Items Worth Buying At Amazon US

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    That's the thing. I didn't have to do anything. Amazon just emailed me to let me know that I have refunds. The refunds were from orders early this year.
     
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    Were these items delivered straight to PH from Amazon? Or did you go through a forwarder?
     
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    Sometimes they will charge you for import fee deposit if you ship directly to the Philippines. It takes them a while to process the refund if there's a discrepancy between the actual import fees (if any) vs. amount of deposit. No need to request for a refund if this is the case, it's automatic.
     
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    As mentioned above, it looks to be automatic for shipments direct to the Philippines. For shipments sent to the US warehouse addresses of freight forwarders like (LBC) Shipping Cart, I have to send an email request, with the corresponding soft copy of the Shipping Cart Bill of Lading attached.
     
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    These are orders directly sent to Manila. Upon checking, the orders were from February last year. Looking back on my emails from Amazon, it seems it's a yearly thing starting from 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and this year. They're all direct to Manila. I should start filling up those refunds I had delivered to shipping cart.
     
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    Did any of you order from Amazon recently? Do they still ship to the Philippines? I ordered a pair of wyze cams in Amazon last year. Was planning to get additional ones. When I tried again, it says they do not ship to my address. Weird because last year they did. Maybe because of the Corona virus that's why they don't allow shipments to here?
     
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    I have some items in my cart now that allow shipment straight to Manila.

    Maybe, in your case, the cameras available now are from a different seller?
     
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    Try a different seller. It happens sometimes. An item is available for shipping to PH then it changes shipping. If it doesn’t say shipping to the Philippines, click on the available sellers. One might show they do.
     
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    They still do, ordered the shield tv pro from amazon and had it directly shipped to PH... Delivery time was almost similar to before too
     
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    I have been ordering from Amazon and have them ship the package directly to PH for several years. The experience has been mostly pleasant until now.

    Usually, the package is shipped via UPS or DHL. For some reason, this time around, Apex was the courier. However, ECMS is the actual forwarder and to make things worse, they use 2go for the last mile delivery.

    My package arrived in PH last June 29. ECMS forwarded the package to 2Go. Then shit happened. I live in Rizal and the 2go hub is in Antipolo market that was locked down for 2 weeks. I got texts from 2go saying that the package is out for delivery but no delivery attempt happened.

    My god, next time I order from Amazon, if the courier assigned is not UPS, I will automatically cancel it.
     
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    Pre-ECQ, Apex/ECMS was quite reliable in their deliveries to either Makati or QC, at least. Starting April, I opted to order from amazon japan. They usually deliver in about a week via DHL.
     
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    what are the products worth buying in amazon japan?
     
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    I regularly shop at Amazon. They have limited selection right now that can ship to PH, as well longer ship times. I now mostly use Myshopping cart.
     
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    APEX/ECMS was also the courier Amazon used for my purchase in June. Last mile was Ninja Van. Delivery to QC took 11 days in total.
     
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    hi all. how do you pay for your amazon purchases to those in Manila? I just came off the ebay US site and it wont accept my credit card or paypal account as payments since I am not in the same country as the seller. I've never had a negative feedback in ebay. And paypal has been very good in mediating for those items that were never shipped.
     

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