Mon 29 Nov, 2010 01:24 am
Lot's of places in the US, for example Amazon.com, ship differently to USA addresses than they do for non-US.
For example, Kindles are shipping now (29/11) in the USA, but internationally not until mid-late January. (Scrooges!)
As a result, sites like those mentioned give you a US shipping address, and then charge you to ship it the rest of the way.
So, anyone done this?
Recommend, or wouldn't-touch-with-a-barge-pole?
I'm generally uncomfortable with third parties, but that's a general outlook on life rather than knowledge. I do like Amazon for it's reliability, especially as they are your contact even though they are sometimes just assuring compliance and credit card security while working with outside merchants. I know this also introduces a third party, but Amazon is still responsible. Would this be the case with shippers as well, and can those shippers correctly deal with customs?
Thanks Roger, you've summarized my own fears nicely.