i want to buy a dslr but don't know where (to all Philipinos out there HELP)

Philippines
December 3, 2008 1:40am CST
ok i live in a country name Philippines it is located in southeast asia. it's right above malaysia and indonisia geographically. the thing is i love photography and now i am trying to buy a DSLR camera but the thing is i have no idea where. i want to buy a nikon d60 but there is non available near to where i live. by the way i live at the heart of the country. you can locate it by looking at the map. but anyways i need help here. if you can tell me where and how much that may cost me.i want to know how much if i also buy a kit for the dslr. like how much will it cost me to buy a kit with a tripod, a wide-angle lens, telephoto lens, micro lens,standard lens 18-55 mm and 24-120 mm, external flash, 3 types of filter, and 4 GB memory card. i try to buy it from US but the thing is i have no idea how much will it cost if the tax is included. please guys i need help here. help!
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@ratyz5 (7830)
• Philippines
3 Dec 08
Hidalgo at Quiapo, Manila is a good place to look for that camera and you can even negotiate with them for a price that you think would be reasonable.
• Philippines
3 Dec 08
can i buy every thing that i list above for like below 50 thousand? well you know if i buy it there i need to fly and it's kind of expensive to do so.
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@ratyz5 (7830)
• Philippines
3 Dec 08
Hmmm, checked your profile and found that your from Naga City.. that is indeed far from Manila.. If you know someone at Manila who is also an enthisiast when it comes to photography, he/she might be able to look for those things that you mentioned, have them reserved perhaps for you to buy or have that someone buy them for you so that you'd just have to pay him/her the sum amount when you do get to fly over...? That's just an idea anyway.. I don't know if they'd have everything you'd want at Hidalgo but, that's where most photograhy enthusiasts would suggest. Read those from surfing the net and it has even been mentioned on television before.. I even have a classmate who goes there to buy bulks of film.. still prefers analog than digital for some reason, well, a hobby isn't always along being practical when passion seems to be the motivation.. (^_^") Under fifty thousand? If your really good with negotiating, I guess you can even pull off something less and still be able to find everything, at least mostly everything.. and with the holidays nearing, who knows if they would also be competitive and grant promising customers with discounts? Its only a matter of looking for it. My brother did go there and said that you'd get to find more bargains as you go deeper, and you can still negotiate for a lower price!