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Buying camera in Taiwan

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Buying camera in Taiwan

Postby spock » 22 May 2012, 17:16

I was thining about buying camera in Taiwan, I've got Kodan z710 which is really bad, pictures are sometimes blurry specially one taken with zoom (no image stabilizer)
Im not looking for anything professional and expensive but something easy to use and affordable.
what do You think is it better to buy camera in europe ?? or should I wait and get one in Taiwan ??
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Re: Buying camera in Taiwan

Postby tango42 » 22 May 2012, 23:23

Depends on where in Europe. I know cameras are cheaper in the US than in Taiwan. I usually buy my electronics outside of Taiwan, even like Hong Kong or Singapore.
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Re: Buying camera in Taiwan

Postby tommy525 » 23 May 2012, 05:25

Yes I agree with top statement. USA and HK is cheaper. But if you look hard enough there are deals to be had , especially at some of the camera specialty stores
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Re: Buying camera in Taiwan

Postby ceevee369 » 23 May 2012, 21:14

it depends.

Some Canon - Nikon models are cheaper here as they are parallel imported from Japan.
1. Check Taiwan Yahoo Bid to find the best on-line price
2. Go to Bo-Ai road where all camera stores are lined up.
3. use the price from yahoo bid to get the same.

That's how we saved a lot of cash on a Leica and a Canon 550.
Europe is OK fit you can buy duty-free. (do know that TW ha only 5% tax but import duties of 20% on majority of Electronics not made here)
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