Monday, October 17, 2016

RueLaLa private shopping club now offers international shipping

American private shopping club RueLaLa now offers international shipping thanks to the partnership with Borderfree.

RueLaLa private shopping club now offers international shipping

The shipping rate is shown during checkout.

To change the country, navigate to the flag on top of the page, click it, select your country and click the "Update button"


The web-site is not translated from English, but you may see the prices in your own currency.

RueLaLa offers international shipping to the following countries:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See (Vatican City State), Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Republic of, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States of, Moldova, Republic of, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Réunion, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, British, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Some items can't be shipped outside the USA, but you may always use parcel forwarders.

I expect similar shipping rates as two other US private shopping clubs partnering with Borderfree (Gilt and Zulily) have.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Myhabit fashion sale site is closing on May 20, 2016

Unfortunately Ideel fashion sale site started offering less interesting sales and then closed its doors. Now Myhabit is following Ideel. Recently it has significantly increased the price of international shipping. Besides that sales became less attractive. All these factors have probably forced many customers to leave Myhabit. No wonder Amazon is closing the doors of Myhabit now.

Myhabit fashion sale site is closing on May 20, 2016


Before closing Ideel (former ideeli) offered awesome sales. Until now I haven't noticed anything like that at Myhabit. Amazon can sell stuff from Myhabit via other its ecommerce sites including Amazon.com, so no wonder we may not see any real bargains at Myhabit. But it is worth keep watching Myhabit until May 20.

Amazon suggests to use Amazon Fashion instead of Myhabit. But it is interesting that BuyVIP, a European version of Myhabit offering different products, keeps working. It doesn't ship internationally, but I was able to ship BuyVIP products to Russia via a parcel forwarder Qwintry. The disadvantage of this method is that the seller can't exclude VAT when shipping to a location in Germany.

As for other American fashion sale sites, I will keep using many of them including RueLaLa, Gilt and Zulily. These fashion sale sites won't replace Ideel and Myhabit for us, but it is better than nothing.

Fashion sale sites like Ideel and Myhabit became very popular several years ago. They have managed to get tens of millions of customers. Unfortunately what was good for customers, didn't allow the sellers to be profitable. The end was inevitable. But still customers can use the fashion sale site that have survived to their benefit.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Lithium Batteries as Cargo in 2016 - IATA


Additional Changes for Lithium Ion Batteries

On 22 February the ICAO Council adopted the recommendation of the ICAO Air Navigation Commission (ANC) that lithium ion batteries, UN 3480, Packing Instruction 965 only, be forbidden, on an interim basis, as cargo on passenger aircraft. The prohibition does not apply to lithium ion batteries packed with equipment or lithium ion batteries contained in equipment, UN 3481, Packing Instruction 966 and Packing Instruction 967 respectively.
The prohibition becomes effective 1 April 2016, as applies to the requirements that lithium ion batteries, UN 3480, PI 965, to be shipped at a state of charge of no more than 30% of their rated capacity, and other changes advised through the addendum to the 57th edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) issued in January of this year.
A further addendum to the DGR will be issued later this week to align with the issuance of Addendum 4 to the ICAO Technical Instructions. The addenda to the DGR are available from the IATA website at:

The final changes for lithium batteries effective 1 April 2016 are as follows.

