Buying gear in Thailand
Posted 03 May 2007 - 04:09 AM
I've decided on the sigma 105mm macro.
I can buy an imported one off ebay for around £220 including postage (equiv US$430 approx) - which is a great deal compared to Uk retail or UK internet prices, and I'm more than prepared to take a risk on international warranty issues for the money I'll save.
However I'm wondering whether prices are similar in thailand - it would make my life a lot easier if I could simply pick one up retail when I arrive in Bangkok - The price doesnt neccessarily have to be better or matched, happy to pay a bit more for the convenience - say 10-20% more.
can anyone advise me on what I'm likely to pay for this lens at retail in bangkok? reccommend a good camera retailer there? Perhaps a decent Ikelite retailer as well as I may pick up a port or two.
thanks in advance
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Posted 20 May 2007 - 07:25 AM
Another place is AVCamera in Bangrak. I'm sure you can do a google search for these places.
Remember bargain... the baht has risen so much that it may not be worthwhile to buy in Thailand anymore.
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Posted 22 May 2007 - 06:47 AM
There is an Ikelite dealer in Bangkok called Seats. However they generally don't stock anything there and have to order pretty much everything that you need so I would not count on stopping by the store to pick any Ikelite stuffs off the shelf.
You can find bits and pieces for Canon readily but not all the stores will have a big selections. The best bet is Nikon as Niks Thailand pretty much has all the current stuffs in the catalogues available including the 5T, 6T dipter that seems to be unavailable in many parts of the world.
Edited by ssra30, 22 May 2007 - 06:49 AM.
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Posted 22 May 2007 - 03:07 PM
There is a decent shop at Fortune called CAPPA but I agree with Boi - chances of them carrying something a little "exotic" are probably low.
Posted 24 May 2007 - 02:50 AM
I was there a couple of days ago, and they also had a few underwater bits and bobs for sale as well.
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