going to Thailand, is it better to buy Canon 70-200mm IS f/2.8 lens here or there?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Ram, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. Ram

    Ram Guest

    Going to Thailand for 5 weeks starting Dec. 12. I have 100-400mm IS
    Canon lens, but found it's f/4.5-5.6 wery limiting for the type of
    photography I do on my trips (I usualy don't have time for tripod). I
    am ready to pay 1600$ for 70-200 f/2.8 IS lens at bhphotovideo.com
    (and sell my 100-400 on ebay), unless you guys assure me to make a
    purchase in Thailand.
    I've been reading conflicting reports about Thailand prices on photo
    gear, some saying it's substantialy cheaper, others that it's same as
    US outlets plus the risk of being ripped of. I can't think of how
    could they rip you of for the hi-end lens since I know how much it's
    worth (and I doubt that cheap replicas exist).
    Could someone please give me an educated advise?
    Sincerely, Ram
    Ram, Oct 7, 2004
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  2. I doubt anyone would assure you of making a purchase in Thailand ;-)

    IMHO, the only place that can compete with US on prices might be


    Siddhartha Jain, Oct 7, 2004
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  3. Ram

    [BnH] Guest


    many ppl recommends me to visit that shop if I am in Thailand.
    btw .. I don;t think Thailand prices are cheaper than US ... HK MIGHT be a
    bit cheaper.

    [BnH], Oct 7, 2004
  4. Ram

    Annika1980 Guest

    I doubt anyone would assure you of making a purchase in Thailand ;-)

    Unless you're looking for a 12 year old whore.
    Annika1980, Oct 7, 2004
  5. Who's probably the granddaughter of some old person who is not allowed to
    work for a living by the Thai government........
    William Graham, Oct 7, 2004
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