Changes to the Provisions for Lithium Batteries Effective 1 April 2016

  1. UN 3480, PI 965, Section IA and IB. Lithium ion cells and batteries must be offered for transport at a state of charge (SoC) not exceeding 30% of their rated design capacity. Cells and/or batteries at a SoC of greater than 30% may only be shipped with the approval of the State of Origin and the State of the Operator under the written conditions established by those authorities.
UN 3480, PI 965, Section IA and IB are forbidden for carriage on passenger aircraft. All packages must bear the Cargo Aircraft Only label in addition to the other marks and labels required by the Regulations.
Note:
Guidance and methodology for determining the rated capacity can be found in the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, 5th Revised Edition, Amend. 1 and Amend. 2, Section 38.3.2.3.
  1. UN 3480, PI 965, Section II. Lithium ion cells and batteries must be offered for transport at a state of charge (SoC) not exceeding 30% of their rated design capacity.
  All packages prepared in accordance with Section II of PI 965 are forbidden for carriage on passenger aircraft. All packages must bear the Cargo Aircraft Only label in addition to the other marks and labels required by the Regulations.
A shipper is not permitted to offer for transport more than one (1) package prepared according to Section II in any single consignment.
Not more than one (1) package prepared in accordance with Section II of PI 965 may be placed into an overpack. When the package is placed in an overpack, the lithium battery handling label and Cargo Aircraft Only label required by this packing instruction must either be clearly visible or the label must be affixed on the outside of the overpack and the overpack must be marked with the word “Overpack”.
  1. UN 3090, PI 968, Section II. A shipper is not permitted to present for transport more than one (1) package prepared according to Section II in any single consignment.
Not more than one (1) package prepared in accordance with Section II of PI 968 may be placed into an overpack. When the package is placed in an overpack, the lithium battery handling label and Cargo Aircraft Only label required by this packing instruction must either be clearly visible or the label must be affixed on the outside of the overpack and the overpack must be marked with the word “Overpack”.
  1. Packages prepared according to Section II of PI 965 and PI 968 must be offered to the operator separately from other cargo and must not be loaded into a unit load device (ULD) before being offered to the operator.
      
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Friday, February 12, 2016

Groupon and the worst customer support ever

I've been a loyal customer of Ideel for 5 years. We've made dozens of purchases there. But when Groupon has bought Ideel we've started spending less time on its web-site. Still it was not that bad.

Everything has changed after Ideel moving to the Groupon web-site. After reading about this news I found out that I could get my promotional credits refunded. On January 13, 2015 I contacted Ideel support via ideel@groupon.com. Several days later I got a reply that they apologize for the delay and will refund the amount to my debit card.

The money supposed to appear in 3-5 business days. A month later I still can't get the refund. And the problem is that Groupon support is the worst one I have ever contacted. They don't try to solve your problem at all. And they don't even try to read your quoted message.

Several replies had messages saying I had no credits at all or my credits have expired. And this is despite of the fact that the $50 refund was approved before. No to mention that I got yet another $25 promotional credit after January 13th. When I told support about it, they replied several times that they can't find any orders associated with my e-mail. When I sent them my e-mail they asked me about the problem I had or asked me to provide the order number, despite the fact that everything was quoted in the e-mail.



In my last message I wrote everything about the problem once again mentioning my e-mail at Ideel. Nevertheless the support wrote "I'm unable to find any orders under" my e-mail address. They go in circles without even trying to read the question. It seems like Groupon support needs lots of support, because from my experience it is totally useless.

Will I recommend Groupon or buy from them again? Hell no.

Monday, January 4, 2016

23 Industrial Blvd, FFXXXXX Fishisfast, New Castle, DE (Delaware), 19720-9005, USA: scam or legit

Is the following address used for scams and frauds?


23 Industrial Blvd
FFXXXXX Fishisfast
New Castle, DE (Delaware), 19720-9005, USA
Phone (302) 689-3120

No, this is a warehouse address used by FishisFast parcel forwarder (package forwarder, freight forwarder, mail forwarder).

FishisFast LLC is registered at 23 Industrial Blvd, New Castle, DE 19720.

What is FishisFast?


FishisFast is a US package forwarding company (also known as a freight forwarder, a mail forwarder or a shipping forwarder, a parcel forwarder, a package forwarder) allowing to overcome geographical shipping restrictions and ship online purchases to the following countries: Russian Federation, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Japan, Korea, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Holy See (Vatican City State), Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Korea, Republic of, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Republic of, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States of, Moldova, Republic of, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Réunion, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S., Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Åland Islands

Shopping online has become the easiest and least expensive way to shop in the US. That's why in 2012, they launched Fishisfast parcel forwarding to extend that experience to everyone, no matter what country you're in. They receive your items for you, let you inspect them yourself and make it easy to have them delivered to you.
Their whole team at Fishisfast is dedicated to constantly improving your experience whether it's through enhancing their web app, shipping and receiving your items or making sure they're delivered safely and quickly.
FishisFast is one of the most popular package forwarders delivering purchases from USA to Russia. It has thousands of customers from all over the world. FishisFast Facebook page in English has hundreds of likes:



The company has a similar community of followers in the popular Russian social network vk.com.

