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Borderlinx users take note.

If your US purchase consistently comes in bigger
box then usual, regardless your items is big or small inside the box please post your description here for awareness.

I have had two small items from Amazon which weighs less than 1kg now becomes more than 2.5kg when arrived at my suite. (And yes I know what is volumetric weight.) And it seems every item you bought big or small will be at least 2.5kg when arrived at Borderlinx.

Amazon packing is usually within reasonable estimation depending on what your items are. For example. I bought a small item and the box is only 1/6 the size of a tissue box. But it came with a shipping box which could contain more than a dozen. I bought the same item last year and it came in a much smaller shipping Amazon box.

My past experience with Amazon packaging has been realistic and expected. Now it's getting very suspicious when arrived at Borderlinx. Everything is now minimum 2.5kg. So take note and take care of your wallet.
 
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tobacco

I would like to ship 50g of tabacco from usa to singapore. Is it allowed in customs? Is there any tax? Is it prohibited? I using comgateway
 

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I tried using ComGateway's live quote service and got this :

The estimated weight is 1.5kg

Shipping cost:

As a single purchase Additional cost
if consolidated
Standard service $16.70 $8.55
Express service $20.00 $10.20

Shipping guarantee (optional): $3.00
(excludes insurace, taxes and duties, fuel and remote delivery surchanges)

Does the price above includes all types of costs for shipping? Or do I need to add more money to stuff like fuel surcharges, taxes, etc.?
 

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I tried using ComGateway's live quote service and got this :

The estimated weight is 1.5kg

Shipping cost:

As a single purchase Additional cost
if consolidated
Standard service $16.70 $8.55
Express service $20.00 $10.20

Shipping guarantee (optional): $3.00
(excludes insurace, taxes and duties, fuel and remote delivery surchanges)

Does the price above includes all types of costs for shipping? Or do I need to add more money to stuff like fuel surcharges, taxes, etc.?

I think you got your answer above, as you quoted. See the bolded words above.
 

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i wanted to help my gf ship some nail polish over but seems like US prohibits item like this. what can i do?
 

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Comgateway has gone from being good to absolute rubbish. They now take absolute ages just to send out your package.

Even Amazon's cheapest international shipping option (yes, the lowest of the three) is much faster (and way cheaper) than Comgateway.

For stuff that Amazon won't deliver direct I'm switching to another shipper...
 

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Comgateway has gone from being good to absolute rubbish. They now take absolute ages just to send out your package.

Even Amazon's cheapest international shipping option (yes, the lowest of the three) is much faster (and way cheaper) than Comgateway.

For stuff that Amazon won't deliver direct I'm switching to another shipper...

for items that Amazon ship direct to SG it takes 9-12 days to be delivered. the weakest link is SingPost bcos normally the courier amazon chooses is iParcel

CGW normally takes 4-5 days for items to be delivered. that's not counting US domestic shipping which in itself is also a factor.

amazon international shipping if available n at cheapest rate, is always my no.1 option. the only thing I dun like is singpost involvement.

as for other forwarders, having always using vPost, CGW is preferred. Borderlinx I've tried years ago n I stuck to vpost then.
I'd love to hear if there is a better forwarder available too.

my 2 cents
 
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i wanted to help my gf ship some nail polish over but seems like US prohibits item like this. what can i do?

dont ship
by right nail polish not supposed to becoz flammable. perfume also.
 

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I would like to ship 50g of tabacco from usa to singapore. Is it allowed in customs? Is there any tax? Is it prohibited? I using comgateway

no la
how can be possible? u cant even smoke them here without the logo. its illegal also unless u r those smoke at home n harm yr neighbours lo
i suggest u go check custom site for more information


Borderlinx users take note.

If your US purchase consistently comes in bigger
box then usual, regardless your items is big or small inside the box please post your description here for awareness.

I have had two small items from Amazon which weighs less than 1kg now becomes more than 2.5kg when arrived at my suite. (And yes I know what is volumetric weight.) And it seems every item you bought big or small will be at least 2.5kg when arrived at Borderlinx.

Amazon packing is usually within reasonable estimation depending on what your items are. For example. I bought a small item and the box is only 1/6 the size of a tissue box. But it came with a shipping box which could contain more than a dozen. I bought the same item last year and it came in a much smaller shipping Amazon box.

My past experience with Amazon packaging has been realistic and expected. Now it's getting very suspicious when arrived at Borderlinx. Everything is now minimum 2.5kg. So take note and take care of your wallet.

maybe r same big boxes. amazon many sizes.
once u get yr box, before open, measure first n take pics. then go calculate see accurate or not
 

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Hi there

Do drop us an email if you want your items repacked, and we'll see how we can help.

Happy Monday! :)

whats the different using amex with cgw vs hopshopgo?
amex is auto upgrade to prime? dont have to send 3 shipments beforehand? thanks
 

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Kate Spade is on sale at Gilt and Nordstrom. heeheeheeheehee.....
I saw on PurseBlog:s12::s12::s12::s12::s12:

I think there's a new way for us to get our fix.. other than from their official site
 

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Hi Laneige

Using American Express with comGateway is possible, because we accept most major payment methods, including American Express. On the other hand, HopShopGo is an exclusive shopping service provided by Paypal to its customers, and hence will only accept Paypal as payment.

Using American Express on comGateway will not give you an automatic upgrade to Prime.

Hope we've helped!

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