Those who followed me on FB or Instagram will know I bought another camera : P. I was thinking of pampering myself this coming Aug since I had work hard for the pass few months. Especially on June and July where I clocked a great amount of OTs. I was thinking of getting another lens to my arsenal but was put off by that idea as I just recently acquired my 24mm Distagon and I did not find I had enough time (or purpose) using it as often as I wished : S. And I already have (almost) all the focal lengths I required at the moment anyway.
So I decided to look around on the web when I discovered the retail price of the Nex-7 body in Thailand was only 39,900 Baht inclusive of tax. Now normally it’s not that attractive but this time, due to the strong SG dollars. The converted price was less than $SGD1,600. Way below the retail price in Singapore. Moreover I get to have my 7% VAT refund if I buy it in Thailand.
I decided to go take a look in Bangkok (still not decided to buy yet)which I had over 6 hours of waiting for my next domestic transit. I already played with the camera before and I quite like it on my first impression. Just that the price at that time was just not that attractive to me. Moreover I am still enjoying my Nex 3.
The “look” and “see” became a “buy buy buy” immediately when the salesman at Sony Store Paragon told me they are having an annual promotion. 10% off the retail price! And can pay by Credit Card some more…. KNS…. I ask him about the VAT refund and he say I could claim that too…. so in the end, it’s 10% off retail and less 7%. After my calculation, I paid $1370 for the brand new camera with a year Tourist warranty (covered in SG). Really good bargain (The last time I asked, SG retail best price is 1700 wor…)
I’m not sure whether the sales is still on going but for those hunting for Sony gears.. It’s a good time to visit Bangkok now. Will post more later… Now need my beauty sleep. Just finished my 3rd night shift and I have 4 more to go… : P