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basherbomb

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ADEX 2013 - Good to buy
« on: 02 Apr 13, 06:45 »
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  • Hi all

    Gonna be attending my first ADEX this year.

    Just wanna ask, what's good to buy usually? Equipment etc.

    kllee

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    Re: ADEX 2013 - Good to buy
    « Reply #1 on: 12 Apr 13, 12:00 »
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  • Lots of things to look out for but remember this: if it's too good to be true, it usually is. Some shops order a larger quantity of equipment and would leverage on a bigger shipment to pass on the discounts. Some simply use it as an exercise to get rid of their old stock before it falls apart in their warehouse. Was at ADEX some years ago and a dive shop was selling their booties for some ridiculous price like $10. Naturally, there was a mad rush for it and the owner (who was an acquaintance) was laughing in the background about "how stupid" the customers were because he knew the booties would be falling apart soon. So, don't be penny wise but pound foolish.
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    Re: ADEX 2013 - Good to buy
    « Reply #2 on: 12 Apr 13, 22:11 »
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  • Agree on the old stock part. It's really not worth it. Don't purchase in haste too, shop around, do a bit of research online for reviews, before committing your money.

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    Re: ADEX 2013 - Good to buy
    « Reply #3 on: 12 Apr 13, 23:22 »
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  • ...was laughing in the background about "how stupid" the customers were because he knew the booties would be falling apart soon...

    whoa

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    Re: ADEX 2013 - Good to buy
    « Reply #4 on: 13 Apr 13, 20:33 »
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  • whoa

    Yup, completely true. But that being said, he was fulfilling consumer's need for a good bargain. So if consumers stop looking for ridiculous bargains, then this kind of crap won't happen. It's just like looking for the cheapest course. It's penny wise, pound foolosh
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    Re: ADEX 2013 - Good to buy
    « Reply #5 on: 15 Apr 13, 12:20 »
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  • For those looking at u/w photography stuff. Just saw this from the store i buy my stuff from.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fun-In-Underwater-Photographic-EquipmentSG/407476195967221

    Fun-In SG ADEX Promo!
    1. FIT LED 2400 lumens light-SGD520
    2. FIT Arm set 1-SGD165
    3. FIT Arm set 2-SGD130
    4. Sea&Sea YS-D1 strobe-SGD650+free fibre optic cable
    5. INON S2000-SGD550+free fibre optic cable
    6. INON D2000-SGD662
    7. NB RX100(SGD250),S110(SGD250),G15(SGD230 pre order)
    8. FIT 3W torch-SGD50
    9. FIT close up lens package +5 & +8 -SGD350
    10. Leak sentinel for DSLR and 4/3 housing-SGD350(stay tuned for pics)
    Canon 5D MK III
    Canon 100mm L Macro, Canon 16-35mm L, Canon 8-15mm FE, Nexus Housing
    Sony A7R2, A6300 Sony 90mm Macro, Nauticam Housing
    Inon Z-240 Strobes, Weefine Video lights, FIT Focus lights

    nightbreed

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    Re: ADEX 2013 - Good to buy
    « Reply #6 on: 15 Apr 13, 16:24 »
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  • ...But that being said, he was fulfilling consumer's need for a good bargain. So if consumers stop looking for ridiculous bargains, then this kind of crap won't happen...

    Hmm. I'm sure there's something wrong with this line of reasoning.

    limk

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    Re: ADEX 2013 - Good to buy
    « Reply #7 on: 15 Apr 13, 16:35 »
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  • despite a common expectation for retailers to be honest, the sad reality is that is not always true

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    Re: ADEX 2013 - Good to buy
    « Reply #8 on: 15 Apr 13, 23:15 »
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  • For those looking at u/w photography stuff. Just saw this from the store i buy my stuff from.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fun-In-Underwater-Photographic-EquipmentSG/407476195967221

    Fun-In SG ADEX Promo!
    1. FIT LED 2400 lumens light-SGD520
    2. FIT Arm set 1-SGD165
    3. FIT Arm set 2-SGD130
    4. Sea&Sea YS-D1 strobe-SGD650+free fibre optic cable
    5. INON S2000-SGD550+free fibre optic cable
    6. INON D2000-SGD662
    7. NB RX100(SGD250),S110(SGD250),G15(SGD230 pre order)
    8. FIT 3W torch-SGD50
    9. FIT close up lens package +5 & +8 -SGD350
    10. Leak sentinel for DSLR and 4/3 housing-SGD350(stay tuned for pics)

    oh yeaaaah gonna get my ys-d1

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    Re: ADEX 2013 - Good to buy
    « Reply #9 on: 15 Apr 13, 23:16 »
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  • Well, a bargain.. In most cases.. Is just a bargain.. :)
    So they call it a 'FACT' coz someone made some statements on a 'FACT SHEET'? hummm...