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    Sending gifts to US....

    I have been trying to send a gift to my mother-in-law in the US. Found a beautiful crystal serving bowl set. But the site won't except out-of-US billing addresses. In fact, that goes for almost all of the websites I visited. I do not want to place an order over phone (if that is even possible, with my shipping address for US and billing address for HK). Can someone give me a tip or a website's address from where I can send crystal gifts to US? I would really appreciate your help on this one!


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    Tried [ame]http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=ur2&camp=1789&tag=geore views-20&creative=9325&path=http://www.amazon.com[/ame]?

    We've sent a number of products to US addresses while using HK billing.


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    Yes, I ended up using Amazon.com. But I had to pick something else and I feel it was not as elegant as the one I saw on this other site. Is Amazon.com the only site for such a transaction? I thought Yahoo.com would also allow such purchases, but was amazed to know that it does not.


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    Yahoo allows individuals to setup stores. The policies of the stories vary.


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    Actually when I tried to use Yahoo, I had the same problem with most merchants. It looks like when you checkout from a merchant on yahoo, the process is through yahoo (or atleast same foe all). All the checkout pages were same and did not accept a different billing address (country). I could be wrong here. Just viocing my opinion.....


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    But my question is still the same........are there not any other sites that can perform such transactions? Is Amazon.com is the only truely international website?


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    Amazon is it!

    As far as I know, Amazon is the answer to all gift giving from overseas. When I lived in Europe I used Amazon, as it was the one stop for me to send gifts. It appears to be the same in Hong Kong unless someone wants to enlighten me.


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    That is really very sad! I thought it would be easier to send gifts to the US. Well amazon.com is also is pretty good choice!


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    Shipping addresses that differ from billing address are considered suspect fraud in many countries. You can find a few merchants that will ship to a different address, but it's really a rarity.

    Some credit cards allow 2 addresses for this sort of thing.


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    Will a HSBC Visa card allow for two addresses?


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