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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Phone Surgeon » October 16th, 2020, 10:36 pm

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



dhl is a express courier service

an example of charges is $300 to ship a letter size envelope from here to miami

or $900 to ship a 10 x 8 x 8 , 3 lb box to China



the other day dhl offer me a commercial account with "preferential rates" where i could just give suppliers my DHL account number and i pay the freight locally , i say lemme try it, bring down 2 boxes of car accessories (large boxes, probably 40-50 lbs of stuff)
i almost get a heart attack when i get the emailed bill for charges late one night, 22,000 freight and 3000 tax
on a shipment i pay 800 USD for


i call the rep the next morning to ask him what the firetruck, he say they eh take into account my special rate

they knock it down to 5500

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Gladiator » October 16th, 2020, 10:42 pm

Phone Surgeon wrote:dhl invoice.jpgdhl revised.jpg
Kenjo wrote:How much is Dhl charges though ? Not an arm and a leg ?



dhl is a express courier service

an example of charges is $300 to ship a letter size envelope from here to miami

or $900 to ship a 10 x 8 x 8 , 3 lb box to China



the other day dhl offer me a commercial account with "preferential rates" where i could just give suppliers my DHL account number and i pay the freight locally , i say lemme try it, bring down 2 boxes of car accessories (large boxes, probably 40-50 lbs of stuff)
i almost get a heart attack when i get the emailed bill for charges late one night, 22,000 freight and 3000 tax
on a shipment i pay 800 USD for


i call the rep the next morning to ask him what the firetruck, he say they eh take into account my special rate

they knock it down to 5500


Yeah I had a similar experience, Bought some used shocks on ebay for $50USD Ezone send an invoice that quoted a customs charge of $4500 I told them that if they can't provide me with an official customs document showing me that figure then keep the package and cancel my account. They sent back an invoice same day with a customs charge of $630

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby jsm1985 » October 16th, 2020, 11:34 pm

Confirming that Amazon is no longer shipping certain items such as Echo products and Apple products to my skybox (Transexpress/ Trincargo/ Websource or Aeropost).

Really need the new iPad Air.

Any ideas?

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby fireworks » October 17th, 2020, 6:16 am

jsm1985 wrote:Confirming that Amazon is no longer shipping certain items such as Echo products and Apple products to my skybox (Transexpress/ Trincargo/ Websource or Aeropost).

Really need the new iPad Air.

Any ideas?


Send it to me and then I will forward it to your skybox

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Dave » October 17th, 2020, 8:25 am

Any reason why?
jsm1985 wrote:Confirming that Amazon is no longer shipping certain items such as Echo products and Apple products to my skybox (Transexpress/ Trincargo/ Websource or Aeropost).

Really need the new iPad Air.

Any ideas?

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby android79 » October 17th, 2020, 9:15 am

Anyone here ever order anything from Banggood and have it shipped direct to TnT? and if so where yuh going to collect your items?

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby adnj » October 17th, 2020, 9:32 am

android79 wrote:Anyone here ever order anything from Banggood and have it shipped direct to TnT? and if so where yuh going to collect your items?
TTPOST Abercromby St., POS. It is next door to Customs House.

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby carluva » October 17th, 2020, 9:33 am

How is this confirmed?

At what point during the checkout process are you advised that the products cannot ship to the skybox address?

I just tested this and added an iPad to my cart and proceeded to checkout and was allowed to use my skybox address. All I needed to do was to place order. Do you get notified after the order is placed?
jsm1985 wrote:Confirming that Amazon is no longer shipping certain items such as Echo products and Apple products to my skybox (Transexpress/ Trincargo/ Websource or Aeropost).

Really need the new iPad Air.

Any ideas?

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Strugglerzinc » October 17th, 2020, 10:27 am

carluva wrote:How is this confirmed?

At what point during the checkout process are you advised that the products cannot ship to the skybox address?

I just tested this and added an iPad to my cart and proceeded to checkout and was allowed to use my skybox address. All I needed to do was to place order. Do you get notified after the order is placed?
jsm1985 wrote:Confirming that Amazon is no longer shipping certain items such as Echo products and Apple products to my skybox (Transexpress/ Trincargo/ Websource or Aeropost).

