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Old 16-05-2013, 06:24 PM   #2041
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I have never shipped shoes in from US before, but have shipped slippers before. It was shipped in a box but repacked by CGW into a polybag and still arrived safely.
How is the condition of the polybag?
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Old 16-05-2013, 06:25 PM   #2042
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how do comgateway decide which parcel to use for delivery - Fedex or DHL? or customer can opt for it?
dhl. I don't think can opt
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Old 17-05-2013, 10:33 AM   #2043
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How is the condition of the polybag?
Its just those kind of unpadded DHL polybag, big enough to fit a pair of slippers and a half.
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Old 17-05-2013, 04:19 PM   #2044
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Its just those kind of unpadded DHL polybag, big enough to fit a pair of slippers and a half.
I received the package already! The condition of my shoe is very good!
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Old 17-05-2013, 06:33 PM   #2045
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I received the package already! The condition of my shoe is very good!
Congrats! Enjoy your shoe
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Old 18-05-2013, 08:50 AM   #2046
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Borderlinx users take note.

If your US purchase consistently comes in bigger
box then usual, regardless your items is big or small inside the box please post your description here for awareness.

I have had two small items from Amazon which weighs less than 1kg now becomes more than 2.5kg when arrived at my suite. (And yes I know what is volumetric weight.) And it seems every item you bought big or small will be at least 2.5kg when arrived at Borderlinx.

Amazon packing is usually within reasonable estimation depending on what your items are. For example. I bought a small item and the box is only 1/6 the size of a tissue box. But it came with a shipping box which could contain more than a dozen. I bought the same item last year and it came in a much smaller shipping Amazon box.

My past experience with Amazon packaging has been realistic and expected. Now it's getting very suspicious when arrived at Borderlinx. Everything is now minimum 2.5kg. So take note and take care of your wallet.

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Old 19-05-2013, 02:03 PM   #2047
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tobacco

I would like to ship 50g of tabacco from usa to singapore. Is it allowed in customs? Is there any tax? Is it prohibited? I using comgateway
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Old 19-05-2013, 02:21 PM   #2048
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good to know got polybag.
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Old 21-05-2013, 02:10 AM   #2049
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I tried using ComGateway's live quote service and got this :

The estimated weight is 1.5kg

Shipping cost:

As a single purchase Additional cost
if consolidated
Standard service $16.70 $8.55
Express service $20.00 $10.20

Shipping guarantee (optional): $3.00
(excludes insurace, taxes and duties, fuel and remote delivery surchanges)

Does the price above includes all types of costs for shipping? Or do I need to add more money to stuff like fuel surcharges, taxes, etc.?
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Old 21-05-2013, 09:04 AM   #2050
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I tried using ComGateway's live quote service and got this :

The estimated weight is 1.5kg

Shipping cost:

As a single purchase Additional cost
if consolidated
Standard service $16.70 $8.55
Express service $20.00 $10.20

Shipping guarantee (optional): $3.00
(excludes insurace, taxes and duties, fuel and remote delivery surchanges)

Does the price above includes all types of costs for shipping? Or do I need to add more money to stuff like fuel surcharges, taxes, etc.?
I think you got your answer above, as you quoted. See the bolded words above.
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Old 21-05-2013, 07:33 PM   #2051
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I think you got your answer above, as you quoted. See the bolded words above.
Silly me. Thanks for pointing it out!
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Old 21-05-2013, 10:18 PM   #2052
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i wanted to help my gf ship some nail polish over but seems like US prohibits item like this. what can i do?
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Old 22-05-2013, 03:56 AM   #2053
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between borderlinx and comgateway, which proxy has the best shipping price?
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Old 22-05-2013, 09:38 AM   #2054
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Comgateway has gone from being good to absolute rubbish. They now take absolute ages just to send out your package.

Even Amazon's cheapest international shipping option (yes, the lowest of the three) is much faster (and way cheaper) than Comgateway.

For stuff that Amazon won't deliver direct I'm switching to another shipper...
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Old 22-05-2013, 10:43 AM   #2055
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Comgateway has gone from being good to absolute rubbish. They now take absolute ages just to send out your package.

Even Amazon's cheapest international shipping option (yes, the lowest of the three) is much faster (and way cheaper) than Comgateway.

For stuff that Amazon won't deliver direct I'm switching to another shipper...
for items that Amazon ship direct to SG it takes 9-12 days to be delivered. the weakest link is SingPost bcos normally the courier amazon chooses is iParcel

CGW normally takes 4-5 days for items to be delivered. that's not counting US domestic shipping which in itself is also a factor.

amazon international shipping if available n at cheapest rate, is always my no.1 option. the only thing I dun like is singpost involvement.

as for other forwarders, having always using vPost, CGW is preferred. Borderlinx I've tried years ago n I stuck to vpost then.
I'd love to hear if there is a better forwarder available too.

my 2 cents

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