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Postby DJXtreme on Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:38 pm

I was wondering if anyone had had any experiences (good or bad) with Tin Cheung Cameras (http://www.tincheungcamera.com.hk). They seem to have a faily diverse range of lenses and other equipment at pretty good prices.

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Postby gstark on Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:00 pm

Will,

No experience with them, but why?

Why would you not go with HK Supplies?

We have nothing but excellent experiences with HKS, and cannot recommened them highly enough.
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Postby Dug on Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:12 pm

gstark wrote:Will,

No experience with them, but why?

Why would you not go with HK Supplies?

We have nothing but excellent experiences with HKS, and cannot recommened them highly enough.


Never used either but would back HK supplies 100% :D

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Postby DJXtreme on Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:53 pm

Thanks guys. HK Supplies seems to have earnt themselves an awesome reputation around here and I'll certainly consider them. At the moment though I'm just weighing up all my options. List price on some items seems a bit lower at TC Cameras, of course this means nothing if they've got a bad rep.

Tin Cheung's postage seems exorbitant but I'd probably purchase from their physical location (I'm lucky enough to have a mum who travels to Hong Kong fairly regularly) which negates postage and also allows for in store bargaining.
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Postby Matt. K on Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:45 pm

HK supplies all the way. The owner...Mr Poon comes to our anniversary dinners he's so popular. And his service is 100 percent. Just perfect.
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Postby Geoff on Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:26 pm

Yep well said Matt - we love our Poon :)
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Postby gstark on Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:13 pm

DJXtreme wrote:Thanks guys. HK Supplies seems to have earnt themselves an awesome reputation around here and I'll certainly consider them. At the moment though I'm just weighing up all my options. List price on some items seems a bit lower at TC Cameras,


A bit?

Hardly worthwhile if there's any sort of a problem furher down the track. And in fact, unless there's a serious discrepancy between the local price and the HK price, you'll be better off buying locally.

And yes, you're quite correct: HKS has indeed earned their reputation. Through repeated transactions, and honest and reliable dealing.


Tin Cheung's postage seems exorbitant but I'd probably purchase from their physical location


If there is one.

Often, HKS pricing includes shipping to your door. I'e bought goods and had them in my hands more quickly, and for less, than any local purchase of those same items might have been.

So yes, investigate others, but consider the issues (and their cost) if you end up with problems further down the track.
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Postby MCWB on Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:26 pm

gstark wrote:If there is one.

They have a shop in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Will, if your mum goes to HK fairly often check out Wing Shing Photographics in Mong Kok, they have a good reputation and pricing is great. It might also be worth seeing what price HKSupplies can do for you if you're picking it up in HK. :)
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