View Poll Results: Where do u usually get ur photography gear from?

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  • alan photo

    70 10.61%
  • cathay photo

    203 30.76%
  • john 3:16

    109 16.52%
  • lord camera

    26 3.94%
  • ms color

    163 24.70%
  • orient photo

    89 13.48%
  • parisilk

    27 4.09%
  • slr revolution

    111 16.82%
  • the camera workshop

    29 4.39%
  • t.k foto technic

    114 17.27%
  • other retail outlets

    24 3.64%
  • online- dd electronics

    15 2.27%
  • online- bargaincity.com.sg

    3 0.45%
  • other online sources

    45 6.82%
  • no money- clubsnap marketplace for 2nd hand gear

    123 18.64%
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  1. #41
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    Default Re: Where do u usually get ur photography gear from?

    i would love to go bk HK (my wife's birthplace) more often
    She like shopping over there and so doooooooooooo i!!!
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    wow, I have irregualr shopping place, in general they are OP, SLRR, CP, J3:16, Edison and CS...

    Still preferred Edison.
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    Default Re: Where do u usually get ur photography gear from?

    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    Nice. Does the red bin means red ring only Canon lenses, and the yellow bin meaning gold ring only Nikon lenses ?

    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. .

    ryan
    Excuse me. These are recycle bins. If you got rubbish, please throw into normal rubbish bins. The recycle bins are meant for (i) Canon red ring (ii) Nikon gold ring, etc. only.

    Kit lens and cheap stuff... please put into the usual "plastic only" rubbish chute.

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    Default Re: Where do u usually get ur photography gear from?

    Back to topic, I still think OP is the best from my POV. The guys in the shop are entu with photography stuff and damn friendly with me until I don't even feel that they are the shop staff at all (They even study about fixing the calabration of a new spilt focus screen with me when I bring it down to ask for guidance). They also display a more formal and professional sales approach to foreigner (they are also helpful to foreigner). If I visit sim lim, I would pay the shop a visit to chat about camera stuff under the sun on a not so busy day or get something there. If there is something I don't like about it, it will be that the shop is a bit cramp.
    Last edited by wootsk; 22nd March 2010 at 11:27 PM.

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    i would go to ms color more often if i stayed closer to them. value for money - cheap and decent service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulRussell View Post
    I've had good experiences at Cathay, Ruby and Camera Workshop.


    But for sheer pricing, you can't beat Adorama.
    Thanks, Paul!!

    (...... and I hope for customer service, either )

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    Personally, John is too crowded... Alan Photo in Simlim has the best price, SLRR is also good! Cathay Photo Marina, very friendly people but Alan Photo and SLRR still has better price. My only complain is Orient Photo. Darn man, the guy i was talking too cant speak proper english! So if im not a mandarin speakin dude he wont serve me properly... he served the dude next to me answering everything and even bothered to pull out some lenses. For me notihing...i even told him this.. "i went here coz people say its good here", his reply was... "no not good".... (did he understand what i said or he really meant they s*ck?!?!" I dunno bros. I wont be going back to OP. Anyways... Alan Photo Simlim, SLRR and Cathay Photo Marina. Best places to shop!

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    I get my gears..... where the price is right

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    lol true, where the price is right! (That's what I did!)

    But for customer service, I have to say I'm impressed with OP and CP... For OP, despite me being a first timer and having hiccupish Chinese, the fella still went all out to check prices and stock for me even without my commitment to buy. For CP, no pressure to buy despite being nice enough to open all the tripods in front of me (the guilt for the salesman being so nice is good enough pressure =\)

    Maybe I was just lucky both times, cause salespeople are hit miss. At the end of the day, wherever the price is right!

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    Good Customer Service is great.... but not when I'm paying 'EXTRA' for it....

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    Alan Photo give me better service and support so my vote to Alan Photo.

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    Usually I go with some combination of convenience, customer service and price. For me, going across town just to save 10 bucks on say a 1000 item is not worth the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acevedre View Post
    Personally, John is too crowded... Alan Photo in Simlim has the best price, SLRR is also good! Cathay Photo Marina, very friendly people but Alan Photo and SLRR still has better price. My only complain is Orient Photo. Darn man, the guy i was talking too cant speak proper english! So if im not a mandarin speakin dude he wont serve me properly... he served the dude next to me answering everything and even bothered to pull out some lenses. For me notihing...i even told him this.. "i went here coz people say its good here", his reply was... "no not good".... (did he understand what i said or he really meant they s*ck?!?!" I dunno bros. I wont be going back to OP. Anyways... Alan Photo Simlim, SLRR and Cathay Photo Marina. Best places to shop!
    haha.. think OP had a new staff. Saw her last week, a Filipino girl or something, definitely not chinese! so you can try your luck again

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    Alan Photo! Enable to negotiate price and goes well while buying your photography gears at peace!
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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    I get my gears..... where the price is right
    Yup that's my case too
    1st i went to AP, then MS twice. Then CP Marina twice, then HK for lenses.... I like TK and Parisilk for their sometimes lower price.

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    Default Re: Where do u usually get ur photography gear from?

    I get my lenses from whoever that has a sharp copy, even if the price quoted is a little higher. I get accessories from whoever is cheapest.

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    Better service and good price.

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    I go where it is cheapest.
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    Default Re: Where do u usually get ur photography gear from?

    TK is by no means the cheapest but I like them for their straighforwardness.
    They give you the same price on the phone and in the shop. No bargaining
    required. (something like Bata price). And their sales staff are friendly and
    no long que.

    MS Color in ANG MO Kio is also a good place to buy photographic stuff.

    Last but not least Clubsnap and ebay.
    Small items like filters, flashes, etc.. from Hong Kong ebay sites are quite
    reliable, but delivery times can be quite long - between two to three
    weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHLEW View Post
    TK is by no means the cheapest but I like them for their straighforwardness.
    They give you the same price on the phone and in the shop. No bargaining
    required. (something like Bata price). And their sales staff are friendly and
    no long que.
    Same thoughts about TK too.

    For me, i usuallly want to get the best value for my money.
    Usually do some homework before proceeding to the shops.TK, MS and CP are some of my usual choices.

    Cheers

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