Brotip : Telescope Export Restriction at Amazon.com lifted

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Re: Brotip : Telescope Export Restriction at Amazon.com lift

Post by Hardwarezone » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:11 pm

deal-of-the-day celestron @ amazon

6se @ SGD 1307.50 all in if you choose "pay by USD" and based on 1.345 exchange rate +3% by your bank.

8se @ USD899 cannot direct ship to SG



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the upper estimate is bugged , 639.20 + 263.17 comes out at USD 902.37
the bottom preview just before confirm order is more accurate , USD 943
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Re: Brotip : Telescope Export Restriction at Amazon.com lift

Post by Hardwarezone » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:21 pm

nexstar SE back on discount today , although not as attractive as April pricing and exchange rate

6se stands at USD 1007.75 , $64 higher than April
equivalent to SGD 1432.50 in today's exchange rate

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Re: Brotip : Telescope Export Restriction at Amazon.com lift

Post by Hardwarezone » Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:48 pm

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014E ... PDKIKX0DER

not too bad even with the rather high 140 shipping cost , 334.90 USD convert to 464 singapore dollars ....... local price 733

review thread here
http://www.cloudynights.com/topic/53543 ... lt-102-az/
http://www.cloudynights.com/topic/51552 ... az-review/

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Re: Brotip : Telescope Export Restriction at Amazon.com lift

Post by Hardwarezone » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:57 pm

Amazon finally unlocked the shipping restriction on these 2 beginner scopes.
ST80 OTA need shipping cost , C90 #52268 doesn't.
ST80 OTA is without mounting dovetail or tube ring , so do take note the price difference from the ST-80A set at USD 209.99

Celestron landscout series binoculars also unlocked , small risk of losing alignment from the shipping journey ... otherwise good entry level price (~$120 singapore dollars) with porro BaK-4 prisms and fully multicoated.

6SE at the usual seasonal discount 699 + 308 shipping&GST , $1444 sing dollars

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this nikon binoculars also unlocked for international after 1 year
about $208 singapore dollars at today's exchange rate ... $80 savings
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Re: Brotip : Telescope Export Restriction at Amazon.com lift

Post by Hardwarezone » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:40 am

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Re: Brotip : Telescope Export Restriction at Amazon.com lift

Post by Hardwarezone » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:41 pm

Amazon launched their Prime Now app today for Singapore , lots of stuff available for next-day shipping from their Jurong warehouse.
Pricing not direct match to USA pricing though ...

Tried searching the usual keywords telescope , binoculars , celestron ... no hits.

Only thing is celestron cometron 7x50 binoculars at $53
if use the promotion coupon VISA20 for visa card ... deduct $20 off minimum $40 purchase
not bad for $33 delivered next day

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Re: Brotip : Telescope Export Restriction at Amazon.com lift

Post by Hardwarezone » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:22 pm

Last week Amazon stopped the free international shipping to Singapore for qualifying small items under 18inch packaging , to push forward their SG PrimeNow app.
Some items like the C90 mak returned to locked for export a couple months back ,
while some mid $300+ sing dollars entry-level kits have their shipping cost adjusted to be more reasonable.

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Re: Brotip : Telescope Export Restriction at Amazon.com lifted

Post by Hardwarezone » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:40 pm

fast forward now to 2019
today amazon started their .sg website , not strictly needed to use their phone app and prime membership trial
for selected products , minimum spending for free shipping (within singapore) remain at $40 sgd so you may need to find a filler item

they don't have any telescope listed @ .sg website
3 items suitable for beginners
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Re: Brotip : Telescope Export Restriction at Amazon.com lifted

Post by Hardwarezone » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:59 pm

amazon usa website have celestron promotion limited to 1 day , 8se drop to lowest in 11years , around $1550 sing dollars including international shipping and 7%GST

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Re: Brotip : Telescope Export Restriction at Amazon.com lifted

Post by Airconvent » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:04 pm

wow.....never would have expected to see such prices, shipped to Singapore! That's very good! Would have considered if I not already have one! :)
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