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Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« on: December 05, 2017, 18:19 »
Heard that Amazon has stopped free shipping over US$125 to Singapore. If so, this would be terrible for those of us who routinely buy Blu rays from Amazon.

Please let us not go back to those dark days where we can only import from US after paying hefty shipping charges...

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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 19:49 »
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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 21:58 »
sien till the max liao!!!!because of amazon prime singapore!
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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 23:16 »
I started a chat and asked the CSO if the free shipping had been permanently removed.

He dodged the question and instead asked if there was an order he could help me with.

Perhaps they are sorting out a system change and then might reinstate the free shipping.

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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 08:25 »
Read in the news, SG Amazon Prime membership gets access to US store & free shipping to SG.

That must be the reason why they terminated the US$125 free shipping.


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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 08:33 »
Yes, clearly they want us to sign up as Prime members to enjoy free shipping. As long as Prime membership in SG gives me access to US store items, I would consider subscribing. Will wait and see.

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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 08:44 »
the selection in Prime Now International is extremely limited compared to amazon usa store itself.

though for items that's available, prices are quite ok.

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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 08:58 »
http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/amazon-prime-service-makes-debut-singapore

It's confirmed..but is there amazon prime Singapore and amazon prime us?got diff?

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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 09:36 »
So now, the Prime membership will give customers access to more than five million products listed on Amazon's site in the United States. Customers who make orders above S$60 using the Prime Now app will not have to pay global shipping fees.

Sounds good

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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2017, 10:44 »
Just checked out Prime Now and the international selection has no Blu Rays like US store. Not good. Hopefully they will add these soon.

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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2017, 11:53 »
Heard that Amazon has stopped free shipping over US$125 to Singapore

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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2017, 13:28 »
prime now has no blu ray. :(

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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2017, 17:04 »
prime now has no blu ray. :(

exactly. and this totally sucks.

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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2017, 20:58 »
looks like Amazon US Prime customers also don't qualify for the USD125 free shipping anymore...
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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2017, 07:56 »
Hope it gets reinstated. Amazon US product selection is wide.


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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2017, 12:15 »
Time to cancel my Amazon Prime membership
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Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2017, 12:28 »
So have or no have anymore?


http://www.greatdeals.com.sg/2017/12/05/amazon-free-shipping-still-available-singapore

The article is right - the CSO is able to waive the shipping fee. They will ask you to choose the cheapest option and once you place the order, you can tell them the order # and they will refund you the shipping fee back to your credit card.

Now I can buy the Metallica Master of Puppets deluxe box set


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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2017, 17:57 »
Let's do it!  ;D
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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2017, 18:25 »
So does approaching the cso work?

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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2017, 19:11 »
So does approaching the cso work?

Not if your items do not qualify for Free Shipping to Singapore and for now, they have remove this option from their items listing so nothing the CSO can do now, if the option is not available.

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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2017, 20:47 »
Made an order above $125 this morning and didn't see the free shipping option. Chatted with CSO. At first he claimed tat the items will mean the box will exceed the allowable dimensions (can't recall but the longest side is 15 something inch) or above the maximum 10kg. Reasoned with him tat it can't be as I have previously ordered more items tat came in the same box. FYI my items are 2 double LPs, 3 single LPs and one hard cover book which weigh ard maybe 3kg. Finally he told me that the shipping charges will be refunded.
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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2017, 00:59 »
Doubt they would entertain.

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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2018, 20:39 »
Comfirmed with Amazon CSO today, he said that there is no free shipping to Singapore...
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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2018, 21:17 »
I have decided to let my wallet do the talking, by stopping any purchase from Amazon

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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2018, 07:39 »
For CDs, vinyls and bluray, we can shift our purchasing to http://www.importcds.com

Shipping is cheap and delivery is super fast. Ordered on Tuesday night, the package was already in sg yesterday afternoon!
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« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2018, 16:29 »
So now cannot nego with Amazon CSO to waive shipping ?
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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2018, 10:40 »
For CDs, vinyls and bluray, we can shift our purchasing to http://www.importcds.com

Shipping is cheap and delivery is super fast. Ordered on Tuesday night, the package was already in sg yesterday afternoon!

Prices comparable to amazon?

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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2018, 11:12 »
I've bought from Import CDs a few times, and yes the prices are very good.
Shipping price is also very reasonable, and they ship very fast.

They also have an eBay store, which you might want to check out too.
Sometimes the eBay store has stocks that their website doesn't have and vice versa.

