I edited my previous post. Kindly read. The process of using a freight forwarder has been discussed for over 6 years in this thread. Price difference and trustworthiness vary very little. What you'll need is a MasterCard/Visa to make an international purchase. Call your bank in advance to advise them of what time, date, merchant and amount in USD you are expecting to charge. To avoid credit card fraud your bank will auto decline by default. Outside of MasterCard/Visa I do not know how to go about it. Some US merchants may decline international credit cards or delivery to known freight forwarders due to incidents of fraud or competing with their authorized distributors. Some US merchants may require you send the back/front of your Mastercard/Visa and the names must line up with the delivery address recipient. Amazon US generally is the easiest to transact with minimal or any hassle. There are a lot of deals among US online merchants. 3 months after its debut the $2,400 Macbook Pro 16" was on sale for $1,900+ brand new from an US-based authorized Apple reseller. During that time period the PH merchants charged double the US sale price. PH govt really needs to update their processes and system for year 2020-onwards so they are not the delay of progress. Only reasons they do not do this is because no skill and low skill employees will be out of a job and incumbents cannot cause red tape. The tech systems are implementors are there.