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Re: Amazon.com - shopping, shipping, post office, customs Q&A
« Reply #1650 on: Mar 01, 2019 at 05:23 PM »
sa customs airport naman, may nagshout out na "if anyone has anything to declare.."  shrug your shoulders lang and say you have nothing to declare then pass right up their area..

many times I go back from my short trips abroad may inu-uwe ako, either inside my checked-in baggage, carry on backpack or a separate box extra to my luggage -- allowed naman 2 baggages checked-in eh

as long as the item/s are opened box and for personal use, dapat no customs tax yan =))  if you bring home multiple items like 3 cameras or mag-doubt sila na pangbenta at pagkaka-kitaan, sisingiln nila kayo ng tax. just be ready to show your item/s receipt.  dun naman sila mag-base ng tax niyan

di pa naman ako nag-uwe ng malaking box talaga like LED TV hehehe
 

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« Reply #1651 on: Mar 01, 2019 at 05:50 PM »
Pwede kayang av receiver or projector ang ipapadala ko papunta dito?

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Re: Amazon.com - shopping, shipping, post office, customs Q&A
« Reply #1652 on: Mar 01, 2019 at 09:03 PM »
Question mga sirs
May relative ako from states pauwi dito sa pinas
Kapag umorder ako sa amazon tapos delivered sa address nila at ipapasabay ko yung box sa paguwi malaki ba charges or tax?

By size ba ng box?
By weight ba ng box?
By declared value ba ng laman ng box?
Or hindi pwedeng isabay sa plane nila?
kung for personal use walang issue. almost every year umuuwi yung mga pamangkin namin, since 6 sila, may dala silang 6 balikbayan boxes. so iba iba ang laman nun, multiple bags, rubber shoes, kaldero, ps4 at xbox. never sila nag ka issue sa customs. minsan daw tinatanong sasabihin lang nila pasalubong.

kung isang receiver at projector lang pwede naman, wag lang cguro 10pcs na receiver at projector.


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Re: Amazon.com - shopping, shipping, post office, customs Q&A
« Reply #1653 on: Mar 01, 2019 at 09:50 PM »
Ordered last Feb. 8 at around 9:30PM

arrived today at around 7PM


sobrang bilib ako sa bilis ng delivery! mas mabilis pa sa shoppee at lazada! haha

how much is the shipping cost and taxes for such order sir?
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Re: Amazon.com - shopping, shipping, post office, customs Q&A
« Reply #1654 on: Mar 01, 2019 at 10:22 PM »
Ordered last Feb. 8 at around 9:30PM

arrived today at around 7PM


sobrang bilib ako sa bilis ng delivery! mas mabilis pa sa shoppee at lazada! haha

Was this delivered right at your doorstep sir? Or did you have to go to the post office to claim?

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Re: Amazon.com - shopping, shipping, post office, customs Q&A
« Reply #1655 on: Mar 01, 2019 at 10:31 PM »
Question mga sirs
May relative ako from states pauwi dito sa pinas
Kapag umorder ako sa amazon tapos delivered sa address nila at ipapasabay ko yung box sa paguwi malaki ba charges or tax?

By size ba ng box?
By weight ba ng box?
By declared value ba ng laman ng box?
Or hindi pwedeng isabay sa plane nila?

check with Amazon... make a mock transaction and indicate there the US delivery address.  usually, if to be delivered to US address, baka meron yan State tax -- depende saang State, iba iba VAT rate or sales tax per State eh.  pero free delivery yan sa door nila kahit saan sa mainland US

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« Reply #1656 on: Mar 01, 2019 at 11:06 PM »
how much is the shipping cost and taxes for such order sir?
Shipping cost is around 1.2k pesos. No additional tax because item is below 10k pesos.

