How to buy the best priced Roku 3 in Singapore

How to buy the best priced Roku 3 streaming TV box in Singapore

A Roku 3 is a pretty good TV box. I just brought one recently as I have been looking for something that’s great for turning my normal TV into a Smart TV and allowing me to watch more movies and TV shows online. I personally use my Roku 3 to watch heaps of NetFlix and YouTube.

Lazada is selling the Roku 3 for 249 SGD (normally 289 SGD from their online store)
Amazon is selling the Roku 3 for 89.50 USD (128.84 SGD plus shipping costs)

So how do you buy the best priced Roku 3 in Singapore

Step 1 – Sign up for a US address at comGateway

You’ll need to set up a US address so that you Godiva chocolate can be delivered there. As soon as you register with comGateway, you’ll be given a free, sales tax-exempted U.S. shipping address, and the fun can begin!

Step 2 – Start shopping

Start shopping on Amazon is selling the Roku 3 for 89.50 USD (128.84 SGD plus shipping costs) and use your new US address.
I personally brought my Roku 3 from Amazon and paid $86.74 USD with free domestic US shipping to my US address. I actually brought a pair of shoes too if you’re wondering why there is shoes in the screenshot below.

If you get stuck due to payment reasons, that is the online store won’t accept your credit card, use comGateway’s BuyForMe service.

Bonus tip – You can also shop at your other favourite U.S. online stores, ship packages to your new U.S. address as well (read my How to buy from US online stores using comGateway from Singapore guide for more details)

Step 3 – Packages are shipped to your US Address

comGateway notify you as soon as your packages arrive. When you log in, you’ll have full control over what happens to your package next.
Here’s an example from my recent purchase from Amazon.

Step 4 – When you’re ready, ask comGateway to ship your packages home

Once all your Roku 3 (along other items from other US online stores if you brought other things) arrive at your comGateway address, then when you’re ready, to ask them to ship them to your home.

Step 4.1 Confirm Final Delivery Address

Step 4.2 Select Repack (optional) and Shipping Speed

Step 4.3 Pay for your International shipping fees and add Promo codes (as applicable)

Step 4.4 Review International Shipping order

Review your International Shipping order. In my purchase, at this step, I reviewed the order again after entering my payment details. I have chosen the “Standard” shipping option.
My costs are as follows (assuming I purchased the Roku 3  only). So my Roku 3 only cost me 108.10 USD (155.62 SGD).

TOTAL COST OF PURCHASE

  • BUYFORME

  • STANDARD SHIPPING

  • EXPRESS SHIPPING

COST OF GOODS PURCHASED
$86.74
DOMESTIC SHIPPING
BUYFORME FEE
$N.A.
INTERNATIONAL STANDARD SHIPPING
$18.30
+ SHIPPING INSURANCE
+$1.05
+ FUEL SURCHARGE
+$2.01
CUSTOM TAX
$0.00
TOTAL
$108.10

Step 4.5 Confirm your International Shipping order

Step 5 – Enjoy your Roku 3 streaming TV box!

Enjoy your Roku 3, shipped directly from the US.

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How to get a Live Quote in comGateway

How to get a Live Quote in comGateway freight forwarder’s portal

comGateway has a live quote function that is available.
Live Quote can help you estimate the shipping fees.
Here’s an example of what a live quote looks like.

ESTIMATED WEIGHT: 0.50KG
SHIPPING TO: SINGAPORE
QUANTITY: 1
SHIPPING SPEED
COST TO SHIP THIS PURCHASE ON ITS OWN
COMBINE THIS WITH ANOTHER PURCHASE
STANDARD SHIPPING
$11.80
$3.25
EXPRESS SHIPPING
$13.57
$3.74
YOUR SHIPPING GUARANTEE REFERENCE
$3.00
(EXCLUDES INSURANCE, TAXES AND DUTIES, FUEL AND REMOTE DELIVERY SURCHARGES)

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How to buy items in the US without a US credit card

How to buy items in the US without a US credit card

Not all US online stores will accept your local or International credit card and will require you to have a US credit card to purchase from them. So here’s my guide on how to work around it.
You should only consider these steps if you can’t buy using your normal credit card. Otherwise, read my guide on How to buy directly from US websites and have it shipped to you via freight forwarder – comGateway.

