Australians often speak enviously of the cheaper prices for technology available from our northern neighbours. But that doesn’t always pan out, as Technofile blogger John Harris discovered when he experienced a camera mishap in Singapore.
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Rain damage to his camera sent Harris searching Singapore for a replacement, with the best deal he could scour costing $1200. Given that he was subsequently travelling to Taipei, Harris held off, figuring the gear would be cheaper in Taiwan. But that didn’t prove to be the case: the best available option was $1400, and didn’t even have an international warranty.
Harris’ own tale had a happy ending, since he managed to resuscitate his broken camera. It still serves as a reminder that bargains can be hard to find in a foreign country, even if it has a reputation for cheapness.
Which shopping destinations have impressed you with their techno-discounts? Share your experience (and your wish list) in the comments.