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I have place an order for dear son 1st birthday cake and looking for sesame street figurines. I manage to find a few from amazon but when come to payment, they are not able to deliver to Spore....
Any idea other than ebay and amazon, where can i find sesame street figurines? I manage to find 2 from ebay but its not enough to occupy the cake....
i've ordered toys from amazon before, but they were shipped by vpost and not amazon cos i dont't think amazon ships toys.
you can join sprees from other forums, but the thing is, you have to look around for organisers that are honest and upfront about the shipping costs.
Cos i kenna fleeced big time before and had to pay shipping costs that were about $50 for things that weren't really heavy.
i think only vpost can help you. but lik what uddermummy says, the shipping might be very ex esp you r ordering a few items only..
do you hav friends in US? maybe can get them to help you?
I just ordered toys (leapfrog and fisher price) from Amazon last month via vpost and now still waiting for them to arrive. It will take a longer time to reach Spore esp right now is the festive season. And worse still, I have to pay nearly $130 for the shipping charges even though the wt is 6kg (becos the volumic wt is 13.3kg!!). Really heart pain. I consolidate my Amazon purchase with my Gap and Old Navy stuffs and my shipping charges alone was $180!! Faint!
I have a friend who lived in you.S. who has helped me to ship my Old Navy & Gap clothes once and though she packed them real tight in a small box, the shipping charge was still US$85.
Vpost usually have Christmas promo. Last year I bought my irobot from Amazon and vpost shipped it to me. I paid by UOB card which had a 20% discount for vpost. I paid $150+.
For my this item, definitely cheaper than if I buy from Singapore. After paying so much for shipping, this item is still half price compared if I bought it direct from the distributor here.
gees, im still thinking how to buy stuffs for pin's party from amazon!
Either use vPost or Borderlinx.
Borderlinx seems to be more reasonably priced and is quite fast. But you will have to pay with a Citibank card.
i just tried using amazon to buy some balloons, to test test..
omg, the shipping was $100+ for 3 balloons of $20++
Hey Ting, some of the websites I listed earlier on in this thread has birthday balloons. The jumbo type. And themed as well. You can check it out there.
I got some of my balloons for my boy from them.
for forwarding companies, can try comgateway as well.
the prob with vpostusa is that they dont't have repacking services; that is, they won't help to pack your stuff into a smaller box.
i think comgateway does, but charges either US or S$10 for that service.
I just received my toys from Amazon via Vpost and then I know why the shipping is so ex cos Leapfrogs products all come in big boxes, hence occupying a lot of space. Sigh..
As for my Old Navy/Gap clothes, the cheapest shipping charges I ever paid is S$66+. I usually ordered more than 30 pcs - my baby, mine and my hubby's clothes. Every pc is an extra of S$3-S$4.