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i have read the Star Wars DVD thread and i was amazed by the fast delivery made by Amazon.com and without customs tax. At first, i thought some members "just got lucky". but it was a surprise of a lifetime when i received a notification from the Air Mail section of our local post office stating that I have a package due for claiming. The PO opted not to deliver the package because it weighs 5.41 pounds. but as a rule, all local mails/package should and would be delivered directly to the shipping address according to the PO officer.

Wow!!!

I checked the package and it was mailed by Royale Logistics Philippines Inc. in behalf of Amazon. And because it's considered a local mail, no customs fees would be imposed to the receiver.. Wow again!!!


I emailed  Amazon immediately and ask if this process is applicable to all packages. should this be case, we will all save a lot of our precious moneys from customs tax and high postage cost. still waiting for Amazon's reply but i hope some of you have inquired about this.

any builds?

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« Last Edit: Nov 21, 2004 at 02:44 AM by hemisphere1234 »

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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #1 on: Oct 18, 2004 at 07:10 PM »
Amazon's immediate reply...


-----------------------------------

Thank you for writing to Amazon.com to let us know that your package
arrived safely.  We hope you enjoy your order .

I apologize for any misunderstanding regarding this shipping method.
Deutsche Post is a worldwide mail carrier with regional shipping hubs
in many countries.  Packages shipped via Deutsche Post are sent to
Deutsche Post's nearest regional shipping hub and then delivered to
customers by their local postal authorities.  Packages sent via
Deutsche Post are not delivered to customers by Deutsche Post unless
Germany is the final destination of the package.

Also, note that the the decision of the delivery is on the sole
discrition of the local postal and custome authorities and not of the
Deutsche Post.  Therefore, it is not guaranteed that every time you
will get you packages delivered to your address directly and they may
sometimes ask you to pick your packages.


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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #2 on: Oct 18, 2004 at 07:23 PM »
sssshhhh wag kayo masyado maingay about "not paying dues" in customs, they might discover it.  alam nyo naman ngayon, short ang pilipinas sa budget kaya congress and lawmakers are itching to put taxes on anything.  kahit  text messages and bottled water, gusto lagyan ng tax hahaha kaya ingat lang mga friends.

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what?! are you talkin' to me!!!

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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #3 on: Oct 18, 2004 at 07:31 PM »
naku.. let's lock this thread agad..

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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #4 on: Oct 18, 2004 at 07:54 PM »
hi redge. medyo di ko na gets to ah. 

but it was a surprise of a lifetime when i received a notification from the Air Mail section of our local post office stating that I have a package due for claiming. The PO opted not to deliver the package because it weighs 5.41 pounds. but as a rule, all local mails/package should and would be delivered directly to the shipping address according to the PO officer.

Wow!!!

I checked the package and it was mailed by Royale Logistics Philippines Inc. on behalf of Amazon. And because it's considered a local mail, no customs fees would be imposed to the receiver.. Wow again!!!



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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #5 on: Oct 18, 2004 at 08:16 PM »
sir hubes..

got some dvds from amazon tapos pina-ship ko sa Pinas. tapos, i received a notification from the air mail section of the Post Office instead of the Parcel Division.

yun pala.. Royal Logistics was commissioned by Deutsche Post  to send out Amazon packages to their Philippine Addresses. In effect, lumabas na local mail sya kasi it was shipped from Pasay. Local mails are not covered by customs tax..

For $18.00 shipping, items worth more than $100.00, weighs 5.46 lbs, di ako na-tax.. :)




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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #6 on: Oct 18, 2004 at 08:27 PM »
ah. okay. so parang local package lang yan, just like when we fedex dvds to buyers here in marketplace. but you had to pick them up in post office right?

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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #7 on: Oct 18, 2004 at 08:42 PM »
exacto mundo.. :)

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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #8 on: Oct 18, 2004 at 09:02 PM »
That's good news to all buyers who got their package thru Royale Logistics Phils. Delivery.... :)

how many days it took your latest package....hem?  ???

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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #9 on: Oct 18, 2004 at 09:06 PM »
about 15 days including 2 weekends.. :)
« Last Edit: Oct 19, 2004 at 04:33 AM by hemisphere1234 »

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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #10 on: Oct 18, 2004 at 09:38 PM »
That's better alternative to other shipping options....some Post Offices are reliable already.... :)

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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #11 on: Oct 18, 2004 at 11:08 PM »
So it's (Amazon using Royale Logistics/Deustche Post) not only for items/titles with lots of orders, like Star Wars. When I noticed it and posted it on the Star Wars thread, I assumed it was, since my last Amazon order (quite some time ago) was sent directly.

This is really good news. I hope the local guys don't wisen up--because if they examine the box carefully, they will see Amazon.com markings all over, unless Amazon decides to ship in nondescript boxes.  :)

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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #12 on: Oct 19, 2004 at 03:59 PM »
Have any of our members experienced the same thing??/ or swerte lang talaga si hemi ;D

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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #13 on: Oct 19, 2004 at 04:29 PM »
hehehehehe..  ;D

baby.. maraming nag-post sa Star Wars thread. i guess they would post their experience when they see this thread. :)

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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #14 on: Oct 19, 2004 at 04:33 PM »
I've experienced this also two times already  ;D weird nga eh it's originally sent to Makati PO -> Royale Logistics (Muntinlupa) -> Muntinlupa PO -> straight to home (Muntinlupa)

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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #15 on: Oct 19, 2004 at 04:53 PM »
hi.. is it okay if you share the contents of the two packages..  pfcsabre? :)

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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #16 on: Oct 19, 2004 at 04:56 PM »
I wonder if they do the same for big packages like 20 up dvd's :)
Baka maharang at icharge ng malaki ;D

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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #17 on: Oct 19, 2004 at 05:58 PM »
ill risk my LOTR ROTK Giftsets and other December releases.. text kita brod baby.. baka makalusot.. :) i think, Royal Logistics covers for customs taxes ala JAC style. :)
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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #18 on: Oct 19, 2004 at 06:27 PM »
hi.. is it okay if you share the contents of the two packages..  pfcsabre? :)

hmmm... sir hemi I haven't checked that yet separate orders kasi yon eh.  But I think for small packages that can be easily hand carried pwede siguro... I'm ordering my Spiderman Gift Set and ROTK EE na sabay e so let's see what happens...

meron din akong darating na package tatlong series na season 1 lahat (yung sa amazon season 1 sale) kaya lang sineperate nya to two shipments but same delivery date and shipment cost... so kung bulk orders pagdasal nyo na lang na ihiwa-hiwalay ng amazon yung delivery hehehehe  ;D

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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #19 on: Oct 20, 2004 at 04:02 PM »
ill risk my LOTR ROTK Giftsets and other December releases.. text kita brod baby.. baka makalusot.. :) i think, Royal Logistics covers for customs taxes ala JAC style. :)
Let's wait for more testimonies from our fellow members.Sana hindi mahalata ng taga post office.if this keeps going smoothly.mas maganda at mas mura for all of us. :)

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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #20 on: Oct 20, 2004 at 04:16 PM »
agree baby.. people.. please share your experiences. it would only take a minute of your time to post.. so we can save resources and time.

have spoken to someone, based not in GMA, and good news also.. :)


salamat.. :)

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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #21 on: Oct 20, 2004 at 04:53 PM »
Waiting for my LOTR-FOTR Gift set from Amazon. Should be here by next week. Hoping for a good news, too.  :)
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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #22 on: Oct 20, 2004 at 08:37 PM »
thanks jhundv.. so far so good..  :)

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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #23 on: Nov 01, 2004 at 10:24 PM »
third package.. delivered straight to my house last week. :)

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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #24 on: Nov 01, 2004 at 10:40 PM »
I pre-ordered again at Amazon. I hope this time it gets delivered straight to my house like yours hemisphere.  ;D

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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #25 on: Nov 01, 2004 at 11:05 PM »
I pre-ordered again at Amazon. I hope this time it gets delivered straight to my house like yours hemisphere.  ;D


i wish you all the luck fellow collector. my sis told me about this news re Royale Cargo being bought by  DHL/Deutsch Mail. just cant confirm if its the same company i.e. Royale Cargo.

DHL is the official courier of Amazon for Philippine shipments. :)

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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #26 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 04:03 AM »


i wish you all the luck fellow collector. my sis told me about this news re Royale Cargo being bought by  DHL/Deutsch Mail. just cant confirm if its the same company i.e. Royale Cargo.

DHL is the official courier of Amazon for Philippine shipments. :)

so that means no more payment when they deliver the package....   :) hem? My credit card will never rest again.... ;D
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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #27 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 08:17 PM »
My order which was shipped last Oct. 10 has not yet arrived! I wonder what happened?  Guess I need to visit the Makati PO tomorrow... :(
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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #28 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 08:30 PM »
wow.. what a coincidence. i picked up my ed wood - r2 order from cdwow and i was directed to the second floor admin division. no tax for single title/single disc.

as i was going out, i noticed a number of amazon boxes in the local air mail room waiting to be delivered.. sana isa sa inyo dun sir jhundv..

the PO may send you a notification card and request that you pick it up na lang (without worrying about customs tax) since LOTR gift sets are quite huge and heavy and the mailman is incapable of delivering the package straight to your home. :)



 
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Re: Amazon.com and Royale Logistics Philippines Delivery
« Reply #29 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 08:34 PM »
^ Thanks. Hopefully... :)
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