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Skybox Reviews

Discussion in 'General and Trending Stories' started by sonygoup, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. sonygoup

    sonygoup New Member

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    So I've been searching for a new skybox since I currently used Ezone ( great CS but rates are too high). Been looking to start sending some test packages to various skybox companies to test them.So this thread would be based on the quality of service, rates and delivery time! Along with your input on skyboxes you have used to make a compilation.

    List of Skybox companies in Trinidad and Tobago

    CSF Couriers
    (www.csfcouriersltd.com)
    * Annual fee of $150 (first year), $120 to renew.
    * Service fee of 15% on freight charges.
    * Charges based on actual weight.

    Websource (www.shipwebsource.com)
    * FREE account signup via website.
    * No annual fees.
    * Charges based on actual weight.
    * Minimum shipping fee of $26 on all items under 0.5 lb.

    eZone (www.getezone.com)
    * Annual fee $189.
    * Minimum shipping fee of $80 on all items under four pounds.
    * Charges based on volumetric weight.
    * N.B they do not ship magazines.

    UP Xpress - Aeropost (http://fastfreight-tt.com/aeropost.com/terms.htm)
    * Special discounts for RBL Credit Card Holders
    * Annual fee of $200
    * Charges based on actual weight.

    TTPak (http://www.ttpak.com)
    * FREE for one year for RBTT Credit Card Holders
    * Annual fee of $100
    * Pickup at your closest TTPost location.
    * Charges based on volumetric weight.
    * Charges by the kg which works out slightly cheaper.

    JetExpress JetEx Box (http://www.jetexpresstt.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10&Itemid=12)
    * Signup and renewal of $165
    * Handling fee per shipment of $45

    Caribbean Express (www.caribbeanexpress.com)
    * Sign up is $315, annual fee is $250
    * Handling fee of $15.
    * Processing fee of $20 per item that incurs duties.
    * Charges based on volumetric weight.

    IBC ZipX (http://www.ibctrinidad.com/www/index.php/zipx-home.html)
    * Sign up is $300, annual fee is $200
    * Minimum shipping fee of $39
    * Charges based on the greater of volumetric or actual weight.
    * $5.00 for the first pound. $3.00 for every pound after.
    * Addresses in the USA and Europe.

    Trini-E-Box - TransExpress + TriniCargo (http://trinebox.com/)
    * Sign up is $200, annual fee is $200
    * Minimum shipping fee of $30
     
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  3. grimreaper009

    grimreaper009 Moderator
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    is that the same aeropost at fernandez complex????? that link not working properly or just my net playing up
     
  4. sonygoup

    sonygoup New Member

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    Yes but they have like 3 other locations
     
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    Super list and great thread, this will help others out there to make the best decision to which skybox to choose from.

    So far I've been with CSF courier service, the rates are the cheapest and you receive your packages within 6 days but the customer service is terrible. I was so disgusted at their customer service I actually made a topic about my dissatisfaction about them. Read it here http://www.trinimotors.com/threads/...and-Tobago-CSF-Courier-Customer-Service-First . I'm still waiting for some packages since christmas.

    Then I tried Web source, they are much more expensive than CSF because they charge insurance, handling and fuel charge rates on all packages. I did not like the fact they charged an insurance fee for packages that cost under 10 us. In time to come I will write a better review on web source.
     
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    My dad uses IBC all the time, we've only once had a problem where they had misplaced a Galaxy S4 on their system but it was received 2 days later than expected. Otherwise, excellent CS.
     
  7. sonygoup

    sonygoup New Member

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    Ok so Ive been using Ezone for like 4-5 years now and Ive had two problems so far 1. Rates are a killer something is higher than the price of the item itself 2.They weight a 6 pound last top as 11 pounds and a xbox as 12 pounds while it was 7.
    After items reach the skybox in Miami it usually take 3-4 days max for delivery.
    Below I attached bill samples for 3 different items over a 2 year period!

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    This being a Desktop costing no more than 300USD

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    My Moto G 4G that I got on bids for 150USD

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    A Cannon T31 which probably costs 500USD at that time

    So you could really see that ezone hand is felt on packages I import but there service is remarkable!
     
  8. grimreaper009

    grimreaper009 Moderator
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    I have been using aeropost and so far no problems....packages which reach miami are ready at the counter in two days time..there prices are good but then its the only skybox company ive used so take it with a grain of salt
     
  9. LadyDeath

    LadyDeath Senior Marketing Officer
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    CSF Rates are really low too ..It's just their service that sucks big time. I would of liked to join back however, i cannot risk loosing packages, waiting in the sun outside the building and being charged overpriced for my things
     
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    This is an awesome thread! Thanks for this, I've been on the fence about which company to use...I've narrowed it down to CSF or Websource. Heard great things about Websource, but if CSF is cheaper I may try them first!
     
  11. grimreaper009

    grimreaper009 Moderator
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    Aeropost has been moving smooth lately with just my last shippment of goods was no where close to the cost that i thought would be to clear them
     
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