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Firestick or Roku? Amazon or Lazada?

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2 minutes ago, soisanuk said:

It appears the store being ordered from was outside of Thailand and apparently did not have the required license to import (an Expat friend here in Pattaya used to import, program, and sell an android TV box from China - I bought my first one from him - he ceased doing so when Thailand imposed the licensing requirement).

 

I have bought both an Android TV box and an Amazon Fire Stick through Lazada - in both cases, the stores selling the items were in Bangkok and they had already been imported.  No problems.

I would have bought my Roku through Lazada, but there is a A$40 difference in price from Amazon.

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1 minute ago, soisanuk said:

It appears the store being ordered from was outside of Thailand

Yes that's correct  ...there was only one Thai based store selling those USB DVB-TV sticks   lots from China and slightly cheaper so ordered from China, no good ...did eventually get one from the Thai store.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, malibukid said:

use Ebay and their Global Shipping option.  all duties paid up front.

Global Shipping is a total ripoff, expensive as hell. Reason I never buy items from Ebay now, unless from Asia.

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my experience orden somethink stuff amazon and lazada have lot ewery month orden somethink and not use newer again amazon. have big <deleted>, usa prices, super expence, no shipping to thailand, shipping cost 30 $ parts 70$ super expensive shipping anywere. prices have ower price lot, if normal many hundre internet shop have parts 30$ amazon sell same chinese parts 150$ normal amazon all cost 5-7x more than anywere other shop. no thanks newer again <deleted> shop. lazada i use ewery week or month, somethink stuff in home. kitchen,bedroom,tools. cheapen than many other shop and fast delivery to home. manytime some parts has cheapen lazada than aliexpress, but ali i has try orden many cheap tools but newer no can buy because no working payment system newer. no visa, only visa debit i used internet shop. no newer full visa used, not safe. and thailand i no have visa ,tyhai bank no give falang visa credit card, maybe if have many million in account but normal human have only some thousand in account only, maybe maximum have account visa money not newer more. normal humans not have rich, only thiefs and criminals have true rich.

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2 hours ago, finnishmen said:

my experience orden somethink stuff amazon and lazada have lot ewery month orden somethink and not use newer again amazon. have big <deleted>, usa prices, super expence, no shipping to thailand, shipping cost 30 $ parts 70$ super expensive shipping anywere. prices have ower price lot, if normal many hundre internet shop have parts 30$ amazon sell same chinese parts 150$ normal amazon all cost 5-7x more than anywere other shop. no thanks newer again <deleted> shop. lazada i use ewery week or month, somethink stuff in home. kitchen,bedroom,tools. cheapen than many other shop and fast delivery to home. manytime some parts has cheapen lazada than aliexpress, but ali i has try orden many cheap tools but newer no can buy because no working payment system newer. no visa, only visa debit i used internet shop. no newer full visa used, not safe. and thailand i no have visa ,tyhai bank no give falang visa credit card, maybe if have many million in account but normal human have only some thousand in account only, maybe maximum have account visa money not newer more. normal humans not have rich, only thiefs and criminals have true rich.

Doesn't compute, I guess this is Google Translate?

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10 hours ago, Jeffrey346 said:

Yes for quite sometime.. For those who do not have a US credit card, You can pay in Baht at any Western Union as well.

I used Bangkok Bank and SCB debit card without issue. 

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8 hours ago, giddyup said:

I would have bought my Roku through Lazada, but there is a A$40 difference in price from Amazon.

 

Yep, ive pretty much given up on buying stuff from within Thailand unless I need it ASAP. 

 

Most everything is imported and if you buy from within Thailand, you're paying a middle man. 

 

The West > Customs > End User = Cheaper

 

The West > Customs > Reseller > End User = Way more expensive. 

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15 minutes ago, Thainesss said:

 

Yep, ive pretty much given up on buying stuff from within Thailand unless I need it ASAP. 

 

Most everything is imported and if you buy from within Thailand, you're paying a middle man. 

 

The West > Customs > End User = Cheaper

 

The West > Customs > Reseller > End User = Way more expensive. 

What is killing it for Amazon sometimes is the shipping. It's way more expensive if the item is heavy or bulky. 

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10 hours ago, Tayaout said:

What is killing it for Amazon sometimes is the shipping. It's way more expensive if the item is heavy or bulky. 

 

Still cost more buying from a reseller in Thailand unless they import by the shipping container load but that's easy enough to check by the pricing of the item.

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I Use Fire-TV-Stick with Nord-VPN on cheap Aconatic TV. 

Netflix and Swiss/German/Austrian online TV works flawless.  Even with local NAS smooth streaming with all kind if video formats (VLC player). 

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13 hours ago, Tayaout said:

What is killing it for Amazon sometimes is the shipping. It's way more expensive if the item is heavy or bulky. 

Amazon has new lower shipping rates to Thailand.  A TV box will cost about $8.00 for 7-10 day delivery via UPS. 

I find the cost acceptable knowing I'm getting 100% real products from Amazon.

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6 hours ago, gamesgplayemail said:

why not chromecast or easycast ?

 

 

Chromecast can only stream from your phone or PC. It has no capability to stream content on it's own.

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