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Re: Funan or Simlim?

Postby carpuff » Mon, 27 Jun 2011 5:01 pm

ElHani wrote:should i get my netbook from funan or simlim?


Funan is my best bet. It's much upscale than Sim Lim and most of the stalls are highly negotiable and consistent.

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Postby Raul_Mel » Mon, 27 Jun 2011 5:53 pm

Hi Hani! I guess both have their pros and cons. Honestly, I prefer Funan and here's why
1. Like so many of them mentioned, i would leave my girl at the saloon to get her hair done and that takes a good 2 hours. i dont think i would be comfortable leaving my girl all alone by herself in SLS.

2. While Challenger seems to be the main draw at Funan cz its like an all in one store, i prefer browsing around the many many other stores in a cleaner and IMO a safer environment.

3. I've had a bad experience a couple of times when i visited SLS during my holiday here. The first being my dad bought a Sony Disc-man and after about 6 to 7 months it stopped working. Brought it to the Sony service centre and they mentioned that the warranty for the Disc-man had been voided simply because they realised that the internal parts were all from different brands and not from Sony itself. I witnessed this as they wanted to check the laser lens as well as the mechanics in it. Now im not no professional when it comes to all this but when Sony service center shows you two different parts coming from the same model of Disc-man... well that says it all.

4. Besides Challenger, Funan also hosts Harvey Norman and Courts. now these are heavy names in the industry and its always interesting what each retail store can provide the best price as well as the best free add-on gifts. and the best part about it is there are so many smaller stores that could beat their pricing and the number of free add-on gifts!

5. One thing though i have to compliment SLS is that it is the better place when it comes to internal hardware. like when you want to build a pc cpu and when you know your RAM memory aint working and u need to get it changed.

Final verdict is that go to SLS only if you know what you are looking for and you know the price range for it. Funan offers everything at a slight mark up but u have better service, better quality products that last longer as well as cafes, saloons and quite a number of places for your girl to browse around.

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Postby BillyB » Mon, 27 Jun 2011 6:50 pm

Raul_Mel wrote:Hi Hani! I guess both have their pros and cons. Honestly, I prefer Funan and here's why
1. Like so many of them mentioned, i would leave my girl at the saloon to get her hair done and that takes a good 2 hours. i dont think i would be comfortable leaving my girl all alone by herself in SLS.

2. While Challenger seems to be the main draw at Funan cz its like an all in one store, i prefer browsing around the many many other stores in a cleaner and IMO a safer environment.

3. I've had a bad experience a couple of times when i visited SLS during my holiday here. The first being my dad bought a Sony Disc-man and after about 6 to 7 months it stopped working. Brought it to the Sony service centre and they mentioned that the warranty for the Disc-man had been voided simply because they realised that the internal parts were all from different brands and not from Sony itself. I witnessed this as they wanted to check the laser lens as well as the mechanics in it. Now im not no professional when it comes to all this but when Sony service center shows you two different parts coming from the same model of Disc-man... well that says it all.

4. Besides Challenger, Funan also hosts Harvey Norman and Courts. now these are heavy names in the industry and its always interesting what each retail store can provide the best price as well as the best free add-on gifts. and the best part about it is there are so many smaller stores that could beat their pricing and the number of free add-on gifts!

5. One thing though i have to compliment SLS is that it is the better place when it comes to internal hardware. like when you want to build a pc cpu and when you know your RAM memory aint working and u need to get it changed.

Final verdict is that go to SLS only if you know what you are looking for and you know the price range for it. Funan offers everything at a slight mark up but u have better service, better quality products that last longer as well as cafes, saloons and quite a number of places for your girl to browse around.


Now there's a surprise - that's exactly what I imagine happening to quite a few people at SLS. I'm impressed they actually used a replacement laser that worked and just didn't leave it an empty shell filled with sand or something!!

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Postby QueensG » Tue, 28 Jun 2011 1:13 am

Last week, I went to Funan to buy (and ended up buying) a camera for my girlfriend. I did my homework and had it down to a few models. The guy at Courts didn't have the colour I wanted, and he explicitly said that if another store had that colour, I should stay away. No valid reason, just along the lines of "If we don't have the same product, they must have bought stolen goods." The Harvey Norman salesperson was also quite unprofessional—or should I say professional—as he insisted on selling me a different camera which had "all these amazing features", but of course both cameras had pretty much the same features.

I bought the camera from what I guess was a SLS sister shop. They offered me an extra battery for the low price of $120. I laughed, they cut the price to $60, I laughed slightly more politely and they cut it to $40 and said they could not possibly go lower. It sells for less than $10 online.

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Postby aster » Tue, 28 Jun 2011 9:41 am

Why bother with the hassle, just order from Amazon and save yourself money too.

Of course the mentality is that the salesperson always tries to stick you with something, even if it's not what you want. And you gotta love those that are so obnoxious that they won't leave you alone when checking out stuff, like a place I know in Lucky Plaza where I couldn't look through Nintengo DS games in peace without being told which games are "great" and "recommended," lol. :)

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:10 am

aster wrote:Why bother with the hassle, just order from Amazon and save yourself money too.


The problem with Amazon is most electronics won't be shipped outside of the US and you have to resort to use vpost, a similar service or friend-who's-in-the-US-and-is-about-go-to-singers-soon.

Amazon UK, kinda expensive and haven't had experience from using it. :P

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:54 am

Two weeks ago just received my Harmony One from Amazon. Pretty good price and shipping wasn't any problem. Battery included.

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 28 Jun 2011 11:04 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Two weeks ago just received my Harmony One from Amazon. Pretty good price and shipping wasn't any problem. Battery included.


I looked it up before and I think it's because of some law that prohibits "exporting" batteries outside of the US...which I don't understand how delivering it to a vpost address then shipping that here works.

So, aside from trying the products (which I did for those I intended to purchase), how do I know if they can shipped overseas directly by Amazon?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 28 Jun 2011 11:42 am

Amazon will tell you if it is exportable to the country of destination when you try to purchase. There are some items the definitely will not be allowed to be sent to Singapore. Kindle's are one I believe. There are others but I don't know how/what are the criteria for allow/disallowance.

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Postby aster » Tue, 28 Jun 2011 12:02 pm

Strangely a lot seems to depend on not just the type of product but the manufacturer. For instance I ordered a Casio camera with delivery to Singapore, but when ordering a Sony I had to go through vPost.

As for Amazon.co.uk, that's where I order all my DVDs from. Just as good as Amazon.com, but the bonus is that the prices you see online will have the 20% VAT/GST (which is already included in the shown price) deducted from them upon checkout.

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 28 Jun 2011 12:19 pm

aster wrote:Strangely a lot seems to depend on not just the type of product but the manufacturer. For instance I ordered a Casio camera with delivery to Singapore, but when ordering a Sony I had to go through vPost.

As for Amazon.co.uk, that's where I order all my DVDs from. Just as good as Amazon.com, but the bonus is that the prices you see online will have the 20% VAT/GST (which is already included in the shown price) deducted from them upon checkout.


How does shipping from Amazon UK compare with that of the US? I imagine it to be less since it's nearer.

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Postby billym » Tue, 19 Jul 2011 2:34 pm

I have bought almost all of my stuff from simile but I have to agree, you have to know the price of what you are getting or they will charge you quite high for it. And some are even aggressive in landing sales saying how others will give surprises and suddenly the police will spring up.

If that is their way of getting customers, it is definitely not working.


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