QUOTE(ngaisteve1 @ Jul 2 2013, 11:10 AM)
Hi, so you paid to CompGateway instead of Amazon?
If I have 3 items of books to buy from Amazon and the amount is say US30 which is eligible for free shipping, so this mean the shipping to my US address is free right? And I just need to pay the shipping from my US address to Malaysia right?
For the my first purchase, i saw this FREE LIVE QUOTE GUARANTEE promo code. This is only to purchase one item? I plan to buy 3 books/items, so that i can eligible for the Amazon free delivery.
Yes, if u order about USD30, Amazon will ship for free to CompGateway. With CompGateway, you can choose from all Vendors at Amazon, not just the Fulfilled.
by Amazon. There are many Vendors at Amazon who charge cheaper than Amazon even after the delivery charges of USD3.99 (or so) but these Vendors don't ship overseas but will ship to CompGateway.
What u need to do is to compare Amazon charges for delivery to MY against CompGateway. For Amazon, they do not have a 'Base Weight' for items like Books, DVD, etc but its based on Per Item, which is about USD5 per item. However, u should compare against Amazon's Priority Delivery Charge and not the Standard Delivery cos it takes up to 1-mth and there is No Tracking Number. Amazon's Priority Delivery is about 10-business days which is equivalent to CompGateway Standard which comes with Tracking Number.
But for CompGateway. there is a min base weight of 0.50 kg which is USD20.75 and 10% fuel surcharge and 0.65% for Insurance.
In a nutshell, if Amazon Priority Delivery is less than USD23, then u can use Amazon but if its more than USD23, you are probalbly better if using CompGateway..
FYI, this is also dependent whether Amazon sends your package together to CompGateway. Sometimes, if they break-up the deliveries, then u will have to pay more to CompGateway. To explain, say if Amazon send in one package and weights less than 0.50, you only need to pay USD20.75 + USD2.07 + Insurance.
But if Amazon breaks into 2 deliveries, u have to pay to CompGateway. USD20.75 + USD3.25 + USD2.40 + Insurance.
Hope u get what I meant. FYI, I ordered some items from CompGateway on Friday and the items arrived this morning. CompGateway. cvharged me about USD55 vs Amazon charges USD90. Got it in 5 days or only 3-business days. Very fast. This is my second shipment with CompGateway and both was good experience. They will reply my e-mails and the Live Quote was good. However, the Live Quote may not be accurate as Amazon may pack in a bigger box when u buy multiple items to protect the items thus increasing your shipping cost to be higher than the Live Quote.
If u use OCBC Credit card, u get 8% rebate from the Shipping Cost (exclude Fuel surcharge and Insurance). Very good deal. Very Happy for this service.This post has been edited by cfa28: Jul 2 2013, 12:48 PM