Where to get a good deal on a new camera?

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1. Posted by cheekyvee (Budding Member 49 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


I'm thinking of buying a new camera, whilst half-way through an RTW trip.

I'm currently in Australia and will be moving on to Taiwan and Hong Kong then Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and perhaps India.

I'm undecided as to whether to buy one in Australia or wait until I'm in one of the above countries, since it would be great if I could get a good deal. Does anyone have any suggestions on where of the above countries is the best place to buy one?

(Not sure if this helps, but I'm thinking of getting a 'super zoom' camera or even an entry level DSLR).

Thanks for your advice,


2. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hong Kong, but you seriously have to be careful about not getting ripped off. Have a look on amazon.co.uk, not .com, to get an idea of the realistic price of the camera before you start asking.

I took along a Chinese speaker and it also helped alot. Preferably someone who did not know a lot about cameras, otherwise you could be there all night.

Also beware of fakes, stick to brand names and test the camera out. Warranties there are usually not international!