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Old 19-07-2015, 09:02 AM   #3361
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I bought a kindle, a cover for it, and some earphones from Amazon and had it forwarded via CGW. Total actual weight probably less than 400g but volumetric was 1kg. After DBS 10% off and free express shipping upgrade I paid US$16. Is this reasonable compared to the other services?
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Old 19-07-2015, 10:25 PM   #3362
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I bought a kindle, a cover for it, and some earphones from Amazon and had it forwarded via CGW. Total actual weight probably less than 400g but volumetric was 1kg. After DBS 10% off and free express shipping upgrade I paid US$16. Is this reasonable compared to the other services?
Price is reasonable. You're getting express shipping for $16, what more can you ask for?
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Old 20-07-2015, 04:10 PM   #3363
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I bought a kindle, a cover for it, and some earphones from Amazon and had it forwarded via CGW. Total actual weight probably less than 400g but volumetric was 1kg. After DBS 10% off and free express shipping upgrade I paid US$16. Is this reasonable compared to the other services?
From my past experience, this is a lucky incident. Last time when I brought my amazon and ship to CGW, amazon ship from different locations and ended I pay repacking fee for 4 packages. (repacking fee x 4 times)..

Anyway free express shipping is a standard shipping. I believe all the freight forwarding companies have this. Gshipexpress, Borderlinux, Vpost, CGW..

I got my package with gshipexpress within 2 days upon shipping confirmation. So I am not sure how express is for CGW. (3-5 days?)
But each person have different views. One thing for sure is i no need to pay repacking fee for gshipexpress. (unlike vpost and cgw).
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Old 20-07-2015, 06:02 PM   #3364
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From my past experience, this is a lucky incident. Last time when I brought my amazon and ship to CGW, amazon ship from different locations and ended I pay repacking fee for 4 packages. (repacking fee x 4 times)..

Anyway free express shipping is a standard shipping. I believe all the freight forwarding companies have this. Gshipexpress, Borderlinux, Vpost, CGW..

I got my package with gshipexpress within 2 days upon shipping confirmation. So I am not sure how express is for CGW. (3-5 days?)
But each person have different views. One thing for sure is i no need to pay repacking fee for gshipexpress. (unlike vpost and cgw).
I got amazon to reduce number of shipments so ended up having the earphones and kindle cover as one package, and the kindle as another. Yes, the express shipping is 3-5 days. Isn't the repacking by CGW optional? I've never used other forwarders as I've been quite satisfied with CGW. Borderlinx sounds good but the USA address I was assigned to incurred sales tax when buying and shipping from Amazon to it.
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Old 21-07-2015, 08:43 AM   #3365
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I got amazon to reduce number of shipments so ended up having the earphones and kindle cover as one package, and the kindle as another. Yes, the express shipping is 3-5 days. Isn't the repacking by CGW optional? I've never used other forwarders as I've been quite satisfied with CGW. Borderlinx sounds good but the USA address I was assigned to incurred sales tax when buying and shipping from Amazon to it.

Yeah, but my selection was from multiple merchants. So ended up with a couple of packages. CGW repacking is optional. But most likely you will need repacking fee, just for the savings on shipping cost. (Amazon packaging is always very bulky). So you save on shipping but spend on repacking fee.

Now, I switch over to gshipexpress.com (my friend recommendation) They give free repacking for your packages. So now, I save on shipping cost and no need to pay repacking cost. Tried 6 rounds of shipping with them. So overall experience, is quite good.

Borderlinux, yes they have tax. So will never use their address.
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Old 21-07-2015, 09:17 AM   #3366
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stoopid vpost updated my package late and i missed vpost $30 voucher for orders above $80. anyone have anymore vpost voucher code?

Update: i used citibank code instead for $20 off CITI2080

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Old 21-07-2015, 09:47 AM   #3367
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From my past experience, this is a lucky incident. Last time when I brought my amazon and ship to CGW, amazon ship from different locations and ended I pay repacking fee for 4 packages. (repacking fee x 4 times)..

Anyway free express shipping is a standard shipping. I believe all the freight forwarding companies have this. Gshipexpress, Borderlinux, Vpost, CGW..

