Online Sites Delivering to India and Related Issues


ayaskant12

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Any idea how much a slur lens costing 200$ will be charged by customs??

Urgent please lemme know ASAPASAP
 

wannabelean

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Does iShop international provide a duty receipt? If no, what is the reason behind them not providing one when they claim they've been charged?
 

raksrules

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is there any website which ships from uk
is there any website which provides uk billing address?

SNS does this. They are basically shipping forwarders so they won't really buy for you but you got to get the product shipped to the UK address they provide you.
 

prasanth11

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But to purchase a product in uk i need to have a uk billing address
Is there any way i could get a uk billing address
 

raksrules

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But to purchase a product in uk i need to have a uk billing address
Is there any way i could get a uk billing address

That is what SNS will give you. UK shipping (not billing address). But i guess you can use that very shipping address as billing as well. Can you ? I am not sure.
May be someone here who has used SNS for buying from UK can help.
 

kidrow

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Hi, I'm tempted to buy a few books from over yonder & abebooks.com seems to have the most reasonable shipping rates. Anyone have any prior experience in this regard? Customs, reliability, workarounds to lessen shipping cost etc.? Any other sites with a large library of used books but reasonable shipping? Thanks!

Edit: Seems Infibeam offers this service?! Any idea how reliable it is?
 
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memnom

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Just a word of caution, Please stay away from SNS at all costs. They are a bunch of unprofessional, irresponsible fools who has no inkling on what customer service even means.

Go with PPOBOX, on comparison they are angels.
 

chetansha

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Just a word of caution, Please stay away from SNS at all costs. They are a bunch of unprofessional, irresponsible fools who has no inkling on what customer service even means.

Go with PPOBOX, on comparison they are angels.

But their ethics leave a lot to be desired for,
 

geek0killer

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Just sharing some info.... as on 12/02/2014

:pPOBox :
Parent Company : ICC Worldwide.
Account : Free Personal
Shipping Options: Express (3-5 Business Days)
Payment : Bank Transfer / Paypal
Insurance : Yes. 2% of Item Value
Min Weight, Increments : 1/2 Kg (1 lb), 1/2 Kg (1 lb)
Cost : $13.15 (Min) + $6 (Per 1/2 Kg)
Customs : pre-calculated, no separate clearance fee, bulk clearance by ppobox - no bill of entry provided (can be requested separately before shipping -costs extra)
Other Info : courier partner- ICC Worlwide, BlueDart. "Professional" package @ Rs 2500/year

:ShopNShip:
Parent Company : Aramex.
Account : $19
Shipping Options: Regular (5-7 Business Days)
Payment : Credit Card / Paypal
Insurance : Yes. $1 per every $100 (of item value)
Min Weight, Increments : 1/2 Kg (1 lb), 1/2 Kg (1 lb)
Cost : $7.50 (Min) + $6 (Per 1/2 Kg)
Customs : post-calculated, separate clearance fee (by Aramex), bill of entry provided (has to be requested)
Other Info : courier partner- Aramex.

:HopShopGo:
Parent Company : comGateway.
Account : Free
Shipping Options: Regular (6-8 Business Days) Express (3-5 Business Days)
Payment : Credit Card (via comGateway) / Paypal
Insurance : Mandatory. 0.65% of item value
Min Weight, Increments : 1/2 Kg (2 lb), 1/2 Kg (1 lb)
Cost : Regular - $20.90 (Min) + $3.25 (Per 1/2 Kg) ; Express $ 24.90 + $3.90 (Per 1/2 Kg)
Customs : post-calculated, separate clearance fee (by DHL/FedEx), bill of entry provided.
Other Info : courier partner - DHL/FedEx, BlueDart. Free "Prime" memebersip if more than 3 shipments/6 months. 30 Days free Storage@US. Free US->US returns. Paypal buyer protection for purchase + shipping.


Didn't see this earlier. Ordered just two modems and had to pay 3 times more than the modem costs itself. Turns out if the items are small then PPOBox is cheaper. And if the items are big then Hopshopgo. Will keep that in mind next time.[DOUBLEPOST=1405330969][/DOUBLEPOST]PPOBox too provide with a US,UK and China shipping address.
 

geek0killer

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Bad experience with Hopshopgo. My mistake I didn't do a through investigation. They charged me Rs.718 for custom and handling charges on arrival of the modems. They didn't pack two small modems in a single pack, although I ordered them together. So, 800 bucks for the two modems and then Rs.1363 for shipping + 718 for custom and handling = 2881(approx) EXPENSIVE! Ppobox was charging just 800 bucks including everything. :(
 

kidrow

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Anyone have any idea about why linking a Union Bank of India credit card or HDFC debit card to Paypal could fail? Is there any policy restriction on either end? I was able to use my card 2-3 months back for an international payment directly. Yet Paypal won't play nice.
Spoke to UBI cc & was informed that there is no issue at their end. Have emailed paypal & am awaiting their reply.
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Hi, I'm tempted to buy a few books from over yonder & abebooks.com seems to have the most reasonable shipping rates. Anyone have any prior experience in this regard? Customs, reliability, workarounds to lessen shipping cost etc.? Any other sites with a large library of used books but reasonable shipping? Thanks!

Edit: Seems Infibeam offers this service?! Any idea how reliable it is?

To answer my own question, tried both abebooks as well as infibeam. Was smooth sailing on both counts. With the former, had to pay Rs. 30 to the postman towards some customs/import fee (?). With the latter, no additional cost. Super happy with the purchase.

3 other sites which imo have reasonable shipping costs are thriftbooks, awesomebooks, & worldofbooks (all .coms). $5, 3GBP per order & 2 GBP respectively. But no personal experience yet.
 
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geek0killer

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@kidrow HDFC has recently changed their policy and by default they have restricted their debit card purchase on international sites as well as paypal. I had to call the Phone banking to activate my HDFC debit card for international purchase. Can't say about UBI but public sector bank cards don't allow international purchase normally (SBI said they need to issue a different 'international card' for such transactions.
 

geek0killer

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@kidrow just checked the price on newegg, it's 33K in rupees so there is no catch, UAE price is what it really costs in that country. That's the real price outside India. We Indians are suckers will buy anyhow. :p

EDIT: Check the warranty, it says '1 Year Souq Warranty'. Alshop's 'service warranty' is unclear what it means.
 

kidrow

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@kidrow just checked the price on newegg, it's 33K in rupees so there is no catch, UAE price is what it really costs in that country. That's the real price outside India. We Indians are suckers will buy anyhow. :p

EDIT: Check the warranty, it says '1 Year Souq Warranty'. Alshop's 'service warranty' is unclear what it means.
Hmm... Seems to be a grey market product then. Any idea what's the scenario here in India for a grey market G3? Thanks.
 

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