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Old 19-06-2012, 11:47 AM   #1216
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anyone know which of the 3 provide concierge service to buy from armani exchange?

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Old 19-06-2012, 03:43 PM   #1217
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DO NOT use Vpost. This is my recent bad experience with them: http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/ra...e-3777820.html
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I meant AWESOMELY LOUSY.
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Old 19-06-2012, 03:56 PM   #1218
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Borderlinx don't have consolidation parcels right? Cos i have 2 parcels awaiting to ship. When i click both to ship, total shipping cost with tax more than (1 parcel's shipping cost + 1 shipping cost). If ship both parcel, value more than s$400
I don't see any consolidation parcels option?

Current any borderlinx discount code? Will cs give us discount code?
u can combine or consolidate what
but its what others r doing also. u have 2 boxes, u consolidate these 2 boxes n ship as 2 boxes in 1 delivery. not open up n combine into 1 box. no one does that

and if both more than 400 including shipping u have to pay tax
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Old 20-06-2012, 08:14 PM   #1219
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DO NOT use Vpost. This is my recent bad experience with them: http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/ra...e-3777820.html
Usual crap from vPost. They are becoming a bigger and bigger joke. Let me relate my recent experience to you:

1. Paid for shipment on the 6th of June.
2. Deliveries came on the 13th and 14th of June (yes, they came in batches for the same shipment), then no news from them anymore despite one package was still missing.
3. Made numerous complains to them, one of them over the phone to a very incoherent pinoy CSO with his atrocious accent and others being emails receiving template replies (from pinoy CSOs as well). No solution even after 4 days. No more reply anymore since then.
4. The long awaited delivery finally came only on the 19th of June, some 2 weeks after the initial payment for the shipment.
5. No follow up from vPost to me at all on their horrendous service rendered and no attempt to make up for that sort of mediocrity in any way.

That was what I got from using their service after a long hiatus. The main reason I used them was because the total value of all my purchases this time round would be GST exempted only if I used their service. On hindsight, perhaps I should have allow myself to be charged GST by using another much more efficient forwarder.

I would advise anyone not to use vPost at all after my latest experience with them, unless you wanna deal with a whole bunch of incompetent people dealing with your purchases.
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Old 20-06-2012, 11:26 PM   #1220
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I should have known better than to use Vpost again. I have been using CGW for a no. of shipments but for this recent shipment, i had no alternative as CGW's shipping address was blacklisted by the merchant.
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Old 28-06-2012, 10:29 AM   #1221
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For CGW, when you use the Buy for me service, how is the exchange rate calculated?
I usually use paypal's / the bank's exchange rate.

Usual crap from vPost. They are becoming a bigger and bigger joke. Let me relate my recent experience to you:

1. Paid for shipment on the 6th of June.
2. Deliveries came on the 13th and 14th of June (yes, they came in batches for the same shipment), then no news from them anymore despite one package was still missing.
3. Made numerous complains to them, one of them over the phone to a very incoherent pinoy CSO with his atrocious accent and others being emails receiving template replies (from pinoy CSOs as well). No solution even after 4 days. No more reply anymore since then.
4. The long awaited delivery finally came only on the 19th of June, some 2 weeks after the initial payment for the shipment.
5. No follow up from vPost to me at all on their horrendous service rendered and no attempt to make up for that sort of mediocrity in any way.

That was what I got from using their service after a long hiatus. The main reason I used them was because the total value of all my purchases this time round would be GST exempted only if I used their service. On hindsight, perhaps I should have allow myself to be charged GST by using another much more efficient forwarder.

I would advise anyone not to use vPost at all after my latest experience with them, unless you wanna deal with a whole bunch of incompetent people dealing with your purchases.
I've used DHL (CGW) and they sometimes split shipments too into batches. Regarding the delivery speed of the first 2 parcels, it is actually comparable to comgateway standard service. In terms of no follow up regarding the package, that is what worries me too about vpost since their online tracking is not real time.
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Old 29-06-2012, 02:42 PM   #1222
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To me i choose vpost. Sooo much cheaper. CGW overcharged like mad. Had 4 package weighing (actual & vol): 0.15, 0.54, 0.49 and 0.17kg. But they charged me 0.5, 1, 0.5 and 0.5 kg. Which means they charged me 2.5kg but the actual weigh of my stuff is only 1.35kg. They over charged me by 1 kg meaning I have to pay extra ~USD$5++. Whereelse if you use vpost the min charge is 0.5kg and after that they charge by 0.1kg. And they always have 15%. $20 off for first time customer. Cheap and good. Used all the time but ichy backside go change to CGW.
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Old 29-06-2012, 07:47 PM   #1223
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..I've used DHL (CGW) and they sometimes split shipments too into batches. Regarding the delivery speed of the first 2 parcels, it is actually comparable to comgateway standard service. In terms of no follow up regarding the package, that is what worries me too about vpost since their online tracking is not real time.
Yea. For vPost, it's all fine and dandy if everything goes well but if there is a cockup somewhere along the way, that's where it's such a pain in the ass to try and resolve it through them.

