Has anyone ever used MyUs.com?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Dman91, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2011
    Hello folks , how is everyone doing?

    I had a queston. I have relatives in the united states who I asked to buy me a macbook pro worth around $2,400 and 2 iPad 2 one for me and one for my sister. They went to DHL to ship them to me ( In Iraq) and DHL said its going to cost $781 ..... I was like :O

    And then I came across a few companies which call themselves package forwarding companies , which give you a US street address, and you can get anything shipped their and they send it to you with DHL or Fedex at a very low price compared to the one my relatives were told in the DHL office. Those companies are:

    and a few more

    I was wonding if anyone has ever used them before ? are they trustworthy?

    Thanks in advance and sorry if this is the wrong forum to post this.
  2. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    That sounds shady and not right. How could you save money by sending it a US address who in turn will ship it to Iraq using the same shipping company and save you money?

    I'd expect that you would never see your MBPs/iPads if you use them.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2011
    according to them and some other companies they say that , they get a big discount form DHL and fedex since they post 1200 packages or something like that daily
  4. macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2010
    lol tell one of your relatives to drop by, it would be much much cheaper :p [ ithink]
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2003
    California, USA
    Have you checked costs at United Parcel Service: www.UPS.com?
    A 5 pound package would be about $155 USA to Baghdad

    Don't forget there may be duties, customs fees, etc you'd also have to pay.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2009
    OP, shipping items that will exceed $3,000, I urge you not to skip on the shipping carrier and do it right. UPS & Fedex should have world-wide + insurance.

    You can probably avoid customs and etc if the notebook and iPads are out of the box and looks "used".
  7. macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2011
    myus is good

    myus.com has excellent service and rates...tried viaddress and they are total junk = lost packages and poor support. good luck!
  8. thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2011
    It worked

    Hello Guys

    Just wanted to let you know I used myus.com

    I actually didn't trust them with $4k for a first time, so I decided to give them the iPads and some accessories but not the macbook pro. Registration went easy , and the day the package arrived at my suite , I asked them to ship it to me. it took around 2 days from Florida to UAE , but they seemed to have some issue there it stayed in UAE for around 4 days but finally today , I got the iPads savely, and for a much discounted price compared to direct post from DHL themselves.

    there will be some extra charges like insurance which doesn't show up in the calculator untill you have registred, and if you want to have your stuff shipped the same day you have to pay an extra $10 but if you are not in a hurry , they ship it in 2-3 days I thing.

    Since I live in Iraq and most of those electronics arrive month later than USA and are way more expensive , Myus.com is very good for me.
  9. macrumors 604

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Hmm...New member with only a single post to praise dubious company....Poster lacks credibility.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2011
    About my experience with viaddress

    Hii.. wish i could share my good news with viaddress.com

    I Received products with ease from the Viaddress.com, they also delivered the products in time, great customer service , very low shipping rates when compared with the other competitors

    Viaddress.com allows people in turkey to shop from US retailers like Amazon.com, Ebay.com,Zappos, Newegg
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2011
    I would make friends with a US soldier while they're still there. Have items shipped to their APO address very cheaply.
  12. thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2011
    they are not as friendly as you might think so , I wouldn't go near them
  13. macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2010
    lol i agree there is something strange about them. maybe it's all that ammo they carry or something. One bad move and KA-BOOM!

    nah im just kidding.
  14. macrumors newbie


    May 6, 2013
    Not sure about MyUs but I used www.parcelbound.com and they are great. You just register and get your US mailing address and use it for your shipping address when you buy from the site and they ship it to the address you register with. Hope that helps!

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