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    Shall I buy it now @ reputable shop or wait for the coming it fair at SUNTEC tis coming June. Will the package be gd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducky88 View Post
    Shall I buy it now @ reputable shop or wait for the coming it fair at SUNTEC tis coming June. Will the package be gd.
    Why do everyone thik there's always gd lobang in IT show?
    forget abt it, just get it now, at a much much cheaper price instead of paying at RRP and getting mostly useless freebies..
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    IT show only alot freebies, its on 10th june, start.
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    Actually for a total newbie, buying at IT fair may be a good choice as they will usually package all the stuff a newbie may need (tripod, camera bag, cleaning kit, dry cabinet, etc) and make it hassle free.

    Of course you pay a price for the convenience and the stuff you get may not be of the best quality, but it's a simple way to start out.

    Depends on whether you want to save time and trouble, or save money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesleytjq View Post
    IT show only alot freebies, its on 10th june, start.
    With jacked up prices you mean...

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    Like buying any other thing, useful to do your own homework first -- ie, compare prices, specifications and what you really need, etc, before buying. I find that DSLR "sales" are often not sales at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justarius View Post
    Actually for a total newbie, buying at IT fair may be a good choice as they will usually package all the stuff a newbie may need (tripod, camera bag, cleaning kit, dry cabinet, etc) and make it hassle free.

    Of course you pay a price for the convenience and the stuff you get may not be of the best quality, but it's a simple way to start out.

    Depends on whether you want to save time and trouble, or save money.
    Ya. At IT shows:

    They give you tripod that is not stable, you have to buy again.
    They give you cleaning kit that is worth less than $5
    They give you camera bag that is worth around $40-60 (if you are lucky)
    They give you dry cab (only sometimes) which is worth $110.

    But they sell you at full RRP (or what we call MSRP, manufacturer's suggested retail price), which is usually several hundreds more than what you can get at reputable stores any day.

    And save time? When you buy at a reputable store, you can buy those lousy freebies too, all at the same time. And you can buy other accessories too. And no long lines, no crowds, no crazy parking at suntec(or expo center).

    Your call.

    PS. the only few times where it might be worth it to get at a show, is the purchase in purchase discounts, like when they offer nikon SB600 for 299, or the battery grip for D300/D700 for 99. But in the end, a lot of these deals are also available at the stores themselves outside of the show.
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    RRP is ex. I rather get it now. Anyway does GSS(great Singapore sales) affect the market price for dslr?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducky88 View Post
    RRP is ex. I rather get it now. Anyway does GSS(great Singapore sales) affect the market price for dslr?
    AFAIK,nope...

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    GSS mostly for fashion.. dont know if DSLR got affected or not..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Numnumball View Post
    Why do everyone thik there's always gd lobang in IT show?
    Actually there is BIG Lobang at IT shows... really!!!! Your pocket that is...

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    Thanks daredevil for the wonderful information. Will get it from reputable shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducky88 View Post
    Thanks daredevil for the wonderful information. Will get it from reputable shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    As Far As I Know....
    Ok. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducky88 View Post
    Shall I buy it now @ reputable shop or wait for the coming it fair at SUNTEC tis coming June. Will the package be gd.
    All I know is never buy them from lucky plaza unless you have someone with knowledge in this field with you. I got scammed just last week. Up to you to listen but good luck! Alot of people recommend Alan Photography though. Maybe you can consider
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    Quote Originally Posted by littlemissmassacre View Post
    All I know is never buy them from lucky plaza unless you have someone with knowledge in this field with you. I got scammed just last week. Up to you to listen but good luck! Alot of people recommend Alan Photography though. Maybe you can consider
    Thanks for the concern. Will be gg to MScolor.

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    agreed with most.IT shows freebies not worth the crowd.go to mscolor, or John3:16 or SLRrevo..should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducky88 View Post
    Thanks for the concern. Will be gg to MScolor.
    There are many other okay/reasonable shops selling photography equipment, nothing against MSColor here, where you can email/call to enquire the prices and/or add-ons if any

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlemissmassacre View Post
    All I know is never buy them from lucky plaza unless you have someone with knowledge in this field with you. I got scammed just last week. Up to you to listen but good luck! Alot of people recommend Alan Photography though. Maybe you can consider
    I don't know, AFAIK I got a great deal from one of the known (AND recommended) stores at Lucky Plaza... and I do shop at all other known stores away from LP and SLS as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducky88 View Post
    Shall I buy it now @ reputable shop or wait for the coming it fair at SUNTEC tis coming June. Will the package be gd.
    From what i know is just get it now, as different days have a diff light settings that the sun gives and you might even miss lots of great shots. Because you may nvr know that you have a creativity in mind of taking that photo on that day but you just don't have the camera with you, which happen to me at old police academy today!! It was a nice scenery from my work place as the rain clouds comes in, but too bad i dun have a camera. i was like hiasss!!

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