February 27, 2012

iPhone promotion by True Move & others

With the omnipresence of iPhone these days, it is a wonder that some of us newbies have no idea where to buy one.  Unlike most other mobile phones, iPhone is not stocked in all mobile shops in the city.  The most reliable places to buy iPhone are the authorized resellers - the Apple Shop, iBeat, iStudio, Powerbuy, JayMart, TG Fone, besides the network shops such as True Shop, DTAC Center, AIS shop, etc.  But the best place to buy is probably the Apple Store online itself - where you can get the unlocked phone within a week - free shipping - and just take it to your network provider to get it started. The prices of the 4S model at Apple online seem slightly cheaper than the networks:

iPhone 4S (16 GB) - 20,900
iPhone 4S (32 GB) - 24,900
iPhone 4S (64 GB) - 28,900

[source: http://store.apple.com/th/]

True is having a 50% off promotion on iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.  The offer is good from February 21st, 2012 till April 12th, 2012, but of course, with conditions attached.  You have to be an existing customer of True Online or True Visions for at least a year.  And you have to subscribe to their package of TrueMove H XL 899 for 18 months, which has to be paid in advance for about 7 months, meaning you have to pay upfront about 6,734 Baht for the package.  The discounted rates are as follows:

iPhone 4 (8 GB) - 9,250 Baht
iPhone 4S (16 GB) - 13,500 Baht
iPhone 4S (32 GB) - 17,200 Baht
iPhone 4S (64 GB) - 21,200 Baht

The enforced XL 899 Baht package includes 500 minutes of calls, 300 SMS, 50 MMS and unlimited 3G+/EDGE/GPRS and WiFi.

The regular rates of True iPhone inclusive of VAT taxes and with True package as off Feb 2012 are as follows.  The rates in the brackets are the iPhone rates without any package:

iPhone 4S (16 GB) - 21,700 (22,450)
iPhone 4S (32 GB) - 25,400 (26,350)
iPhone 4S (64 GB) - 29,100 (30,250)

True Move has 3 monthly packages for iPhone users:
S - 399; M-579; L-799


AIS  iPhone 4S rates inclusive of VAT taxes and with the AIS package as of Feb 2012 are given below.  The rates in the brackets are the Phone price without any package:

iPhone 4S (16 GB) - 21,700 (22,450)
iPhone 4S (32 GB) - 25,400 (26,350)
iPhone 4S (64 GB) - 29,200 (30,250)

AIS iPhone monthly packages come in basic 3:
Mini - 275; Medium - 519; Max - 839


DTAC  iPhone rates inclusive of VAT taxes and with the package, as of Feb 2012, are as below; the rates in the brackets are the Phone rates without any package:

iPhone 4S (16 GB) - 21,700 (22,450)
iPhone 4S (32 GB) - 25,500 (26,350)
iPhone 4S (64 GB) - 29,400 (30,250)

Their iPhone monthly packages are as follows: S-449; M-580; L-699

Source: http://www.dtac.co.th/iphone/plan/index.html 

February 19, 2012

Footwork Sale upto 70% off

Footwork and Footwork Noir is having a Final Sale of upto 70% price discounts from February 16, 2012 onwards. Known for an interesting and unique selection of trendy and chic fashion shoes, Footwork is a brand in the Jaspal group; and so is Footwork Noir, which besides footwear, sells a variety of clothing such as shirts, polo shirts, t-shirts, jeans, suits, jumpers, jackets, coats, pants, shorts and accessories.

You can locate Footwork stores at the following places in Bangkok:

- Siam Paragon, 1st floor
- Emporium, 2nd floor
- Central World, 2nd floor
- Central Plaza Ladprao, 2nd floor
- Central Pinklao, 1st floor
- Central Bangna, 1st floor

For more info, check out their website and Facebook pages:

February 15, 2012

Photo Fair Thailand 2012

Photo Fair Thailand is taking place from February 15 to 19 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center or Bitec Bangna.   On offer are all photography-related products such as cameras, digital cameras, printers, accessories (like lenses & tripods, etc), frames & framing devices, camera bags, photography books, imaging softwares, wedding studio packages, and more.

The "World Camera" chain of stores is an active participant at the event, with special offers on Canon, Nikon, Fuji and many more brands of cameras.   In the market for 30 years, World Camera has 31 branches all over Bangkok, including in major shopping malls. More info: http://shop.worldcamera.co.th/promotion.php

BITEC is located on the Bangna-Trad Road (Km 1) and is easily accessible from BTS skytrain's Bang Na Station (Exit 1).   There is a shuttle service that transports passengers to the exhibition center for all events held at BITEC.

For more info, check out:

[Update 18-Feb-2012:]

Sony's promotional products at the event include:

 - Touch screen compact DSC-TX55 - 13,990 THB
 - DSLR NEX-7 - 39,990 THB
 - Handycam HDR CX190 13,990 THB

Epson is having heavy discounts on their Stylus Pro photographic printers at the Thai Photo Fair:

Epson Stylus:
 - Photo R2000 - 33,000 Baht
 - PRO 3885 - 48,000 Baht
 - PRO 4880 - 75,000 Baht
 - PRO 4900 - 90,000 Baht
 - PRO 11880 - 420,000 Baht

February 8, 2012

Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair 2012

Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair is taking place from February 9-13, 2012 at Impact Challenger Hall in Muang Thong Thani. This is the 49th event of the bi-annual exhibition, which is usually organized twice a year in March and September.

The BGJF is mainly an international trade show with around 1,200 exhibitors from over 35 countries such as UK, Italy, Russia, USA, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Israel, etc., showcasing high value gems and jewelry exhibits, and attracting approximately 35,000 international visitors, mainly jewelers.

Organized by the Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association (www.thaigemjewelry.or.th) and the
Department of Export Promotion of Thailand (www.depthai.go.th), the fair is a unified effort to build Thailand’s reputation as the World’s Gems & Jewelry hub.

The event has stringent dress code and security measures, thus shorts and slippers are not allowed, and neither is photography or video recording at the venue.

For more into, visit: http://www.bangkokgemsfair.com/