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Singapore: Amazon Prime now available

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    Singapore: Amazon Prime now available

    Amazon Prime Now: Can Singapore deliver? | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

    So it seems that Singapore will soon have Amazon Prime, following Japan and China. I wonder when and if we'll ever be so lucky?

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    Seriously, I miss amazon in HK so much


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    Is there a reason why Amazon has little to no availability in HK? Is it just the shipping costs?


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    Taobao basically dominates in HK. Much cheaper delivery costs and shorter delivery time, if you dare to test your luck against counterfeits and low quality goods.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tf19:
    Is there a reason why Amazon has little to no availability in HK? Is it just the shipping costs?
    Lots of items on Amazon now ship to HK. Add in a HK shipping address and check the "International Shipping" filter to show you which ones.

    Shipping charges are high if you're buying a single item, but if you add together a number of items, it's quite cheap, because each additional item only adds a little to the shipping charge. Especially Amazon US. Amazon UK seems to be more expensive.

    I suspect the items that don't ship to HK are because: 1)Sold by individual retailers instead of Amazon 2)Licensing/distribution restrictions.
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