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    where is the best place in Bkk to buy camcorders?

    The title pretty much says it all.

    I never used to have to wonder questions like these as I was content heading straight out to Pantip Plaza. However, in the past 5 or 6 visits to Pantip I have become more and more dissatisfied with my experience there as it seems more like a giant warehouse for pornos and software than anything else. I did buy the parts I needed to build my current PC which I was extremely happy with, but other than that I dread the idea of going there unless someone can share someone mentions that it is in fact a good place to find a decent selection of budget-end camcorders.

    We went to Fortune IT mall on Ratchada last weekend, and wow! what a nice place to shop. Bought a 1TB hd and a new smart phone (used, but seems like a sweet deal). Unfortunately only one shop had camcorders on display for sale, and one model, a JVC GZ-E10 with a price tag of 10000 baht, looked promising for what the wife and I had in mind. But on amazon.com and a handful of other online shops the same model sells for only ~6000, which is a bit discouraging. Enough of a difference in price for us that I am will to look around, but I do not really know where else to go. If I was looking for a new phone I'd head to MBK, but where does one go to peruse a selection of camcorders?

    Also if anyone wants to brag about a camcorder they have bought recently in Bkk that would be great too as I would prefer to have a list of known models I could look at ahead of time before heading out to shop.

    any hints, suggestions, or advice much appreciated
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    Power Buy at Central always has nice camcorders for sale

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    Quote Originally Posted by liveinlos View Post
    Power Buy at Central always has nice camcorders for sale
    Well I thought for a few seconds to go and check out power buy, and I probably still will, but I bought a DVD player there last year and I might as well have bought it from tesco for all the lack of questions the sales staff could answer. i also thought prices at power buy were noticbly inflated.

    I was really hoping to find somewhere with a few places to go and compare selection and price.

    any other advice or suggs welcome!

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    Pantip or Fortune Town

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    Maybe try Zeer complex near Future Park in Rangsit area...

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    Do your next visa run to singapore, electronics are cheaper than thailand. Plus you can claim back 7pc tax as a tourist there.

    Lookat reviews of new camcorders before you go

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    just as a follow up, we finally visited the Power Buy at The Mall Ngam Wong Wan and found the camera (JVC's latest econ-camcorder) we were looking at the previous week for 2000 baht less and so snatched it up for 8000 baht (which is only about 1500 baht more than what the lowest price on Amazon posts, which I can more readily live with).

    I will say the customer service at Power Buy was as good as could be expected and not s bad as feared.

    I am glad we did go to Power Buy now, as I really did not want to go down to Pantip.

    Overall good experience.

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    Big C(Carrefour on rama4) has good selection and competitive prices of electronics, not sure about cam-corders.

    Not sure if they have one in Bangkok but Super Cheap is the best place to buy in Phuket.

    The only reason to go to Pantip these days is for odd ball items certain batteries and fixing things. And the food court isn't half bad.

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    I would have thought that MKB would be a better place to look for a camcorder than fortune city. But saying that I would still just go to power buy, usually their price is the same or just a little bit more then the independent shops, but what powerbuy do have is some semblance as to what the concept of customer service is. It's one of the few shops where I have managed to get a warranty repair carried out without having to quite a bit of grief first.
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