How to buy a camera and NOT leave Feeling Cheated?
Any tips on how to drive a hard bargain for a best price for a camera?
Apart from the normal sourcing around for the shop that seems to give the best price, I feel that there are little things which may make a difference:
1) Whether they allow you to pay by credit card or NETs/Cash. The reason being apart from being afraid of fraud, credit card charges is like 1% to 5% and so it may mean eating into their profit by S$25 for a S$500 purchase.
2) Whether they bring out a BRAND NEW set or a set that has already been opened before, inspected and rejected previously because of a scratch or other reason. Once you leave the shop, its is tooooo late to get it changed unless the customer service is really good.
3) Whether you are forced to fill in the warranty card? In the past, most did not require or still do not require it to be filled on the spot. You could 'extend' the warranty by a few months by claiming that the receipt was lost or other reason later. Only when the camera was actually lost would you need to fill in the warranty card.
What do you think? Too much thought into a small matter?