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Old Oct 25, 2006, 12:11 AM   #1
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I have pretty much decided on the E500 (2 lens kit) and was wondering if anyone has any information as to whether pricing is more advantageous in Kuala Lumpur as opposed to North America.
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Old Oct 25, 2006, 10:42 AM   #2
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I can tell you from experience that KL is much more expensive. For the simple reason of the market size. Volume creates better prices, NA is probably one of the cheapest places for any electronics.
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Old Oct 25, 2006, 1:40 PM   #3
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Pretty much true. I looked in Hong Kong before buying mine and prices were about the same. Buying in the US madethe warranty a lot easier as well.
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Thanks for the input.

Ihad thought that camera purchasesin Singapore and Hong Kong were locations where cameras were less expensive. Perhaps that used to be the case when the US$ was a sronger currency internationally.
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Thanks for the input.

Ihad thought that camera purchasesin Singapore and Hong Kong were locations where cameras were less expensive. Perhaps that used to be the case when the US$ was a sronger currency internationally.


Being a Malaysian working and living in Singapore, I find myself constantly looking at US prices being more competitive online (eg. EBay, Pricegrabber) than either Malaysian or Singaporean prices, and hearing that HK prices are cheap enough to earn you a free return flight ticket through savings on big-ticket items.


These are the two largest camera store chains in S'pore and are known for reasonable prices:

http://cathayphoto.com.sg/

http://www.mscolor.com.sg/

The Malaysian equivalent:

http://www.fotokem.com.my/

You could drop all three emails to enquire about prices.






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cjtune, how do I email Fotokem Malaysiaand ask them about the cameraprices?

Can I ask them about the prices of lenses too?

Thanks in advance.
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You could try filling up the Feedback form (upper right of page), I suppose, or try calling a branch up (they have a computerised pricing and stock-keeping list), or try the emails listed for them in this page:

http://www.malaysiacamera.com/





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