Facebook   Twitter    YouTube    RSS Feed    Android App    iPhone and iPad App     BlackBerry App    
Subscribe to Newsletter



Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Amazon : We are not able to ship this item to your default shipping address.

  1. #1

    Default Amazon : We are not able to ship this item to your default shipping address.

    As the title says, what exactly is the reason for this? It is only with electronics, is it to protect the market in SA or what? Is there anyway around this or being able to get electronics here off Amazon? or are there any alternative sites?

  2. #2

  3. #3

    Default

    It's usually for items Amazon doesn't stock themselves but resells on behalf of other suppliers.

    Workaround is to use takealot.

  4. #4

    Default

    Not market protection, but protecting themselves from expensive return costs on electronics. They do it for a lot of countries, not just SA.
    As a solution, if you have a friend in the US, see if they'll post it for you if you ship to them. Otherwise there are a couple of companies that will handle a transshipment, but I don't have a name for you though.
    Depending on the item, BH Photo ships camera kit worldwide and you might find someone shipping IT kit if you search the net enough.

  5. #5
    Super Grandmaster Park@82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Pretoria
    Posts
    8,710

    Default

    Had the same problem, ended up buying through ebay.

  6. #6

    Default

    IIRC this was news a while back. They don't do it, because the items get stolen to much after landing in SA.

  7. #7

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Park@82 View Post
    Had the same problem, ended up buying through ebay.
    How does it work through Ebay ? The local version is bidOrbuy ...i know of friends who have used it and they say they havent had any problems as yet.

  8. #8
    Super Grandmaster ichigo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Pietermaritzburg
    Posts
    6,786
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by swsup97 View Post
    How does it work through Ebay ? The local version is bidOrbuy ...i know of friends who have used it and they say they havent had any problems as yet.
    The delivery to SA is normally expensive depending on weight from Ebay so may be best to just buy it locally unless its still cheaper in total or you cant get it anywhere.

  9. #9
    Super Grandmaster Archer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    16,252

    Default

    Incorrect
    Quote Originally Posted by twicode View Post
    It's usually for items Amazon doesn't stock themselves but resells on behalf of other suppliers.
    Also incorrect (after all you can buy shed loads of other stuff and get it shipped here...)
    Quote Originally Posted by werfie View Post
    IIRC this was news a while back. They don't do it, because the items get stolen to much after landing in SA.
    Heres the real reason
    Quote Originally Posted by bruce_the_loon View Post
    Not market protection, but protecting themselves from expensive return costs on electronics. They do it for a lot of countries, not just SA..
    The manufacturer (the guy ultimately responsible for warranty issues) decides where stuff can be shipped to. 99% of the time, if the item you are looking for has an international warranty then Amazon will ship it to SA

  10. #10
    Super Grandmaster TJ99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Room 101
    Posts
    8,370

    Default

    Not all electronics, just some. (Usually the stuff I want). Takealot is your best bet although it does add significant costs and takes ages to arrive.

    Also not quite right about the international warranty, for example Sennheiser is well known for having a worldwide warranty system and Amazon won't ship any of their products here. Although maybe they're the 1%.
    ...if life is going to exist in a Universe of this size, then the one thing it cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion.

    -Douglas Adams

  11. #11
    Super Grandmaster Archer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    16,252

    Default

    Checked now on some other stuff that I know has international warranties, and also out of luck. I'm certain (Asus) tablets could be done in the past hmmmm
    Even went onto Amazon Global which supposedly only shows you stuff that can get shipped international and half the stuff couldnt be done, haha

Similar Threads

  1. Amazon Kindle Fire starts to ship
    By rpm in forum Broadband and IT News
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 16-11-2011, 09:49 PM
  2. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 23-08-2011, 08:19 PM
  3. Amazon now shipping free to SA
    By scud in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 62
    Last Post: 04-08-2011, 05:29 PM
  4. Does Amazon ship to SA or not...?
    By Zenbaas in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 03-05-2011, 12:40 PM
  5. How to ship from Amazon.com with SA address
    By Bani in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 25-10-2010, 01:06 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •