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US Online Shopping - pobox.ph, johnny air cargo, others(FAQ on page 241, Stolen items on page 208)

  • My-shopping box strikes again

    Ngayon naman mukang nawala na yung package ko. as per status on my dashboard, July 11 pa arrived in Manila ang status. hanggang ngayon wala pa rin sa bahay.

    CS acknowledged my concern last week pero hanggang ngayon wala pa rin update kung asan na yung item. Kailangan ko pa naman bukas yung laman nun at mapapagastos pa kami kasi bibili para may magamit.

    June 26 ang payment date ko. So 22 working days na, lagpas sa 10-12 working days na guarantee nila.

    Mukang kailangan ko ng magpalit ng air forwarder, napaka unreliable na ng MSB


    Hingi ka na lang ng rebate dahil sa inconvenience. Had the same experience but with pobox and sila nagprisinta na magrebate na lang sa shipping cost ko. Baka lang pwede sayo yan.
  • Sobrang delayed ngayon mag deliver ng Forex. July 10 pa na discharge sa port pero hanggang ngayon wala padin. Di din sila sumasagot sa email kung bakit.

    Jul 10, 2016 12:17:47:000 DISCHARGED AT PORT OF MANILA RECEIVED (PORT)
    Jun 19, 2016 23:05:52:000 SAILED FROM PORT OF LONG BEACH-CA DEPARTED (VESSEL)
    Jun 16, 2016 14:09:40:000 LOADED ON VESSEL AT PORT OF LONG BEACH-CA LOADED (VESSEL)
    Jun 13, 2016 18:10:32:000 RECEIVED AT PORT OF LONG BEACH-CA RECEIVED (PORT)
    Jun 10, 2016 12:25:53:903 LOS ANGELES (LAX) CA, US LOADED (CONTAINER)
    Jun 09, 2016 14:26:24:000 LOS ANGELES (LAX) CA, US RECEIVED (WAREHOUSE)


    mukhang pareho tayo ng container. hindi pa rin gumagalaw as of today. baka may bago na naman procedures ang customs kaya delayed?
  • 06/17/2016 ACCEPTED AT: Office 199
    06/21/2016 CONTAINER STUFFING / -- / 2016-06-21
    06/26/2016 ESTIMATED VESSEL DEPARTURE / San Francisco / 2016-06-26
    06/26/2016 ACTUAL VESSEL DEPARTURE / San Francisco / 2016-06-26
    07/12/2016 ACTUAL VESSEL ARRIVAL / Taiwan Port / 2016-07-12
    07/13/2016 ESTIMATED VESSEL ARRIVAL / Taiwan Port / 2016-07-13
    07/19/2016 ESTIMATED VESSEL DEPARTURE / Taiwan Port / 2016-07-19
    07/19/2016 ACTUAL VESSEL DEPARTURE / Taiwan Port / 2016-07-19
    07/21/2016 ESTIMATED VESSEL ARRIVAL / Subic International Port / 2016-07-21
    07/21/2016 ACTUAL VESSEL ARRIVAL / Subic International Port / 2016-07-21
    07/21/2016 CONTAINER DISCHARGED FROM VESSEL / Subic International Port / 2016-07-21
    07/21/2016 FOR CUSTOMS PROCESSING / Subic International Port / 2016-07-21
    07/22/2016 RECEIVED AT LBC MANILA WAREHOUSE
    07/22/2016 FORWARDED TO QC CARGO DELIVERY HUB
    07/23/2016 RECEIVED AT QC CARGO DELIVERY HUB
    07/24/2016 OUT FOR DELIVERY


    ok saken ang shipping cart. Delivered earlier than expected. Sana yung isang box ko e maaga din dumating.
  • Well buti pa kayo, yung sakin hanggang ngayon wala pa rin update sa tracking:

    Jun 26, 2016 16:42:36:000 DEPARTED FROM PORT OF LONG BEACH-CA DEPARTED (VESSEL)
    Jun 23, 2016 18:05:56:000 LOADED ON VESSEL AT PORT OF LONG BEACH-CA LOADED (VESSEL)
    Jun 21, 2016 14:33:22:000 RECEIVED AT PORT OF LONG BEACH-CA RECEIVED (PORT)
    Jun 17, 2016 12:50:36:450 LOS ANGELES (LAX) CA, US LOADED (CONTAINER)
    Jun 01, 2016 03:21:44:000 LOS ANGELES (LAX) CA, US RECEIVED (WAREHOUSE)
    May 25, 2016 03:18:34:000 LOS ANGELES (LAX) CA, US RECEIVED (WAREHOUSE)


    Hanggang jan lang.
  • haha ung Jet account ko din na-disable. sayang ang daming PS4 games ung nakuha ko dun na sobrang bargain!

