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Q: Where's the best place to buy a camera?

I live in Guangzhou and we're looking to pick up some nice SLR cameras but I'm worried about buying something bad quality stuff. Anyone know some stores or brands that I could check out?

9 years 48 weeks ago in  Shopping - China

 
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If you must buy in China I would suggest either Suning or Gome, large companies that may offer a better after sales than the lock up shop down the road. However, when I bought my Nikon 3100 last spring I waited until I went back to the UK as prices there were cheaper and the availability of package deals were better also. The price I paid for the camera body plus 18/55 and 55/200 lenses was about £100, 1,000rmb, cheaper than here. If you can't wait to go home then check out Hong Kong as their prices for these type of goods are often cheaper.

Sidi:

Hi there, I am looking to buy a camera, nothing professional. I would like to know, would Suning sell original affordable cameras, I am looking for something below a RMB1000, but pretty and original. Just asking as I think you might know..

 

Thanks..

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They do have a pretty good range, why not just go into your nearest one and see if their is anything that you like in the right price range.

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There is  a very, very large electronics / computer section of Guangzhou about 2 - 3 kilometers down the road from Tian He Bei Lu. The stores are on either side of a very major thoroughfare and they are connected by a overpass foot bridge. If you are really wary of the quality, then perhaps you might consider Hong Kong -- it's an easy trip.  Nonetheless, all of the major camera makers are represented in this mall and there is some leeway to bargain, too.

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On line Taobao there are shop with cheap price.

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HK.   and u get a nice day trip too.   Smile    plenty of licensed dealers,,,   and of course Fortress.

 

  http://www.fortress.com.hk/fortress/jsp/sys/Sf_render.jsp?hf_s_id=FT11&hf_srv_id=Pv_fcu_home&hf_rand=1855321064&hf_locale_id=en

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Get the canon brand. That's the type I'm aiming to get next. My camera just broke while I took my vacation to Hong Kong.

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I have to agree with "diverdude1"..the best place to buy would be Hong Kong if you have a chance to go. At least there you know you're not gettting a "fake"..

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Gonna repeat after everyone. Hong Kong.

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Or, go to original store. I bought mine in Shanghai Sony store and happy Smile

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