Vpost? Borderlinx? Comgateway?

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just got this. CGW got $50 off with DBS? if real, then how lucky.. i just bought alot of stuff. lol. anw sharing


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great if you manage to get it/hit the min. even the CSO was apologetic for the lack of good promotion.

100 dollars is not difficult to hit if group buy or buy for whole family of say 4-6. me split the order between Gship, 65 and CGW this time, test water and reduce cost.
 

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Yes, we won't know for sure but we can gauge whether we would be charged GST by expecting the size of the package (and to a lesser extent the actual weight of the item and the exchange rate).



Cost of package (product value + US sales tax + US domestic shipping charge)
Insurance
Freight (shipping charge from US to SG)

GST is liable as long as the CIF as explained is more than SGD 400.

hi guys
sorry for digging this up

just wanna check, my shopping estimated is about USD 260, 3 packages
so far 2 packages would cost me 2.5kg of freight, i have 1 more OTW

there is no way i can split into 2 shipments to avoid GST right ?
and splitting into 2 shipments is more expensive then GST itself ?

i estimate for 3.5 kg....
base 13.40 + (0.91 x 35) = SGD 45.25

hence declared cost + shipping.......
(260 x 1.40) + 45.25 = SGD 409.25
 

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hi guys
sorry for digging this up

just wanna check, my shopping estimated is about USD 260, 3 packages
so far 2 packages would cost me 2.5kg of freight, i have 1 more OTW

there is no way i can split into 2 shipments to avoid GST right ?
and splitting into 2 shipments is more expensive then GST itself ?

You can split different packages to be shipped at different times, i.e., different shipments. You arrange shipping yourself, so you decide which packages you want to ship out. And one more thing to note, GST is not just 7% NETT, there is CGW admin fee of 5% based on the GST amount.
 

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You can split different packages to be shipped at different times, i.e., different shipments. You arrange shipping yourself, so you decide which packages you want to ship out. And one more thing to note, GST is not just 7% NETT, there is CGW admin fee of 5% based on the GST amount.

hi there
thanks for the advice.

I am using Vpost this time round.. but okay i got your point
 

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My VPOST status now is "Delivery could not be completed as new address could not be located". Try to contact them but waited on the line for 30 min but no one pick up
 

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Err so can someone summarize what/who does which online sites best? For example breakdown by USA/China/etc? What about buying from Japan or UK/Europe by the way?
 

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I would advise not to use VPOST for oversea shipping. Bought 4 pairs of shoes (3 is the same type) in the USA delivered on 4th of December by Amazon; till date until now item is still on hold without any valid reason.

Currently only 1 pair is allowed to ship over, Shipping cost is ALOT higher than projected, 1 pair charge as 2.4kg @ $35.24.

But the real issue is your package will be on hold for no reasons, till date i cant do anything. Called VPOST, their outsource oversea call center cant do anything about it.

Use any other forwarder for ease of problems!
 

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is there any forwarder that can ship lithium camera batteries from the usa to singapore?
 

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is there any forwarder that can ship lithium camera batteries from the usa to singapore?

It's a small battery, no issue, any forwarder should be able to ship them without issues. Otherwise, noone would be able to ship in phones/tablets/gadgets/power banks/etc.
 

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because borderlinx says it's not allowed. so comgateway etc can?
 

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because borderlinx says it's not allowed. so comgateway etc can?

No issue with CGW. Never use borderlinx. Says on their website? Cos it's also stated the same on CGW, but no issue. That restriction applies to bigger battery sizes. However, you can contact borderlinx CS directly to clarify.

Lithium ion batteries (a.k.a.: rechargeable lithium, lithium polymer, LIPO, secondary lithium). Passengers may carry all consumer-sized lithium ion batteries (up to 100 watt hours per battery). This size covers AA, AAA, cell phone, PDA, camera, camcorder, handheld game, tablet, portable drill, and standard laptop computer batteries. The watt hours (Wh) rating is marked on newer lithium ion batteries and is explained in #3 below. External chargers are also considered to be a battery.
 

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DONT EVER USE BORDERLINX.

IM SO ANGRY....

I got quoted to ship 3 apparels from Germany to Singapore for a hefty sum of SGD79. Despite talking to the agent online TWICE, they never seem to understand what I am saying. They simply reply me saying shipping fee is based on voluminous weight and Im like dude.. YOU ARE NOT ANSWERING MY QUESTION..

It was SGD20 above the quote based on their online calculator even with the exact measurements given by them online and the weight.

I NEVER faced this problem before despite shopping 10+ times over with Comgateway.. Anytime I got a problem, their agent gets me right the first time and actually resolves it.

NOT BORDERLINX. exorbitant shipping fees, lousy agents who cant understand english well.. I cant get over paying up the SGD79 for such crap service.

I am more than happy to speak to a representative on here, if any. Facebook has been slow in replies, Emails ignored, agent dont seem to understand what Im saying. Oh, and they take 10minutes to reply EACH question I ask. Crap, crap, crap.

TLDR; STAY AWAY FROM BORDERLINX
 

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Hello Guys,

Got a question for those who have shipped via Gshipexpress. I usually use CGW where i am a prime member and decided to try out Gshipexpress. From what i can see on their website they use DHL to deliver however when my parcels are being sent to SG, they do not provide the DHL tracking number. Is this a normal practice for them? Also does it always take so long for the parcels to b delivered once the status is updated to be in SG already?

So far my experience with them is ok but its not on par with CGW. Find that it takes them a long time to match my parcels to my account when they are delivered to their US address and delivery from US to SG is taking too long as compared to CGW. Only thing that saves them is the free repack.
 

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Called VPOST, their outsource oversea call center cant do anything about it.

second this

outsourced to abu neh neh rape land

the people there like reciting off some script

can only answer standard cookie cutter questions which can be easily found if u google the FAQ

and if u ask them something different, they just say no no no cannot without giving a reason

where do they get these retarded half wits from?!

NEVER NEVER EVER USE VPOST! :mad:
 
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Hello Guys,

Got a question for those who have shipped via Gshipexpress. I usually use CGW where i am a prime member and decided to try out Gshipexpress. From what i can see on their website they use DHL to deliver however when my parcels are being sent to SG, they do not provide the DHL tracking number. Is this a normal practice for them? Also does it always take so long for the parcels to b delivered once the status is updated to be in SG already?

So far my experience with them is ok but its not on par with CGW. Find that it takes them a long time to match my parcels to my account when they are delivered to their US address and delivery from US to SG is taking too long as compared to CGW. Only thing that saves them is the free repack.


i have always been a cgw user but would like to give gship a go

hmmm are u saying there is a time lag in gship's tracking? sorry its pretty late so might eyes may not be working :eek:
 

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i wish to buy this eczema cream from amazon. does amazon or borderlinx do shipping for this?
 

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i have always been a cgw user but would like to give gship a go

hmmm are u saying there is a time lag in gship's tracking? sorry its pretty late so might eyes may not be working :eek:

so far, i don't like Gship. price is just slightly lower than CGW, but their system is so bad, getting them to repack is so difficult, and after repack, they don't update on the interface! Don't take it for granted that their system is accurate. It isn't. Its just a really badly created pretty interface. I suspect their measurement is inaccurate to earn from Vol, i am waiting to receive the packages and compare with CGW and Daigou.

update: Daigou measurement is very accurate, their repack is very tightly sealed package, i like it.

Gship, overcharged me for most of the item, i officially complaining two items that is very overcharged, not expecting much from them though. and they don't use DHL UPS FEDEX, all that is just gimmicky website. They send with their own untrackable courier.

in future CGW and daigou will be my choice.
 
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