...if you had shopped around, you might have found that you could have the Vitacon for SGD75.00, or cheaper... It is called bargaining. You are supposed to shop around. What you described is normal, not only in Singapore, but in Kuala Lumpur,...Hong Kong.... It is THEIR way. Bargain. It is the known "fun" way of shopping. They will usually come down to your price, if it is reasonable, because there is so much competition. You have the receipt. You could have complained to the Singapore Authorities, and the shop keeper would have lost his licelce if he was at fault, and he knew this. In other words, you cheated yourself !
THIS HAPPEN 3 YEAR AGO JULY 2004. THE SALE MAN (Stefan gwee) IS STILL IN THIS SHOP.
SO EVERY ONE BE CAREFULL.
mention it to stop people cheated by that black shop because alot of people have been cheated .
have post in another forum at
Hi , be careful of this black shop in singapore. "I HAVE BEEN CHEATED" $390 which cost only $89 for the vitacon lens.
i have bought vitacon 0.45 x wide angle with sony dcr-pc330e video cam and VF-R37K Filter kit in singapore at (song brother) 1 rochor canal road sim lim square #01-59/60. The sale man (name call Stefan gwee) char me for the total price of the three item at SGD$2614 including 5% GST.(TOTAL AMOUNT IS $2490) on 4 jul 2004.
The sony dcr-pc330e video cam in sim lim square shop cost about Sgd$2050 (GST not include ) as i tour around to ask for it price. The sony dcr-pc330e video camcorder itself which (song brother shop) charg me about Sgd$2050 (GST not include). Then VF-R37K Filter kit about SGD$50 GST not include. Which mean the vitacon 0.45 x wide angle cost me about $390 GST not include.
I then found out that the Vitacon 0.45 x wide angle in another shop at sim lim square (Edison electronics 01-43/45) cost only $SGD89 for the same models of the lens.
i have been cheated. i still have the receipt on my hand to prove that these three item cost me SGD$2490 GST NOT include.
As i look carefully for the description on the receipt it is written as (GROBARTING 0.45X WIDE ANGLE VIDEO LENS).
SO EVERY ONE PLEASE ALERT OF THIS BLACK SHOP IN SINAPORE