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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Dave » October 13th, 2020, 12:24 pm

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby dredman1 » October 13th, 2020, 1:08 pm

Strugglerzinc wrote:Amazon has halted delivery to freight forwarders. Just got email from Aeropost. I assume it affects other skyboxes as well.

Amazon displays an error when trying to check out

Anyone getting this issue again?

Happening with both Aeropost and Websource for me for certain items, while other items seem to be allowed (all items in question are shipped and sold by Amazon).

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby *KRONIK* » October 13th, 2020, 1:35 pm

Prime day related?
dredman1 wrote:
Strugglerzinc wrote:Amazon has halted delivery to freight forwarders. Just got email from Aeropost. I assume it affects other skyboxes as well.

Amazon displays an error when trying to check out

Anyone getting this issue again?

Happening with both Aeropost and Websource for me for certain items, while other items seem to be allowed (all items in question are shipped and sold by Amazon).

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Phone Surgeon » October 13th, 2020, 1:36 pm

That only happens for certain items

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby dredman1 » October 13th, 2020, 3:26 pm

*KRONIK* wrote:Prime day related?
dredman1 wrote:
Strugglerzinc wrote:Amazon has halted delivery to freight forwarders. Just got email from Aeropost. I assume it affects other skyboxes as well.

Amazon displays an error when trying to check out

Anyone getting this issue again?

Happening with both Aeropost and Websource for me for certain items, while other items seem to be allowed (all items in question are shipped and sold by Amazon).

Not sure, but I actually encountered it yesterday

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby dredman1 » October 13th, 2020, 3:27 pm

Phone Surgeon wrote:That only happens for certain items

Yep - some getting the restriction, others going through with no problem.

Seeing as it was the same seller (Amazon) I found it odd.

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Strugglerzinc » October 13th, 2020, 3:40 pm

Can't buy any Alexa/Echo devices to Aeropost. My brother got through with the same items via Websource.

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Kenjo » October 13th, 2020, 3:49 pm

Any one saw any particularly new good deals ?

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Phone Surgeon » October 13th, 2020, 4:02 pm

Does buying a tv online make sense? Saw a 55 inch samsung smart tv for 500 us
But with shipping(air freight)and taxes its like $6000 landed....
Essentially no warranty because of the cost to send it back if any issue
While in courts the same tv is $7000
Pay probably a extra 500 for 3 year supashield warranty......

I have to commend courts supashield warranty.

Electricity cuts off by me 2 or 3 times a day for the last month or so . Two of my smart TVs that I buy in 2018 conk out last week.
Took it back to courts....in two days they said they didnt have parts so I can select a new tv. Or can pay the difference and upgrade. The warranty is on the purchase price. So if I paid 2000 for a 32inch tv in 2018...and a 40inch TV is 2000 now...I can select the 40inch...and again pay a 200 or 300 for 3 years further warranty.

Hadda admit i get about 6 or 7 new TVs in the last 5 years from courts under warranty.

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby redmanjp » October 13th, 2020, 4:10 pm

^yuh didn't tell them about d electricity though? that would void warranties for many other places

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Dave » October 13th, 2020, 4:40 pm

Imo TV's have gotten cheap and while you may not get the exact latest model locally the headache factor of returning in the event of non functioning or insurance claim due to damage isn't always worth that effort.

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby carluva » October 13th, 2020, 7:31 pm

Dude, invest in a voltage regulator/surge protector next time. It'll surely protect your gear.
Phone Surgeon wrote:Does buying a tv online make sense? Saw a 55 inch samsung smart tv for 500 us
But with shipping(air freight)and taxes its like $6000 landed....
Essentially no warranty because of the cost to send it back if any issue
While in courts the same tv is $7000
Pay probably a extra 500 for 3 year supashield warranty......

I have to commend courts supashield warranty.

Electricity cuts off by me 2 or 3 times a day for the last month or so . Two of my smart TVs that I buy in 2018 conk out last week.
Took it back to courts....in two days they said they didnt have parts so I can select a new tv. Or can pay the difference and upgrade. The warranty is on the purchase price. So if I paid 2000 for a 32inch tv in 2018...and a 40inch TV is 2000 now...I can select the 40inch...and again pay a 200 or 300 for 3 years further warranty.

Hadda admit i get about 6 or 7 new TVs in the last 5 years from courts under warranty.

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Phone Surgeon » October 13th, 2020, 8:12 pm

I have surge protectors and ups on the high end stuff, pcs and big tvs etc.

