Camera shopping in Tokyo??

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  1. Hamiltonian

    Hamiltonian TPF Noob!

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    Hi:
    I am US based, brand new to this forum and will be traveling to Tokyo in October. Does it make any sense price wise to buy cameras in Tokyo. I own a Nikon N70 with a number of Nikor lenses. I have been to the Tokyo airport many times, but never inside the country. I do know that the Fuji film at the airport is priced very high.
    Somewhere I read that used cameras are cheap in Japan. Let me know what you know and if you have any stores to recommend.
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  2. BernieSC

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    I think you would actually pay more for photo equipment there than in the US. Usually foreiners come to the US to buy rather than going to japan or other countries.
     
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    I just read an article in shutterbug about the camera shops in Tokyo. They were very expensive compared to the going price for just about everything.
     
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    I was in Tokyo about 10 years ago and went to the big electronics district. I think it's called "akiabara" (sp?) or something very close to that. The main train around the city goes right to it.

    Anyway, I found the prices to be pretty high compared to those in the states. As others have indicated that is probably still true.

    It is a cool place to go anyway as you will see stuff you'll never see in the states or at least not for a couple of years.
     

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