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Old 01-01-2013, 02:16 PM   #31
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Kopi Gao, looks like u are also interested to get a big item from US? I shld be getting a TV from Amazon if nothing goes wrong. Save almost half the price as compared to getting locally. hehe...

Anyone shipped a TV with Peter Seow before? Peter says he provides insurance within the price per kg he quoted


Hi anabolic bro, thanks for sharing your experience. You were very brave to take such high risk in buying such a huge item from the US.

Would like to learn from you more:

1. Shipment from Amazon to Borderlinx/CGW usually no problem? 100% safe?
2. So before shipment reach Borderlinx/CGW from Amazon, must inform Customer Service (Borderlinx/CGW) that shipment is a TV and is extremely fragile? I heard sometimes they repack at their (Borderlinx/CGW) warehouse?
3. Is the courier company (like DHL, FedEx, UPS etc.) involved when damage claims are initiated?
4. May I know the total actual shipping cost (plus GST + everything) for your LG 60PV450 60" plasma that you ordered from Amazon (about 110 pounds = 50kg?)? You mentioned that the shipping calculator puts shipping as USD$280 (before discount).
5. During your purchase of the item, you have no intention to wall mount? Cos' you did not mention about buying the wall mount.
6. So your next purchase item (from Amazon) if the buying bug hits again should be 85 - 100 inch? Haha!

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Old 04-04-2013, 07:08 AM   #32
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Adding this to the sticky...
Every now and then someone gets the idea that there is so much money to be saved from simply comparing prices between Amazon USA and Singapore without taking into account the factors involved in shipping.

Reality Check...
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:02 PM   #33
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Adding this to the sticky...
Every now and then someone gets the idea that there is so much money to be saved from simply comparing prices between Amazon USA and Singapore without taking into account the factors involved in shipping.

Reality Check...

Trying my luck to get one 65VT60 or 65ZT60 ... and the odds are not in favour.
Comgateway now suggest that any TV should be crated. Otherwise there wont be any insurance.
Crating means
USD400++ for crating
Another increase of 40kg in weight

A rough estimate for VT60 was whopping USD1800!!!!!
If I buy the TV at USD3098
+1800=4898

...... Dosent make sense at all!!!!

Any amigos .. got any better idea to import!!!
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Old 16-07-2013, 10:49 AM   #34
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Wonder it makes sense to consolidate TV orders and ship via bulk shipper by ship.

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Old 25-07-2013, 02:20 PM   #35
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Interestingly, 4k TCL displays are going for pretty cheap on taobao. I have containers coming in about once every month or two, but I'm _really_ not that pro with how tvs are usually packed. Does anyone have any idea?
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Interestingly, 4k TCL displays are going for pretty cheap on taobao. I have containers coming in about once every month or two, but I'm _really_ not that pro with how tvs are usually packed. Does anyone have any idea?
I suppose the best and safest way is to wooden cage/carate around the box.
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Old 25-07-2013, 04:44 PM   #37
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I suppose the best and safest way is to wooden cage/carate around the box.
Unfortunately, that is the problem. Wooden crate doesn't really mean it would be stable.

Usually for heavy things people will use those steel strips and latch from the bottom to the top then to the bottom. But... I think tv cannot do that because if you tighten it, it would be eating through the box and the styrofoam only.
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Old 29-09-2013, 07:23 PM   #38
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Question : are tv export from china cheaper or export from usa cheaper?

no idea what the diff...

Coz i planning to buy 47 inch for gaming GTA~
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Old 17-02-2014, 02:53 PM   #39
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i guess many dun watch from FTA pal signals anymore.

Cable, DVT-T2 and media boxes, comes with selectable NTSC/PAL signal output now (inc FTA channels), NTSC TVs shd be just fine, abet a stepdown transformer. Correct me if wrong..

For a stepdown, does the 50/60Hz AC matters on a 110V TV?
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Old 11-07-2014, 11:49 PM   #40
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Use info on how to get free shipping from Amazon USA:

Amazon Free Shipping to Singapore - A Visual Guide
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Old 24-09-2014, 04:11 PM   #41
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will 120hz TV work in Singapore with transformer?
No luck searching for 120hz TV so far here.

Anyone?
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Old 29-03-2015, 08:15 PM   #42
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Can a TV from North America be used in Singapore?

Example:
UE55F8000AFXZ

U = LED
P = Plasma
L = LCD
H = DLP
K = OLED

N = North America
E = Europe
A = Asia

Model year
H = 2014
HU = 2014 UHD
F = 2013
E = 2012
D = 2011
C = 2010
B = 2009
A = 2008

Series :8000

Feature or Design: A

Manufacturing information: FXZ

Source: http://www.samsung.com/uk/support/skp/faq/1052003
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Old 31-03-2015, 08:34 AM   #43
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They use a NTSC system and mostly 110v. No DVB compatibility either..
What can you do with it?
So you can use it as a monitor with a transformer.
See the earlier posts for the issues.
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Old 05-04-2015, 05:29 PM   #44
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On transformers and conditioners:

http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/in...?topic=47050.0

on hum:

http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/in...?topic=37335.0

On buying overseas:
http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/in...0801#msg790801

Thread on free shipping from overseas:
http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/in...pic=139117.200
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Old 11-04-2015, 12:48 PM   #45
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When buying TV from overseas , be sure to read through the terms and conditions b4 buying and do a video recording B4 opening xiaomi TV boxes so that you can cover your ownself and claim refunds if there is any physical damages to the TV during shipping . (not due to negligence on your part.)
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