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Good Hardware Sites with International Shipping?

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December 31, 2008 7:24:41 PM

Do any of you know of some good online hardware shops that ship internationally? I live in South Africa and hardware is ridiculously expensive. For example, GPU's cost (literally) more than twice as much here than it does in America. The GTX 280 costs R9000 ($900) here. I hear that you can get it for as little as $360 in America. Instead of buying it here I want to order it from America (or wherever) cheaper, because I know it will end up 50% cheaper even with shipping, customs and tax added. Please help! I've looked through so many sites.

P.S. Please don't recommend Amazon.com ... 95% of their hardware only ships to US. Unless of course you can find a GTX 260/280 and a Intel i7 920 that ships internationally through Amazon..
January 9, 2009 6:42:52 PM

:o 
January 12, 2009 2:35:47 PM

really?
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February 8, 2009 8:38:21 AM

:o 
April 6, 2009 10:03:05 PM

*** ed up coz im ann enthusiast builder and modder and i have to order everytin from a european shop and get my sisters to bring it back here seriously things should change and sites shoudl give a bit more consideration for us little harware deprived people here in africa i just wish newegg could send internationaly but nooooo.
August 7, 2009 9:55:57 PM

I also had issues with shipping hardware while studying abroad. I came across a few international forwarding companies. After some research though, I went with Shipito . Their rates are well under those of any of the competitors I looked up. I provided the link above for anyone that wants to benefit from my research. I hope that, for future reference, this information was useful.
February 6, 2013 7:55:25 PM

yen10 said:
I also had issues with shipping hardware while studying abroad. I came across a few international forwarding companies. After some research though, I went with Shipito . Their rates are well under those of any of the competitors I looked up. I provided the link above for anyone that wants to benefit from my research. I hope that, for future reference, this information was useful.


If you use a forwarding company to shop and ship you should choose one that's located in a state that doesn't have a sales tax. I use a company called AmForward (http://www.amforward.com), they are in Portland, OR, so you save money that way.
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