I have just successfully bought some toys from Lego US online store for my kids with the package forwarding & BuyForMe service of USGoBuy. I am satisfied with their service and price!
Before I settled down on USGoBuy, I had a hard and long time deciding which package forwarding service to use, as we all know there are so many to choose from. A list of such package forwarding services is already available at OZbargain: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/wiki/list_of_mail_forwarders
So I wonder why not have a post on US package forwarding services, and share our experiences. So future users can avoid potential problems and save money!
Here I share with you the points to look at when using a package forwarding service:
- Set up fee: Not all package forwarders charge for membership setup fee. You can avoid paying this!
- Package handling fee: Yes, some package forwarders ask for handling fee, though it might be clearly written down. Be aware of this.
- Package consolidation fee: If you buy from Lego and Amazon, then you have 2 packages, but you surely would not like to get them shipped separately to Australia, so you can combine these 2 packages into one. Some package forwarders charge a fee for this! Some not!
- Package storage fee: if you keep your package at their warehouse for more than a certain time period, you have to pay some money each day!
5: Shipping cost: Those with lower shipping rate, cannot guarantee a total lower costs. You should be aware of the above fees.
For a detailed comparison of the charges and services, USGoBuy has a page on that, take a look and you will learn more!
Share if you think there are other things we should pay attention to!