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Re: Free shipping from Amazon to Singapore
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2013, 10:48 »
I fcuking gave up! Made sure all sold by amazon, all items searched using free global shipping, sifted out items one by one to see which items are the culprits, still buay sai! Ah fcuk, I come back to amazon later when I need a bicycle pump or inflatable sex doll !  ;D
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Re: Free shipping from Amazon to Singapore
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2013, 10:58 »
i tried to buy a LG internal bluray reader and burner also cannot :(

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Re: Free shipping from Amazon to Singapore
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2013, 12:50 »
no good and useless lar. this and that cannot ship overseas.
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Re: Free shipping from Amazon to Singapore
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2013, 13:05 »
i thought of getting klipsch speakers but free global shipping does not include the model I want :(

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Re: Free shipping from Amazon to Singapore
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2013, 22:08 »
This free shipping started more than a week back. Brought 3 sets of plantronic 975  headsets. Was surprised that there was no shipping cost. Should received them by next week.

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Re: Free shipping from Amazon to Singapore
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2013, 06:38 »
Try using amazonglobal.com :).
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Re: Free shipping from Amazon to Singapore
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2013, 07:41 »
It works. Received my goods within a week of ordering via UPS.

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Re: Free shipping from Amazon to Singapore
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2013, 10:03 »
just ordered a shipment of blurays. works like a charm ;D

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Re: Free shipping from Amazon to Singapore
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2013, 14:35 »
do keep an eye on the order total so that you can avoid paying the import duties also.
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Re: Free shipping from Amazon to Singapore
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2013, 14:38 »
do keep an eye on the order total so that you can avoid paying the import duties also.

that is a good point. any total amounting to s$400 or more will incur 7% gst ;D
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Re: Free shipping from Amazon to Singapore
« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2013, 15:24 »
that is a good point. any total amounting to s$400 or more will incur 7% gst ;D

i wasn't referring to the 7% GST actually. you will notice that as you pile on the stuff into your cart, when you hit a certain amount, you will be charged for import duties. to avoid this, you need to ensure that the total is below a certain amount, for example USD$250 or thereabouts. when your cart exceeds a certain amount, the import duties will automatically show up on the checkout screen. so you will have to remove your items one by one until the import duties disappear.
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Re: Free shipping from Amazon to Singapore
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2013, 18:00 »
The so-called import duties is the GST payable on the total costs of purchased items to be declared at the customs. Amazon chose to collect the tax upfront and settle on your behalf when the package arrived at the customs. This would simplify the tax collection and avoid potential delay in getting the package delivered to the buyer.

i wasn't referring to the 7% GST actually. you will notice that as you pile on the stuff into your cart, when you hit a certain amount, you will be charged for import duties. to avoid this, you need to ensure that the total is below a certain amount, for example USD$250 or thereabouts. when your cart exceeds a certain amount, the import duties will automatically show up on the checkout screen. so you will have to remove your items one by one until the import duties disappear.

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Re: Free shipping from Amazon to Singapore
« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2013, 22:36 »
best to gather some friends to buy some stuff and enjoy the free shipping. and save some $$$ too.

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Re: Free shipping from Amazon to Singapore
« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2013, 22:42 »
The so-called import duties is the GST payable on the total costs of purchased items to be declared at the customs. Amazon chose to collect the tax upfront and settle on your behalf when the package arrived at the customs. This would simplify the tax collection and avoid potential delay in getting the package delivered to the buyer.

This would also means that our tax collectors will have much more to collect  :o I don't recall paying any gst for quite a number of my stuff tat cost more than $400 tat came from overseas   :P
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Re: Free shipping from Amazon to Singapore
« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2013, 12:09 »
This would also means that our tax collectors will have much more to collect  :o I don't recall paying any gst for quite a number of my stuff tat cost more than $400 tat came from overseas   :P

It's happened to me once, when I used comgateway.  I had ordered something from Time Life, which doesn't ship direct to SG.  Although the item itself was below SGD400, and internal US shipping was FOC, for some *#&$#@#% reason Customs decrees that when shipping is FOC, a percentage is added as the nominal shipping cost -- which took the overall cost to just over $400.  So I had to fork out GST.
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