Really need the new iPad Air.

Any ideas?


Right on the checkout page it will ask you to choose a different shipping address. "This item cannot be shipped to the address you selected"

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby maj. tom » October 17th, 2020, 10:41 am

It's a computer error that happens to many people, it just pops up randomly, even within CONUS. Amazon system is probably so complex with so much code that nobody has been able to fix it.

Contact Amazon chat support, or wait a few days.

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby dredman1 » October 17th, 2020, 4:06 pm

jsm1985 wrote:Confirming that Amazon is no longer shipping certain items such as Echo products and Apple products to my skybox (Transexpress/ Trincargo/ Websource or Aeropost).

Really need the new iPad Air.

Any ideas?

When you login to your websource account, there’s a button titled “Amazon Address Tip” that gives a suggested fix.
Try it and see if it works.

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Dohplaydat » October 17th, 2020, 5:03 pm

maj. tom wrote:It's a computer error that happens to many people, it just pops up randomly, even within CONUS. Amazon system is probably so complex with so much code that nobody has been able to fix it.

Contact Amazon chat support, or wait a few days.


If it's not, those wanting to get those devices from another source, check ebay (and use a topseller if skeptical). I've done this countless times to ship down macbooks in the past (before Amazon had them cheaper).

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby paid_influencer » October 17th, 2020, 5:47 pm

i've gotten ipads from walmart.com too, works fine

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Jade_Inc. » October 17th, 2020, 6:08 pm

Try deleting all your addresses and putting them back

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby dredman1 » October 17th, 2020, 8:48 pm

Dohplaydat wrote:
maj. tom wrote:It's a computer error that happens to many people, it just pops up randomly, even within CONUS. Amazon system is probably so complex with so much code that nobody has been able to fix it.

Contact Amazon chat support, or wait a few days.


If it's not, those wanting to get those devices from another source, check B&H Photo. Their "in stock" supply fluctuates though. Some of the newer Apple products are back-ordered or still on pre-order there.

Good thing about them is if you are shipping to Miami, there is no state tax as they are based in NY.
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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby jsm1985 » October 17th, 2020, 10:34 pm

This is only happening with when trying to purchase Apple products that are being sold directly by Amazon. 3rd party sellers are able to go through.

Problem is that amazon usually has the best price.

When you click for more info on why it’s being restricted, it has all the possible reasons including that they don’t ship certain items to freight forwarders.

I tried Walmart as they had a good price on the iPad Air and it also was rejecting the order. Same thing happens with Bestbuy.

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby carluva » October 17th, 2020, 11:11 pm

Walmart.com takes Trini credit card? I thought they stopped a while ago. We can now buy off Walmart and ship to skybox?
paid_influencer wrote:i've gotten ipads from walmart.com too, works fine

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby paid_influencer » October 18th, 2020, 8:16 am

jsm1985 wrote:This is only happening with when trying to purchase Apple products that are being sold directly by Amazon. 3rd party sellers are able to go through.

Problem is that amazon usually has the best price.

When you click for more info on why it’s being restricted, it has all the possible reasons including that they don’t ship certain items to freight forwarders.

I tried Walmart as they had a good price on the iPad Air and it also was rejecting the order. Same thing happens with Bestbuy.


on amazon, try different variation, like a different storage capacity or different model. I was getting the 'could not be shipped to selected address' message with some product variations but not all.

Walmart was working fine with a local credit card, last time I tried a couple years ago

edit: also try the alternate addresses that your skybox can provide if you call or email them.

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby jsm1985 » October 18th, 2020, 11:01 pm

paid_influencer wrote:
jsm1985 wrote:This is only happening with when trying to purchase Apple products that are being sold directly by Amazon. 3rd party sellers are able to go through.

Problem is that amazon usually has the best price.

When you click for more info on why it’s being restricted, it has all the possible reasons including that they don’t ship certain items to freight forwarders.

I tried Walmart as they had a good price on the iPad Air and it also was rejecting the order. Same thing happens with Bestbuy.


on amazon, try different variation, like a different storage capacity or different model. I was getting the 'could not be shipped to selected address' message with some product variations but not all.

Walmart was working fine with a local credit card, last time I tried a couple years ago

edit: also try the alternate addresses that your skybox can provide if you call or email them.


