Friday, February 24, 2017

My Shipping Cart Experience: Macbook Pro from US to the Philippines

This is the second part of my experience in buying a Macbook Pro from the US via B&H Photo and shipping it to the Philippines via Shipping Cart. The post provides a review of the Shipping Cart service, and describes the steps one will go through when Shipping Cart is used.


[Related Story: My B&H Photo Experience: Buying a Macbook Pro from the US]


After B&H Photo has successfully shipped my 2016 Macbook Pro order, the waiting game for its arrival in Shipping Cart's office began. Aside from the thought of not being able to receive it before Christmas due to the delay in order verification, I was also concerned on the dimensions of the box used by B&H Photo because it will determine my item's shipping cost to the Philippines.


Finally, on December 7, 2016, I received a notification saying that Shipping Cart US Warehouse has accepted my item (received December 6). From my previous experience using Shipping Cart, I can expect the item to show up in my account in 2 to 5 days (it can really take several days for them to update your cart when the volume of orders they receive is high, just like during Black Friday and Christmas season).

Monday, February 20, 2017

Easy as 1-2-3: LTO Car Registration Renewal

It's February again, time to renew my car's LTO registration. Except for the last digit of the car plate that tells me the month when I should renew the LTO registration of my car, I always forget the week when I'm expected to renew it, so I did a quick check on the LTO website.


For quick reference, I lifted below guidelines from the LTO website (updated as of February 2, 2017).

Thursday, February 2, 2017

My B&H Photo Experience: Buying a Macbook Pro from the US

This is the first part of my experience in buying a Macbook Pro from the US via B&H Photo and shipping it to the Philippines via Shipping Cart. The post recounts what I had to go through in order for B&H Photo to successfully process my order. 

The 2016 Macbook Pro is by far the most expensive item I purchased online. B&H Photo's Cyber Monday offer, coupled with BDO Visa's "The Great Online Shopping Rebate" promo, made the offer too good to resist.


While it was easy placing the order online, the order verification process gave me some anxious moments.