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Bretto

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May 19, 2011
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Hey all

I am close to buying a DLSR but i'm not too sure,
if I can get one cheaper when i go over seas.

I am going to Australia next week. The price at challenger is 1299, not sure if it would be cheaper at airport?
if anyone can check or even help with this problem,
this would be much appreciated,
as I want to start shooting ASAP!!!

please PM with any information:sticktong:sticktong!!!
 

spree86

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#2
Bretto said:
Hey all

I am close to buying a DLSR but i'm not too sure,
if I can get one cheaper when i go over seas.

I am going to Australia next week. The price at challenger is 1299, not sure if it would be cheaper at airport?
if anyone can check or even help with this problem,
this would be much appreciated,
as I want to start shooting ASAP!!!

please PM with any information:sticktong:sticktong!!!
Haha you did not even mention what camera model, how are we to know what's the price?
 

Bretto

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May 19, 2011
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#3
opps, sorry

the camera is a canon 600D with the 18-55mm kit lens!!!!

sorry all
 

Bretto

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May 19, 2011
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so if i buy from challenger at 1299, when i go to the airport, i can get some duty back?
 

weegk

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Jul 16, 2010
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#7
i think you should look at the price list which Diavonex shared . . .
you will get better price elsewhere . . .
read more and you will know where to get . . .
 

one eye jack

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Jun 11, 2011
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so if i buy from challenger at 1299, when i go to the airport, i can get some duty back?
That implies you have a foreign passport,a non resident or tourist.For local,anything above SG $400 is taxable if you bring in.
 

Bretto

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May 19, 2011
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#10
I Live in Singapore but I hold an Australian passport!
 

luckyorange

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#12
hi ts maybe u would like to visit those shops at funan? just go into the shop and ask for price and compare
 

Bretto

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May 19, 2011
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#13
thanks for your support guys!!!!
 

ashomech

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Mar 29, 2011
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I Live in Singapore but I hold an Australian passport!
To get the GST refund you must be a tourist on Social visit pass. And you have to show your passport while you are buying your item and tell the shop owner that you want to claim GST.

If you are a SPR, WP/EP/DP/Student visa in singapore you are not entitled to claim GST. Hope this helps.
 

polar28

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Nov 30, 2010
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#15
Hey all

I am close to buying a DLSR but i'm not too sure,
if I can get one cheaper when i go over seas.

I am going to Australia next week. The price at challenger is 1299, not sure if it would be cheaper at airport?
if anyone can check or even help with this problem,
this would be much appreciated,
as I want to start shooting ASAP!!!

please PM with any information:sticktong:sticktong!!!
The price at Changi airport cost more as compare to getting it at Funan.
 

Rashkae

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Nov 28, 2005
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If you to to changi, you get RRP -7%. If you go to Funan, or call the shops in the PRICE GUIDE, you get an even bigger discount.
 

Mar 19, 2011
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The GST refund is only 5% of the things you bought. The other 2% for admin charges, you can go buy at Funan and then claim GST, will be more worth than buying in Changi. Funan shop price then another 5% GST refund discount. Ask for the GST refund slip when you buy in the shop, you need the slip to claim.

Like others said, only on social visit pass/tourist can get a refund, even if holding a foreign passport don't mean 100% eligible. And can't work in Sg, or stay here for more than 180 days or so. ICA website has all the info.
 

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