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globeshopper vpost borderlinx comgateway which is better?

Postby QRM » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 3:13 pm

Has anyone used globeshopper, vpost, borderlinx, comgateway, bongo, onenow or myus shopping services from Singapore?

There was a review of some of them in the local rag last year, but I cant remember the which was voted the best.

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Postby aster » Fri, 12 Feb 2010 12:51 pm

In response to the title of this thread... none.

The best way IMO is to go to amazon.co.uk and order stuff direct. Because they are sending your package to Singapore, the price you see will be discounted by a further 17.5% (VAT/GST), and the postage will cost peanuts. So in effect you will get your stuff cheaper - delivered to Singapore - than if you were a UK resident (even with the free UK postage). You can take my word on that.

If you were to use vpost then you would not get the 17.5% discount on VAT and the shipping charges would probably be greater too. I would use them though when ordering software that amazon.com only sells to US addresses.

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Postby CopperSquad » Wed, 30 Jun 2010 12:06 am

If you had to use any, I'll let you know that Comgateway has been great for me so far!

Posted this elsewhere before:

I've used Comgateway and have been using Comgateway for about maybe 7 shipments so far?

They've been great for me and once I had shipped 2 items that were the SAME order but one was measured to be larger - and I sent them an email to enquire about it and they got back to me I think within a day with a photograph taken of the package showing that it really was larger. Just got sent in a different box as the other similar order.

Also, the packages come in a week or two. With the express service, maybe 3 days? Can't remember exactly but it's been good everytime!

I've used their support about 2-3 times perhaps and it's through a live chat so its really, really fast.

I think if you make comparisons between Comgateway and VPost and Borderlinx, you're probably going to start comparing things that may not even matter.

Comgateway has worked well (and really well) for me and I'm sticking with them! Gets the deliveries in.

Well, I say go for Comgateway if you want something shipped in.

Never used VPost or Borderlinx so can't say for those, but Comgateway does it for me!

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 30 Jun 2010 7:27 am

CopperSquad wrote:If you had to use any, I'll let you know that Comgateway has been great for me so far!

Posted this elsewhere before:

I've used Comgateway and have been using Comgateway for about maybe 7 shipments so far?

They've been great for me and once I had shipped 2 items that were the SAME order but one was measured to be larger - and I sent them an email to enquire about it and they got back to me I think within a day with a photograph taken of the package showing that it really was larger. Just got sent in a different box as the other similar order.

Also, the packages come in a week or two. With the express service, maybe 3 days? Can't remember exactly but it's been good everytime!

I've used their support about 2-3 times perhaps and it's through a live chat so its really, really fast.

I think if you make comparisons between Comgateway and VPost and Borderlinx, you're probably going to start comparing things that may not even matter.

Comgateway has worked well (and really well) for me and I'm sticking with them! Gets the deliveries in.

Well, I say go for Comgateway if you want something shipped in.

Never used VPost or Borderlinx so can't say for those, but Comgateway does it for me!


I'd say you are about to be deleted for advertising spamming.

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Postby QRM » Wed, 30 Jun 2010 9:36 am

So far have used VShub only so cant really compare, it does have a one man band feel about it, which is great if they are dealing with a few items but once it expands cant help but feel they will be overwelmed.

The website says 6-8 days delivery mine took a month. You get auto generated messages saying your item has been delivered to Malaysia, rather than Singapore, The office address they have on file is an empty office.

I give everyone a second chance so see what happens to my second order.

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Postby CopperSquad » Wed, 30 Jun 2010 11:12 am

Alright, Sorry Strong Eagle.

Those were words true from what I really think.

I am in no way affiliated with Comgateway!

Been using them.

I could delete the post if you'd like.

Just trying to help someone out. I'm happy with Comgateway and I thought others might be to find a redirection service that gets things to them.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 30 Jun 2010 11:29 am

CopperSquad wrote:Alright, Sorry Strong Eagle.

Those were words true from what I really think.

I am in no way affiliated with Comgateway!

Been using them.

I could delete the post if you'd like.

Just trying to help someone out. I'm happy with Comgateway and I thought others might be to find a redirection service that gets things to them.


OK. It's just that when someone digs up a post from February and recommends a service, all the mods' antennas go up... because it is usually a spammer under the guise of being 'helpful'. All very creative.
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Postby CopperSquad » Wed, 30 Jun 2010 11:39 am

Oh, I see Eagle.

Didn't know it was February! Saw it on top and just replied!

