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    Default Ordering from B&H

    Just wondering... if i order stuff from B&H, then is it better to use their direct shipping to sg or use their local ground, and then ship via Vpost?

    looking at the cost point of view... cos shipping direct seems rather ex, but dunno how much will vpost charge.
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    Default Re: Ordering from B&H

    If you can wait, VPostUSA is always cheaper, but you will face a delay of 1 week or 2.
    Shipping charges for vPOSTUSA
    Base charge $9.99
    + $6.99 per kg* for the first 10 kg and
    + $5.99 per kg* thereafter.
    *based on volumetric weight@ or actual weight whichever is higher
    a normal lens probably be around S$20 (included the $9.99 base charge).
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    Quote Originally Posted by zcf
    If you can wait, VPostUSA is always cheaper, but you will face a delay of 1 week or 2.
    Shipping charges for vPOSTUSA

    a normal lens probably be around S$20 (included the $9.99 base charge).
    i thinking of shipping a table...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    i thinking of shipping a table...
    That will be damn ex
    I was shipping a bag (3kg), but the packaging is 8 kg, don't know why the pakaging is so heavy), so I need to pay $9.99 + 11x$6.99 = $86.88 for the postage, more expensive than the bag alone .

    How heavy it the table plus packaging? Better ask before buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    i thinking of shipping a table...
    let me know when you are keen to get an order, i have a few items in mind too, thinking on saving on the delivery cost too.

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    Default Re: Ordering from B&H

    Quote Originally Posted by zcf
    That will be damn ex
    I was shipping a bag (3kg), but the packaging is 8 kg, don't know why the pakaging is so heavy), so I need to pay $9.99 + 11x$6.99 = $86.88 for the postage, more expensive than the bag alone .

    How heavy it the table plus packaging? Better ask before buy.
    why so heavy packaging? the last time i order from them, it is very very light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zcf
    That will be damn ex
    I was shipping a bag (3kg), but the packaging is 8 kg, don't know why the pakaging is so heavy), so I need to pay $9.99 + 11x$6.99 = $86.88 for the postage, more expensive than the bag alone .

    How heavy it the table plus packaging? Better ask before buy.
    checking now... haiz...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoossh
    why so heavy packaging? the last time i order from them, it is very very light.
    Not sure, order from another vendor. Still hasn't received good yet so don't know what they had used for packaging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoossh
    let me know when you are keen to get an order, i have a few items in mind too, thinking on saving on the delivery cost too.
    u order or i order?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zcf
    Not sure, order from another vendor. Still hasn't received good yet so don't know what they had used for packaging.
    they might accidentally added the wrong 'air' haha... suppose put air or nitrogen cushioning, they put in some heavy stuff, or they used sponge... then it was soaked in water....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    they might accidentally added the wrong 'air' haha... suppose put air or nitrogen cushioning, they put in some heavy stuff, or they used sponge... then it was soaked in water....
    Has asked Vpost people to remove the packaging, but no reply from them, so probably can't comply.
    That's how they smuggle water from USA to Singapore
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    u order or i order?
    both can. but you sure you are ordering a table????

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoossh
    both can. but you sure you are ordering a table????
    ya... haha... not those big table lah... wanna buy a TURNTABLE... hehe...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zcf
    Has asked Vpost people to remove the packaging, but no reply from them, so probably can't comply.
    That's how they smuggle water from USA to Singapore
    u read a recent news about a tip off, some woman smuggled underwear soaked in drugs... u better becareful... they might smuggle something else...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    ya... haha... not those big table lah... wanna buy a TURNTABLE... hehe...
    what's that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    u read a recent news about a tip off, some woman smuggled underwear soaked in drugs... u better becareful... they might smuggle something else...
    So they use underwear as cushion and smuggle underwear into Singapore
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoossh
    what's that?
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation

    dunno sg got sell anot... been wanting to get 1 long ago... try a non-motorised 1 1st...
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    Default Re: Ordering from B&H

    Quote Originally Posted by zcf
    That will be damn ex
    I was shipping a bag (3kg), but the packaging is 8 kg, don't know why the pakaging is so heavy), so I need to pay $9.99 + 11x$6.99 = $86.88 for the postage, more expensive than the bag alone .

    How heavy it the table plus packaging? Better ask before buy.
    Maybe due to volumemetric weight..

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    Quote Originally Posted by donchua
    Maybe due to volumemetric weight..
    Yes, vPost will charge by actual or volumetric weight, whichever is greater.

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    Ordering stuff tonight... hehe...

    zoosh, u wanna pm me the stuff u getting? but will be using UPS since its easier... price about the same.
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