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Old 31-05-2012, 11:12 AM   #1186
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amazon site said "Ships from and sold by Vann's"

wonder does that mean from amazon or Vann's
oh, should be from Vann's then. no experience on that then.
I did managed to get something which was not shipped by Amazon but as I did not contact the company, I did not know if they ship to freight forwarding company.

guess you could try and risk it? if they don't ship, most likely they will cancel the order and refund you?
If u really want the item, guess you could use CGW buyforme service.
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Old 31-05-2012, 09:57 PM   #1187
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oh, should be from Vann's then. no experience on that then.
I did managed to get something which was not shipped by Amazon but as I did not contact the company, I did not know if they ship to freight forwarding company.

guess you could try and risk it? if they don't ship, most likely they will cancel the order and refund you?
If u really want the item, guess you could use CGW buyforme service.
Vanns said they only ship to residential address ... wahalo
wonder that CGW US address is considered residential
gona contact CGW
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:43 AM   #1188
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anyone using borderlessbuy?
Looks like from Amex but is it the same or better with special privilege?
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:02 AM   #1189
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anyone using borderlessbuy?
Looks like from Amex but is it the same or better with special privilege?
I am using it. It is the same as CGW but you get certain free perks like free express and longer holding period
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:17 PM   #1190
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Oh look, MyUS staff is back.

MyUS cost for shipping a 10lbs package (Standard): USD89.46
Borderlinx cost for shipping the same package (Standard): USD41.86
CGW cost for shipping the same package (Standard, non-prime): USD42.20

Basically, the gimmick is in doubling the shipping rate. As such, it would seem you'll almost always pay more with MyUS. Their habit of spamming our forums is another really good reason to avoid them.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:37 PM   #1191
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this myUS.com is not free too
basic member is $10 iirc

once the parcel reached their warehouse, u need to shipped immediately theres not free storage for xx days

these 2 reasons are good enough for me to skip them

so far i am happy with cgw and borderlinx i used them frequently

cgw services is very good as i use their buyforme services before, and they revert to my mail pretty fast and solve my problem when the shop send me a different item

used vpost once, service is bad
no more business for them

btw do share discount codes here, sometimes borderlinx have it

hth
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:40 PM   #1192
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I emailed the company Vanns that sells speakers on amazon trying to find out the est. volumetric weight

But they replied they dont ship to freight-forwarding company. How to work around?


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Thanks for your email. Unfortunately, we cannot ship to any kind of
freight-forwarding company per our policy. Feel free to call or email if you
have more questions.

Thanks,

Drew
i don think is a problem

usually at amazon, it states shipped and sold by xxx fulfilled by amazon

if it doesnt ship just get a refund, no lost
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:17 PM   #1193
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what url for borderlessbuy?
may i know estimated delivery if using comgateway? anyone using comgateway?
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:16 AM   #1194
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can anyone reply me, i nvr use cgw. so overall experience, cgw better than borderlinx right? i wanna try cgw.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:48 PM   #1195
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how about priority tag??? Any reviews on that??
Yes. I just tried them last month....let me give a reivew
Bro, you can try since they give $15 discount for first use..
I end up paying about only $10 sing for DHL express shipping for a 1.8 lbs item! LOL (original price i was quoted for about $25 sing), somemore you have i think 2 weeks to consolidate more items? really good.. I earn!!!

Ship on 10 may, reached on 13 May Sunday (with tracking),
the best thing is that they have local team in singapore, they called me up to arrange an appointment to delivery to me once reached singapore (unlike vpost) so I can arrange for someone to be at home... Courier came on time, package arrived without surprises.

anyway I have shipped more stuff (slightly more expensive stuff) on this coming 10th to enjoy another promotion of theirs... hope they are consistent in their services ! will update if you want...

you should try while the discount is still valid... LOL
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:03 PM   #1196
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what url for borderlessbuy?
may i know estimated delivery if using comgateway? anyone using comgateway?
www.comgateway.com/borderlessbuys/

can anyone reply me, i nvr use cgw. so overall experience, cgw better than borderlinx right? i wanna try cgw.
both quite similar, since both uses DHL. CGW offers repacking services, BDL doesn't. But that's only useful if the item is packed in a grossly oversized shipping box. BDL has occasional discount code, CGW has CGW dollars (sort of a discount scheme), so pretty similar there too.

Oh, CGW uses a Oregon address, thus 0% sales tax when you make purchases. BDL uses an Ohio address, which for some merchants, will incur a 5.5% sales tax (or thereabouts).
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:00 AM   #1197
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I emailed the company Vanns that sells speakers on amazon trying to find out the est. volumetric weight



I've shipped subwoofer direct from US mfg before, their shipping price is way lower than CGX/BD/VP. If you read the discussions in local AV forums, you'll realise that most people ship hifi direct from manufacturer.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:46 AM   #1198
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I've shipped subwoofer direct from US mfg before, their shipping price is way lower than CGX/BD/VP. If you read the discussions in local AV forums, you'll realise that most people ship hifi direct from manufacturer.
only if the manufacturer provides that service
dont think mirage sell online
and Vann's only ship within US

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Old 04-06-2012, 03:46 PM   #1199
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cgw services is very good as i use their buyforme services before, and they revert to my mail pretty fast and solve my problem when the shop send me a different item
cgw advised me to use their BuyForMe service to get the speakers.
So they must have another "residential" address for Vann's to deliver to.
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:46 PM   #1200
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go CGW la, most reliable so far... no joke, see all my post, GPGT... just dont ship big items... or sure tio pwnz big time... small items are ok.... much better than those Vpost or singpost crap
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