    anyway, ang tagal lang ng LBC ko, same lang naman tayo ng container sir betchayreads haha

    Date/Time Activity
    06/20/2016 ACCEPTED AT: Office 199
    06/21/2016 CONTAINER STUFFING / -- / 2016-06-21
    06/26/2016 ESTIMATED VESSEL DEPARTURE / San Francisco / 2016-06-26
    06/26/2016 ACTUAL VESSEL DEPARTURE / San Francisco / 2016-06-26
    07/12/2016 ACTUAL VESSEL ARRIVAL / Taiwan Port / 2016-07-12
    07/13/2016 ESTIMATED VESSEL ARRIVAL / Taiwan Port / 2016-07-13
    07/19/2016 ESTIMATED VESSEL DEPARTURE / Taiwan Port / 2016-07-19
    07/19/2016 ACTUAL VESSEL DEPARTURE / Taiwan Port / 2016-07-19
    07/21/2016 ESTIMATED VESSEL ARRIVAL / Subic International Port / 2016-07-21
    07/21/2016 ACTUAL VESSEL ARRIVAL / Subic International Port / 2016-07-21
    07/21/2016 CONTAINER DISCHARGED FROM VESSEL / Subic International Port / 2016-07-21
    07/21/2016 FOR CUSTOMS PROCESSING / Subic International Port / 2016-07-21
    07/22/2016 RECEIVED AT LBC MANILA WAREHOUSE
    07/22/2016 FORWARDED TO QC CARGO DELIVERY HUB
    07/23/2016 RECEIVED AT QC CARGO DELIVERY HUB
  • I tried using Jinio. Good experience so far. Kakainform lang ng Amazon na dumating na ang package then mamaya konti nagemail agad ang Jinio na nasa storage ko na ang item. Tinanggal sa box ang item at yun mismo ang tinimbang. Nabayaran ko agad ang shipping fee at wala pang fixed rate.
  • This is what I don't like about Forexworld. They keep on changing or adding bank details.
    How many times every month or so do they do this stunt? Heto na naman ang notice na natanggap ko:


    Forexworld Notification <noreply@forexworld.us>
    Jul 26 at 9:30 PM

    To xxxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com

    Message body
    Hi Everyone,

    Good day!

    Please find below the new bank details where you can deposit or settle your payments (online shopping transactions and invoice for packages/boxes).

    Bank: UCPB
    Account Name: Forexworld Philippines, Inc.
    Account Number: 101960055200


    Should you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Sincerely,
    Forexworld Customer Care
  • try galleon.ph they look like an e-commerce website but they are really a buy on behalf service. you can either search on their website or give them a link where to buy the item. They buy the item for you and ship it door to door so zero hassle. mas mura sila sa mga small items compared sa lbc shipping cart and johnny air.

    maganda rin customer service nila 7 days a week pero hindi 24 hours.
  • Any idea why they need to keep changing bank accounts? What do a company achieve by doing this?
  • I tried using Jinio. Good experience so far. Kakainform lang ng Amazon na dumating na ang package then mamaya konti nagemail agad ang Jinio na nasa storage ko na ang item. Tinanggal sa box ang item at yun mismo ang tinimbang. Nabayaran ko agad ang shipping fee at wala pang fixed rate.


    Same experience so far. Pagkadeliver nung item sa warehouse, nasa dashboard ko na kagad after a few minutes or so. With MSB kasi itakes 3 days bago maupdate yung dashboard ko but siguro dahil wala pang masyadong tao na gumagamit nung service kaya mabilis.

    Right now some of the items I ordered (Nomad wallet $5 and Coolabs liquid ultra $4) is out for delivery ngayon which took around 11 working days if it will be delivered today (although for delivery na sa dashboard ko). Not bad na rin.

    PS #1: Weird lang but yung Nomad wallet ko na inorder (Wallet na may powerbank for iphone) na classify as non-electronic. Hindi ko na tinanong baka lumaki pa charge so for both item, $9.24 lang din yung paship.

    PS #2: Tanungin ko lang kayo guys if namamali din ba classification ng items nyo with MSB?
    Here's my experience so far. Mejo madami na ko naorder na electronics via MSB and ito lang napansin ko:

    1. 2 Video cards I previously ordered (Asus strix 390x and Strix 970) were classified as non-electronic ($5.99 sa air shipping). Magkaibang month sya inorder.

