Thursday, May 10, 2007

there's something about ..... online shopping

I bought a watch from Amazon and they finally arrived yesterday.

While you may think it's no big deal buying from Amazon, do you know that only books and dvd will be delivered and not the others.

All other merchandise are only for delivery within USA.

However, I signed up with Singapore Post's and they could by-pass the restriction and delivered the goods to Singapore.

The process is longer and the steps a little bit trickier but the results is worth it. VPOST has a address in US for the goods to be delivered there, and singpost will then arrange from the US address to your address.

I bought this Nike watch through Amazon that cost me S$127. Now, apparently many different vendors sells their goods via amazon. So you have to do a thorough search to find the best value. The same watch within Amazon ranges from US$65 to US$99.

The delivery within US is US$6. The delivery from US to Singapore is S$16. Though these varies depending on weight.

But it's all these efforts worth it?

The same watch is retailed at $199 in Major Shopping Centre.

On a 20% off during a sale, it's $159.

I bought for $127.

Not too big a difference, but you still feel shiok considering minimum efforts and savings.

So, give it a try.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

save more by shopping on local shopping sites! list of shop blogs are available here! and it will continue to grow so stay around!