Thanks and good to know whats it like on the other side.

Apologize for the moment of no smiles where you might've been smiling instead!

Smile!

Just kidding. :) No such demands but if you did smile and felt a little nice, great!

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Unbearable shipping experience with vpost

Postby denischeung » Sun, 17 Feb 2013 11:11 am

I am a regular online buyer for the past 5 years and has been actively purchasing and shipping items from Amazon US and eBay US. I have been a loyal vpost customer using their forwarding service to have my items shipped from their US address to Singapore for the past years. There are some hiccups here and there from time to time and I tried to bear with them until this recent transaction which is deemed intolerable.

I purchased a used old toy from a eBay seller at S$70 and the item was shipped to my vpost US address. I was shocked to find out that vpost quoted me a total of S$184.84 to ship the item to Singapore! It has an actual weight of 3.6kg and but a volumetric weight of 18.4kg, as the eBay merchant has shipped it with an oversized box. I tried to request for repacking service and they take a few days to get back to me to inform me that they could not repack as they "do not have customised boxes to repack packages" in their own exact words. I then tried to ask them the cost of shipping the item back to the seller at the state of Colorado. They quoted me S$71.95 when my eBay merchant only charged me at S$32! I also ask vpost to quote me if I were to forward the item to my comgateway US address which is also in Oregon as vpost US address. They quoted me S$57.82 when interstate shipment from Colorado to Oregon is only S$32! I felt I'm at the mercy of vpost, whatever they quoted me I would have to comply to. I tried my last request to see if vpost can give me a small discount on the item so I will be able to cut down the shipping cost by a little bit and save the hassle of shipping the item back and forth. They simply replied "this request was not granted". I was so frustrated and being forced to pay the full shipment charge which cost almost 3 times the value of the item. It will definitely be the last time that I'm engaging vpost on shipping my items for the following reasons:

1. unwillingness to try their best to repack item as they "do not have customised boxes to repack packages"
2. unreasonable shipping charge upon request to have the item send back to sender. My sender only paid S$32 to ship from Colorado State to vpost at Oregon State and vpost is quoting me S$71.95 to have the item sent back to the sender which is more than 2 times what my sender paid!
3. unreasonable shipping charge upon request to have the item forwarded to another US address which is located within the same state of Oregon. As mentioned, sender only paid S$32 to have the item send from Colorado State to Oregon State, and vpost is quoting me S$57.82 to have the item forwarded to another address within the same state which is almost 2 times of what my sender paid for interstate shipment!
4. unwillingness to offer any discount to empathize with customer and help customer who is a victim of oversized merchant packaging.
5. unwillingness to do offer anything to try to retain loyal customer like me regardless of my loyalty to have engaged their postal service regularly for the past 5 years!
6. slow and ineffective response time that cost customer precious time. It has taken me more than a week and the case is still not settled, let alone receiving the item.

I would try out vpost competitors like Comgateway or Borderlinx for my future purchases. I have compared the rates between vpost and Comgateway and find Comgateway is better in terms of:
1. generally lower shipping rate per 0.5kg
2. cheaper unpacking service: US$5-7 Comgateway vs S$12 vpost (if they decide to repack for you). They even help customers to repack items from boxes to bags if possible, to as to help customers save shipping cost.
3. real-time tracking which vpost does not offer
4. cheaper returns admin fee: US$5 Comgateway vs S$10 vpost,and cheaper returns shipping rate. Basically Comgateway's international returns shipping rate costs cheaper than vpost's domestic returns shipping rate!

Hope the sharing of my experience will help consumers to have a greater online shopping experience from US merchants.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 18 Feb 2013 2:50 pm

Your sharing of experiences was okay, but when you decided to spam the same message again today, well, let's just say, we don't cotton to spammers. Your latter post has been deleted and if it should pop up again, your account will be locked.

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Postby jezzadazzler » Tue, 12 Mar 2013 7:09 pm

Comgateway. Vpost is expensive. Border links is marginally more expensive.

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Re: globeshopper vpost borderlinx comgateway which is better

Postby intellectualsmuse » Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:26 pm

QRM wrote:Has anyone used globeshopper, vpost, borderlinx, comgateway, bongo, onenow or myus shopping services from Singapore?

There was a review of some of them in the local rag last year, but I cant remember the which was voted the best.

Thanks


If you want to ship from the US, HopShopGo from Paypal and Comgateway are the best options. Personally prefer to use HopShopGo these days.
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