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Old 01-02-2018, 12:23 AM   #1
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Buying a laptop from Amazon US

Hi guys,

I noticed it is like 30% cheaper to buy a laptop(Acer Aspire 1) from Amazon US including shipping charges than to buy the same laptop in Singapore. I am wondering if the delivery is going to be smooth and if there is anything to be worried about.

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Old 01-02-2018, 01:19 AM   #2
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Hi, I bought laptop from USA amazon using ratex. It's delivery was good, think it took abt 2 wks to arrive.

Only thing to worry is lack of warranty...
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Old 01-02-2018, 07:10 AM   #3
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I bought the Acer Chromebook for US$99 free shipping during cyber monday. No problems.
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Old 01-02-2018, 07:39 AM   #4
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Only thing to worry is lack of warranty...
Lack of warranty coverage in Singapore. There's still warranty coverage in the United States.

It depends on the brand, though. Some laptops have international warranties, such as Apple's. Just check the T&Cs carefully.
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:27 AM   #5
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Nowadays computer lasts 1 year then die.
Warranty doesnt worth much.
Buy in us is noticeably cheaper.



Lack of warranty coverage in Singapore. There's still warranty coverage in the United States.

It depends on the brand, though. Some laptops have international warranties, such as Apple's. Just check the T&Cs carefully.
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:39 AM   #6
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I also tempted to get .... dell inspiron 15 with gt1050ti, include shipping only 1.3k.. in Dell SG 1.8K =
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I also tempted to get .... dell inspiron 15 with gt1050ti, include shipping only 1.3k.. in Dell SG 1.8K =
I wonder why so much difference. Why can't someone start a business and take a cut. It can be very lucrative.

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I also tempted to get .... dell inspiron 15 with gt1050ti, include shipping only 1.3k.. in Dell SG 1.8K =
Are you able to use SG CC to pay Dell USA purchases?
For me both Dell and Lenovo failed.

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Lack of warranty coverage in Singapore. There's still warranty coverage in the United States.
If very unlucky the item DOA, the return shipping will burn a hold in your pocket.

To ship a small box of about 2kg will cost about S$100.
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Lack of warranty coverage in Singapore. There's still warranty coverage in the United States.

It depends on the brand, though. Some laptops have international warranties, such as Apple's. Just check the T&Cs carefully.
Yes, i believe apple, asus and dell have international warranty. Best is get those laptop frm amazon where they ship direct to sg, they will charge u shipping and customs fees all at 1 go. So far my laptop using fine. But if u rly unlucky, then get DOA laptop....
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Are you able to use SG CC to pay Dell USA purchases?
For me both Dell and Lenovo failed.
Try on amazon USA or if nt use paypal?
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Try on amazon USA or if nt use paypal?
Amazon no issue. When CC payment failed, PayPal same same. The system knows its not US.
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Not sure why this thread is in Money Mind, but anyways thanks for shopping via Amazon. Kekeke
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Not sure why this thread is in Money Mind, but anyways thanks for shopping via Amazon. Kekeke
Because it is about saving money

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considering to buy the surface book from US too.
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