It's a set of 32inch tvs I have for security system that I didnt bother to buy any sort of protection for

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Kenjo » October 13th, 2020, 8:19 pm

Phone Surgeon wrote:I have surge protectors and ups on the high end stuff, pcs and big tvs etc.

It's a set of 32inch tvs I have for security system that I didnt bother to buy any sort of protection for

Price smart has a set of small ups for 500$ not so

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby paid_influencer » October 13th, 2020, 8:33 pm

problem with the UPS is the beeping when current gorne. late in d night beeeeeeep beeeep

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby st7 » October 13th, 2020, 8:39 pm

Strugglerzinc wrote:Can't buy any Alexa/Echo devices to Aeropost. My brother got through with the same items via Websource.


trying to get a couple of echo dots and it doesn't work with websource address. i changed it to actual home address for intl delivery and it didn't give either

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby paid_influencer » October 13th, 2020, 8:56 pm

must be some sort of blocking by amazon. got thru with some balls shaving equipment just now, but Amazon is refusing to sell me some other items. same error message - can't ship to skybox address.

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby redmanjp » October 13th, 2020, 10:28 pm

paid_influencer wrote:problem with the UPS is the beeping when current gorne. late in d night beeeeeeep beeeep


yeah that annoying. if u connect it via usb to a PC u can disable it via software but if u disconnect it it will start back

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Phone Surgeon » October 13th, 2020, 10:37 pm

No issues here. Websource
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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby widdyphuck » October 14th, 2020, 9:50 pm

Web source vs Tropical Express?

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Dohplaydat » October 16th, 2020, 11:15 am

Customs is seriously f*cking up again, how can one simple pre-alerted package spend 8 days and counting in customs?

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Dave » October 16th, 2020, 11:29 am

Got really bad, had one stay 5 working days at most. Have another and today is day 1 and counting.....

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Kenjo » October 16th, 2020, 3:48 pm

Dohplaydat wrote:Customs is seriously f*cking up again, how can one simple pre-alerted package spend 8 days and counting in customs?

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Yeah that’s the new norm , I think I saw they possibly even extending the theoretical time waiting in Miami and all to cover some of the customs delay time .

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Phone Surgeon » October 16th, 2020, 4:39 pm

lol @ 8 days
have men waiting 3 months and more with certain companies

i use to do preorders for models i dont stock, 1 week-2weeks waiting time after downpayment

now i have to make customers wait 6-8weeks to wait for preorders

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Dohplaydat » October 16th, 2020, 5:11 pm

Kenjo wrote:
Dohplaydat wrote:Customs is seriously f*cking up again, how can one simple pre-alerted package spend 8 days and counting in customs?

Screenshot 2020-10-16 at 11.13.43 am.png

Yeah that’s the new norm , I think I saw they possibly even extending the theoretical time waiting in Miami and all to cover some of the customs delay time .


Nah but seriously, this is really affecting one of my businesses now. I cannot be waiting 3 weeks for packages now, customers need their parts.

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Phone Surgeon » October 16th, 2020, 6:50 pm

Dohplaydat wrote:
Kenjo wrote:
Dohplaydat wrote:Customs is seriously f*cking up again, how can one simple pre-alerted package spend 8 days and counting in customs?

Screenshot 2020-10-16 at 11.13.43 am.png

Yeah that’s the new norm , I think I saw they possibly even extending the theoretical time waiting in Miami and all to cover some of the customs delay time .


Nah but seriously, this is really affecting one of my businesses now. I cannot be waiting 3 weeks for packages now, customers need their parts.



then forget the skybox, ship dhl and get items in 2-3 days

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby paid_influencer » October 16th, 2020, 6:55 pm

wouldn't DHL have the same customs delay?

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Phone Surgeon » October 16th, 2020, 7:18 pm

paid_influencer wrote:wouldn't DHL have the same customs delay?



no
dhl/fedex is clearing every single day

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Kenjo » October 16th, 2020, 10:03 pm

How much is Dhl charges though ? Not an arm and a leg ?

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby paid_influencer » October 16th, 2020, 10:10 pm

Kenjo wrote:How much is Dhl charges though ? Not an arm and a leg ?


last time I bring in something with DHL, whole bottle of lube was not enough. customs fees like wow, in addition to the duty and vat which were far higher than expected. the freight to start off with was ridiculous too.

if you bring in something via DHL, you really need to check first if it will make sense economically. shipment must be very high value/low volume/low weight to make sense.

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