I got my package with gshipexpress within 2 days upon shipping confirmation. So I am not sure how express is for CGW. (3-5 days?)
But each person have different views. One thing for sure is i no need to pay repacking fee for gshipexpress. (unlike vpost and cgw).
You can actually see if your order at Amazon is being broken into different packages after you ordered. I once had an order broken into 3 packages (all small items). I chatted with Amazon customer service and managed to have 2 items lumped together. The 3rd item couldn't so I dropped that. You can always cancel the order if they are being broken up. Amazon has a 12~24hrs "cooling period" before they process your order for shipping.

BTW, free upgrade to express is not standard shipping for CGW. Their packages are upgraded for POSB everyday or Paypal users, and it's for a certain period, not always.

Haven't tried gshipexpress myself, so can't compare their services. Maybe I'll give them a go on my next shipment.
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Old 21-07-2015, 09:57 PM   #3368
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stoopid vpost updated my package late and i missed vpost $30 voucher for orders above $80. anyone have anymore vpost voucher code?

Update: i used citibank code instead for $20 off CITI2080
Try this
IN072IND

30% off - expires today though


or RE073IND for 25% off
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Old 21-07-2015, 10:01 PM   #3369
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Here's an update to my Gshipexpres from 1 month ago.
I actually received my stuff in time for my trip to Europe so that is a plus. There's no tracking number but they did deliver on a Saturday (my flight was on Sunday).

However when they repacked and measured my package - it was over charged by 4KG!
Had to take pictures and measure and email them and they credited my account (cant get a refund).
Was quite a hassle but at least they did do the right thing.

Overall I'm on the fence about them. The price is good though if you have a small amount of packages to consolidate.

I have to use them again since I have a credit balance with them. Hopefully will be a better experience.
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Old 21-07-2015, 10:46 PM   #3370
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stoopid vpost updated my package late and i missed vpost $30 voucher for orders above $80. anyone have anymore vpost voucher code?

Update: i used citibank code instead for $20 off CITI2080
I dislike them for sending targeted emails to existing customers, with a good voucher code, that is valid only for 12 days. By the time you shop, processed, ship, delivered and update, already almost 12days. Kiasu, not sincere in my opinion.
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Old 22-07-2015, 02:15 PM   #3371
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Looking to ship some education books from Gleim for CIA exams for my girlfriend. The official website quoted me USD76.38 for the 3 books (8lbs or 3.6kg, 19 x 13 x 3 inches) for direct shipping to SG, and USD16.95 for domestic shipping to a freight forwarder address like Borderlinx or HopShopGo.

My concern though, is that going via forwarders will likely incur customs and duties since the book value exceeds the SGD400 threshold value. And overall shipping fees from their shipping calculator will still exceed $80-100.

Any suggestions/recommendations on any forwarders with lower rates or experience in shipping heavy items? A pity Borderlinx's Economy service doesn't apply here.

Many thanks
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Old 23-07-2015, 11:34 PM   #3372
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UPS has shipped an article to my Vpost address 24hr ago. Till now, Vpost has yet to update my account.
Anyone encounter same issue now?
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Old 24-07-2015, 03:08 AM   #3373
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Has anyone try out borderlinx dead weight shipping? Is it any cheaper?
http://www.borderlinx.com/SG/bx-sg/e...conomy-service
not really significantly cheaper.

And expect to not get the tracking number. Took like close to 3 weeks for my product to arrive. fugging slow compared to express shipping at 4 working days.

And its only 5 or 6 usd cheaper nia.
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Old 24-07-2015, 10:46 AM   #3374
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UPS has shipped an article to my Vpost address 24hr ago. Till now, Vpost has yet to update my account.
Anyone encounter same issue now?
They update me at 3am Sin time which is 28hr later after my goods reach their warehouse. Sad. Because of this i lost a chance to receive it next week. Most likely will receive next next week.
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Old 28-07-2015, 02:15 PM   #3375
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They update me at 3am Sin time which is 28hr later after my goods reach their warehouse. Sad. Because of this i lost a chance to receive it next week. Most likely will receive next next week.
Ok. I just received my package few hours ago.
That mean if you complete your online order with Vpost before US time on Friday, you have chance to receive the package early following week.
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