While browsing Nikon DSLR cameras in Bangkok this week, I thought I’d make a note of the current prices of the major Nikon models for anyone interested in comparing prices of Nikon cameras in Thailand versus their home country.
It’s a common assumption that everything is cheaper in Thailand. I wish! Electronic goods are sadly subject to a hefty domestic tariff and so their prices are not as competitive as Hong Kong or Singapore. (To get an idea of Hong Kong and Singapore Nikon DSLR prices, select “Hong Kong” or “Singapore” from the drop down menu below and you’ll see current Nikon Ebay auctions in either country. There are many vendors selling brand new gear via Ebay which will reflect the street price).
As I’ve said before in my Buying Cameras In Thailand article, if you’re from the UK you might find it cheaper to buy in Thailand, but if you’re from the USA you can probably get it cheaper at home.
This is particularly annoying given that one of the major Nikon factories is located just outside Bangkok! I’ve sadly not heard any anecdotes about enterprising customers getting significent discounts from buying from the factory direct.
The other big problem for bargain hunters right now is that the Thai Baht is remaining very strong in the global financial crisis – the British Pound in particular is extremely weak against the Baht, which makes me weep on an almost daily basis.
Here are the Nikon DSLR prices in Thailand as of December 2008:
Of course, if you’re after a Nikon bargain, looking on Ebay is the way to go. You can select Ebay auctions in your own country by using the drop down menu below. USA auctions are currently showing.
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