Walmart has it but isn’t accepting local credit cards. I tried again tonight and the order was canceled immediately due by their “fraud department”.

Will see if there’s an alternate address I can use.

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby treeneeboi » October 19th, 2020, 6:05 pm

I order from walmart regularly, no issues. However, recently its ocean freight and not through a “seabox” so can’t confirm if popular forwarders still work. Friends of mine don’t get through with Walmart. Bestbuy used to work but doesn’t anymore *Address undeliverable*
worst part abt the bestbuy was i only found out when i actually got a switch to buy during the “drought” and get that msg when it was supposed to ship.

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby X_Factor » October 20th, 2020, 2:09 pm

I saw this new company opened in trincity estate and needed an alternative to websource
apparently its former employee/s of websource doing their own thing now
rates are slightly cheaper as well

https://rpmexpresscouriers.com/

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby dredman1 » October 21st, 2020, 1:01 am

paid_influencer wrote:
jsm1985 wrote:This is only happening with when trying to purchase Apple products that are being sold directly by Amazon. 3rd party sellers are able to go through.

Problem is that amazon usually has the best price.

When you click for more info on why it’s being restricted, it has all the possible reasons including that they don’t ship certain items to freight forwarders.

I tried Walmart as they had a good price on the iPad Air and it also was rejecting the order. Same thing happens with Bestbuy.


on amazon, try different variation, like a different storage capacity or different model. I was getting the 'could not be shipped to selected address' message with some product variations but not all.

Walmart was working fine with a local credit card, last time I tried a couple years ago

edit: also try the alternate addresses that your skybox can provide if you call or email them.

Ordered an ipad pro off amazon delivered to Seabox last week and it went thru. Tried both Websource and Aeropost first but got the “There was a problem with your order...” error

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby *KRONIK* » October 21st, 2020, 6:36 am

Let us know how they working out
X_Factor wrote:I saw this new company opened in trincity estate and needed an alternative to websource
apparently its former employee/s of websource doing their own thing now
rates are slightly cheaper as well

https://rpmexpresscouriers.com/

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Rory Phoulorie » October 21st, 2020, 7:26 am

Anyone ever used UK Skybox to bring in things from the UK?

What is the quality of their service?

Thanks.

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby AlliDr » October 21st, 2020, 7:46 am

Rory Phoulorie wrote:Anyone ever used UK Skybox to bring in things from the UK?

What is the quality of their service?

Thanks.


I regularly order parts from suppliers in the UK and other stuff from Amazon.co.uk as well, shipped to US skybox with no issues. The shipping cost to the US is also about half than if you ship directly to TT, also the UK has a trade agreement with the US so you don't have any US import duties.
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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby *KRONIK* » October 21st, 2020, 8:25 am

I used ezone's UK skybox

I got raped, no grease, mandingo performed the act on me

Not flecking me again
Rory Phoulorie wrote:Anyone ever used UK Skybox to bring in things from the UK?

What is the quality of their service?

Thanks.

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby treeneeboi » October 22nd, 2020, 7:36 am

*KRONIK* wrote:I used ezone's UK skybox

I got raped, no grease, mandingo performed the act on me

Not flecking me again
Rory Phoulorie wrote:Anyone ever used UK Skybox to bring in things from the UK?

What is the quality of their service?

Thanks.


Is how the metaphor gets continuously graphic.

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby Strugglerzinc » October 28th, 2020, 8:41 am

Aeropost starting to f%&k up again.

Items "Released from Customs" since last Wednesday still not delivered.

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby originalbling » October 28th, 2020, 9:35 am

Item received in mia with Tropical last tuesday. Collected today.

Trying out Jetbox as an alternative to IBC. Their rates getting ridiculous but delivery times still fast compared to others.

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Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Postby d.d.s. » October 28th, 2020, 10:39 am

Jetbox costs are still ok but they have alottt of delays / excuses now. Upon delivery to Miami, prepare to wait two weeks or more to get your stuff.

A padna of mine who with CSF had stuff delivered to Miami on Monday 19th and collected his stuff Friday 23rd.

Also, has anyone brought in plant seeds recently with no problems and with which skybox?

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