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    Thread: OT: Duty Free Shopping in Dubai?

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      05-15-2012 06:34 AM #1
      Any good there?

      Thinking of buying a Canon S100 is it cheap there or better off buying it Duty Free here in Oz?

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      05-15-2012 08:01 AM #2
      I've never found Dubai Duty Free to be particularly good value, although there is excellent variety and range. In terms of a camera, you are better off buying from one of the grey importers such as discount camera warehouse (there are a number of others)

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      05-15-2012 08:10 PM #3
      Stick to booze and perfume.
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

    4. 05-15-2012 08:31 PM #4
      It's a roughly $400 camera.. what do you expect to save buying it duty free in a country in the arse end of the world not noted for its trade in anything other than Oil, money laundering services and gold smuggling?

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      05-15-2012 08:44 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by XXX 1.8T View Post
      Any good there?

      Thinking of buying a Canon S100 is it cheap there or better off buying it Duty Free here in Oz?
      Back in the day you could get good deals, but in the last 10 years+ since the Ruskis have been treating Dubai like the Gold Coast the good deals have disappeared.

      You may be better off buying from HK via eBay???

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      05-15-2012 08:52 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by The Pork Hunt View Post
      It's a roughly $400 camera.. what do you expect to save buying it duty free in a country in the arse end of the world not noted for its trade in anything other than Oil, money laundering services and gold smuggling?
      Meh Wes is right ill just buy it here.

      I think its the Greek in me trying to get it for $200

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      05-15-2012 09:53 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by XXX 1.8T View Post
      I think its the Greek in me trying to get it for $200
      Do you pay cash ?
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

    8. 05-15-2012 10:49 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by XXX 1.8T View Post
      Meh Wes is right ill just buy it here.

      I think its the Greek in me trying to get it for $200
      The only thing a Greek has a chance of getting half price these days is their Euro notes

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      05-15-2012 10:58 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by The Pork Hunt View Post
      The only thing a Greek has a chance of getting half price these days is their Euro notes
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

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      05-16-2012 12:55 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by XXX 1.8T View Post
      Meh Wes is right ill just buy it here.
      haha, I told you that on the phone about FOUR MONTHS AGO!

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      05-16-2012 01:09 AM #11
      did you ask your mate about the feature on the S100 we spoke about?

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      05-16-2012 01:23 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by XXX 1.8T View Post
      did you ask your mate about the feature on the S100 we spoke about?
      I keep forgetting to ask him.

      However, Page 68 of the user manual says it does - take a look for yourself

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      05-16-2012 03:03 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by IML337 View Post
      I keep forgetting to ask him.

      However, Page 68 of the user manual says it does - take a look for yourself
      your the best thanks mate!

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