Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40261 posts, RR: 74 Posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3001 times:
Are cameras significantly cheaper in Thailand and the rest of Southeast Asia?
I was in Thailand last year and everything there is very cheap. I never got around to looking at any electronics and camera equipment.
I plan to go back some time this year and while I am there, I should check out there cameras. The lens of my Canon EOS Rebel 35mm has been a great camera for me but the lens has sustained some damage. My Kodak digital camera is well total junk!
I am thinking about buying a Canon DSLR and I can use the lens for both the DSLR and my old film camera.
Are the prices significantly cheaper than what I’d pay here in California?
Any Canon models I should pay close attention to?
Prok From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2968 times:
I've just returned from a short trip to Bangkok and from what I've seen it isn't much cheaper over there...Or maybe I just went to the wrong shop.
From what I've heared HKG and SIN are cheaper places to buy one.
AGD From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 204 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2941 times:
I went to both Hong Kong and Bangkok last summer, and I've been doing some price comparisons as I thought about getting one specific Canon lens. It ended being slightly cheaper in Bangkok (compared to HKG). By cheaper I mean only some 20-30 USD if I remember. But still, buying the lens in Bangkok made me save some 35-40% off the price I would pay here in Canada last summer (with tax).
I wouldn't say that absolutely everything is cheaper in Bangkok or Hong Kong than anywhere else in the world. But for some pieces it's a lot cheaper than in Canada. I don't know about other countries.
Beware of camera bodies, as far as I know, when getting one from Thailand or Hong Kong, they are not under international warranty. The lenses are, but not the bodies. I might be wrong though, this is all based on my observations.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40261 posts, RR: 74
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2924 times:
Quoting AGD (Reply 3): Beware of camera bodies, as far as I know, when getting one from Thailand or Hong Kong, they are not under international warranty. The lenses are, but not the bodies.
Now that's the 17,67635THB statement!
My Cannon SLR 35mm body is perfect. All I need is a DSLR and a lense that I can interchange with my current Canon SLR35mm.
The current 35-80mm lense is useless because of mold and a few scratches.
Monteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2910 times:
If you are going to Bangkok, try going to MBK shopping mall and looking at the camera stores there. I think the good ones are all on level 4.
What I found good about them is that you can barter to an extent, the equipment is new and relatively cheap (than here is Australia) and there is a wide selection. I know that there is a Nikon store there (dedicated to only Nikon equipment) but also plentiful Canon suppliers (what I have).
For an EOS 400D you are looking at around 30,000THB. But as I said, drive a bargain!
From what I hear, Hong Kong is much better and cheaper though.