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« Reply #31 on: January 13, 2018, 11:31 »
Depends on the title. Some slightly less and some slightly more than amazon. Shipping for my recent purchase of 5 LPs totalling 8 discs was US$14.90. The package reached my place in less than 3 days.
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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2018, 13:16 »
Checked out their sacds.  Those listed as imported from Hong Kong will be cheaper from hifi-cd.

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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2018, 17:50 »
For CDs, vinyls and bluray, we can shift our purchasing to http://www.importcds.com

Shipping is cheap and delivery is super fast. Ordered on Tuesday night, the package was already in sg yesterday afternoon!
http://stores.ebay.com/getimportcds/

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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2018, 14:04 »
Made my 1st Amazon few days ago since they stopped free shipping to SG.
Strangely was only able to choose between Expedited or Priority shipping (no Standard avail) unless it was due to the items I purchased (though highly unlikely...only some 4K BDs for self & Precious Moments figurines for my wife...all sold by Amazon).
Also final shipping differs from the shipping rates found on their website (even when I calculated using different product categories and the respective Shipment & Per Item rates) but as it was less than the figure I arrived at, did not raise issue with Cust Svc of course ;D.
Anyone tried buying fr Amazon recently & noticed the same thing ie the shipping options avail?

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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2018, 23:56 »
Ordered a couple of Funko toys from Amazon US, and I was only given Expedited or Priority shipping options. The infuriating thing is, Singapore Post dropped me an SMS telling me I missed the delivery, but the postman no show and no delivery advice anywhere. Damned pissed off.

I seriously want to stop shopping from Amazon US from now.

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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2018, 10:39 »
Singapore Post dropped me an SMS telling me I missed the delivery, but the postman no show and no delivery advice anywhere.
I have frequently encountered this too. Have to go post office to collect.  Usually when Amazon ships with Aramax, the local chain is by singpost.
Also often get notified of missed delivery, but actual parcel arrived the day after. Hate Aramax

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« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2018, 12:05 »
I hate Aramax too.  Back when we were still enjoying the free shipping, there was once they claimed no one was present to receive the package, so it was delayed by a few days.  That was nonsense, my delivery address is the office, where there is always someone present to receive deliveries, even at lunchtime (which is precisely why I have stuff sent to the office). 
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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #38 on: August 01, 2018, 11:49 »
Ordered a couple of Funko toys from Amazon US, and I was only given Expedited or Priority shipping options. The infuriating thing is, Singapore Post dropped me an SMS telling me I missed the delivery, but the postman no show and no delivery advice anywhere. Damned pissed off.

I seriously want to stop shopping from Amazon US from now.

Same thing I also got an SMS from singpost that I missed delivery, but someone was home all day and no postman came. No delivery advice left behind also. However, next day they automatically redelivered the item without me needing to call Singpost or collect from the post office.


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« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2018, 12:07 »
Same thing I also got an SMS from singpost that I missed delivery, but someone was home all day and no postman came. No delivery advice left behind also. However, next day they automatically redelivered the item without me needing to call Singpost or collect from the post office.
Exactly what happened to me many times

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« Reply #40 on: August 14, 2018, 01:55 »
I am going to cut down on purchases from Amazon US.

1. First, this ongoing dispute between Amazon US and Disney means they do not take in preorders for Disney Blu-rays, until too close to the release date, and then it's "sold out". And when you do managed to place an order, they will tell you they ran out of stock and will ship out one or two months later.

2. Months later, when it's just up for regular purchase, Amazon will lock it down for Amazon Prime members only. I have absolutely no desire to sign up for Prime membership when most of their other services are unusable to us here.

3. No free shipping. No standard shipping. And shipping to SG is just a disaster once it reaches our shores. For some reason, when it reaches here, it doesn't necessarily hand over to Singapore Post. Sometimes, it's handled by other couriers that you've never heard of.

Fortunately, 4K Blu-rays are region free. So I'm going to place more purchases from Amazon UK. They're slightly cheaper, and delivery always goes into my mailbox and not registered.

If I absolutely must purchase from Amazon US, I'll take advantage of the free domestic shipping with US$25 orders, and then ship it over to SG via ezbuy. It's $3.99/500g, but at least I don't have to deal with missed deliveries and Singapore Post.

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Re: Amazon stop free shipping to SG?
« Reply #41 on: August 14, 2018, 06:29 »
Exactly what happened to me many times

Really??? U actually received SMS from "Suckpost". All I have received is a card left at the doorstep after they left.
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