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bird_man
#1 Posted : Thursday, August 12, 2010 4:07:48 PM
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Hi good people!

Has any of you bought stuff on Amazon?And how do you get it to Kenya?
I have been thinking of buying a laptop from the site and their shipping rules seem a little complicated.Which is the best courier service to use also considering costs?
Formally employed people often live their employers' dream & forget about their own.
qw25041985
#2 Posted : Thursday, August 12, 2010 4:18:10 PM
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I'd also love to know how to buy and import things from ebay ! I am in Kenya .
Your future depends on your dreams so go to sleep !
wairegi
#3 Posted : Thursday, August 12, 2010 4:25:04 PM
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@bird_man, Try usanotebooks. I have been using them and their delivery times are good. Ebay, i have used for buying various items and not laptop.
Try your luck
kizee
#4 Posted : Thursday, August 12, 2010 4:26:17 PM
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amazon will deliver but only books no electronic or clothing items...works very well...have used amazon severally
bird_man
#5 Posted : Thursday, August 12, 2010 4:41:19 PM
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Wairegi & Kizee....thanks alot!I love Wazua.
The only problem I have is that usanotebooks.com has old machines...would like something newer & more powerful...either using amazon or ebay since they also have all sorts of discount coupons.
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JkMwatha
#6 Posted : Thursday, August 12, 2010 5:11:16 PM
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kizee wrote:
amazon will deliver but only books no electronic or clothing items...works very well...have used amazon severally



What does it cost you? delivery?tax?
kizee
#7 Posted : Friday, August 13, 2010 11:00:36 AM
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JkMwatha wrote:
kizee wrote:
amazon will deliver but only books no electronic or clothing items...works very well...have used amazon severally



What does it cost you? delivery?tax?



books shud be tax free..the courier cost will depend on weight and speed of delivery ie intl express ama postal etc etc...
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#8 Posted : Friday, August 13, 2010 1:01:20 PM
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kizee wrote:
amazon will deliver but only books no electronic or clothing items...works very well...have used amazon severally

Not true. I am also an avid Amazon buyer and have bought other things besides books. Granted not all things can be shipped to Kenya; it depends on the retailer. Not all things on the Amazon store are sold by Amazon, other are by 3rd party retailers (who may or may not ship to Kenya)

Books are the easiest things to buy though because no duty is charged. For other things you will have to pay customs before you collect.

kizee
#9 Posted : Friday, August 13, 2010 1:12:38 PM
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My 2 cents wrote:
kizee wrote:
amazon will deliver but only books no electronic or clothing items...works very well...have used amazon severally

Not true. I am also an avid Amazon buyer and have bought other things besides books. Granted not all things can be shipped to Kenya; it depends on the retailer. Not all things on the Amazon store are sold by Amazon, other are by 3rd party retailers (who may or may not ship to Kenya)

Books are the easiest things to buy though because no duty is charged. For other things you will have to pay customs before you collect.




interesting...i have never had sucess with anything but books...what else have u bot other than books? waht retailer?
My 2 cents
#10 Posted : Friday, August 13, 2010 1:59:09 PM
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kizee wrote:
My 2 cents wrote:
kizee wrote:
amazon will deliver but only books no electronic or clothing items...works very well...have used amazon severally

Not true. I am also an avid Amazon buyer and have bought other things besides books. Granted not all things can be shipped to Kenya; it depends on the retailer. Not all things on the Amazon store are sold by Amazon, other are by 3rd party retailers (who may or may not ship to Kenya)

Books are the easiest things to buy though because no duty is charged. For other things you will have to pay customs before you collect.



DVDs sold by Amazon, LLC
interesting...i have never had sucess with anything but books...what else have u bot other than books? waht retailer?

My 2 cents
#11 Posted : Friday, August 13, 2010 2:00:49 PM
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@Kizee I have bought DVDs and these have been sent directly to Kenya.
kizee
#12 Posted : Friday, August 13, 2010 3:00:16 PM
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oh..ok...sori yes dvd's shud be gud
qw25041985
#13 Posted : Friday, August 13, 2010 3:54:51 PM
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@mytwo cents. What is the courier service you used ?
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My 2 cents
#14 Posted : Friday, August 13, 2010 5:20:26 PM
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qw25041985 wrote:
@mytwo cents. What is the courier service you used ?

They (Amazon) will ship it to you usually using USPS. As a matter of fact just a few minutes ago I have received on my desk a book I ordered 10 days ago.
Bigcheese
#15 Posted : Friday, August 13, 2010 5:39:05 PM
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@ My 2 cents - wat of payment how do u go abt safely paying for stuff online esp. using amazon
My 2 cents
#16 Posted : Friday, August 13, 2010 5:42:26 PM
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Bigcheese wrote:
@ My 2 cents - wat of payment how do u go abt safely paying for stuff online esp. using amazon

Credit card. Amazon is a reputable online retailer.
qw25041985
#17 Posted : Friday, August 13, 2010 5:55:33 PM
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If u cnt buy and import certain stuff from amazon to kenya or any other worldwide destination try using a Mail Forwarding Service .
Check out http://www.shipito.com

OR

http://www.usa2me.com
Your future depends on your dreams so go to sleep !
wairegi
#18 Posted : Saturday, August 14, 2010 12:09:14 AM
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i have also imported DVD 'walk away the pound' and small egg incubator with automatic turner, laptop spares. All is paid for through paypal.
lisaox
#19 Posted : Saturday, August 14, 2010 8:41:33 PM
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I have successfully used Ebay quite often, though for most of the stuff I've bought from China,I've had to pay a handling charge plus customs. Now with Amazon uk,I have seen such hot deals but each time I've got to the address part, I've always got the message that deliveries are not made to Kenya, regardless of the seller. So am glad that its actually possible with Amazon.com(which is what guys in this post must be talkin of).Will give it a try and post back
Mwafrika31
#20 Posted : Sunday, August 15, 2010 5:21:51 AM
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try alibaba.com or aliexpress.com. They sell from manufacturer direct. May be cheaper than used stuff off ebay.
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