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Topic # 90142 15-Sep-2011 18:39
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Anyones experiences with Reliable Shipping Companies from USA would be much appreciated 

I have started this new post, as my original shipping post went way off track into torches and Chargers - namely by me sorry.

So far geekzoners have commented on these US shipping companies.  

Shipito - Good ,  +1
BuyUSA -slow to email, 
Amazon - slow shipping (3weeks), can be expensive
comgateway.com - Good
Viaddress - ? 

Any other good/bad experiences? 

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  Reply # 521634 15-Sep-2011 18:55
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shipitto are great.

What do you mean by amazon as a shipping company? you mean just buy a product from them and them shipping it? never had issues, amazon are fast and reliable and cheap with shipping.

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  Reply # 521643 15-Sep-2011 19:35
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I've used USPS last time around.  I think they are one of the cheapest options out there.  I paid 57usd for express international which is supposed to be 3-5 business days delivery.  I'm a bit disappointed because it took almost 2 weeks for the package to arrive.  I should have chosen priority international instead as it is a bit cheaper.  

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  Reply # 521644 15-Sep-2011 19:37
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another vote for shipito. fast shipping, reasonable prices, good website.




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  Reply # 521653 15-Sep-2011 19:58
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Kilack: What do you mean by amazon as a shipping company? you mean just buy a product from them and them shipping it? never had issues, amazon are fast and reliable and cheap with shipping.


I know Amazon aren't a true shipping company like the others. I included them because it appears they do ship on behalf of other companies either from theirs or their own warehouse. They seem to be reliable but not sure how cheap they are compared to Shipping Companies like below. My last orders (all from Amazon Warehouse valued about $160) was NZ$24. When I tried to add a small $6 waterproof notebook from another company it jumped to NZ$86!! So I chose not to.

Shipito - Good ,  +3
BuyUSA -slow to email, 
comgateway.com - Good
Viaddress - ?  

 

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  Reply # 521656 15-Sep-2011 20:16
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snowkiwi:
Kilack: What do you mean by amazon as a shipping company? you mean just buy a product from them and them shipping it? never had issues, amazon are fast and reliable and cheap with shipping.


I know Amazon aren't a true shipping company like the others. I included them because it appears they do ship on behalf of other companies either from theirs or their own warehouse. They seem to be reliable but not sure how cheap they are compared to Shipping Companies like below. My last orders (all from Amazon Warehouse valued about $160) was NZ$24. When I tried to add a small $6 waterproof notebook from another company it jumped to NZ$86!! So I chose not to.

Shipito - Good ,  +3
BuyUSA -slow to email, 
comgateway.com - Good
Viaddress - ?  

 


I buy from Amazon quite regularly, their shipping is ok.. shipping from the usa is really expensive compared to the rest of the world... often you get the same items with free shipping from other parts of the world.
When I have used 3rd party shops that list with amazon their costs have been way higher than amazons.
A Mboard I was going to buy from a company listing on amazon were going to charge 97 nzd to ship to nz. Eventually amazon sold the same mboard themsevles and charged 30 nzd...

you have to remember when you use shipitto (or any package handler) you also pay the local california/state tax yes? plus handling charge, plus shipping cost..





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  Reply # 527328 29-Sep-2011 17:14
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Another update

I just received another package from Amazon - 3 days from ordering to arrival which blew me away. Delivered from the SE USA Georgia or Louisiana from memory. And $26 for a backpack (Maxpedition) weighing well over 1kg.
Also a pack of paracord from a store cost only $6 to ship a larger than A4 sized parcel stuffed with 500 feet of rope (took 2 weeks though)
Both used UPS i think

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  Reply # 527649 30-Sep-2011 12:47
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If it cost you under NZ $50 for something over 1Kg then I'd be very surprised if it was UPS. USPS perhaps.

I use ComGateway on occassion, it can take them a couple of days to process things after the parcel gets there, but they're generally pretty good. The website is far more complicated than it needs to be IMO.







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  Reply # 527761 30-Sep-2011 16:35
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stevenz: If it cost you under NZ $50 for something over 1Kg then I'd be very surprised if it was UPS. USPS perhaps.

I use ComGateway on occassion, it can take them a couple of days to process things after the parcel gets there, but they're generally pretty good. The website is far more complicated than it needs to be IMO.


It may have been USPS. I assume that's just standard post? It was pretty quick and not too expensive. As others have said: if its all supplied and delivered from Amazons own warehouse then its not too bad shipping costs. 

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