on the ground,
in the air
In The Course of Work
Payment after payment, I really feel like giving up on my books from Amazon.com
19 Oct 2007 – Books Order – Total cost $69.34USD
19 Oct 2007 – Send Invoice to Vpost USA
23 Oct 2007 – No reply from Vpost USA, reminder mail sent
2 Nov 2007 07.30am – Amazon.com confirmed item shipped.
8 Nov 2007 07.04am – VPost asking for payment – – SGD$44.78, paid.
8 Nov 2007 10.08pm – “Items received at vPOSTUSA Shipping Centre” email@example.com again, saying parcel received for shipping but
“Due to insufficient information, we are not able to match your package(s) against your invoice(s) you had submitted to us (please refer to the above table). We need the following assistance from you:1. Email us your invoice at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax at 68413982, if you have not done so
2. Reply to us which of the above package(s) is associated with the invoice(s) you have submitted to us. For example, Package Box No (F9999) is associated with Invoice No: 123456789
3. If your merchant has provided you with the tracking number for sending your package to the US Shipping Centre, please email us the tracking number of each package to faciliate the matching of your package(s).
4. Please ignore this email if you had already emailed us your invoice. We shall have your invoice updated soon to match to your indicated package”
god damn it! i resend the invoice again on 9 Nov 2007 12.19am, exactly the same!!!
12 Nov 2007 9.01pm – “vPOSTUSA Invoices received and entered, We wish to inform you that we have successfully updated the following invoice(s) into our system on 12/11/2007″
12 Nov 2007 – More payments?! WTF, whatever, SGD$10.63 paid
If I ordered from Amazon.com and paid everything, it’ll be “Shipping and Handling: USD$24.95
Vpost has since charged me SGD$44.78 + SGD$10.63 = $55.41
It actually cost more, takes longer and VPOST interface sucks big time! Payment after payment, I had a hard time tracking my items I eventually gave up!
Don’t use Vpost unless you really ordering things from some online store that refuses to ship to Singapore!
17 Nov 2007 – 1st book received…where’s the rest?
12 Dec 2007 – Last book arrived…