Can the "23 Industrial Blvd, FFXXXXX Fishisfast, New Castle, DE (Delaware), 19720-9005, USA" address be used for scams and frauds?


Yes it can be used for legit as well as illegal activities like ANY other address. BUT I and many of my friends use it for making legit purchases in many US online shops that don't offer international shipping from the USA. Also even US individuals and US companies can use parcel forwarders like FishisFast to ship to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, or Federated States of Micronesia.

Information for online retailers about FishisFast


FishisFast and victims of stolen credit cards


If you're a store owner who shipped product to 23 Industrial Blvd, FFXXXXX Fishisfast, New Castle, DE (Delaware), 19720-9005, USA and got a charge-back, contact FishisFast immediately if you are a victim of credit card fraud. Most parcel forwarders, especially the large ones like FishisFast, have zero credit card fraud tolerance policy. Fraud accounts are canceled and packages are sent back to sellers.

FishisFast and international sales


Online retailers may suggest parcel forwarders like FishisFast to their customers, so that they can more international sales.

825 Dawson Dr, Suite 10-XXXXX Pochtoy.com, Newark, DE, USA : Scam and fraud or legit

Is the following address used for scams and frauds?


825 Dawson Dr
Suite 10-XXXXX Pochtoy.com
Newark, DE 19713, USA
Phone 858-633-6353

No, this is one of the warehouses used by Pochtoy parcel forwarder (package forwarder, freight forwarder, mail forwarder).

Pochtoy.com LLC resides at 621 Regis Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PA). But it offers a tax free location in Newark, Delaware as well.


What is Pochtoy?


Pochtoy is a US package forwarding company (also known as a freight forwarder, a mail forwarder or a shipping forwarder, a parcel forwarder, a package forwarder) allowing to overcome geographical shipping restrictions and ship online purchases to the following countries: Australia, Azerbaijan, the UK, Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Israel, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Cyprus, Kyrgyzstan, China, Lithuania, Latvia, Mexica, Moldova, Mongolia, Netherlands, UAE, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Finland, France, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Japan and Russia.

Pochtoy is one of the most popular package forwarders delivering purchases from USA to Russia. It has thousands of customers from all over the world. Pochtoy.com Facebook page has more than 6'000 likes:



The company has even more followers in the popular Russian social network vk.com.

Can the "825 Dawson Dr, Suite 10-XXXXX Pochtoy.com, Newark, DE, USA" address be used for scams and frauds?


Yes it can be used for legit as well as illegal activities like ANY other address. BUT I and many of my friends use it for making legit purchases in many US online shops that don't offer international shipping from the USA. Also even US individuals and US companies can use parcel forwarders like Pochtoy.com to ship to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, or Federated States of Micronesia.

Information for online retailers about Pochtoy


Pochtoy.com and victims of stolen credit cards


If you're a store owner who shipped product to 825 Dawson Dr, Suite 10-XXXXX Pochtoy.com, Newark, DE, USA and got a chargeback, contact Pochtoy.com immediately if you are a victim of credit card fraud. Most parcel forwarders, especially the large ones like Pochtoy.com, have zero credit card fraud tolerance policy. Fraud accounts are canceled and packages are sent back to sellers.

Pochtoy.com and international sales


Online retailers may suggest parcel forwarders like Pochtoy to their customers, so that they can more international sales.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Ideel fashion sale site offers 50% off sitewide

Flash sale site Ideel offers 50% off sitewide. No coupon codes required to get the discount.

  

The discount can be applied to the clearance section and marked down goods. Besides the 50% discount Ideel also offers free shipping for your orders.


Update (January 13, 2016) Ideel (former Ideeli) has moved to Groupon.

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