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Best place to buy a DSLR / Digital camera in Cartagena?

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Best place to buy a DSLR / Digital camera in Cartagena?

good quality camera for decent prices if possible

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1. Re: Best place to buy a DSLR / Digital camera in Cartagena?

If there is an ALKOSTO store or a KTRONIX store in Cartagena, I would go there. Both are owned by the same company. If they don't have a store there, they sell from their web site and will probably ship to your house free.. Very reputable. We have purchased 4 Unlocked/Unbranded Cell phones and some TV sets, etc., in the ALKOSTO store in Cali.

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Cartagena
Cartagena District, Colombia
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Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia
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2. Re: Best place to buy a DSLR / Digital camera in Cartagena?

I did a quick check on google maps and I can't find ALKOSTO or KTRONIX in Cartagena. I would like to buy a camera from amazon.com and ship to Cartagena but unfortunately i do not trust the mail there as i sent my camera a few months ago and it never made it.

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Cartagena District, Colombia
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3. Re: Best place to buy a DSLR / Digital camera in Cartagena?

I use caribbeanshipper.com for my amazon stuff and have never had a problem.

You can also buy cameras in exito Colombia

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4. Re: Best place to buy a DSLR / Digital camera in Cartagena?

If you want to buy something from the USA, on eBay, etc., we have an account with CoordinadoraUSA in Miami FL USA. What we buy is sent there and then they Consolidate into one carton and forward to our house. They get the shipments through Colombian Customs in Bogota and then ship to your house. VERY RELIABLE

I believe shipments under $200 USD are free of the IVA tax. Some things are taxable, some are not. For example, we have some eyeglasses that just arrived there from ZenniOptical. Waiting for a MicroSD Memory Card and then they will consolidate into one carton. Way below $200 USD, so no IVA, but we will need to pay the 10% "arancel" or Customs Duty. Some things like Books and Low End Laptops come in free of Colombian taxes.

I would not have anything like that sent via Snail Mail.

This is the URL for the ALKOSTO web site:

http://www.alkosto.com/

Excellent in our experiences...

Good luck with what you buy! If you buy things from ALKOSTO they have a manufacturers warranty valid in Colombia.

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5. Re: Best place to buy a DSLR / Digital camera in Cartagena?

Thank you for the tips.

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6. Re: Best place to buy a DSLR / Digital camera in Cartagena?

You might also try a Foto Japon store.

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