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« Reply #1657 on: Mar 01, 2019 at 11:07 PM »
Was this delivered right at your doorstep sir? Or did you have to go to the post office to claim?
Delivered straight at our doorstep via UPS

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« Reply #1658 on: Mar 01, 2019 at 11:08 PM »
Delivered straight at our doorstep via UPS

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Nice. I should thy this out. Thanks for the info.

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« Reply #1659 on: Mar 02, 2019 at 12:20 AM »
check with Amazon... make a mock transaction and indicate there the US delivery address.  usually, if to be delivered to US address, baka meron yan State tax -- depende saang State, iba iba VAT rate or sales tax per State eh.  pero free delivery yan sa door nila kahit saan sa mainland US
What i mean is from us to here in the philiooines

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« Reply #1660 on: Mar 02, 2019 at 12:28 AM »
Pwede kayang av receiver or projector ang ipapadala ko papunta dito?

Yes pero mahal kasi may tax na yan and shipping is pricey kasi malaki na yung item.

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« Reply #1661 on: Mar 02, 2019 at 07:39 AM »
Yes pero mahal kasi may tax na yan and shipping is pricey kasi malaki na yung item.

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« Reply #1662 on: Mar 05, 2019 at 11:20 AM »
Delivered straight at our doorstep via UPS

What shipping option did you choose in Amazon so it's delivered to your doorstep? I want to order Blu-ray discs :)

Did you choose:
*Standard International Shipping - averages 18-32 business days
*AmazonGlobal Expedited Shipping - Averages 5-10 business days
*AmazonGlobal Priority Shipping - Asap
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« Reply #1663 on: Mar 05, 2019 at 11:34 AM »
What shipping option did you choose in Amazon so it's delivered to your doorstep? I want to order Blu-ray discs :)

Did you choose:
*Standard International Shipping - averages 18-32 business days
*AmazonGlobal Expedited Shipping - Averages 5-10 business days
*AmazonGlobal Priority Shipping - Asap


Two option with international shipping expedite and priority on my experience but this two shipping is depend what shipper the seller will use. Mostly of my item from amazon the seller or amazon use ups so even i choose expedite it only take 7 days. Comparing the two priority and expedite someone here or in fb use the priority but they receive the item in 7 days same as expedite. So i think the expedite and priority shipping is same in terms of eta using UPS. You can also check if the item if eligible to ph direct shipping if you make your shipping address default to ph amazon automatically check if its eligible.




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« Reply #1664 on: Mar 05, 2019 at 11:54 AM »

Two option with international shipping expedite and priority on my experience but this two shipping is depend what shipper the seller will use. Mostly of my item from amazon the seller or amazon use ups so even i choose expedite it only take 7 days. Comparing the two priority and expedite someone here or in fb use the priority but they receive the item in 7 days same as expedite. So i think the expedite and priority shipping is same in terms of eta using UPS. You can also check if the item if eligible to ph direct shipping if you make your shipping address default to ph amazon automatically check if its eligible.




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Ok. Thanks for explaining sir. :)

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« Reply #1665 on: Mar 05, 2019 at 11:59 AM »
Ok. Thanks for explaining sir. :)

NP happy to share my experience last transaction ko kay amazon is not UPS shipping ginamit pero ok pa din kasi 8 days din lang inabot including weekend nasa bahay na.

Eto incomming na purchase ko.




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« Reply #1666 on: Mar 05, 2019 at 12:27 PM »
What shipping option did you choose in Amazon so it's delivered to your doorstep? I want to order Blu-ray discs :)

Did you choose:
*Standard International Shipping - averages 18-32 business days
*AmazonGlobal Expedited Shipping - Averages 5-10 business days
*AmazonGlobal Priority Shipping - Asap
I chose the cheaper option, AmazonGlobal Expedited Shipping hehe. But in my case, 4 days lang na deliver na so parang priority na din

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« Reply #1667 on: Mar 05, 2019 at 12:45 PM »
I chose the cheaper option, AmazonGlobal Expedited Shipping hehe. But in my case, 4 days lang na deliver na so parang priority na din

