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Online stores beat duty-free camera prices

Online stores beat duty-free camera prices - Are you jetting off for some winter sun and are you considering purchasing a camera as you go through duty-free? Well you might want to think again.

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Check camera prices online before you head to the airport as they may be cheaper.
Many people believe it's better to wait and buy their electronics from the airport rather than making a purchase before they go. But according to a Which? investigation, this isn't always true.

Which? magazine looked at the price of 44 digital cameras that could be purchased from Dixons Travel and found that 22 cameras were cheaper in online stores. However, when it came to the High Street, the duty-free store virtually beat all the prices.
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Tcoat 11
16 Nov 2009 10:19PM
I ordered my S90 online and it came with a full printed user manual (English only), an extra Battery and a Kingston 8GB HC SD card for Australian $570. That is literally over hundred bucks or so cheaper than what is available in Australia - body only.
I understand the Sony A700, EU model, comes without a grip sensor, so the only way to get one with that feature included would be overseas.

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17 Nov 2009 3:54AM
As they say always know price points and thus you can always find deals if you do the research.

I found the camera stores across from each their was [i]CD$200.xx [/i]difference in the price of the PENTAX DL2 which I purchased along with the one with the better deal gave me money for my used equipment thus I saved even more.
domhenry 10 111 England
17 Nov 2009 11:58AM
Dixons Tax Free seem to be the main shop for cameras and electrical widgets in UK airports, never as cheap as buying online though. Also, their limited stock of SLRs seems pretty random as to what they have in.

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