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#1 *lilmiss*

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:21 AM

probably a stupid question but...

I've found a couple of things quite cheap on Amazon, but nothing seems to ship to Aus! I've never used Amazon before, am i doing something wrong? Do i need to select a country or something? It seems the only way is to add the item to your cart then go through the checkout process to select your shipping address before you know if it can be shipped or not?

eeek! what am i missing??

#2 Apageintime

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:25 AM

Some things won't if the company has asked Amazon not to (like North face clothing)

you can use a freight forwarding company to ship it to you though. I personally like priceusa.com but there are lots out there.

#3 *lilmiss*

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:29 AM

Yep ive used a forwarding company before, but im just wondering about amazon for now. I always hear people talking about how they bought things off Amazon, but i can't find anything that actually ships here, so i'm just a bit confused original.gif

#4 Feral timtam

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:45 AM

Have you tried Amazon UK?
That site allows you to filter your results so you only see the products that can be shipped to Australia, since another user on here pointed that out to me I've switched my shopping to the UK site.

#5 Unatheowl

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:50 AM

QUOTE (*lilmiss* @ 14/11/2012, 08:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yep ive used a forwarding company before, but im just wondering about amazon for now. I always hear people talking about how they bought things off Amazon, but i can't find anything that actually ships here, so i'm just a bit confused original.gif

yes, I find it is highly dependant upon the item and the seller.  THings like books or dvds, ive bought legwarmers from them, however I tried to get a toddler nightstand delivered and the seller didnt ship.  I dont think its "amazon" per se who determines whether the item ships to Australia, its the individual seller.

#6 Feraldadathome

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:51 AM

I've also found that if Amazon itself won't ship, sometimes an Amazon marketplace seller may. Still via amazon, just a company separate to Amazon.

SHipping costs can be a big issue, especially for light things in big boxes. Lego, for example, can cots more for shipping than the item price.

The UK suggestion is a good one, I now do the same for most things.

#7 *lilmiss*

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:57 AM

ahh ok, thanks everyone.

So i'm looking at amazon uk now but i still can't work out how to filter the shipping to aus?  unsure.gif

Edited by *lilmiss*, 14 November 2012 - 07:58 AM.

#8 JJ

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:58 AM

I tried buying something the other day and found that none of the companies listed would ship to Aus.

Oh, one of them did, but quoted me over $800 for shipping of an item weighing maybe 300g (same shape as a book, nothing fancy). huh.gif

I'll have to try Amazon UK - do you have to sign up separately or can you use your amazon.com user ID?

Edited by JJ, 14 November 2012 - 07:59 AM.

#9 Unatheowl

Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:10 AM

QUOTE (JJ @ 14/11/2012, 08:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh, one of them did, but quoted me over $800 for shipping of an item weighing maybe 300g (same shape as a book, nothing fancy). huh.gif

be warned though, I found the same with the UK site.  They may ship, but the charges are often more than the item itself.  I have been trying for ages to get a KidKraft table for my DD and the item is around $140 but I have been quoted shipping up to $500 from the UK sad.gif

#10 Feraldadathome

Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:15 AM

QUOTE (JJ @ 14/11/2012, 08:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll have to try Amazon UK - do you have to sign up separately or can you use your amazon.com user ID?

Same ID - the cookies just track across.

#11 Little Women

Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:57 AM

On the left hand side you select amazon global which lists items for international shipping.  If you log in (or create an account if you haven't already) the item you've selected will tell you on that page if it ships here, without having to go to checkout.

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