To me i choose vpost. Sooo much cheaper. CGW overcharged like mad. Had 4 package weighing (actual & vol): 0.15, 0.54, 0.49 and 0.17kg. But they charged me 0.5, 1, 0.5 and 0.5 kg. Which means they charged me 2.5kg but the actual weigh of my stuff is only 1.35kg. They over charged me by 1 kg meaning I have to pay extra ~USD$5++. Whereelse if you use vpost the min charge is 0.5kg and after that they charge by 0.1kg. And they always have 15%. $20 off for first time customer. Cheap and good. Used all the time but ichy backside go change to CGW.
You are right to point out that the rates charged by CGW are kinda ridiculous since they round up every weight to the nearest higher number (example: 0.51kg = 1kg).

It's always a choice (or struggle) between getting a more affordable forwarder with appalling service standards (vPost) and getting a more expensive forwarder providing better service (CGW or Borderlinx). It all boils down to what the consumer wants - cost or service.

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Old 29-06-2012, 09:00 PM   #1224
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I should have known better than to use Vpost again. I have been using CGW for a no. of shipments but for this recent shipment, i had no alternative as CGW's shipping address was blacklisted by the merchant.
why do merchant blacklist CGW?
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Old 30-06-2012, 09:58 AM   #1225
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CGW's USA forwarding address was associated with fraud. Probably someone must have used CGW and cheated on the merchant.



why do merchant blacklist CGW?
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Old 30-06-2012, 10:00 AM   #1226
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Well, good for u. Keep using Vpost and if they do mess up your delivery just once, u may have to cough out a whole lot more than whatever savings u've accumulated. Unless of course, your time is free.



To me i choose vpost. Sooo much cheaper. CGW overcharged like mad. Had 4 package weighing (actual & vol): 0.15, 0.54, 0.49 and 0.17kg. But they charged me 0.5, 1, 0.5 and 0.5 kg. Which means they charged me 2.5kg but the actual weigh of my stuff is only 1.35kg. They over charged me by 1 kg meaning I have to pay extra ~USD$5++. Whereelse if you use vpost the min charge is 0.5kg and after that they charge by 0.1kg. And they always have 15%. $20 off for first time customer. Cheap and good. Used all the time but ichy backside go change to CGW.
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Old 30-06-2012, 10:03 AM   #1227
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Old 30-06-2012, 09:11 PM   #1228
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To me i choose vpost. Sooo much cheaper. CGW overcharged like mad. Had 4 package weighing (actual & vol): 0.15, 0.54, 0.49 and 0.17kg. But they charged me 0.5, 1, 0.5 and 0.5 kg. Which means they charged me 2.5kg but the actual weigh of my stuff is only 1.35kg. They over charged me by 1 kg meaning I have to pay extra ~USD$5++. Whereelse if you use vpost the min charge is 0.5kg and after that they charge by 0.1kg. And they always have 15%. $20 off for first time customer. Cheap and good. Used all the time but ichy backside go change to CGW.
If you use hopshopgo, you always get 10% discount for using paypal and if you're a prime member you get cheaper rate + additional 7% cashback. For me, I would pay the extra $6++. I think it as an insurance since most of my parcels are above S$60, which is what vpost give if the parcel is lost and you don't pay insurance. Price of vpost insurance is around S$18 / package.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:00 PM   #1229
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Someone tell me how Borderlinx can overcharge so much?

Fedex shipping to borderlinx US address shows 3.6kg. Now it arrived and borderlinx website update shows 9.21kg??
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:13 PM   #1230
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Someone tell me how Borderlinx can overcharge so much?

Fedex shipping to borderlinx US address shows 3.6kg. Now it arrived and borderlinx website update shows 9.21kg??
US internal ground shipping uses actual weight of the goods whereas international shipping uses volumetric weight. The stuff you bought might have a big packaging which adds to the volumetric weight.
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