Hello Skooter Blog readers. Today I talk about one more to held in Amazon U.S., and redirected to Brazil by Shipito. It is the seventh time I use their service (Browse other purchases). This time I decided to buy a compact digital camera and some accessories for the same. They are:
- Compact Camera Bag Case Logic DCB-301 (Case Logic DCB-301 Compact Camera Case – Black)
- Digital Camera Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS 12.1 MP WiFi CMOS 10X Optical Zoom 24mm Lens Full HD 1080p Video (Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS 12.1 MP Wi-Fi Enabled CMOS Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom 24mm Wide-Angle Lens and 1080p Full HD Video (Black))
- Memory Card Sandisk 32GB Extreme SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 45MB / s SDSDX-032G-AFFP (SanDisk Extreme 32 GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card 45MB/s SDSDX-032G-AFFP)
- Bateria STK Canon NB-4L – 1400mAh para Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS, ELPH 300 HS, SD1400IS, SD750, ELPH 100 HS, SD1000, SD1100 IS, SD600, S (STK’s Canon NB-4L Battery Pack – 1400 mAh for Canon Cannon Powershot SD1400 IS, ELPH 300 HS, SD1400IS, SD750, ELPH 100 HS, SD1000, SD1100 IS, SD600, S)
I thought it was time to replace my Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS, I acquired while living in Canada 2009 and has accompanied me on several trips since then. I like to travel supercompactas because all you can decrease the weight in my backpack help. A Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS seemed a great upgrade, with a CMOS sensor, greater optical zoom, ISO's largest usable and can record videos in Full HD (1080p). I do not buy cameras in Brazil for a long time, including the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS that use to take pictures here of Skooter Blog was acquired in travel to the US in 2009. Then it dawned on me to buy in Brazil and pay the absurd taxes that end up in the pockets mensaleiros was not an option. How had no trip scheduled outside, I decided to get in Amazon US and have the Shipito to make it get to me.
And already got together to buy in Amazon the basic kit which must accompany camera: Memory stick, Battery extra, and Bag. Have just chose the Sandisk Extreme 32GB to have a card with enough capacity and fast to download, ideal for a camera that can do 1080p video. The extra battery chose the brand STK, I had good reviews in Amazon and costs much cheaper than the original Canon, which by the way was not available. Always good to have an extra battery to not have to worry about getting recharging every day or run the risk of battery end up in the middle of a tour. Finally handbag Case Logic is the same that I had bought for my parents, along with a Canon IXUS 125 HS, I gained gift to them during a trip to Australia. As IXUS 125 HS e a ELPH 330 HS have very similar sizes, I was sure that the ELPH 330 HS would fit perfectly in Case Logic DCB-301.
I'll talk about each of these products individually in the following articles. Today I will talk only about buying. I used the free shipping from Amazon to send the packet to my address in Shipito no Oregon, Californians avoiding taxes. The application was done on days 23/07/2013. The package followed via USPS to the Oregon and arrived at Shipito not give 01/08.
The dimensions of the package Amazon according to Shipito are 10″×8″× 4″ (26× 19 × 9 cm) and the weight is 1,55 lbs (0,7 kg). Had previously chosen the option to open the package and take 3 Photos (the cost of US $ 1,00) to have damage insurance and also to make sure that the Amazon hit the request. They took even more 5 toast pictures.
For a purchase of these I would normally choose the shipping USPS Priority Mail, that have tracking, but USPS is no longer the international transport of lithium batteries that are not pre-installed on the device that will be used (as with iPhones and iPads, for example), in other words, cameras and mobile phones in general can not be sent to Brazil via USPS. Then the remaining service courier and freight via Airmail. Then chose the shipping Airmail Priority, which is the cheapest of those who have insurance, But he has no trace, and sometimes is slow, because the package may eventually go through other countries before coming to Brazil. Here is the summary of spending Shipito in the table below:
|(Bank fee 4.3%)||($0.67)|
And some more information:
|Package type (for Customs):||gift|
|Shipping method:||Airmail Priority|
|Mailout fee:||$8.50 (Small package (up to 30lbs))|
As já mencionei, no trace beyond US borders, but there is a partial trace that shows the path of the package within the US, which can be accessed within the own website Shipito, using a tracking code that starts with SAP. Here is the information:
|Local Date & Time||Location||Description|
|08/05/2013 16:30||Package shipped to destination country, no further tracking available|
|08/05/2013 16:30||Torrance CA||Parcel Shipped|
|08/05/2013 16:28||Torrance CA||Parcel Received|
|08/01/2013 17:56||Torrance CA||E-File Uploaded|
|08/01/2013 17:13||Tualatin, OR||Parcel Picked Up, in transit to California Shipping Depot|
|08/01/2013 09:51||Tualatin, OR||Parcel Shipping Initiated|
When the package leaves no trace of the outside, but is taxed in Brazil, he ends up winning a tracking tag that actually only serves to the Post Office itself have a little more careful and not lose the package (if so guess who pays the tax they are), because the recipient only discovers the code when the package arrives. Here is the tracking information I could get after the package arrived:
|04/10/2013 15:21||AC (Removed)||Delivery Effected|
|01/10/2013 11:28||AC (Removed)||Waiting withdrawal|
|01/10/2013 09:12||CSD (Removed)||Routed|
|In transit to AC (Removed)|
|30/09/2013 07:00||CTE CAMPINAS – VALINHOS / SP||Routed|
|Referred to CDD (Removed)|
|26/09/2013 21:14||CTCI PARANA – CURITIBA/PR||Routed|
|CTE transit Em CAMPINAS – VALINHOS / SP|
|10/09/2013 09:25||CTCI PARANA – CURITIBA/PR||Routed|
|In transit to RFB – NOTE ISSUE-taxed Taxation / BR|
In other words, much of the delay is due to the slowness of the IRS. The package was available for delivery on 01/10, two months after posting, in other words, You must have enough patience with freight Airmail Priority. In My last purchase with it the packet arrived within one month, but this time it took more than double, then it is very difficult to predict. Those in a hurry should use the fastest methods.
Follows the purchase summary table:
E to end, Here are some photos: