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« Reply #150 on: Feb 05, 2013 at 02:20 AM »
sa forex walang tariff kaya lumipat na ako :)

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« Reply #151 on: Feb 08, 2013 at 10:44 AM »
guys, i have been using pobox for some time already, but my box which came yesterday was pilfered. Many of my items was "stolen". product packaging are torn and items are missing :(  anyone with this experience? how did you go about it? does pobox pay us for loss items?

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« Reply #152 on: Feb 08, 2013 at 10:50 AM »
sa forex walang tariff kaya lumipat na ako :)

Alam ko pag electronic may tariff pa din sa forex. 

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« Reply #153 on: Feb 08, 2013 at 10:56 AM »
Alam ko pag electronic may tariff pa din sa forex. 



have you tried forex na ba sir? ever since wala silang tariff sa electronics at ang dami ng pinapasok ko. kararating lang ng onkyo 818, sony cd changer at may onkyo 809 pa na scheduled to arrive next week. shipping lang binayaran ko.
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« Reply #154 on: Feb 08, 2013 at 02:21 PM »
guys, i have been using pobox for some time already, but my box which came yesterday was pilfered. Many of my items was "stolen". product packaging are torn and items are missing :(  anyone with this experience? how did you go about it? does pobox pay us for loss items?

Nahold ba yung box mo for inspection ng US customs? If yes, probably dun nangyri ang pilferage ng mga items mo. Ano mga items nawala sayo? And how much the total damage? Mostly kc dun nangyyri ang pilferage.

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« Reply #155 on: Feb 08, 2013 at 03:05 PM »
^ yes na hold, even paid for electronic tariff. ang nawala xbox 360 kinect, seagate hd, car amplifier, car subwoofer total damage  $590 grabe, all bought during the thanksgiving sale, napamahal  pa lalo :(

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« Reply #156 on: Feb 08, 2013 at 03:28 PM »
^ yes na hold, even paid for electronic tariff. ang nawala xbox 360 kinect, seagate hd, car amplifier, car subwoofer total damage  $590 grabe, all bought during the thanksgiving sale, napamahal  pa lalo :(

pobox has a list of what's inside your box, you should file a complaint to them. it was better if you picked up the box and opened it in front of them so they can't put the blame to someone else.

there was a warning from them about the shipping of hard drives and other gadgets with memory storage but i find it odd why the car amp and subwoofer were also gone. it was an intended stealing from the US customs or pobox warehouse part.

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« Reply #157 on: Feb 08, 2013 at 09:32 PM »
^ yes na hold, even paid for electronic tariff. ang nawala xbox 360 kinect, seagate hd, car amplifier, car subwoofer total damage  $590 grabe, all bought during the thanksgiving sale, napamahal  pa lalo :(

big items indeed that were stolen from you. I remember last year one of the tipid pc members lost a lot of items and he file a complaint against pobox. The whole process and waiting time consumed more than 5 months I think before the pobox granted the replacement of the stolen items. As GneW said there is an announcement coming from pobox regarding their policy on pilferage issue. Try to file a complaint and lets see what will pobox do on your case. Thankfully my item didnt undergo the inspection of US customs. whew!
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« Reply #158 on: Feb 09, 2013 at 02:39 AM »
tiyempuhan lang talaga sa US customs check. of all the 8 boxes na pinaship ko since nag umpisa ang US customs inspection, 1 lang ang box na may GREEN US custom tape na natanggap ko. the box was beat up on all corners but luckily walang nawala kasi mga gamit pambahay ang karamihan ng laman. i have 3 more boxes coming this month, hoping na di sana dumaan ng US customs.

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« Reply #159 on: Feb 09, 2013 at 10:11 AM »
^thanks guys for your inputs, already informed pobox regarding loss items. still waiting for their reply.

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« Reply #160 on: Feb 09, 2013 at 08:53 PM »
tiyempuhan lang talaga sa US customs check. of all the 8 boxes na pinaship ko since nag umpisa ang US customs inspection, 1 lang ang box na may GREEN US custom tape na natanggap ko. the box was beat up on all corners but luckily walang nawala kasi mga gamit pambahay ang karamihan ng laman. i have 3 more boxes coming this month, hoping na di sana dumaan ng US customs.

bro.. you will see naman sa tracking kung dumaan sa US customs dba. we hope na sana walang mawala sa items ntn, :)

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« Reply #161 on: Feb 09, 2013 at 08:55 PM »
^thanks guys for your inputs, already informed pobox regarding loss items. still waiting for their reply.

expect a reply on celine by tuesday pa. and sana maging positive ang reply nya sayo. pero sana lang nun dineliver un item sayo sana chineck mo muna mga items mo sa harap ng nagdeliver para meh preweba ka na nawala tlga items mo. ganun kac gnawa nung tga tipid pc kac.

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« Reply #162 on: Feb 10, 2013 at 11:53 AM »
expect a reply on celine by tuesday pa. and sana maging positive ang reply nya sayo. pero sana lang nun dineliver un item sayo sana chineck mo muna mga items mo sa harap ng nagdeliver para meh preweba ka na nawala tlga items mo. ganun kac gnawa nung tga tipid pc kac.


Wala kasi ako nun nagdeliver sila, kaso obvious naman un box puro tape pati pagsara ng flap mali ( shorter end nasa labas)

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« Reply #163 on: Feb 10, 2013 at 11:59 AM »
have you tried forex na ba sir? ever since wala silang tariff sa electronics at ang dami ng pinapasok ko. kararating lang ng onkyo 818, sony cd changer at may onkyo 809 pa na scheduled to arrive next week. shipping lang binayaran ko.

Ah ok natry ko na sila pero di electronics ayaw ko kasi mag antay ng matagal kaya air shipping ako sa electronic para iwas isipin and safe mode.
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« Reply #164 on: Feb 10, 2013 at 12:02 PM »
Ah ok natry ko na sila pero di electronics ayaw ko kasi mag antay ng matagal kaya air shipping ako sa electronic para iwas isipin and safe mode.

try mo sa forex sir, wala talagang tariff ang electronics. check my onkyo 809 shipping invoice.



basta di ka lang nagmamadali sulit ang forex.

regarding how safe your gears are during transit. check out the pic below, sony cd changer and onkyo 818 underneath. the boxes are in tip top condition without any sign of wear.

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« Reply #165 on: Feb 12, 2013 at 10:20 AM »
Sir, pano ba ang process sa forex? prepaid ba? you need to replenish funds bago ka makapag-order online?

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« Reply #166 on: Feb 12, 2013 at 12:10 PM »
Sir, pano ba ang process sa forex? prepaid ba? you need to replenish funds bago ka makapag-order online?

at first, naguguluhan din ako sa style ng forex compared to pobox. pero same lang din, just pay their bank account the exact amount on the invoice then scan the deposit slip and email it to them. they will update  your forex web account. may utang pa nga ako ngayon dahil nakalimutan nila e add ang tax sa pinabili ko sa kanila pero wala naman problema. sa next shipping ko na daw babayaran yon ;D

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« Reply #167 on: Feb 12, 2013 at 12:44 PM »
Diba same lang ang forex and pobox? Nakiki ride lang pobox kay forex. Kilala ko owner ng
Pobox.

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« Reply #168 on: Feb 13, 2013 at 12:39 AM »
Diba same lang ang forex and pobox? Nakiki ride lang pobox kay forex. Kilala ko owner ng
Pobox.

Yes and actuallly nasa loob din ng forex ang employee ng pobix. Napansin ko kung sino ang nag rerecieve sa pobox sila din sa forex. Baka mag kapatid of family lang may ari ng pobox and forex.
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« Reply #169 on: Feb 13, 2013 at 12:48 AM »
anak daw ng may ari ng forex ang owner ng pobox. nakiki ride lang "daw" si pobox sa container ng forex.

sa pobox walang consolidation fee, pero may tariff ang electronics.

sa forex naman, may $10 consolidation fee sa big boxes pero walang tariff ang electronics

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« Reply #170 on: Feb 17, 2013 at 06:16 PM »
Update ko lang complain ko sa pobox, they replied but wash their hands on my complaint, informed me to file complaint to forex not them kasi they are "only a consolidating company" :(  what a bummer

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« Reply #171 on: Feb 18, 2013 at 10:37 PM »
@jessec

not sure if you're aware of this (see below.) incidents like this were rare in the past but it's become more rampant as of late, hence the current policy...

Guys.. sharing the new insurance policy update from POBOX for everyone's awareness:

Important Announcement - Extra Insurance for Lost Items

To All Our Valued Members:

There have been a few incidents of lost items due to the random inspection
of our boxes by the U.S. Customs. They take out the items inside the boxes
and then pack it again thus also ruining the way we carefully pack the
items. They do this to boxes of cargo forwarders to the Philippines. Around
30% of our boxes are subject to these random inspections. Examples of items
that are lost are relatively 'small' items such as shades, watches, small
gadgets and the like. As stated in our Terms and Conditions, the insurance
of the courier, Forex Cargo, only covers 'loss' of the whole box and not
the 'loss' of items inside the box. However, POBox has tried to compensate
for the 'Loss' of these items as an act of service and commitment to our
clients. Moving Forward, Forex and POBox may not be able to cover ALL
losses anymore. In lieu of these circumstances, we decide to offer Extra
Insurance coverage for such instances. The ff. are the details for this
Extra Insurance:

1. Extra Insurance coverage offered is for up to $100 and $200 only. The
additional cost for the insurance is $5 and $10 respectively.
2. Extra Insurance coverage is only for 'Loss' of items due to Random
Inspection by the U.S. Customs.
3. Extra Insurance coverage is in additional to coverage of Forex Cargo.
Claims should be first made to Forex and the Extra Insurance will cover
balances that were not claimed through Forex if the claim was deemed valid.
4. When shipping a box, POBox will ask all if they want to avail of the
Extra Insurance. The fee for the Extra Insurance should be paid with the
shipment fee of the box.

Since the maximum coverage we offer is only $200, we advise everyone to
refrain from shipping expensive, valuable and 'small' items for now while
the situation with the U.S. Customs remains uncertain. This extra insurance
will be offered starting on the September 19 shipment batch.

Kindly let us know if you have any questions or concerns regarding this.

Thank you very much!

POBox Team
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« Reply #172 on: Mar 06, 2013 at 09:16 PM »
Used their service for the first time. Waited for 5 weeks. Overall, experience was ok. They allow payment via paypal. Other notes/observations:

- Since they're using sea freight, the tracking via the forexworld site is practically useless once the item status changes to "Vessel Departed". It will remain that way for a number of weeks while your package is traveling across continents via sea
- When the tracking status changes to "Delivered", that doesn't mean the item has been delivered to your home. It simply means that from the warehouse, the package has now been delivered to pobox office, for dispatch to a 3rd party courier for the door-to-door delivery part of the process
- Package was received in its original box from the seller. It was not repackaged into their own box (though my items came only in 1 box and purchased from 1 single seller

Will I use them again? Probably not. The items just take too long to get here. Maybe I got spoiled by comgateway in Singapore where I get my items in less than a week and the shipping rates are fairly reasonable. I think I'll try JAC next time.

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« Reply #173 on: Mar 16, 2013 at 06:30 PM »
has anyone shipped vinyl LPs via pobox.ph?

did the vinyls arrive without damage ?

which box type should i use if i intend to ship 10 to 20 LPs ?


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« Reply #174 on: Jun 01, 2013 at 01:23 PM »
Important Reminder: Only 1 Warehouse Address for ALL Shipments

Have ALL your packages delivered to:

Attn: "Your Name"
1102 Arroyo St
Unit B
San Fernando, CA 91340
Tel. 310-8037035

This is applicable for both straight shipments and consolidation. For
special shipping of over-sized and over-weight packages, kindly contact us
first since we might need to arrange for a special delivery address.

Thank you very much!

Pobox Team

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« Reply #175 on: Jun 01, 2013 at 01:29 PM »
Used their service for the first time. Waited for 5 weeks. Overall, experience was ok. They allow payment via paypal. Other notes/observations:

- Since they're using sea freight, the tracking via the forexworld site is practically useless once the item status changes to "Vessel Departed". It will remain that way for a number of weeks while your package is traveling across continents via sea
- When the tracking status changes to "Delivered", that doesn't mean the item has been delivered to your home. It simply means that from the warehouse, the package has now been delivered to pobox office, for dispatch to a 3rd party courier for the door-to-door delivery part of the process
- Package was received in its original box from the seller. It was not repackaged into their own box (though my items came only in 1 box and purchased from 1 single seller

Will I use them again? Probably not. The items just take too long to get here. Maybe I got spoiled by comgateway in Singapore where I get my items in less than a week and the shipping rates are fairly reasonable. I think I'll try JAC next time.

If sea freight din IMHO same lang sila ng pobox or forexworld unless mag airfrieght ka.
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« Reply #176 on: Oct 21, 2013 at 11:27 PM »
A fellow biker has recommended this to me to have stuff sent to the Philippines. 

Would any of you guys recommend it?

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« Reply #177 on: Oct 22, 2013 at 03:25 AM »
A fellow biker has recommended this to me to have stuff sent to the Philippines. 

Would any of you guys recommend it?

What item you will be buying? Mas maganda if forexworld na lng gamitin mo sir. Mejo mas mura sha compared sa pobox if electronics bbilhin mo. Wala tariff kc pag electronics kay forex.

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« Reply #178 on: Oct 22, 2013 at 09:53 AM »
Just some jerseys, shorts and bike parts

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« Reply #179 on: Oct 22, 2013 at 10:12 AM »
Just some jerseys, shorts and bike parts

Kung kakasya yan sa black box ng pobox mas maganda kac mas mura ng $5 ang pobox kesa kay forex sa black box (43"). The rest of the other type of box mas mura na si forex.