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Old 16-05-2017, 09:57 AM   #3886
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I tried comgateway once. I find it expensive too.
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Old 16-05-2017, 03:50 PM   #3887
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Ezbuy USA warehouse doesn't operate 24/7 right? What happens when the goods delivered there but warehouse not open? Anyone faces any issue?
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Old 19-05-2017, 01:09 AM   #3888
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buying from a seller located in africa, which agent can help me ship to sg?
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Old 23-05-2017, 01:43 PM   #3889
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Vpost? Borderlinx? Comgateway?
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Old 28-05-2017, 12:03 PM   #3890
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i'm buying a pair of shoes from shoes.com.
they have international shipping for usd20, domestic for free.
should i ship direct or to vpost? which method will turn out cheaper?
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:27 AM   #3891
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Have anyone tried shipping supplements from the US? Using comgateway, vpost, or borderlinx.
I always found supplements on the prohibited list but strange sites like iherb and vitacost still say they can shipped to SG. I just thought if 3rd party can shipped maybe lower cost.
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Old 14-06-2017, 03:20 PM   #3892
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Have anyone tried shipping supplements from the US? Using comgateway, vpost, or borderlinx.
I always found supplements on the prohibited list but strange sites like iherb and vitacost still say they can shipped to SG. I just thought if 3rd party can shipped maybe lower cost.
Yup, I always ship supplements via CGW, no issue.
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Old 17-06-2017, 09:52 AM   #3893
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has anyone used the vpost economy service yet ?
how many days did it take versus the vpost standard service ?
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Old 17-07-2017, 11:05 AM   #3894
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Hi, anyone tried to import power bank from Amazon with vpost before. My HooToo TripMate Titan is stuck in vpost warehouse in US. Need advice and help from kind soul here!
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Old 22-07-2017, 02:55 PM   #3895
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Angry Borderlinx - horrible, refused to repack my shipment

I'll just let pictures do most of the explanation.

1) Box was too large for the contents (that's Amazon's fault, heh)
2) Usually, forwarders will help cut down the outer box (done so very often, with ComGateWay)
3) Borderlinx refused to repack/cut-down my box, despite my email request to check again
4) Got charged an EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE fee for shipping a huge box with lots of air
5) Bonus: You can tell that my poor hard disk has been "swimming" around in a big empty box. bad for harddisks.




I've stopped using Borderlinx for many years, after I felt CGW had much better service. Trying Borderlinx again because of the 20% discount. BAD MISTAKE.
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Old 23-07-2017, 03:46 AM   #3896
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I've stopped using Borderlinx for many years, after I felt CGW had much better service. Trying Borderlinx again because of the 20% discount. BAD MISTAKE.
Wow, what a rip off. But Borderlinx has ripped me off as well and rejected repacking clothes...

I still don't understand why you guys are not using ShopAndShip. In your example, 3.5kg shipment would cost you the total of S$45. I have no physical ability to test it out in Singapore, since I moved to Dubai (where I discovered S&S since it is UAE company), but this is what I would be using in SG too.

S&S doesn't charge by volumetric weight but by physical (real) weight. Lifetime membership cost US$45 but you can get it for free with the coupons located here.

Please check S&S rates here, details below:

Singapore:

Rates from S&S origins (China, South Africa, Turkey, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan and Lebanon) are SGD 22.00 for the first 0.5 kg and SGD 8.00 for each additional 0.5 kg.
Rates from S&S origins (USA, UK, Hong Kong, UAE, India, Malaysia and Thailand) are SGD 15.00 for the first 0.5 kg and SGD 5.00 for each additional 0.5 kg.
Seriously, is vPost or CGW cheaper than that?
The only S&S con is that they do not offer consolidation. Delivery is by Aramex courier.

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Old 23-07-2017, 04:08 PM   #3897
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[QUOTE=stiwipl;109346553]

Wow, what a rip off. But Borderlinx has ripped me off as well and rejected repacking clothes...

I still don't understand why you guys are not using ShopAndShip. In your example, 3.5kg shipment would cost you the total of S$45. I have no physical ability to test it out in Singapore, since I moved to Dubai (where I discovered S&S since it is UAE company), but this is what I would be using in SG too.

S&S doesn't charge by volumetric weight but by physical (real) weight. Lifetime membership cost US$45 but you can get it for free with the coupons located here.

Please check S&S rates here, details below:



Seriously, is vPost or CGW cheaper than that?
The only S&S con is that they do not offer consolidation. Delivery is by Aramex courier.
Registered an account, thank you!

I'll need to try it out to see first. I recently shipped a harddisk from Amazon via CGW, for around US$18 (1KG). The good thing was that it arrived really quickly, and I have a great relationship with the DHL guy who serves my area.

Will take time to use and try. I also have accounts with 2 other forwarders, too lazy and risk averse to try at the moment.
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Old 24-07-2017, 10:21 AM   #3898
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[QUOTE=stiwipl;109346553]

Wow, what a rip off. But Borderlinx has ripped me off as well and rejected repacking clothes...

I still don't understand why you guys are not using ShopAndShip. In your example, 3.5kg shipment would cost you the total of S$45. I have no physical ability to test it out in Singapore, since I moved to Dubai (where I discovered S&S since it is UAE company), but this is what I would be using in SG too.

S&S doesn't charge by volumetric weight but by physical (real) weight. Lifetime membership cost US$45 but you can get it for free with the coupons located here.

Please check S&S rates here, details below:



Seriously, is vPost or CGW cheaper than that?
The only S&S con is that they do not offer consolidation. Delivery is by Aramex courier.
ezbuy is cheaper. It's good alternative if you buy in places not supported by ezbuy. Actually there is a cheaper alternative with good options, but I can't remember the website right now. Most importantly signup is free.

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Old 24-07-2017, 03:48 PM   #3899
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ezbuy is cheaper. It's good alternative if you buy in places not supported by ezbuy. Actually there is a cheaper alternative with good options, but I can't remember the website right now. Most importantly signup is free.
It may be cheaper, but they charge by volumetric weight, not real weight like ShopAndShip. Beside with S&S you get addresses in 22 countries. Sign up is free with S&S with promo codes I gave above.
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:37 PM   #3900
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Hard to compare S&S and CGW, since CGW is using DHL/Fedex compared to S&S that is using Aramex. Different service level and shipping time. Personally, I prefer DHL. DHL is the best in SG at least.

Comparing just the rates, CGW rates fluctuates from our perspective, since their rates are in USD compared to SGD for S&S.

In addition, I noticed S&S warehouse in US is in NYC. NY is not a tax-free state, unlike CGW's warehouse in Oregon which is a tax-free state.

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