So, how to buy items in the US?

One way is to use a freight forwarder.  It’s essentially a freight forwarder is an organisation that will receive freight (goods/ items) on your behalf and forward it to you.
comGateway with their BuyForMe service (US founded) and vPost4U from SingPost (Singapore founded) offers you the ability to buy from an overseas merchant that does not accept international credit cards. They both work by allowing you to pay them first, and then they will buy the item/s on your behalf. They both will ship to many countries around the world such as Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, etc.
Here’s how I used comGateway’s BuyForMe service to buy items for me.

Step 1 – Sign up for a US address at comGateway

As soon as you register with comGateway, you’ll be given a free, sales tax-exempted U.S. shipping address, and the fun can begin!

Step 2 – Start shopping and find the items you want

Start shopping and find the item that you’re looking for. That is, shop at your favourite U.S. online stores, ship packages to your new U.S. address. As the store won’t accept your credit card, we will use comGateway‘s BuyForMe service.

Step 3 – Once you find your items enter the details in the BuyForMe section of comGateway

Once you find your items enter the details in the BuyForMe section of comGateway. This is under the “Tools” menu.

Fill in your items in your BuyForMe cart

Step 4 – Check out at BuyForMe

Once you are ready, check out and pay for your items with your local or International credit card. comGateway will then buy your items on your behalf.

Step 5 – You will see a confirmation BuyForMe screen

Step 6 – You’ll also receive a confirmation email

You’ll also receive a confirmation email with details on your comGateway BuyForMe purchase.

Please note the 5% service and admin charge below that comGateway will add to your bill for buying the item on your behalf and factor this into your costs.

comGateway
Dear Vu,
Thank you for shopping with comGateway BuyForMe service.
We have received your order request with AMAZON.COM. View your Orders here.
BuyForMe order Confirmation
Product Description Quantity Unit Price Sub Total

AMAZON.COM
TP-LINK N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender (TL-WA850RE)
Amazon.com
1 US$19.86 US$19.86

Sub Total US$19.86
BuyForMe service charge US$0.99
Total US$20.85
You have chosen free or lowest cost domestic delivery.
You have chosen to hold the order if one or more items are unavailable.

Next Step:
We will proceed to place your order within the next 48 hours. We will send you another email when your package arrives at your U.S. Address.

Step 7 – Check your Dashboard for your items

Check your Dashboard for your items. Once they are received by comGateway, you will see them in your dashboard.
comGateway dashboard. Packages will be here once they arrive from the US online stores

Step 8 – Packages are shipped to your US Address at comGateway

comGateway notify you as soon as your packages arrive. When you log in, you’ll have full control over what happens to your package next.
This includes:

  • View full scans of each package’s invoice and chargeable shipping weights
  • Enjoy 30 days of free storage while all your shipments arrive for consolidation
  • Make easy returns if you change your mind
  • Manage international shipping options and track your packages
Tip – It’s generally best to group all your items together if you are buying from many different US online stores. This helps you to maximise your purchases and make save you from paying more than one freight postage costs.

Step 9 – When you’re ready, ask comGateway to ship your packages home

Make sure everything you ordered has arrived, tell us how you want them packed, and give us the OK to ship them to you. You’ll be able to track the packages until they arrive in 3-8 business days. comGateway uses FedEx and DHL to manage their logistics delivery here for you.

Step 10 – Enjoy your new items!

Enjoy your new goods, shipped directly from the US.
Sound good? Check out more details here at comGateway. Happy shopping!

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