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Buying online from US

Postby johnnietao » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 9:38 am

Does anyone buys online here? If so, which 3rd party shipper do you all use. Borderlinx, comgateway or what.

Borderlinx seems expensive, just read that a bag would cost 100 bucks to ship.

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Postby TryingTBBMom » Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:11 am

I have and do shop online sometimes. I have always had merchant direct shipping. I by default 1 time was processed through a 3rd party and it was a nightmare.
I will not use Vpost as it is not reliable and expensive.
Go through a different merchant if they cannot give you a shipping cost straightaway. The only other consideration is VAT which you pay upon delivery if duty is applied.

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Postby johnnietao » Thu, 22 May 2014 10:26 am

i see,..thanks for the feedback..

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Postby taxico » Thu, 22 May 2014 3:22 pm

for anyone that is interested:

i got an email from amex singapore with a coupon for 10 or 20 $ off... for borderless buys' anniversary. the code is AMEX4C and valid till june... 16 or 18th...

i've not used them before no idea what's what. i'm also not related to that website... good luck!

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Postby AngMoG » Thu, 22 May 2014 6:34 pm

Can try vpost, it's relatively cheap.

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Postby aster » Thu, 22 May 2014 9:09 pm

Keep in mind that Amazon ships a lot of stuff for free as long as the order is $125+ (or thereabouts), they are the direct seller (not just "Fulfilled by Amazon")... and the item isn't of the bulky variety.

Delivery is quite fast too - you can easily shave off a week from the ETA.

As far as vPost goes, I don't like them. Expensive too. Comgateway is better in terms of price and speed. vPost is good if you like to collect at the post office, comgateway will only deliver to a residential address.

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Postby taxico » Fri, 23 May 2014 12:52 pm

i see some items on ebay are gst/duty free upon arrival into the country... is that true?
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Postby x9200 » Sat, 24 May 2014 9:09 am

It is around $400 for anything purchased via mail. Also if not overdone (my guess) is not cumulative so for example it is not charged if you get within a week 2 parcels worth $300 each.

Besides, some merchants, i.e. amazon uk, subtract VAT (GST) when sending to SG so if below the said $400 you actually have it really duty free.


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