Go there and buy those hourly special lelong PnS camera maybe can lah...
Go buy Dslr is really a big no no...
Just go and check out the reputable camera stores. Pick up some quotes for basic kits (eg. DSLR + kit lens only). Compare these prices with what is achievable at those mega expos.
If you want, find out the prices for those cheap freebies as well. Things like the blower, cloth, even the tripod can be bought fairly cheaply. Worse, the tripod is not something that you'd want to be using after some experience with it.
Not too attracted by the freebies.
But i guess maybe i should just wait for the IT show and then decide which one is better
Gonna go there to molest the cameras.
But I've seen some people post on CS about wanting to WAIT for these shows before buying, which is silly:
1) Price usually not better
2) wasting time waiting instead of taking photos
and errrr..... you female right? 'Molest' cameras sounds wrong coming from you....
Who said that girls can't go around molesting cameras?? I've been doing that to my friend's Canon 550D (or is it 500D?!) for a long while now. Haha, I think he's pissy about it! Ah, it's understandable. People get possessive about their cameras, I know!!!
let me share my experience of buying from pc show/comex/sitex/whatever
basically my dad wanted to get from there(because his friend told him its the 'best deal with alot of freebies') but i repeatedly told him not to. nvm, LL since he paying i got nothing to say also.
bought my 550d there at 1449 with kit lens and include gst. free gifts are:dry cabi 30L, extra batt, extra sd card, tripod(cui ballhead), crumpler bag, cui cleaning kit, user guide, lens workbook and sd card holder.
at that time neighbourhood shops(if you would call it that) were selling the kit for 11xx. lets assume a conservative estimate of 1150(i've had friends who bargained to 10xx).
1449-1150=299 for freebies!
now let me breakdown the freebies and show you whether its worth it
batt=$25(3rd party, some say has higher capacity too!)
8gb sd card=idk..probably less than 20?
tripod(its so cui that im gonna change it now)=probably less than 30 for that quality
cleaning kit=less than $5
user guide and workbook(basically useless since they're just books with some pretty pictures)
sd card holder(also useless unless you have 4-5 sd cards )
if you actually look at it, the crumpler bag is not much of a bargain since you can get a decent camera bag at half or less the price. so essentially the only goodies worth the money here is the dri cabi...take it that im paying 299 for 30L dry cabi
worst thing is the tripod, i dont even think i should have factored in the cost into the freebies since im gonna get another one now anyway :S
Last edited by deathrequiem; 19th November 2010 at 08:54 AM.
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Just to add on, the crumpler bag is a free gift by Canon.. so u will get it too even tho u purchase at a neighbourhood shop.. just buy during the promo period.. it doesn't matter where you buy.. just as long as its within the stipulated period and u get the bag free from Canon
my remark was more in jest, as 'molest' is a term I don't associate with a female doing... y'know.... so far I haven't heard of a female molester...
ok anyway that's going WAyyyyy off course.
People get possessive for various reasons. Perhaps due to the cost.
I've observed a number of Singaporean CSers (esp newbies) tend to 'baby' their cameras, treating it like the most fragile thing on Earth.
"OMG! There's a speck of dust on the lens!!!! " probably sounds familiar
To share one of my experiences at one of the IT shows earlier this year.
I already knew beforehand I wouldn't buy my camera there (thanks to the bros here!) but I wanted to go look look see see. Went to the Samsung booth to check the prices of the NX 10 since I was thinking of getting it then. When the guy quoted me the price which is 200 more than MS Color, I told him as much.
His reply is "We'll throw in a Blu-ray player for you! Can MS Color do that?"
Needless to say I walked away...
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