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Old 01-02-2012, 10:00 PM   #961
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Hello, I have not spoken bad about any of our competitors, just facts. I stated that you can find negative feedback on any company if you type in the same search phrase about them as was posted previously myus. I think all of those competitors are viable and reputable firms. I am not advertising and simply want to understand why you say such negative things about myus when you have never used our company. I am here trying to learn how we can better service the Singapore market.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:28 PM   #962
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viaaddress is a scam

viaaddress is a scam--> guaranteed plus chop.
have always misreported my parcel size by three to four times to charge more.
then when i receive it is not the dimension they reported they would send in.

reallie is #@$%^^&*(
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:40 AM   #963
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Based on my Googling experience, it's definitely true to say that all of these forwarding services have a challenge when it comes to negative feedback published on the web, but I don't think the primary ones could really be called something as extreme as a "scam". The BBB is not perfect but it certainly makes it tough for a true "scam" company to stay in business long.

I guess one of the challenges is that these companies make most or all of their profit from our shipping, so it's not directly in their interest to minimise the shipping size/weight if they make more money the larger it is. Of course you could say it's indirectly in their interest to keep customers happy with efficient packing, and some seem to do a better job of that. You may also want to keep in mind how long a company has been in business for can influence how many Google results there are!

As an example of how random it is, when I just was Googling for a discount code for one of the services *recommended* here on the forum, I stumbled over a local with a huge blog rant because that company had charged him US$35 dimensional weight for a screen protector. Meanwhile when I got spooked about MyUS by all the negative forum posts here and searched more, I still came across *positive* posts in the Australian Whirlpool forum by users with thousands of posts and a good reputation saying they'd used MyUS for 6 years without incident. So I think you find good and bad for both even if you're looking for the opposite. I'd say at least 50% of complaints I've seen are about people not understanding - or just being annoyed at - dimensional weight, and that is hardly the fault of any shipping company seeing as they all are pretty clear about the policies.

From my perspective I still think that aggressive repacking of shipments is really desirable for anyone ordering a lot in one go, assuming shipment costs are approximately equal between services. I even find that Amazon can ship a single order in 3-4 goes which adds weight and size so its' hard to be guaranteed of just one, efficiently packed, box.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:27 AM   #964
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aiya, just stick back to what you're using can liao.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:45 PM   #965
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Anyone knows shipping a red wing shoe from amazon cost around how much?
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:26 AM   #966
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Anyone knows shipping a red wing shoe from amazon cost around how much?
is very hard to tell you how much will that be. Because shoes parcel is normally bulky and wrap in a bigger box. Therefore volumetric weight will be higher. I will recommend you to use amazon international shipping if they do provide international shipping for the shoes.

If not, capture good discount from cgw, vpost and borderlinx to save on shipping fees.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:08 AM   #967
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any discount code for borderlinx now?
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:23 AM   #968
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i tried the following companies before and i like to share my experiences

Vpost - Expensive and extremely slow

Viaddress - Quite flexible in terms of repacking and consolidation. But my gut feel is its a very messy organization. My package got lost from my account once. They couldnt' find it until i went to dig out my shipment number from the merchant. And i have things in my account that doesnt belong to me.

Borderlinx - Fastest of the company i tried but slightly more expensive and inflexibility in terms of repacking. I ordered books once and the shipment cost for 15 books was about $70 because it couldnt be repacked. In general i will still rate their service as good though.

CGW - I think their warehouse is on the coastal regions of United States, my shipment from merchant to their warehouse usually takes very long to reach their warehouse. Their prices are cheaper than Borderlinx with CGW Prime but they are slower. And their express service is crap. They don't use express DHL services but you pay more for them to process it faster. Generally still quite good but slower than Borderlinx.

Now the next one i intend to use is borderlessbuys operated by CGW. Seems not bad with CGW Prime perks and free upgrade to express service!

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Old 05-02-2012, 03:48 AM   #969
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any discount code for borderlinx now?
ya any discount code? thx

Don't bother with express.

There is not much of a difference between express and normal so just save yourself the extra cost.
yea i learnt the lesson. Paid Express and end up like Normal WTF

BL VS CGW, i will go for BL coz faster. CGW damn slow. v irritating and esp the calculation, i rather email vendor n asked if they can pack in as compact box as possible n go for BL.
Amazon -> Direct. No way to ship via any of them. Will have shock
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:42 AM   #970
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You can check this link
(sorry can't post link becoz of restrictions of HWZ. Just go to amazon.com and go to bottom of page)
I think for a red pair of shoe it will be in the US$2.49 lbs category. However, most of the time just combined shipment so it will make the whole parcel more worth it.
Anyway you will be prompted on the total amount including shipping when you check out the shopping cart. They have global shipping program where you pay a lump sum and they will refund you when the exact shipping amounts come up
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:10 PM   #971
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From experience, order shoes and ship with any freight forwarder will get a big shock, because of the bulky shoebox. Unless you can somehow tell the merchant to ship without the shoebox...
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:26 AM   #972
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i going to order some clothes from RL. i wonder should i use vpost instead of borderlinx or is it better to use borderlinx than vpost?
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:28 AM   #973
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Warn you first, RL also likes to ship in super big boxes...
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:08 PM   #974
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Warn you first, RL also likes to ship in super big boxes...
har har, it's 3rd time ordering from ralphlauren.com, last 2 orders the parcel box is not super big boxes.
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:16 PM   #975
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For vpost, once I generate payment advice, is it possible to change the promo code since I want to use a different credit card?

Hey!

Please help me to make a choice here. I've no idea of which shipping service to use. Vpost, borderlinx or comgateway?? Do share w me your experience if you have used them! THANKS!
since I don't have citi credit card, I always follow this rule (posted by someone else in this thread): use CGW for expensive item since insurance is only 0.69% and use vpost when you buy alot of cheap and small items sent from different vendors since they don't round up weight.
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