question: buying eqpt overseas


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igpenguin

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Hi guys,

What are your experiences buying camera equipment overseas? Specifically, I am looking to acquire equipment at cheaper prices.

Anybody has a D1/x/h to sell?

Cheers!
 

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so far i oni bought a c700 when i was in japan...
although quite cheap compared to here...but all in japanese....
kind of regret buying it...
 

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Originally posted by baiyun
so far i oni bought a c700 when i was in japan...
although quite cheap compared to here...but all in japanese....
kind of regret buying it...
how are the prices like in Japan? I'll be going there in 3 weeks time.
 

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depends on where u buy lor...

shinjuku difficult to find english manuals and english cam...
but there the prices are quite competitive...if u settle for jap manual..the price diff sometimes very big...

arkihabara?? (spelling not rite)...can find english cam more easily

i bought my c700+128MB +2x8MB cards abt $1000+
now shld be even cheaper....cos i bought ard aug-sept 2000
 

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But if you go states, don't buy japanese accessories. I've heard minolta's HS3600 going at almost US$300 in the states while a shop in lucky plaza quoted me S$250.....
 

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Yes, warrenty can be a problem esp. if you buy in japan. DC's English manual can usually be downloaded. The menu in the LCD are usually multi-language, so that's not a problem too.

For price, just check out www.yodobashi.com
 

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whether menu in english or not depends on the camera...
some dun have ...like mine dun have ..so sometimes will press wrong commands...!@#$

but i think canon have...cos i see got 1 person buy and can change to english menu...
 

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Olympus Singapore won't recognize foreign warrenty
 

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The place you mentioned in Japan is called "Ikehabara". That's the lelong house or street for all frontier electronic gadgets. But let me warn you, if u buy from there, some things to take note.....

The place is where many electronic giant do their prototype test market. They design and build a new product and launch it there. If the review shown that the product is not doing well, they'll just not let it come into the open cionsumer market.

I previously bought a prototype Casio digital cam watch from there way before it launches the mass market editition in the current market. Guess what, qwhen I send it to Casio agent in Singapore for servicing, they said that they never have such a watch in their product database. So, they don't know how to service it.

So,...bear in mind the risk....
 

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Originally posted by igpenguin
Hi guys,

What are your experiences buying camera equipment overseas? Specifically, I am looking to acquire equipment at cheaper prices.

Anybody has a D1/x/h to sell?

Cheers!
your nick remind me of penguin

btw, is it really so cheap that it worth the trouble, warranty and the time u have to wait for it to be shipped...and the risk of getting it lost or damages on arrival?
 

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