I am going to Bangkok next month for Holiday.
Thought of buying a Nikon AF 80-200 f/2.8D ED lens if the price is cheaper there.
Can anyone recommend a shop to me. Not necessary cheapest, as long as the shop is honest and the price is resonable. ;p
- Minimum amount to claim VAT is THB5000.
- Dont check in your stuff until visit the VAT office at airport.
- If you want to claim VAT, my advice is to arrive early, head to the VAT office for the officers to check your stuff and VAT form. After
that you can check-in or hand carry your items.
- Past the immigration counters, you can proceed to the VAT office to claim your VAT $$$.
*Note: There are 2 different VAT offices (before and after immigration) for this VAT process.
Just came back from BKK recently... The shop itself will give 20% discount for all their items including filters, lens, etc. Therefore u can gauge their prices from their website. Tripods are not cheap in BKK. Filters are dirt cheap... A hoya HD 77mm CPL will cost around $120.
There is a 2nd hand shop at the first floor but dun remember the name of the shop. I only ask for 55-250mm and was quoted around SGD 275.
BTW, I think Pantip Plaza sell cheaper lens but have to search around in the plaza.
Pantip plaza is interesting place to buy electronic stuffs.. can bargain at the shops to reduce the amount equivalent to VAT refund..
zoom lenses are cheaper and more negotiable than stuffs like flash and prime lenses..
brandnew items comes with 1 yr international warranty I suppose.. need to take shop seal..
bought myself a D90 & a Tamron18-270, spare battery & some filters.. it was a good buy ;p