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Old 09-07-2012, 02:00 PM   #1231
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i wish to buy an ipod touch from apple.com US at USD249. CGW or Borderlinx would be better ? Any advice ?
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:05 PM   #1232
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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??
50% more already jialat
>250% cannot accept lah
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:15 AM   #1233
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50% more already jialat
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did u buy mirage speaker system ?
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Old 13-07-2012, 10:55 AM   #1234
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I know that you need to pay gst if your total package is above S$400, what if I send 2 S$300 packages on the same day, do I need to pay GST? or are they considered separate? By the way I'm using CGW. Thanks.
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Old 13-07-2012, 11:06 AM   #1235
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i so far only use cgw. cos borderlinx like still more ex
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Old 13-07-2012, 11:41 AM   #1236
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I know that you need to pay gst if your total package is above S$400, what if I send 2 S$300 packages on the same day, do I need to pay GST? or are they considered separate? By the way I'm using CGW. Thanks.
do u split at cgw. if yes then no need to pay
if no u must pay
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Old 13-07-2012, 05:28 PM   #1237
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do u split at cgw. if yes then no need to pay
if no u must pay
So as long as you split the shipment, even though it arrives at singapore the same day, you wont be charged for gst, correct? thanks
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Old 13-07-2012, 08:23 PM   #1238
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So as long as you split the shipment, even though it arrives at singapore the same day, you wont be charged for gst, correct? thanks
Yes, that is correct.
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Old 14-07-2012, 10:32 AM   #1239
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Do you guys have this delay shipment in comgateway?

When you send the shipping order to them on July 12 01:30am, selecting Standard shipping method, they will not ship out immediately. They will delay till next week then they ship out. The actual shipping time (from the moment shipment starts with tracking number to reaching you) is probably only 3 days. But since you select Standard Shipping Method which is 6-8 working days (Express is 3-5 working days), they have the liberty to slot you into whatever available space in their container.

Do you have this problem with Vpost or Borderlinx?
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Old 14-07-2012, 07:48 PM   #1240
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Do you guys have this delay shipment in comgateway?

When you send the shipping order to them on July 12 01:30am, selecting Standard shipping method, they will not ship out immediately. They will delay till next week then they ship out. The actual shipping time (from the moment shipment starts with tracking number to reaching you) is probably only 3 days. But since you select Standard Shipping Method which is 6-8 working days (Express is 3-5 working days), they have the liberty to slot you into whatever available space in their container.

Do you have this problem with Vpost or Borderlinx?
It's normal. Time taken for a DHL AWB to be generated by CGW can vary between 2 to 6 working days for standard shipping. They can be fast but they can be very slow too.

For vPost, my experience tells me that they make 2 shipments every week from the US (start and end of every work week), so depending on when you instruct them to ship, it can take up to 2-3 working days for your shipment to be effected.

Not updated enough with Borderlinx to advise as I have stopped using them for quite sometime already.
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Old 16-07-2012, 12:24 PM   #1241
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priority tag

Just received my items from priority tag. Overall experience is not too bad just that insurance cost is quite expensive so I did not actually pay for that as my items are not that expensive.
The 1st time $15 promotion is really good as I only paid half the price =D

As for the downside, the local courier was slightly late, as appointment is 2~5pm but he came at 5.40pm. Was charged an extra $3 due to storage charges as their free storage is only 21 days.

Pros:
Low price
Good promotion (1st time)
Prompt with local contact

Cons:
Expensive insurance
Late courier (not sure if it is a one time thing but I still feel this is acceptable)
short free storage period (21days). I get 60days from CGW.

Overall not a bad experience. Will consider for next shipment/s
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Old 16-07-2012, 01:17 PM   #1242
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I do a quick shipping cost calculation. It seems that priority tag is more expensive (without the 1st time $15 promo) than CGW. Is that right?
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Old 16-07-2012, 02:07 PM   #1243
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I do a quick shipping cost calculation. It seems that priority tag is more expensive (without the 1st time $15 promo) than CGW. Is that right?
hmm...may not be that case if u use the promotion to ship on the 10th of the month?

if you use that, it would be much cheaper, thou it took quite awhile for my stuff to arrive.
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Old 16-07-2012, 02:13 PM   #1244
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Just received my items from priority tag. Overall experience is not too bad just that insurance cost is quite expensive so I did not actually pay for that as my items are not that expensive.
The 1st time $15 promotion is really good as I only paid half the price =D

As for the downside, the local courier was slightly late, as appointment is 2~5pm but he came at 5.40pm. Was charged an extra $3 due to storage charges as their free storage is only 21 days.

Pros:
Low price
Good promotion (1st time)
Prompt with local contact

Cons:
Expensive insurance
Late courier (not sure if it is a one time thing but I still feel this is acceptable)
short free storage period (21days). I get 60days from CGW.

Overall not a bad experience. Will consider for next shipment/s
are you sure its 60 days for cgw? is that for cgw prime member? I'm using hopshopgo and I only get 30 days free storage for being prime. Non-prime gets 15 days free storage.
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Old 16-07-2012, 02:17 PM   #1245
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Do you guys have this delay shipment in comgateway?

When you send the shipping order to them on July 12 01:30am, selecting Standard shipping method, they will not ship out immediately. They will delay till next week then they ship out. The actual shipping time (from the moment shipment starts with tracking number to reaching you) is probably only 3 days. But since you select Standard Shipping Method which is 6-8 working days (Express is 3-5 working days), they have the liberty to slot you into whatever available space in their container.

Do you have this problem with Vpost or Borderlinx?
If you want to get your package shipped on the same week using standard, need to make payment on wednesday the latest. They usually ship it on Friday. For express, you can make payment on Friday, and they usually will ship it on Friday too. Package sent on Thursday / Friday will usually arrive on Monday.

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