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Old 15-09-2012, 04:55 PM   #1306
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Normally if you guys wanna get stuff from amazon, do you guys check ebay.com.sg if they have the product first for cheaper/easier ordering, or just straight amazon->cwg/borderlinx/vpost?

& If I wanna get stuff from newegg, best is to use cwg or borderlinx? anyone tried before? as vpost cost alot for bulkier items
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Old 16-09-2012, 02:38 PM   #1307
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Old 16-09-2012, 02:47 PM   #1308
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Normally if you guys wanna get stuff from amazon, do you guys check ebay.com.sg if they have the product first for cheaper/easier ordering, or just straight amazon->cwg/borderlinx/vpost?
uhh.. i think it depends on what i'm purchasing ba. if can the price difference in singapore and the online merchant not that much then also no point wait upto 3 weeks just to save a few dollars. Unless then the price difference is $15 to a few hundred dollars then is a different story liao haha!
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Old 16-09-2012, 03:22 PM   #1309
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For example, sansa clip | eBay this??

For this item, ebay has the better price compared to amazon.
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Old 16-09-2012, 03:22 PM   #1310
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Hi fellow veterans who shipped via CGW lately, any coupon codes for DBS card holders?
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Old 17-09-2012, 12:10 AM   #1311
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I am planning to buy something from Amazon UK for the first time...

I heard Vpost is expensive...will Borderlinx be cheaper??

If so any Borderlinx promo code?
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Old 17-09-2012, 08:20 PM   #1312
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Thanks.

Not much savings lah.

CWG only charge US$11 to ship to SG for a Nook.


wai sho cheap! I ship mai Nookie Touch from B&N, 15USD!


TL;DR for people looking to choose which forwarder,

vPOST if you're willing to take risks of it getting delivered late/lost/ singpost ninjas (just leave slip there machiam ninja, never bother to deliver, you won't even realise they were there )

Borderlinx if you use Citi.

CGW for all other rubbish. Known for charging you anyhow on volumetric weight tho.

BL & CGW use DHL.
BL sometimes have promo codes.
SingPost charge by first 0.5kg, then 0.1 subsequently. (Cheaper for smaller packages).

That's all. Pardon me if any of the above info is incorrect, read thru all 88 pages, head abit gong liao

Edit: Alternatives: MyUS, shophopgo, borderless (under CGW), (something-tag, can't remember!)

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Old 18-09-2012, 12:50 PM   #1313
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CGW not offering chat option anymore? Anyone can confirm? Got a hard time getting their replies thru emails.
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Old 18-09-2012, 02:22 PM   #1314
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Old 18-09-2012, 07:03 PM   #1315
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Hi fellow veterans who shipped via CGW lately, any coupon codes for DBS card holders?

It is automatic included in the billing......
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Old 18-09-2012, 10:24 PM   #1316
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Mai Nook from B&N arrived within 8 days using CGW. B&N > CGW, 3 days. 4th day I paid for shipping, hoot arrived today. (Free upgrade to express using DBS/POSB & 10% off for 1st-timers + if you register your mastercard, 10CGW$ = 10USD).

Gonna try BL next time, and vPost in the future. Then can see which service suits me best
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Old 18-09-2012, 11:52 PM   #1317
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Mai Nook from B&N arrived within 8 days using CGW. B&N > CGW, 3 days. 4th day I paid for shipping, hoot arrived today. (Free upgrade to express using DBS/POSB & 10% off for 1st-timers + if you register your mastercard, 10CGW$ = 10USD).

Gonna try BL next time, and vPost in the future. Then can see which service suits me best
So what's the damage for the final shipping cost?
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Old 19-09-2012, 03:30 PM   #1318
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Mai Nook from B&N arrived within 8 days using CGW. B&N > CGW, 3 days. 4th day I paid for shipping, hoot arrived today. (Free upgrade to express using DBS/POSB & 10% off for 1st-timers + if you register your mastercard, 10CGW$ = 10USD).

Gonna try BL next time, and vPost in the future. Then can see which service suits me best
the US$10 shipping discount wonder if it is applicable to 2nd time CGW user but 1st time using POSB credit card
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Old 19-09-2012, 04:55 PM   #1319
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So what's the damage for the final shipping cost?
Paid 15.32 USD, forgot to -10CGW$, too excited. Or else it'd be 5.32 USD.
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Old 19-09-2012, 04:59 PM   #1320
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the US$10 shipping discount wonder if it is applicable to 2nd time CGW user but 1st time using POSB credit card
I used MasterCard. Dk if for POSB or MasterCard though. You can try adding under Your Account > Edit Account > Payment Options.

After using CGW, I don't think I'll ever use USPS First Class Intl already. Ordered something 2 weeks before, now still no news of it + no tracking at all
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