Where to buy in Israel (tel aviv - jerusalem)

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by iannik, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. iannik

    iannik Guest

    Hi all,
    I need to buy a lens during my trip in israel. mya u suggest a shop or
    a website in Israel where can I buy some equipment?

    thank you all

    G
     
    iannik, Aug 21, 2007
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  2. That's IMHO a mistake. Equipment is still expensive here. At one
    time it was taxed 250%, then in the 1990's 140% and now it's only
    VAT (15.5%), but people still have the mentality that cameras are
    for rich men and charge accordingly.

    Digital cameras are for some reason twice the price they are in the
    U.S.

    If you really need to buy something here, try http://www.jugend.co.il
    They are in Tel Aviv.

    In Jerusalem, there are several stores in area around Jaffa road and
    King George Street. There is Photo Prizma on Jaffa Road itself, and
    Photo Shwartz on a small street off of Ben Yehudda. There is a running
    discussion on the Jerusalemphotography Yahoo list about which one is
    better. Even the ones that claim Prizma is a better store say that
    Shwartz is cheaper.

    There is also another store on Jaffa Road west of King George
    on the south side, but I don't know anything about them.

    I don't know about used prices in the stores, but I often see things
    advertised on local lists in "as new", "excelent", "wonderful", etc
    condition, which would be rated as a bargain or ugly by KEH, at high enough
    of a price where I could buy it from KEH, ship it here airmail, pay the
    VAT on the item and shipping, and still save money.

    If you don't know where to go stop in any Steimatzky's, they are a
    nationwide book store chain (the only one) and are almost everywhere and
    buy a map. I don't know what languages you read, but they all have them
    in English.

    Feel free to contact me off list if you wish.

    Good luck.

    Geoff.
     
    Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Aug 21, 2007
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