23rd August 2004, 10:52 PM
Buying Dcam in London?
Any advise buying dcam (A80) in London? Will it be cheaper than buying in SIN (Pound against SGD)? Any shop recommendation?
23rd August 2004, 11:49 PM
Camera equipment in London is so expensive that you will probably make a profit simply by buying any camera here and selling it over there again as a used one.
In addition to the inherent high cost of the equipment, you also get to enjoy being slammed withh 17.5% VAT, which you can redeem at Customs (but have to pay a charge per receipt, so it's quite pointless unless the rebate is really huge).
If you are into Nikon and Leica stuff, you can try Aperture Photographic near the British Museum. It's also a cafe (the food isn't bad), so you get to drool at Leicas and Nikons whilst you eat. Their website is www.apertureuk.com
If you still must get a camera, try the reputable camera chains, like Jessops and Jacobs.
23rd August 2004, 11:59 PM
i thought England is one of the most expensive place to buy camera equipment? just i thinking whenever i see the prices at Amateur photography B&S sections
24th August 2004, 12:01 AM
London probably sells equipment 30-50% more expensive than Singapore.