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Shipping address and billing address can't be different countries? [message #64292] Sun, 17 March 2013 12:18 UTC Go to next message
avatar BeepBeep3D  is currently offline BeepBeep3D
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I wanted to order one of my own models to be shipped to a friend (in the U.S.) as a gift.
Model cost $16, U.S. shipping $6.50. Total cost $24.50 Perfect... but not possible.

Shipping and billing countries can't be split.
So now I have to order the model $16, ship it to Australia, $20, then ship it back to the US my self $10.
Total cost $56. Double the cost of shipping direct and taking at least two weeks longer.

Re: Shipping address and billing address can't be different countries? [message #64296 is a reply to message #64292 ] Sun, 17 March 2013 16:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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It has to do with paying the VAT to the correct country, plus I think there are some funky Dutch rules about 3rd party purchases.

I know it reduces the 'surprise' in the gift, but you could just send a gift card.


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Re: Shipping address and billing address can't be different countries? [message #64310 is a reply to message #64296 ] Mon, 18 March 2013 01:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar BeepBeep3D  is currently offline BeepBeep3D
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Why not just bill me for the VAT to the shipping country? Or the Billing country whichever is causing the problem?
And if the Dutch have a rule just refuse bill splitting to Holland.

It doesn't seem that complicated.
Re: Shipping address and billing address can't be different countries? [message #78991 is a reply to message #64310 ] Thu, 14 November 2013 18:29 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar giorgio79  is currently offline giorgio79
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Why cannot you set the billing address the same as your friensed's shipping address and pay with paypal.
Re: Shipping address and billing address can't be different countries? [message #79049 is a reply to message #78991 ] Fri, 15 November 2013 05:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar BeepBeep3D  is currently offline BeepBeep3D
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It might work, haven't tried it yet.
Feel free to buy one of my models to test it ;D
Re: Shipping address and billing address can't be different countries? [message #79366 is a reply to message #79049 ] Tue, 19 November 2013 22:20 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar PeregrineStudios  is currently offline PeregrineStudios
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You can add more addresses.

I have two - my actual address here in Canada, and the address of my suite at ReShip in the states - not that I use it anymore, now that we're not shipping to Canada using the devil's delivery service. xD
Re: Shipping address and billing address can't be different countries? [message #83099 is a reply to message #79366 ] Mon, 13 January 2014 00:34 UTC Go to previous message
avatar FabMeJewelry  is currently offline FabMeJewelry
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We have sent a few packages to bloggers living in the US (we're Dutch) and setting the billing and shipping adress to match the receiver adress works for us. We have never received a bill by mail or seen it being added to the packaging so reveiling any prices isn't a problem as well as far as we know of ?

We did notice that when we'd set a adress located outside the Netherlands the price didn't include VAT so we calculated the VAT and payd the amount to our taxes, nothing wrong there right ? Don't know of any funky Dutch rules that says no to our practices though :)

Btw.. It's the Netherlands ;) Holland refers to Noord- and Zuid Holland which are like states of the US only a lot smaller and when i say a lot smaller i mean tiny !


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