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Old 19th November 2007, 11:14   #16
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Well, actually the thing is that till now I have got most of my stuff from the US only(online shopping, mainly cardomain and musiciansfriend) but just wanted to find out if there is a significant difference in prices between there and HK, mainly since its a part of China there would be no duty taxes etc, which would be there in the US.
The things i wanna buy are:
1. Zune 2
2. Logitech z-2300 speakers
3. JBLGTO607c
Guess US it is then...thanks!
Regarding online shopping, can you suggest a reliable site for online shopping for US stores, who deliver in India.
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Old 24th March 2009, 09:42   #17
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I am doing a trip to Singapore/Malaysia/Thailand. I am planning to buy some electronic items from the trip.

My shortlisting suggests

1) Wii sports + Fit ( 21k at chroma india , don't know about Fit)

2) Good camera with 20x + optical zoom (Please suggest , I am novice photographer )

3) Open to suggestion ( budget 20k max INR)

Any idea in which country , which place I should buy these?

Also what about wii games? I heard they are region coded. can that be a problem compared to buying wii US model?
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Old 24th March 2009, 10:52   #18
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electronic iterms, try pantip plaza at Bangkok, Thailand.
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for your third item, ipod touch?

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Old 27th March 2009, 14:08   #20
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From my net/ google R &d looks like it is best to buy both Wii , digital camera from US than from these three countries. But I will check the price in Singapore if is marginally more then ( say 5-max10%) then will buy there , else US jindabad.
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I am doing a trip to Singapore/Malaysia/Thailand. I am planning to buy some electronic items from the trip.

My shortlisting suggests

1) Wii sports + Fit ( 21k at chroma india , don't know about Fit)

2) Good camera with 20x + optical zoom (Please suggest , I am novice photographer )

3) Open to suggestion ( budget 20k max INR)

Any idea in which country , which place I should buy these?

Also what about wii games? I heard they are region coded. can that be a problem compared to buying wii US model?
here is my opinion for all 3

1. I would prefer xbox 360 or ps3 rather than Wii.

2. A good 20+ opt zoom camera would be 1 among these 3
Canon SX10 IS, Olympus SP-570 UZ, Olympus SP-590 UZ(26X).

3. How about a Archos 5 (A Portable Media Player)?

Regarding shopping, i feel USA is best for wii/ps3/xbox and also digicam. wonder whether archos 5 is available in singapore or not.

heard electronics are more expensive in Singapore.

Hope this helps
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Also what about wii games? I heard they are region coded. can that be a problem compared to buying wii US model?

Yes, Wii games are region coded, it will be NTSC if you buy from USA.

in order to get it region free
option 1: there are some patches like WiigionFree (an open source Java application) that changes the region of Wii ISO files -- but it doesn't work with all games.

A better option is the homebrew channel which is more dependable and popular. It lets you region unlock Wii and play backup games. It also supports DVD playback by supplying the library files for DVD compatibility.

Source:
[COLOR=#006699]http://homebrew.annics.com[/COLOR]

option 2: You would need to either softmod or chip your Wii.

Once this is done, installing the Homebrew Channel and then running either GeckoOS 1.7b or Backup Launcher Gamma will let you play region-free games

mod/chip your Wii is illegal and can prevent you from playing some games such as SSBB.

Hope this helps

PS: I haven't tried doing mod/chip, but i found this information after researching online.
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Hi ,
I recently registered onto the online shopping website sonicelectronix.com who delivers to India as well. Following are the items I have added to cart and wanted your opinion if I can go with it.

JBL GT5-12 - 12 " SUB
JVC KW-XG700 - 2 Din HU
Rockford Fosgate P1652-S - Front door speakers
MTX Audio XT603 - Rear door

I havent got the Amps, as I need help on which Watts to go, and If I need a mono sub.
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Any good place to buy DSLR/electronics in hong kong ? .Are DSLR and electronics cheaper in HK ?
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I have picked up HT Yamaha Amps in SLIM LIM , Projectors from lots of Indian stores in Veeraswamy street in Singapore .
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Hi ,
I recently registered onto the online shopping website sonicelectronix.com who delivers to India as well. Following are the items I have added to cart and wanted your opinion if I can go with it.

JBL GT5-12 - 12 " SUB
JVC KW-XG700 - 2 Din HU
Rockford Fosgate P1652-S - Front door speakers
MTX Audio XT603 - Rear door

I havent got the Amps, as I need help on which Watts to go, and If I need a mono sub.
But this will invite the customs duty,doesn't it ?
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While I was at HK, I was advised to visit the Macau Special Administrative Region to buy stuff. You don't need a visa and it's about an hour by train. 42 km if I remember.
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Any good place to buy DSLR/electronics in hong kong ? .Are DSLR and electronics cheaper in HK ?
Camera Lens Price Reference List

[WTS]PANASONIC,CANON,NIKON,LEICA,SONY,OLYMPUS,etc.

Both HK and M'sia treat cameras as duty free items. Presently, high end dslr prices are better in KL.
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Add LED televisions to the list- It is way cheaper in KL than in india. Buy from either Hanifah Mall(Masjid India) or from Sunway Pyramid- they have the cheapest prices. For other electronics goods, there is always Low Yat Plaza in Bukit Bintang( attractive deals in DSLRs)
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