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- in how many days amazon book shipment deliver in Pakistan?
- why book delivery in Pakistan cost double lets say if book cost is 10$ and they count $10 more as shipment while in USA its almost few pennies.
Check these two links for the official version:
Shipping Times to the Middle East
Shipping Rates to the Middle East
Here is my personal experience:
Standard Shipping: Used a number of times. The books are usually delivered in 25-40 days if the postman is considerate. In my case, I have seen delays but have never had any problem. Although I have heard horror stories from some friends and acquaintances who have "lost" their entire consignments, or have received partial consignment with one or two items
removed missing. A friend waited for almost 45 days and lodged complaint with amazon who were, in that particular case, kind enough to send another copy of the book. However, amazon usually refuses to entertain such complaints as they are not responsible for local delivery, and consignment tracking is not possible.
Expedited Shipping: Used a number of times. The books are usually delivered in around 20 days. Have never had any problems whatsoever. Is expensive but quite reliable. Again, amazon is not responsible for the local delivery which is handled by Pakistan Post, and shipments are not trackable.
Priority Courier Shipping (by FedEx/DHL): Used only once three years ago. The packet was delivered in four days. Very very reliable but it costed me an arm and a leg.The price of four books was around $240. They charged almost $90 for shipment and handling. DHL walas charged an additional amount around Rs. 2,500 in the name of some tax. Since this was something very very urgent and essential, I think that the price was worth it.
International shipment is expensive. Hence higher rates.
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- what is amazon gift card?
Someone can send you an amazon gift card (or you can purchase a gift card from stores, where available) worth X amount of money. Once you receive it, you redeem it by entering the claim code (the concept is similar to the prepaid mobile phone scratch cards). This amount is credited to your account and you can shop using this amount.