the camera workshop
t.k foto technic
other retail outlets
online- dd electronics
other online sources
no money- clubsnap marketplace for 2nd hand gear
I think this question needs to be more specific.
For lenses, I usually buy from the BNS. But for accessories, ebay (lazy to go to town) or OP.
I've bought stuff from...
- Cathay Photo
- Alan Photo
- John 3:16
- TK Photo
- Orient Photo
- The Camera Workshop
- Ruby Photo
- Harvey Norman
- Online shops
- Hong Kong shops
- and last but not least... Clubsnap B&S
I've had good experiences at Cathay, Ruby and Camera Workshop. But for sheer pricing, you can't beat Adorama.
I bought from a few. My current favourite is Orient Photo.
Cs B&S, OP, MS Color AMK (Near S11), EBay
i found most of mine in the dustbin.
i think they got dumped when their previous owners BBB'ed.
Being a foreigner, I had the opportunity to buy from various shop in Singapore over the last 10 years.....
As for the last 5 years, I have used only Cathey Photo, the same sales person (Michael Tan), and the nice thing is, he takes out his pricelist, show you his cost, add a bit of profit and clinch the deal.
I have no more bargaining or dealing from shop to shop to get the “right” price, and you never feel done in.
As for John, I am sad to say, they do not treat the foreigners the same as the locals, they give the idea you’re just another price hunting tourist, give any price and attend to the locals.
i feel that i get chopped by MS color..
now i get from Alan Photo
back to the main topic. Increasingly, second hand market though i hardly make purchases on the whole nowadays anyways.
when i was a newbie i used to love John 3:16 until a sentinel incident that really put me off.
anyhow ... night86mare, can share with me ur dustbin? u only need pentax rite.. the N/C i wan. .
I only buy at the shop who can offer me the best price after i have done my homework....
I don't need their TCSS
prices tends to be slightly better & kudos to good service
depends on timing
cathay - near office
ms color - near home
t.k foto - for thinktank
alan photo was terribly unfriendly and blunt when i tried to get my canon 50mm lens from them, so i never stepped in there again.
my vote was for cathay photo. excellent salespeople, helpful, quick, friendly enough.. and competitive prices. best experience ive had so far was from CP