Purchasing gear in Bangkok?

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Purchasing gear in Bangkok?

Postby DVEous on Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:49 pm

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Postby Glen on Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:46 pm

Adam, I will be in Bangkok on Thursday. Last time I was there found no particular bargains looking at a number of stores in places like MBK centre and Siam centre etc. Whilst by no means a local, I found many prices more expensive than Poon, with the odd item close. A local may be able to direct you to the best place to purchase, probably much cheaper than where I was, Juztin? springs to mind.

I think we need to find the factory and see if we can get some factory door specials :wink:
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Postby the foto fanatic on Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:48 pm

I was in Bangkok a few months ago, and photographic gear is not cheap there.

You'd be better off buying in Australia both in terms of price and also warranty.

I'd try HK Airport though.
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Postby Alex on Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:57 pm

Hi Adam,

Computer stuff, including CF cards, etc can be bought much cheaper than in Oz at PANTIP plaza in BKK. As for photographic equipment - save your money for Singapore and HK - more expensive than Oz, in most cases.

Enjoy your trip, I'm sure you'll love it.

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Postby Link on Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:43 am

Places like MBK and Pantip Plazza are huge and it can be hard to find a good deal on photo equipments. I'd recommand Sunny Camera on Silom, they're an official Nikon dealership ("Nik" in Thai) and have a good range of products at non-touristy prices.

That said, the others are right - prices in Hong Kong (especially Mongkok) are still cheaper...

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