    2. Since si MSB is hindi talaga nagshiship and nagiinspect or open ng package ng TV's / monitors ang MSB (According sa support nila, nung nasira yung monitor sa shipping, binayaran kasi nila yun ng 100%) so pag may sira sya pag dating, hindi nila daw sasagutin yun but advantage was the monitors I've previously shipped with them eh nasa $5.99 parin yung rate nya for Air. (I've ordered 2 29UM67-P freesync monitors na magkaibang months, same rate pa rin)

    3. HDMI and Display Port Cables are classified as non-electronic ($5.99 rin yung rate)

    4. Yung PC case na inorder ko without case fans or PSU is classified as electronics (siguro dahil may on off switch sya, baka lang kasi makalusot but of course they are firm na electronics sya nung nag-email ako, baka lang kasi makalusot)

    See images below:








    So kung mag-oorder kayo ng item video card and monitor abroad and ipapaship nyo sya sa MSB, check nyo rin kung ano magiging classification sa kanya. Not sure but siguro ito nga yung proof na masyado na silang maraming items na dumadating that hindi na nila masyado na QA yung tamang classification ng items.


    Edit / Addendum:

    Pati pala motherboard and RAM are classified as Class 1 (Non-electronic) nung nag-order ako:






    I'll probably test ulit kung ganun pa rin mangyayari if magpaship ako ng video card or motherboard sa kanila by next month or so or kung may sale akong makikita na same as Jet.

    -- edited by Advali on Jul 27 2016, 11:40 AM
  • @Advali boss may I know kung san kayo umoorder ng PC parts sa US? Nag-attempt ako sa Newegg na-cancel yung order dahil na-tag as forwarder yung receiving address. thanks in advance!
  • @Advali boss may I know kung san kayo umoorder ng PC parts sa US? Nag-attempt ako sa Newegg na-cancel yung order dahil na-tag as forwarder yung receiving address. thanks in advance!


    Sa Ebay and Amazon mostly. But for the monitor, sa buydig. And that is correct, bawal nga yung forwarder sa newegg. I just got their email confirmation regarding that:

    Dear Advali,

    Thanks for reply. We do not accept mail/freight forwarders as shipping address. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

    If you have any further questions or concerns, please visit our FAQs page. If you still require any assistance, please feel free to reply directly to this email.

    Thank you,

    Olivia F.
    Newegg Email/Chat Support


    I'm currently creating a list of merchants na inimail ko regarding kung allowed ang mail forwarder address sa kanila. Wait ko sumagot yung iba then baka lang pwede natin siguro ilagay sa page 1 para lang stay away tayo sa kanila.

    By the way, nakatry na ko sa Bestbuy before using AMEX and working naman sya nung triny ko.

    -- edited by Advali on Jul 27 2016, 01:07 PM
  • nice! will buy rams sa amazon instead. mura na ung $6 shipping haha
  • Actually hindi ko sure kung tama ba pagweigh nila talaga sa MSB. Hindi ko lang mareklamo sa kanila pero for instance yung goods weight na nakaindicate sa dalawang 3ft cable na inorder ko is .28lbs which is kasimbigat lang ba ng quarter pounder ng mcdo? I don't think so.

    Another is yung video card box ko (390x above) which is nung sinukat ko eh 16x9x3.5 dapat (3.03lbs or 4lbs rounded volumetric weight) imbis na 16x12x6.25 (8lbs) and actual weight na 4lbs imbis na 5.8 or 6lbs na. Kung tama sana sukat nila nasa 1.1K (assuming na class 1 pa rin) or 1.5k (pag class 2 item na sya) which is mas tama kesa sa 2.2K. Sayang yung sukli, laman tiyan din yun.
  • Sobrang tagal ngayon sa LBS SC. :( Di pa din updated storage ko yung item na nakuha a week ago. Hopefully maayos na agad. May mga nangyayari na kaya sa customs(c/o PDuterte) or may system upgrade lang talaga sila? If yung sa customs yung case, dapat may issues din yung ibang forwarders diba?
  • This is what I don't like about Forexworld. They keep on changing or adding bank details.
    How many times every month or so do they do this stunt? Heto na naman ang notice na natanggap ko:


    Any idea why they need to keep changing bank accounts? What do a company achieve by doing this?


    Try e-mailing or calling them to ask and/or express your displeasure. Let us know their reply.

    I just e-mailed them now to clarify whether the UCPB account replaces or is in addition to the Security Bank and Union Bank accounts. Anyone who reads the announcement will probably be wondering about this question, yet it was not stated in the announcement.

    -- edited by cadr on Jul 27 2016, 07:04 PM
  • Any idea why they need to keep changing bank accounts? What do a company achieve by doing this?

    For their customers' convenience, I guess. To be able to accommodate different banks is a plus factor for them yata. But that's immaterial for a credit card user like MasterCard or VISA.


