IT digital trading sim lim sq / price cheating
I was cheated by IT digital trading in Sim Lim square. address : #01-33/34 Sim Lim Square singapore.
On April 9, 2009 I went to spore just to looking a new camera for me, I think Singaporean honestly do business, and this is more than 20 times i visit sim lim square, I live in Indonesia (Batam), after check to about 3 shops, then i enter a shop at corner #01-33/34 called IT Digital trading, after 10 minutes, I decided to buy canon Eos 450d with kit Lens 18-55 and tele 75-300 lens all price incl gst was S$1, 100.-, then I pay cash money to them.
after that, the sales (man about 50 years old, 150cm height called A Joo) start the trick, hey, why you not pay more S$350.- to get a far better than eos 450d, this FujiFilm S100fs is a new release about 1 month ago (later I know release more than 1 year ago), this camera have 3000 high resolution lines, HD video recording (actually not at all), have lens 28 - 400mm, I ask him is this a DSLR camera ?, yes this is DSLR, I can give you special S$1, 450.- because our boss get a a thousand unit from importer, so from the price list more than S$2, 000.- I can give you special price. after much bargain (I think this sales have to adjust Lcd / display setting, and other program setting at Canon 450d so take a bad picture) than ask me to compare by my self which camera is better canon or fujifilm.
after 15 minutes much bargain, I add S$280, so total I pay to him S$1, 380.- after that i have lunch then try the camera and i shocked because i can not change the lens, it is a fixed lens, and it is also in the category of
bridge / prosumer camera, Not a DSLR. now i know i was cheated, and call to shop asking to replace with Canon 450d, they refused, even no money return. (i will lost S$280), they still refused. and asked me if i want to replace with Olympus E 520, but must add another
S$300.- . I check with another shop, that surprise me, the price of Fujifilm S100fs price is S$680 incl gst.
in Jakarta the street price is about Rp4, 900, 000.- (S$685). SO I WAS CHEATED S$ 700.-
a Camera price S$680, sell to me for S$1, 380.-
a few days later they conform to compensate me with spare battery(OEM) and cheap China made tripod with total worth less than $75.- I dont know to whom i must report this cheating, to Police ?, or I can only let our Indonesian here to know that Singapore now is no more a Shopping heaven.
All Indonesia must beware to shopping in Sim Lim Square.
can help me solve this problem pls, this my email : firstname.lastname@example.org