Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

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RuneTheChookcha
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Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

Post by RuneTheChookcha » Mon May 03, 2021 2:02 pm

DLPurser wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 12:20 pm
Who delivers the shipment?
In the remote past (when I lived in rural Araucania 2009 - 2014):
DHL -- > Blue Express
UPS -- > Chilexpress
{possibly FedEx -- > Turbus cargo}

In the past (in Valpo):
Standard shipping went LandMark Global (to the Miami hub) -- > SkyPostal (border crossing) -- > WSP

Now (as the standard option is no longer here) I get everything DHL'ed.

Never missed anything (as of yet).

{PS. Doing business with Amazon as an affiliate partner and buyer since 1998. Regularly reading sellers forums on Amazon to make sure I fully understand the subtleties of what is the current situation with international shipping. }
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Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

Post by RuneTheChookcha » Mon May 03, 2021 2:04 pm

dmwbmw2 wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 2:02 pm
Many years ago i brought in a motorcycle part for $550.
If memory serves, they increased from USD $500 to $1000 the maximum amount that clears automatically without hiring a broker about 2 or 3 years ago.
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Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

Post by DLPurser » Mon May 03, 2021 9:47 pm

scandinavian wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 1:56 pm
I second EEUU - I have made between 10-25 orders from Amazon during the last 2-3 years. Never lost a shipment. Had a product that wasn't what was advertised once, but Amazon promptly returned the money, even without me having to return the product.
All delivered by DHL (and have not had the issue EEUU mentions above)
This sounds much better than some of the posts I came across on the forum. I feel much better about giving it a try. Thanks everyone for the info. Much appreciated.

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Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

Post by otravers » Tue May 04, 2021 2:19 pm

I already made two small orders, on the theory that smaller parcels of low value might go through without a customs charge, in which case it's my understanding that Amazon reimburses the prepaid charges.

The main hassle is that you can't filter search results to only those that qualify for free shipping.

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Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Tue May 04, 2021 3:03 pm

Sometimes takes months for the reimbursement but they do it as compared to the Ebay GSP which profits from it.
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Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

Post by fraggle092 » Tue May 04, 2021 3:22 pm

Have used them quite often in the past, never had a problem.

Just don't try ordering on Amazon through a BancoEstado CuentaRUT Visa card, even if foreign payments have been activated.
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Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

Post by RuneTheChookcha » Tue May 04, 2021 3:25 pm

fraggle092 wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 3:22 pm

Just don't try ordering on Amazon through a BancoEstado CuentaRUT Visa card, even if foreign payments have been activated.
Would you share why? Was thinking about that.
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Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

Post by RuneTheChookcha » Tue May 04, 2021 4:14 pm

https://www.antronio.cl/temas/cuenta-ru ... n.1325531/
^^
Here, the initially rejected transaction using CuentaRUT, as I understand Chilean, went through -- after the user made a small USD $10 purchase (a gift card).
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Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

Post by fraggle092 » Tue May 04, 2021 9:17 pm

RuneTheChookcha wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 3:25 pm
fraggle092 wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 3:22 pm

Just don't try ordering on Amazon through a BancoEstado CuentaRUT Visa card, even if foreign payments have been activated.
Would you share why? Was thinking about that.
Nothing much to say, really. I reauthorized the foreign purchase feature on the BancoEstado website, but the sale still didn't go through. Had used it a few times with Chinese sellers without problems. And no trouble using it within Chile v. recently with MercadoLibre.

I saw a YouTube site suggesting using a Mach prepaid debit card with Amazon, but it all seems too much effort.
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Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

Post by RuneTheChookcha » Tue May 04, 2021 9:57 pm

fraggle092 wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 9:17 pm
I reauthorized the foreign purchase feature on the BancoEstado website, but the sale still didn't go through.
The Chilean forum user linked from my previous post had the same problem. Solved by first making a very small purchase on Amazon (a $10 gift card). Again, if I read that forum rightly.
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Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

Post by fraggle092 » Wed May 05, 2021 12:43 am

Yeah, just tried the Gift Voucher purchase, it was immediately declined. Won't even bothering to contact BancoEstado, its more trouble than its worth.
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Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

Post by gringalais » Fri May 07, 2021 9:08 am

Thanks for the heads up on that. I had a few things I wanted to buy, but was debating in part due to the shipping costs. I decided to give the free shipping a try. Supposedly the order should arrive on May 28th.

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