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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 11:15 pm

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 22 Jan 2011 1:32 am

Hehehe.... <squint> .... hehehe :?

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 22 Jan 2011 8:18 am

JR8 wrote:I've got great deals at SLL, but then I've gone in knowing precisely what I want, gone shop to shop for prices, narrowed it down to a few, and then haggled.

Like common sense would suggest you might do! :roll:

Besides, 90% of computer stores in SLS publish their price lists and the worst thing that may happen here (at the stage of purchasing) is a GST surprise.
Other, photo and electronic, yes, here better be careful. I know only two I can qualify as reputable and fair (well, I did not check them all). The highest scam rate for me for this kind of trade is Lucky Plaza and as somebody mentioned Funan as shopping-safe.... funny thing, for these two reputable ones in SLS one of them has an outlet in Funan and they tried on me some Lucky Plaza tricks so you never know.

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 22 Jan 2011 8:32 am

I went there to buy a netbook. Negotiated for a price, took the guys card and name.

Went back 2-3 days later reminded him of the deal he'd offered me, AND then without prompting he offered me a further $50 off, as that was the shop's price at the then running computer fair at Suntec.

Really, you ain't get such a cushy deal as that anywhere else, and indeed in 1+ year after I never saw that Acer netbook on sale within $100 of what I paid...

Sim Lim is fine. Just don't walk in there a complete moron.

Morons tend to get burned.

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Postby scarbowl » Sat, 22 Jan 2011 2:56 pm

It is silly to ask one shop if they have the best price - as though they are constantly shopping elsewhere - and expect an honest and informed answer. Still, I'm always amused when someone I'm with will ask the waiter/waitress what they would recommend from the menu. Whose to say what their tastes are?

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Postby Mad Scientist » Sat, 22 Jan 2011 3:31 pm

scarbowl wrote:It is silly to ask one shop if they have the best price - as though they are constantly shopping elsewhere - and expect an honest and informed answer. Still, I'm always amused when someone I'm with will ask the waiter/waitress what they would recommend from the menu. Whose to say what their tastes are?


Scarbowl > Well said or should I say ON THE DOT

OP > from your post it seems that you assume everything is sweet and rosy. No one will do a fast one on you. I do sympathise on your encounter there but if you have done your homework , you will not get burned, do you ?

Or should I say, do you get it ?
The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.Yahoo !!!

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Postby QRM » Sat, 22 Jan 2011 6:03 pm

scarbowl wrote:It is silly to ask one shop if they have the best price - as though they are constantly shopping elsewhere - and expect an honest and informed answer. Still, I'm always amused when someone I'm with will ask the waiter/waitress what they would recommend from the menu. Whose to say what their tastes are?



In a decent restaurant it make sense to ask as they usually have fresh produce that arrive daily and if the the tomatoes or fish that day are particularly sweet or juicy then the waitress should say try a tomato or fish based meal.

Many restaurants do have signature dishes which the chef is famous for, so worth asking what is the recommended dish.

Have to admit in singapore we dont bother asking anymore because the gormless look back, or the "we recommend everything" kinda says it all.

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 22 Jan 2011 7:19 pm

I don't know, actually on average I have pretty good opinion about Singapore restaurants so even if my taste could be different I may be simply interested what the waiter/chef consider worth to be recommended. You can discover this way some amazing dishes you had no idea about.

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 22 Jan 2011 11:26 pm

x9200 wrote:I don't know, actually on average I have pretty good opinion about Singapore restaurants so even if my taste could be different I may be simply interested what the waiter/chef consider worth to be recommended. You can discover this way some amazing dishes you had no idea about.


I'm just curious about the percentage of foreigners working in the F&B industry...

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Postby observer » Sun, 23 Jan 2011 8:42 am

x9200 wrote:I don't know, actually on average I have pretty good opinion about Singapore restaurants so even if my taste could be different I may be simply interested what the waiter/chef consider worth to be recommended. You can discover this way some amazing dishes you had no idea about.


Agreed. Most times, the waiter's/chef's recommendations are based on what's the current bestseller. I wouldn't mind knowing that either, to see what the majority consider good.
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Postby JayCee » Mon, 24 Jan 2011 2:43 pm

justmaddy wrote:at least now people know which shop .. and so they can save some time ..

Get it ?


"As I reached third floor from escalator, I saw this shop with few adapters hanging on the wall for display."

"Thereafter, I went to 4th floor to get a VGA cable and I saw a newer version of the adapter in a shop on 4th floor."

Yeah, you really narrowed it down there :roll:

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 24 Jan 2011 5:41 pm

Ah curious post: did it ever occur to the TS that the 'cheaper' shop had a promo price ?? :D :D

I know, I know - I used to sell stuff in Sim Lim - and well, atleast my employer that time never cheated, but, we used to get complaints that such and such a shop is expensive or this shop is cheaper - mostly, the buyer conveniently forgets to say the thumb drive was given at 5 $ when he bought a 2,000 $ laptop, or .. over-looks the fact that the shop selling printers at half price is in a hurry to clear stock - and yah, once you are there you will know the margins they make, and when you get locked with dead stock - you loose everything

My take on Sim Lim ?? I avoid the camera/electronic shops in the 1st floor and second floor - yet to hear a computer shop cheated somebody .. unless the customer tempted the seller to add some 'options' :D :D

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 24 Jan 2011 6:01 pm

ecureilx wrote:Ah curious post: did it ever occur to the TS that the 'cheaper' shop had a promo price ?? :D :D

I know, I know - I used to sell stuff in Sim Lim - and well, atleast my employer that time never cheated, but, we used to get complaints that such and such a shop is expensive or this shop is cheaper - mostly, the buyer conveniently forgets to say the thumb drive was given at 5 $ when he bought a 2,000 $ laptop, or .. over-looks the fact that the shop selling printers at half price is in a hurry to clear stock - and yah, once you are there you will know the margins they make, and when you get locked with dead stock - you loose everything

My take on Sim Lim ?? I avoid the camera/electronic shops in the 1st floor and second floor - yet to hear a computer shop cheated somebody .. unless the customer tempted the seller to add some 'options' :D :D


I didn't get the mentality of going to one store and believing the shop-kid who said the adaptor was the best price in the mall. How much of a mug do you have to be to take that at face value?

The anger and indignation that thus followed was all the funnier...

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 24 Jan 2011 10:10 pm

ecureilx wrote:My take on Sim Lim ?? I avoid the camera/electronic shops in the 1st floor and second floor - yet to hear a computer shop cheated somebody ..


One or two years ago I stumbled across a topic in the hardwarezone forum on one shop selling fake sandisk cards. I cross-verified them with the googles and there were more complains. IIRC it almost got to the legal suit stage.

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Postby asia singapore » Mon, 31 Jan 2011 2:00 am

Sim Lim Tower (opposite of Sim Lim Square) is a cheaper option to buy computer accessories.

It seems like you are not aware of the basic shopping tip in Asia, yes even in Singapore, for a shopping mall: Always start from the last floor and go down from the last floor to first floor for a good deal. It almost always get cheaper as you go up!


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