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Old 20th December 2012, 14:18   #151
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Amazon.com will not ship detailing items to India. Neither will Amazon UK.
What's the reason for not shipping detailing items? Do these fall on the prohibited items list (Chemicals,flammable liquids etc)?
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What's the reason for not shipping detailing items? Do these fall on the prohibited items list (Chemicals,flammable liquids etc)?
Yup. You got it. I am trying to understand how people like Sanjay at BB Impex manage to get them though.
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Yup. You got it. I am trying to understand how people like Sanjay at BB Impex manage to get them though.
They import it with their trade license I guess. If you give your TIN number to a shipment and pay the customs, that way you can get these items shipped without having to pay huge HAZMAT duties.

Thats the only way I see it to be feasible, as otherwise any chemical item including liquids etc are no fly items. All these detailing items and sprays and perfums are all HAZMAT but one can import it as a trader.

Plus to keep the prices low most of these items will be shipped by sea to the country of sale. And i think that maybe the reason why after stocks run empty, it takes a lot of time to replenish them which wouldve been immediate if they were transported by air.

Feel free to correct me if Im wrong. This is solely my opinion
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I am getting frustrated a trying to buy a Meguiar's Clay Bar online. Nobody ships to India and auto geek and autopia need a minimum order of $100. Plus I am not sure about the duties. What is a good International Store to buy Clay? Did anybody succeed in buying the Jopasu Lay Bar?
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I am getting frustrated a trying to buy a Meguiar's Clay Bar online. Nobody ships to India and auto geek and autopia need a minimum order of $100. Plus I am not sure about the duties. What is a good International Store to buy Clay? Did anybody succeed in buying the Jopasu Lay Bar?
I suggest you contact bhpian Notorious. He can help you procure a very good claybar here in inda
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I suggest you contact bhpian Notorious. He can help you procure a very good claybar here in inda
Thanks a lot, I will contact him. Though I already paid for a Clay Bar at Autofresh.in
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Hey folks!

Got a quick question for all you online shoppers.
Does Amazon.com ship books to India?
If yes, how much shipping can be charged for a bundle of books roughly 3-4 KG's in weight?
If not, how can I possibly ship the books here without spending a fortune on shipping?
Any pointers will be greatly appreciated!
I am complete n00b when it comes to online shopping, that too from overseas.

I've only recently tried Flipkart, with the Cash-On-Delivery option, and was pleasantly surprised with the overall experience
So, I searched for a few books on Flipkart, that I have wanted for a very long time.
But sadly they are not available.
So on a hunch, I looked them up on Amazon.
And lo and behold! They are available!
So I was toying with the idea of ordering them.

Thanks for looking into this query fellas.
Keep those revs up!
Cheers!
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Hey folks!

Got a quick question for all you online shoppers.
Does Amazon.com ship books to India?
If yes, how much shipping can be charged for a bundle of books roughly 3-4 KG's in weight?
If not, how can I possibly ship the books here without spending a fortune on shipping?
Any pointers will be greatly appreciated!
I am complete n00b when it comes to online shopping, that too from overseas.

I've only recently tried Flipkart, with the Cash-On-Delivery option, and was pleasantly surprised with the overall experience
So, I searched for a few books on Flipkart, that I have wanted for a very long time.
But sadly they are not available.
So on a hunch, I looked them up on Amazon.
And lo and behold! They are available!
So I was toying with the idea of ordering them.

Thanks for looking into this query fellas.
Keep those revs up!
Cheers!
Have you tried http://www.indiabookstore.net/ or www.bookadda.com?
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Amazon now ships to India and unless you have very quick turnaround requirements I believe they have some very good shipping rates, valid only for India. Look these up on their site.
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Just create an account and you will get the shipping cost before checkout. It is that easy.
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Hey folks!

Got a quick question for all you online shoppers.
Does Amazon.com ship books to India?
Of course, they have been shipping books/CD/DVD to India forever. I'll even submit an old invoice from my Amazon.com account.

Check the date and address.

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I have ordered some fabric markers for my wifey through Amazon and got it delivered on the 8th day. Amazing .

Now, i believe they have a free shipping offer if you order more than $125
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Fantastic!

Thanks a ton for the replies fellas!
Much appreciated .

With so many positive responses, I guess I'm going to go ahead and order the books that I am looking for without feeling overly tense.
Hope it all arrives in good condition, and soon.

Thanks again ya'll.
Keep rockin!
Cheers!
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If AMAZON shipping turns out to be too expensive for 3-4 Kg books, another option is get the books delivered to someone in US and have them put the books in a flat rate shipping USPS box (~50$ for 20 lbs) and send to India.

http://ircalc.usps.com/MailServices....&p=0&o=1&mt=12


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If yes, how much shipping can be charged for a bundle of books roughly 3-4 KG's in weight?
If not, how can I possibly ship the books here without spending a fortune on shipping?
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Hey folks!

Got a quick question for all you online shoppers.
Does Amazon.com ship books to India?
If yes, how much shipping can be charged for a bundle of books roughly 3-4 KG's in weight?
If not, how can I possibly ship the books here without spending a fortune on shipping?
Any pointers will be greatly appreciated!
I am complete n00b when it comes to online shopping, that too from overseas.

I've only recently tried Flipkart, with the Cash-On-Delivery option, and was pleasantly surprised with the overall experience
So, I searched for a few books on Flipkart, that I have wanted for a very long time.
But sadly they are not available.
So on a hunch, I looked them up on Amazon.
And lo and behold! They are available!
So I was toying with the idea of ordering them.

Thanks for looking into this query fellas.
Keep those revs up!
Cheers!
Am a regular with flipkart for books. They normally serve one with the locally available titles within 2-3 days but if the title has to be imported, it takes 8-10 days. I am a happy customer of flipkart since 2008.
I have been buying from Amazon since may be 2001. Until 2008 one could face issues on delivery and things going missing, though for the most part, they were quite thorough on service. If something went missing, they would replace it, because they knew fully well at their delivery system into India was not foolproof. They used to use Deutsche Post through Dubai and once the package reached India, it used to fall prey to the blighted thieving Indian mentality across the post and sorting offices...
I started using another site called sendit.com which shipped stuff from Jersey in the UK. Fantastic service and delivery.
Then I ve started selective buying via Amazon.co.uk, whose service delivery is equally superb.
The delivery systems within India have certainly become more reliable and robust nowadays. All good signs of a fast developing economy and greater consumer awareness!
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