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Old 04-12-2014, 11:45 AM   #3046
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Something funny happened with comgateway today. I bought 4 items last month and their declared the parcel with a volumetric weight of 2kg. Today I tried their free live quote system, added the same 4 items into their system and they say it would probably be 6kg in terms of volumetric weight.

Terribly unpredictable.

Disappointing forwarder.
i alr start using daigou. cgw damn expensive
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:15 PM   #3047
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Smile Sharing Shipping Charges

Hi all,
Just wish to seek some feedback that if come out the ideas to sharing international shipping charges S$8.00/kg (min is 1kg shipping) no base rates from USA to Singapore and meet up for collection at selected MRT station ( for below 5kg). Handling fees is S$1.50 per item. Shipping times every Monday from USA to Singapore and taking about 5-7working days. Please refer to below how the thing work.

0. Only buying and ship those item is shippable -No perfume or liquid item and all prohibited item.
1.Ship to same address created for the group of the user here.
2. Forward the invoice and tracking one obtained from merchant to email provided.
3. Will reply to the email address provided once the parcel is received and updated - for the parcel dimension n weight info.
4.Payment via paypal (add 3%)or internet banking prior to collection.
Above is suggestion is meant for ShipForMe .Welcome to feedback.

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Old 04-12-2014, 01:39 PM   #3048
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i alr start using daigou. cgw damn expensive
They gave me $7 as a welcome gift, and a $10 voucher to encourage me to use their services. So it's free $17 this time round.

And, there is a 10% off 1st 500g coupon. Might as well use them before closing the account.
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Old 04-12-2014, 02:13 PM   #3049
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Not really,
cgw/vpost per 0.5 kg rate is $3 after ave 20% card discount + 5% cashback/rewards, but with base rate of US$11
65dg is $4.50 /500gms. with no promo/cashback payment modes, but no base charge. (currently 15% off for BF period only).

Accounting for other fuel surcharges/insurance costs, the breakpoint is 4kg (under 4kg, good for 65dg). Thier website/declare/payment system a little more hassle too.

My personal guideline:
small consolidated shipemnts <S300 - CGW/hsg (gst on whole shipment CIS)
medium consolidated shipments >$300 - vpost (gst on single item CIS only)
small single/few items (total under 4vkg : 65dg

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iirc , they are positioned more for expat re-location , good for big/bulk furniture/effects shipment. Our peanuts parcels not worth and ex- with them.
My calculation turns out quite different? Cheapest I can find is vpost using citibank, per 500g, (0.72+0.19)*5*0.8(citi discount)*0.95(cashback)= ~S$3.45

65 daigou is after 15% discount, $3.83.

Volumetric weight, vpost goes by /5000, 65daigou is /6000. Even with 1.1x chargeable weight for 65dg, vpost is still about 9% higher in volumetric weight overall. If we assume half the packages are volume dominated (likely most packages are), we can take it as 4.5%. Accounting this way, vpost is $0.23 cheaper per 500g. Break even point would be 20.6kg.

Factor that in free repack, accounting volumes in 10g instead of 100g, 65daigou definitely is cheaper. CGW/HSG even more ex. If I find 65dg service is acceptable, my CGW prime can throw away liao.

Even after BF discount is over, HSG 10% off + OCBC 6% cashback and 65dg no discount, I calculated break-even is 6.5KG (6% fuel surcharge, 1.3 exchange rate BEFORE fx fees, 50% volume dominated). factor in free repack for first 2KG savings, cumulative weight, I think 65daigou is likely to be cheaper in almost every scenario, unless you are orders are all large or very heavy items.
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Old 04-12-2014, 04:57 PM   #3050
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hmm.. anyone had any real reviews with 65daigou before? i know they're good for China, but i googled and google mapped their US address but it reflects a "SWL business solutions" that is not in business anymore? (click "there is an alert for this business" on BBB.org)

on google maps it looks like a small shopping centre? abit worried that my things will be left out at night or something, then get stolen
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Old 04-12-2014, 05:31 PM   #3051
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hmm.. anyone had any real reviews with 65daigou before? i know they're good for China, but i googled and google mapped their US address but it reflects a "SWL business solutions" that is not in business anymore? (click "there is an alert for this business" on BBB.org)

on google maps it looks like a small shopping centre? abit worried that my things will be left out at night or something, then get stolen
hehehe, my item arrived at their warehouse and signed for as per USPS notice. But 2 days liao, 65dg still have not informed me about the item arriving at their warehouse. If item is signed for by someone else, will 65dg compensate huh?
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hehehe, my item arrived at their warehouse and signed for as per USPS notice. But 2 days liao, 65dg still have not informed me about the item arriving at their warehouse. If item is signed for by someone else, will 65dg compensate huh?
thats why i ask if got reviews, ideally for usa service. haha. i shall wait and see. they seem slower than cgw.. and must pay extra to get a home delivery. laoniang is lazy to go pick up.

shall kiv first
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:14 PM   #3053
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In the same boat

Hey, my item reached 65daigou on e 2nd Dec, but till now,no updates from daigou. My temarks from amazon was exactly e same as yours.
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I am also waiting for an order to be reflected in 65daigou. It was delivered to their US warehouse on 1 Dec afternoon US local time. It was also left in dock, signed by wang.

Had a lady from 65daigou call me 2 days ago saying that the shipment was actually signed by a person not from 65dg in their US warehouse, and they now have to search for the package from other people around their warehouse who may have signed on the 65dg staffs' behalf.

Going to give them a call tomorrow to find out what's the situation.
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:03 PM   #3054
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Hi

I am also waiting for an order to be reflected in 65daigou. It was delivered to their US warehouse on 1 Dec afternoon US local time. It was also left in dock, signed by wang.

Had a lady from 65daigou call me 2 days ago saying that the shipment was actually signed by a person not from 65dg in their US warehouse, and they now have to search for the package from other people around their warehouse who may have signed on the 65dg staffs' behalf.

Going to give them a call tomorrow to find out what's the situation.

Same, signed by wang. Omg! Do let us know of the outcome?
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:53 PM   #3055
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any knows why I can't pay comgateway with my DBS card? I keep getting "We are unable to charge your card"
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Old 04-12-2014, 11:03 PM   #3056
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Same, signed by wang. Omg! Do let us know of the outcome?
Haha I think wang has all our packages and is having a very merry xmas.
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Old 04-12-2014, 11:24 PM   #3057
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Haha I think wang has all our packages and is having a very merry xmas.
Hohohohoho..

I hope not though.
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Old 04-12-2014, 11:52 PM   #3058
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In the same boat. Wondering whether Wang is going to bang us all.

Hey, my item reached 65daigou on e 2nd Dec, but till now,no updates from daigou. My temarks from amazon was exactly e same as yours.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:25 AM   #3059
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Same here. My item is "left with individual" on 2 dec 10am US time as reflected on USPS. But till now no update on 65dg
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Still no news from 65daigou on my parcel.
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