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Old 30-11-2013, 01:13 PM   #2446
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hi guys, i wanna buy sth fr US as i rem last yr got free 1kg or sth $10 off freight charges.

Currently, is there any discount for new signup or bank promotions for: cgw, borderlinx or vpost (last option)?

kindly advise, thanks
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Old 30-11-2013, 02:55 PM   #2447
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For spg Amex member only via borderlessbuys.

Promo: BLBXMAS2013

Effectively 10% off your shipping rate.
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Old 30-11-2013, 05:22 PM   #2448
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hi guys, i wanna buy sth fr US as i rem last yr got free 1kg or sth $10 off freight charges.

Currently, is there any discount for new signup or bank promotions for: cgw, borderlinx or vpost (last option)?

kindly advise, thanks
anyone?
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Old 30-11-2013, 05:52 PM   #2449
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Hihi, am totally new to buying any item online. As there will be a cyber monday coming up, was hoping to get something from amazon. But what are the better way i can use to ship my item over?? Been hearing about vpost from my friend but heard that it is pretty expensive and slow. Any other option?
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Old 30-11-2013, 06:41 PM   #2450
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Hihi, am totally new to buying any item online. As there will be a cyber monday coming up, was hoping to get something from amazon. But what are the better way i can use to ship my item over?? Been hearing about vpost from my friend but heard that it is pretty expensive and slow. Any other option?
heard amazon can ship direct for certain amt of purchase, read their fineprints

if not, got a few freight forward like Borderlinx, Comgateway and Vpost (this shld be the worst and most exp)
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Old 30-11-2013, 06:44 PM   #2451
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Hihi, some of the item that I wanted to buy shows ship only within US
Oh, vpost is the most exp. Then will borderlinx or comgateway be a better choice?

heard amazon can ship direct for certain amt of purchase, read their fineprints

if not, got a few freight forward like Borderlinx, Comgateway and Vpost (this shld be the worst and most exp)
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Old 30-11-2013, 09:10 PM   #2452
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Thumbs down NO MORE VPOST FOR ME!!

I was a long-time user of vPost but after a recent overpricing episode *, switched to a close rival whose charges are more reasonable.

In my opinion, vPost does not provide quality and efficient service (I tolerated various logistics hiccups with them in the past) and pricing-wise, they are UNCOMPETITIVE.

* PM me if u need more details on what happened.

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Old 30-11-2013, 09:36 PM   #2453
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Hihi, some of the item that I wanted to buy shows ship only within US
Oh, vpost is the most exp. Then will borderlinx or comgateway be a better choice?
last time i calculated, vpost more exp overall. now idk

tbh, what i dislike abt vpost is the service...
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:54 AM   #2454
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anyone knows how much it cost now to ship a 3 kg item back to sg using borderlinx?

according to this "Nathalie" in their live chat

Nathalie: That would be for US$18.95 and for the admin fee of US$20 and and US$15 per shipment

can some one confirm if their admin fee is really us$20??? that's freaking ex. when I ask about the us$15.. this Nathalie after taking ages, finally said that is the fee if u wan to return back to the merchant.which is still ex compared to cgw.

so.. do we really have to pay that usd$20 admin fee?
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:00 PM   #2455
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hi guys..

i been using comgateway for a while.. recently i did some shipment and realised that they use a 1.47+ exchange rate for USD to SGD. which means, if you buy something that is USD280, it will be about SGD411, which you will incur GST!
even XE rate for USD280 comes to only SGD351

From their website, they use the DBS and custom exchange rate.
Start Shopping US Websites | Ship Packages to Your US Address | Enjoy Lowest Shipping Rates Worldwide

am i also to assume that borderlinx and vpost also uses the same exchange rate? I can't find anywhere on borderlinx website about the exchange rate they use...

anyone knows?
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:55 PM   #2456
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hi guys..

i been using comgateway for a while.. recently i did some shipment and realised that they use a 1.47+ exchange rate for USD to SGD. which means, if you buy something that is USD280, it will be about SGD411, which you will incur GST!
even XE rate for USD280 comes to only SGD351

From their website, they use the DBS and custom exchange rate.
Start Shopping US Websites | Ship Packages to Your US Address | Enjoy Lowest Shipping Rates Worldwide

am i also to assume that borderlinx and vpost also uses the same exchange rate? I can't find anywhere on borderlinx website about the exchange rate they use...

anyone knows?
they don't use 1.47 exchange rate. that was an example.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:16 PM   #2457
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Shop with Cash Back at overseas online stores

Hihi, am totally new to buying any item online. As there will be a cyber monday coming up, was hoping to get something from amazon. But what are the better way i can use to ship my item over?? Been hearing about vpost from my friend but heard that it is pretty expensive and slow. Any other option?
Since you are new to overseas online shopping, you should also take note that you are able to shop with cash back. Instead of going straight to buy from lets say Amazon.

You visit ebates --> sign in --> click to amazon --> shop as per normal

After the transaction, you will get cash back on your shopping.

Saved me quite a bit on my recent purchase at ebags.com where i got a 20% cashback for my Black Friday hoot.

You can check out their upcoming Cyber Monday sale here: Cyber Monday 2013 Coupons, Deals, Promo Codes & Discounts | Ebates
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:18 PM   #2458
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25% off with borderlinx

For spg Amex member only via borderlessbuys.

Promo: BLBXMAS2013

Effectively 10% off your shipping rate.
I saw on the borderlinx homepage that you can get 25% off your first shipment using the Promo Code: SHIPIT25
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:33 PM   #2459
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they don't use 1.47 exchange rate. that was an example.
so what do they use? is it the credit card rate? which will have add on?
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:03 AM   #2460
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Oh this is great news! I will check it out!

Since you are new to overseas online shopping, you should also take note that you are able to shop with cash back. Instead of going straight to buy from lets say Amazon.

You visit ebates --> sign in --> click to amazon --> shop as per normal

After the transaction, you will get cash back on your shopping.

Saved me quite a bit on my recent purchase at ebags.com where i got a 20% cashback for my Black Friday hoot.

You can check out their upcoming Cyber Monday sale here: Cyber Monday 2013 Coupons, Deals, Promo Codes & Discounts | Ebates
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