Yo, I'm planning to buy a new digicam from the US, the Canon SD870, it's priced at 22k pesos from the muradito site (probably the cheapest locally). It's called Ixus 860 IS here in the Philippines, you can view the listing at muradito.
Now, take a good look at the photo on the right.. what do you think? Ain't it a beauty? Deym right you are! Then imagine holding it in your hand and capturing that special moment (ok, i'll leave that to your imagination). Yes, it's a must have!
If anyone wants the same digicam (it's highly recommended, see Ken's review), i can buy 2, and i can sell the other one to you for 15k (inclusive of shipping and handling -- that is 7k less than muradito, and probably more less if you buy from retail stores). What you can do with 7k? Spend it at Abaca and put your new digicam to good use! :)
I plan to buy on Thursday, let me know if you are interested. If you want to buy a different digicam brand or model, let me know as well.
The caveat is that the warranty is US only (i guess the same as getting a pasalubong from a family or relative in the US). So, if there are problems, and you want it to be fixed under warranty, you'll have to ship it back to the US.
You can have it fixed with the local Canon service centers though, but that will be on your own expense. However, based on experience with compact cameras, there's a very tiny probability that you'll have to return it. So, when you buy through this method, make sure you understand this clause.
Yes, the item will be brand new, i'm mostly likely buying it from Amazon. And yes, we have done this gazillion times already, buying and shipping without problems from the US. Let's just say we figured out a solution (trade secret, hehe). :)
Footnote: Installment? Ok, *maaaaaaybe* we can arrange that too. Max 3 gives, 3 months, 0%. I'll have to know you (and trust you) a lot for this method to push through. Granting that i don't know a lot of people, maybe find someone who i know a lot (and trust) to bank you up. :)