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Travelling to Seoul... good camera/gadget shopping?

Post by buttermaker » Tue, 06 Jan 2009 12:21 pm

I might be traveling to Seoul in a couple of weeks.
Is it worth my time to do some electronics shopping?
Are the prices any better or are there any gadgets that I can get there that I can not get in Singapore?
In particular, are Nikon cameras, lenses and accessories cheaper? How 'bout iPhones?

If so, where to go?
Thanks for any suggestions.

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Post by DimWit Kid » Tue, 06 Jan 2009 1:48 pm

My 2 cents worth.

I go to Seoul about 5-6 times a year but seldom go to see electronics there. Anyway from what I've known so far, my impression is that electronics are not cheaper there. Especially not the Japanese brand. Only ones that attracted my attention was the GPS receivers which are way cheaper (and better display quality) - 5.2"or so at US$ 250.

Cameras - the price is more or less the same than here (okay I only go to limited number of electronics shops in Gangnam - remember that) but I wouldn't want to buy cameras in other than the country I live in for warranties... They only give local warranty.

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Post by creditsuiside » Mon, 12 Jan 2009 11:47 am

For warranty consideration, you should not buy a camera in Korea.
But there is still a small posibility.
Some japanese product provide global service.
My panasonic camera provides worldwide warranty, so I bought it in US.
How the warranty works?
I never want to know, but I still believe what the retailer told me.

Korean won is quite sweet now.
Why not buy cheap there?

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