pancakes

MicrostockGroup Sponsors


Author Topic: Cheapest new body? EU, Usa, Asia?  (Read 3890 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

« on: July 26, 2007, 10:59 »
0
Does anybody know where in the world you can buy the cheapest body? (i'm thinking of buying a canon D5).
Prices differ quite a bit from continent to continent.
I know there is already a big difference between EU & usa, just wondering if Asia (hong-kong or Singapore) would be even cheaper.
It may be worth to look around if I'm there anyway.

Anybody know some websites?

thanks,
Bjorn




« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2007, 11:04 »
0
I think you are referring to the 5D not D5 and it sure as hell freezing over isn't going to be anywhere in europe unless it's stolen. it's a real tossup between Asia and the US some places in Asia like Hong Kong and Thailand you can find super deals but probably not mail order, if you go the mailorder route then the US is the best. One of the best sites to look up is bhphoto.com
« Last Edit: July 26, 2007, 11:06 by KiwiRob »

« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2007, 11:16 »
0
yes, sure 5d.

here an example,
Canon EOS 5D body       $18,690.00HKD
10,7 hong kong dollars in a euro, so comes to 1750 euro.

here i can't find any under 2500 euro.

and that is from the internet, i guess if you look around locally you should get it for 1500 euro at least.

http://www.tincheungcamera.com.hk/index.php?cPath=1_63&osCsid=6400f3ebf04d6872641f6e6d03c9a6cb
that almost makes it worth flying up there (or in combination with a vacation).
strange world...

w7lwi

  • Those that don't stand up to evil enable evil.
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2007, 19:38 »
0
Best I could find mail order in the U.S. was 1725 Euro.  But that's only to a U.S. address.  No international shipping, customs, VAT, etc. to add to the price.

« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2007, 23:52 »
0
Cheapest in Thailand at the moment is THB 85,900, which is equal to EUR 1,867. The price includes Thai VAT, which is 7% (may be deductable when you export it), but I don't think the shop in question does mail order, at least not overseas.

On the other hand, if you combine it with a nice holiday to Thailand and get a cheap airline ticket. Just avoid the rainy season, which is now. November is fine  :)

http://www.bask1.com/index.php?lay=show&ac=article&Id=244342

There's another retailer that is a bit more reputable, and mentions specifically that you'll get a VAT refund, here:

http://fotofile.net/product.php?id=10792

« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2007, 17:34 »
+2
Because of warranty, I wouldn't buy anything expensive abroad unless it was very much cheaper (it was the case when I bought my camera in UK - expensive, but much less than here when I get the VAT refund).

Regards,
Adelaide

Tror

« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2014, 06:01 »
0
Because of warranty, I wouldn't buy anything expensive abroad unless it was very much cheaper (it was the case when I bought my camera in UK - expensive, but much less than here when I get the VAT refund).

Regards,
Adelaide

Madelaide, I am not sure about cameras, but many laptops  etc. (e.g. my macbook) come already with a worldwide guarantee since the procedures already globalized...maybe we/you wanna check next time and can save money nevertheless...

Hobostocker

    This user is banned.
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2014, 22:51 »
0
the cheapest i've ever seen was in Phnom Penh, it seems all the camera gear sold there is smuggled or coming from gray markets, they were selling D800 bodies for 2300$, at your own risk, but to me they looked 100% genuine.

« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2014, 23:08 »
0
I live in Taiwan, but I find the cheapest bodies are parallel imports from Hong Kong and Japan. Both the 5D3 and 6D are cheaper than used bodies.


 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
8 Replies
2857 Views
Last post October 03, 2007, 15:19
by madelaide
10 Replies
4560 Views
Last post April 27, 2012, 05:48
by Amos Struck
21 Replies
4619 Views
Last post August 10, 2011, 10:26
by Freedom
0 Replies
3468 Views
Last post May 22, 2012, 13:37
by .shock
12 Replies
3006 Views
Last post September 18, 2012, 02:17
by RacePhoto

Sponsors

Microstock Poll Results