interesting experience at comex


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tall cat

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:sweatsm:hehe..

thought i share something i saw at comex and see what everyone think.

've been leeching on my colleague's nikon D50 and got addicted to it.
(love the shutter speed of dslr & how i can play ard to get different effects)
and recently he ask for it back (darn!) so decided to get 1 myself.
been scoutin ard this forum for a good buy
but how come all the listing on personal for 2nd hands is so ex oso?
so thought i go comex n buy.

was in for a shock lo..the nikon counter was sooooooo crowded.
i couldnt even get close to feel the cameras.
but i did overheard some interesting conversations:

Nikon salesman on a D500 (N)
Female customer (C)
N: erm, after deducting the voucher, the best price is 1249.
C: huh? but i dun need the camera stand, cleaning kit all no need, just need the camera
N: those are free, cannot deduct anymore, 1249 is the best price.
C: okay, then if i buy 2 got discount?
N: *speechless* :eek:
C: no have meh, usually buy 2 got twin pack price mah

Customer 1 (C1) on a D90
Customer 2 (C2)
C1: wah, very cheap hor, how to use huh?
C2: oh, very easy, just press here (refering to the shutter button)
C1: eh, how come so blur one? :sweat:
C2: isit, lemme see, aiyah, i think spoilt le lah, they put here for pple test, test until spolt le

**FLIP**
seriously, 1) is the economy still bad, pple can buy dslr like they buy fish in the market. :sweatsm:
2) is dslr become such a commodity that pple are buyin for the sake of buyin, even if they don't know how to use it, am not refering to the chim chim setup, but just the basics of adjusting the lens focal point. :rolleyes:

hmmmm
 

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infinity

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thought i share something i saw at comex and see what everyone think.

've been leeching on my colleague's nikon D50 and got addicted to it.
(love the shutter speed of dslr & how i can play ard to get different effects)
and recently he ask for it back (darn!) so decided to get 1 myself.
been scoutin ard this forum for a good buy
but how come all the listing on personal for 2nd hands is so ex oso?
so thought i go comex n buy.

was in for a shock lo..the nikon counter was sooooooo crowded.
i couldnt even get close to feel the cameras.
but i did overheard some interesting conversations:

Nikon salesman on a D500 (N)
Female customer (C)
N: erm, after deducting the voucher, the best price is 1249.
C: huh? but i dun need the camera stand, cleaning kit all no need, just need the camera
N: those are free, cannot deduct anymore, 1249 is the best price.
C: okay, then if i buy 2 got discount?
N: *speechless*
C: no have meh, usually buy 2 got twin pack price mah

Customer 1 (C1) on a D90
Customer 2 (C2)
C1: wah, very cheap hor, how to use huh?
C2: oh, very easy, just press here (refering to the shutter button)
C1: eh, how come so blur one? :sweat:
C2: isit, lemme see, aiyah, i think spoilt le lah, they put here for pple test, test until spolt le

**FLIP**
seriously, 1) is the economy still bad, pple can buy dslr like they buy fish in the market. :sweatsm:
2) is dslr become such a commodity that pple are buyin for the sake of buyin, even if they don't know how to use it, am not refering to the chim chim setup, but just the basics of adjusting the lens focal point. :rolleyes:

hmmmm
1. Economy is still weak but Singaporeans just can't resist all the latest gadgets, this is our weaknesses. :sweat:
2. DSLR price has been falling and falling. It is more of a commodity now, you get a good cam (plus the "pro" look that comes bundled with using it). :think:
 

zac08

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Tat's why you see so many GWCs.... :bsmilie:
 

Lomographer

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well, i guess this is the real world...

and i don't think this is the appropriate sub-forum to share your exp,

maybe kopitiam?
 

houyin

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Customer 1 (C1) on a D90
Customer 2 (C2)
C1: wah, very cheap hor, how to use huh?
C2: oh, very easy, just press here (refering to the shutter button)
C1: eh, how come so blur one?
C2: isit, lemme see, aiyah, i think spoilt le lah, they put here for pple test, test until spolt le



(Y) thumbsup for this.
 

Lomographer

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members like us can't move it,

the mods will move it if they find it inappropriate:)
 

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Nothing wrong with buying 2 and asking for a lower price, you see it at computer booths all the time.
 

tall cat

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ah-ha!

some hardworking mod shifted this topic

GUM SIAH!

anyway, was really funny & interesting watchin pple dslr during comex,

some pple decide by price (fair enuff, which is a good guage)

some pple think the weight tell how much a camera is worth
(*an "intelligent" girl was saying the D300 must be the best cos it's the heaviest*)

some pple decide by the amount of freebies given.

maybe i am judgemental, but i thought usually, you go there with a list of what you are lookin prefer to buy and squeeze the most out of the salesman? :bsmilie::sweatsm::sticktong
 

Rashkae

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maybe i am judgemental, but i thought usually, you go there with a list of what you are lookin prefer to buy and squeeze the most out of the salesman? :bsmilie::sweatsm::sticktong
That's what the smarter 5% do. The rest buy what the salesman or their uncle's mother's best friend's mahjong kaki's daughter's brother in law told them is the camera to get, then come on here and complain that they don't know how to use it.
 

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