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Priority minsan inaabot din ng 7 days kagaya nung ss ko sa taas parang 7 days din siya kasi expected delivery niya is 12. Swerte pag 4 days


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« Reply #1668 on: Mar 05, 2019 at 01:14 PM »
I have refrained from purchasing BDs from Amazon US a long time ago since the shipping cost is too steep for me. Standard international shipping is $8.98 for a single title; additional ones will be $3.99/title. A better option is Amazon UK.
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« Reply #1669 on: Mar 05, 2019 at 01:29 PM »
^ looks steep for a single BD title... but ensure to consolidate >3 DB discs per order placement.  then it'd become like PhP300 approx per title shipping cost.  not so bad I think -- while 1 blockbuster title would get you around PhP1,200 (if it cost USD23/title).

so Amazon UK is much cheaper, still...?

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« Reply #1670 on: Mar 05, 2019 at 01:42 PM »
I'm speaking from my own experience. Many BD titles are offered much cheaper than those sold in the US; besides I always time my UK purchases whenever there is a ongoing sale. The VAT is also excluded during checkout so yes, buying BDs from Amazon UK is much cheaper.
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« Reply #1671 on: Mar 05, 2019 at 02:03 PM »
To illustrate the difference between Amazon UK vs Amazon US shipping rates for BDs, here's a sample computation:

                                                 UK                                                        US

per delivery                             £2.09                                                    $4.99
per item/title                           £1.49                                                    $3.99

3 BDs

£2.09 + (£1.39 x 3)                  £6.56                    $4.99 + ($3.99 x 3)  $16.96

Php conversion (3/5/19)         P450.47                                                P676.83

per BD                                     P150.15                                               P225.60

 
Btw, there's an Amazon UK BD/UHD BD sale right now:

Five Blu-ray for £30
Two Blu-ray for £25
Two 4K Blu-ray for £30
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« Reply #1672 on: Mar 05, 2019 at 03:21 PM »
^ thanks for the illustration... Amazon UK is not bad at all -- it's better!!!  >:D

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« Reply #1673 on: Mar 05, 2019 at 03:57 PM »
^ Just trying to share with other movie enthusiasts my fun filled, satisfying shopping experience at Amazon UK ;D
For MCU 3D fans, here's another one:

3D 2 for £18

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« Reply #1674 on: Mar 05, 2019 at 08:25 PM »
I'm speaking from my own experience. Many BD titles are offered much cheaper than those sold in the US; besides I always time my UK purchases whenever there is a ongoing sale. The VAT is also excluded during checkout so yes, buying BDs from Amazon UK is much cheaper.
Is the delivery from Amazon UK straight to your house?
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« Reply #1675 on: Mar 06, 2019 at 12:14 AM »
YMMV. In my case since I'm a regular Phlpost customer, the mail carrier delivers my package. Others receive a notice to get theirs from the local Phlpost office.

Here's a related thread on buying BDs from Amazon UK:
Why I buy my Region-Free Blu-ray Discs from Amazon.co.uk





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« Reply #1676 on: Mar 06, 2019 at 01:55 AM »
YMMV. In my case since I'm a regular Phlpost customer, the mail carrier delivers my package. Others receive a notice to get theirs from the local Phlpost office.

Here's a related thread on buying BDs from Amazon UK:
Why I buy my Region-Free Blu-ray Discs from Amazon.co.uk


This is a deal breaker then. It's such a hassle to go to our post office. So out of the way plus with the traffic. I'd take my chances with the US account instead.

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« Reply #1677 on: Mar 06, 2019 at 05:47 AM »
^ Unless you will avail of Amazon's premium shipping option for your BDs (either Expedited or Priority), packages/parcel shipped via standard international shipping will still pass through the local post office.
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« Reply #1678 on: Mar 07, 2019 at 09:24 AM »
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« Reply #1679 on: Mar 07, 2019 at 12:15 PM »
Magkasabay ata yung atin. hehe