing to help you out if you have any problem after you buy your camera, and you have a peace of mind that you will not be cheated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightning View Post
    Pay a bit more buy from reputable shops like : Cathay, MSColor, John 3:16. These shops are willing to help you out if you have any problem after you buy your camera, and you have a peace of mind that you will not be cheated.
    You know what? I was just thinking of that! I've decided not to buy my DSLR at Sim Lim no matter how good the deal is. There are just too many scammer salespersons/shop-owners there (I know there are quite a few Sim Lim salespersons here on CS).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizz747 View Post
    You know what? I was just thinking of that! I've decided not to buy my DSLR at Sim Lim no matter how good the deal is. There are just too many scammer salespersons/shop-owners there (I know there are quite a few Sim Lim salespersons here on CS).
    Agree !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizz747 View Post
    You know what? I was just thinking of that! I've decided not to buy my DSLR at Sim Lim no matter how good the deal is. There are just too many scammer salespersons/shop-owners there (I know there are quite a few Sim Lim salespersons here on CS).
    I only trusted 2 shops there. Orient Photo & Alan Photo. The rest, you can forget about them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizz747 View Post
    You know what? I was just thinking of that! I've decided not to buy my DSLR at Sim Lim no matter how good the deal is. There are just too many scammer salespersons/shop-owners there (I know there are quite a few Sim Lim salespersons here on CS).
    nah...not all...jus make sure u know e price b4 heading down will do..
    like wat Jeremy1 mentioned...OP and AP are those safest bet if heading down to sim lim...(they shd move the shop down to lv 1...but probably gonna jack up price due to rental....haha..)

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    if price is too good to be true, it probably is.

    beware of missing things from box, or they will tell you they run out of stock if they try to sell you grossly overpriced accesories and you don't bite.

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    yeeah..... rite....

    battery... oppss.. not include, you want? another $50
    eye cup? nah. since when canon provide? that will be another $20.
    oh... you need the neck strap ah? got... that will be another $10.
    oh yeah... you need charger rite? can... $100.
    manuals ah? wait ah... $60.
    If Life worked on auto mode then manual mode for photography would have never existed. ― Deeksha Mittal

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75 View Post

    battery... oppss.. not include, you want? another $50
    eye cup? nah. since when canon provide? that will be another $20.
    oh... you need the neck strap ah? got... that will be another $10.
    oh yeah... you need charger rite? can... $100.
    manuals ah? wait ah... $60.

    battery... oppss.. not include, you want? another $500
    eye cup? nah. since when canon provide? that will be another $200.
    oh... you need the neck strap ah? got... that will be another $100.
    oh yeah... you need charger rite? can... $1000.
    manuals ah? wait ah... $600.



    they can charge $2600 for psp, means can charge you that money for all those

    http://www.asiaone.com/Digital/Featu...14-141410.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    battery... oppss.. not include, you want? another $500
    eye cup? nah. since when canon provide? that will be another $200.
    oh... you need the neck strap ah? got... that will be another $100.
    oh yeah... you need charger rite? can... $1000.
    manuals ah? wait ah... $600.



    they can charge $2600 for psp, means can charge you that money for all those

    http://www.asiaone.com/Digital/Featu...14-141410.html

    Thats Lucky Plaza. And Lucky Plaza is usually much worse than SLS. Haha. One has to be really dumb in order to buy electronic stuff from Lucky plaza.

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    Default Re: NEW Canon 500D selling for $950 at Sim Lim Square.Can I buy? Or are they scamming

    Lucky plaza is a big NO NO after Lords went out of business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kengoh View Post
    You have to check if the price include GST.
    You also have to confirm if it's local warranty and not export set.

    2 days ago I found a lens cheaper by $30 & almost about to pay the money & when I asked for warranty card then the salesman said it's export set.
    Sometimes, it becomes export set once you don't buy the accessories the sales ppl are trying to sell you

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Lucky plaza is a big NO NO after Lords went out of business.
    If Lords go, we actually write off an entire shopping complex...lol

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    Default Re: NEW Canon 500D selling for $950 at Sim Lim Square.Can I buy? Or are they scamming

    got good and bad if you did your homework well.

    i was quoted S$2480 for a 17-55mm F/2.8
    at the marina sq on 5 Mar 2010 by a indian Saleman
    CP-M: Cathay Photo, #02-215, Marina Square

    and

    i was quoted S$1800 for 7D + 18-135mm kit len at
    funan alan photo by a beer belly chinese uncle .
    Last edited by ikelvin; 7th March 2010 at 01:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmonsoon View Post
    If Lords go, we actually write off an entire shopping complex...lol
    It is not a matter of "If". Lords is now closed and their renaming stuff seized by Nikon via a court order. Auction is happening on 17th March.

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