I'm newish to this and am very tempted to buy some flashlights from Deal Extreme. I live in the USA and everything, i.e. credit cards, are US-based. So there's nothing unusual about shipping address versus billing address...etc.
however, in trying to place an order as a gift (shipped to another country), i wanted to buy 2 flashlights to send to someone who lives, coincidently, very close to where Deal Extreme is, i found that it is not possible to use my Paypal account! i've only rarely used my Paypal for US-based purchases, i.e. ebay, etc. there is no possibility to add a non-US address to ship things to!
i also noticed that even though Deal Extreme's check out says EXPLICITLY that they ONLY take Paypal, when you check out, there is a link if you wish to use your credit card! Huh? so do they only accept Paypal exclusively or not? i'm confused.
i'm rather hesitant to give them my credit card information, as they have not replied to my requests for information (i asked them this question via a form on their site). on the other hand, they appear to be an upstanding, honest company/site, since so many have purchased from them.
one final possibility is to order from them, have them ship the merchandise to me here in the US, then i will have to in turn ship to the foreign country via US Postal Service. this is a drag as i'll have to wrap/box/tape/fill out forms and pay shipping for shipping this gift.
may i kindly ask what your experience has been with Deal Extreme? have you ever shipped items to someone else, in a different country, even though you yourself, the credit card holder, is in the USA?
thx very much in advance!
so confused by them!
PS: i also tried calling them about 10 times last night, carefully timing the calls so i catch them during their listed open hours, and avoiding their "lunch break". each and every call was met with a recording that says that their phone is turned off!!