    I find it pointless to be emailing their members new bank details rather than sending a unified or compiled list of their current supported banks. Mas informative pa nga lagi kapag ganun eh instead of informing us of new bank details.
  • Another is yung video card box ko (390x above) which is nung sinukat ko eh 16x9x3.5 dapat (3.03lbs or 4lbs rounded volumetric weight) imbis na 16x12x6.25 (8lbs) and actual weight na 4lbs imbis na 5.8 or 6lbs na. Kung tama sana sukat nila nasa 1.1K (assuming na class 1 pa rin) or 1.5k (pag class 2 item na sya) which is mas tama kesa sa 2.2K. Sayang yung sukli, laman tiyan din yun.


    Yan ung inayawan ko kay MSB kaya nagswitch ako to LBC/Jinio. 8lbs for a box of shoes.
  • Any idea why they need to keep changing bank accounts? What do a company achieve by doing this?


    For their customers' convenience, I guess. To be able to accommodate different banks is a plus factor for them yata. But that's immaterial for a credit card user like MasterCard or VISA.


    If Forex wanted to maximize customer convenience, they would be just adding banks so as to have as many banks as possible, not closing. They would not have closed their BDO and BPI accounts. Must have been some other reason involved, but they're not saying. Maybe some kind of vendetta against BDO and BPI? Or punishment of BDO and BPI for some wrongdoing, low interest rate, or poor service...

    -- edited by cadr on Jul 28 2016, 11:11 AM
  • How much or ilang percent ng price ang custom's fee sa electronic items?

    I'm planning to buy a tablet or laptop, less than 8 lbs ang weight.

    Sabi yata sa LBC yung shipping rate nila included na yung importation fee, pero may additional pag electronic items. Parang ganun yata basa ko.

    Thanks sa sasagot.
  • ^ $9. You can check it here: <click here for link>
  • ^ Thanks!
  • my package from Jinio just arrived, true to their words, 12 days max ng dumating...will definitely avail of their service again.
  • Anyone here tried buying supplements abroad? Anong courier gamit nyo? Planning to buy multiple supplements kasi. TIA.
  • After 2 months and 5 days dumating na din ang monitor ko haaaay.
    Now I need to check kung working ba or not.

    Jul 29, 2016 13:24:49:000 QUEZON CITY, NCR DELIVERED (HOME)
    Jul 29, 2016 06:05:00:000 OUT FOR DELIVERY (TRUCK)
    Jul 28, 2016 23:24:33:390 CAINTA RIZAL, PH LOADED (TRUCK)
    Jul 28, 2016 16:57:53:000 CAINTA RIZAL, PH UNLOADED (WAREHOUSE)
    Jun 26, 2016 16:42:36:000 DEPARTED FROM PORT OF LONG BEACH-CA DEPARTED (VESSEL)
    Jun 23, 2016 18:05:56:000 LOADED ON VESSEL AT PORT OF LONG BEACH-CA LOADED (VESSEL)
    Jun 21, 2016 14:33:22:000 RECEIVED AT PORT OF LONG BEACH-CA RECEIVED (PORT)
    Jun 17, 2016 12:50:36:450 LOS ANGELES (LAX) CA, US LOADED (CONTAINER)
    Jun 01, 2016 03:21:44:000 LOS ANGELES (LAX) CA, US RECEIVED (WAREHOUSE)
    May 25, 2016 03:18:34:000 LOS ANGELES (LAX) CA, US RECEIVED (WAREHOUSE)
  • May nagpa-ship na ba sa inyo ng 1 pair of shoes sa Jinio? Magkano inabot? Thanks!
  • Jinio is very straightforward. You can read the rates sa kanilang website mismo. Dalawa lang naman eh "Electronic" and Non-Electronic". They are also particular about volumetric dimensions ng kahon whichever yields the higher weight result ang pipiliin nila. As for electronics... categorized naman mabuti kung anu ano lamang ang kanilang sisingilan ng dagdag na tariff in addition doon sa fixed rate na sinisingil na nila which is $8.49 per pound (kung electronics). They have a special table for this sa site nila.

    Non-electronics no problem. Wala additional tariff dagdag sa $5.99 per pound na singil nila. Just pay particular attention sa packaging dimension ng item nyo at baka masyado malaki kasi yun ang magpapalaki ng charges, if ever.
  • Share ko lang.

    About 2 years ago, I bought 4 t-shirts na naka-sale sa steam (yung game site). I paid, I think, Php 3,000 including shipping. Pero sabi sa steam, hindi pa kasama dito yung importation tax/duty, etc.

    DHL nag deliver sa bahay, nagulat ako Php 2,500 pa daw babayaran ko. No choice kundi bayaran. So, bale wala yung discount sa "sale".

    Ang isa pang bad trip, yung t-shirts super nipis. Tipong isa or dalawang laba, luluwag na.

    Php 5,500 sa 4 na t-shirts. Nag tapon lang ako ng pera.

    Di ko alam kung bakit Php 2,500 yung custom's fee.