IHERB delivery

Questions for the residents, services, suppliers, shops and businesses, get quick answers from the people that live here. The Hua Hin Business Directory has listings of local shops and services.
SPONSORS: Expat Hua Hin : Siam Old Teak
User avatar
StevePIraq
Legend
Legend
Posts: 2675
Joined: Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:21 pm
Location: Ting Tong Land

Re: IHERB delivery

Post by StevePIraq » Thu May 31, 2018 5:55 pm

robcar wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 5:47 pm
Sorry but here's another off topic post. I'm waiting for a standard letter posted in UK on 30th April, exactly a month ago. They normally take between 2 and 3 weeks but this is the first 4 week wait.
My last letter to the UK, sent registered, took 6 weeks. :cuss: :cuss: :cuss: :cuss: :cuss:
"Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you're going to be right." Muhammad Ali

herrchibi
Novice
Novice
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:03 pm

Re: IHERB delivery

Post by herrchibi » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:10 am

i am happy that i found a online store in bangkok that had all the stuff i was looking for. Like MCT oil, grassfed-ghee, organic coffee and liposomal glutathione. no more hustle with international shipping and customs. :-) www.healtholicious.com

hin
Specialist
Specialist
Posts: 153
Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:56 pm

Re: IHERB delivery

Post by hin » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:53 pm

iHerb - www.iherb.comz - Have read enuf comments about iHerb + had enuf frustration about Thai prices that we decided to try them. For anyone else who might be curious here is a blow by blow of what we experienced.

Placed order using USA debit card 20 July. Shipped 21 July by ‘DHL eCommerce’. Arrived Bkk 2 August, 10AM. 10 Aug, phoned DHL, they said “it is at Customs, will come to HH by post, if not delivered by 25th call iHerb”. It arrived today, 27 August. When placing the order iHerb stated, “Estimated Delivery: August 08, 2018 - September 10, 2018”. So they seem to have Thailand figured out.


Orders at US $40 or more have advantage of free or discounted shipping rates. iHerb said Thai Customs normally does not charge on orders less than $44 - about ฿1500. Our total was $75.50, shipping and Customs were both free of charge. Was sent to Bangkok by DHL eCommerce with tracking listing every step of the way until DHL Bkk. Apparently sat in Customs 21 or 22 days. Bkk to Hua Hin by ordinary post, no tracking number.

About the goods and prices - In Thailand we have only found Q10 at 30mg and Bkk price at ฿200 for bottle of 30 capsules. That is ฿6.66 per 30mg cap. iHerb = smallest Q10 caps are 100mg and they go up to 500mg. We paid US $33.75 -$1.69 discount for bottle of 360 caps at 100mg. That is .089₵, or about ฿2.89 per 100mg cap as opposed to ฿6.66 per 30mg cap for the Thai stuff.

Melatonin - We bought from iHerb at $5.99 -30₵ discount for bottles of 200 tablets at 3mg. That is .028₵ or about ฿0.91 per 3mg tablet. Wont bother to look at Lazada but do it if you need additional shock treatment.

For people who chase the coupons - https://th.iherb.com/info/about - 10% discount on first order, Use Promo Code “NEW10” I missed that, didn’t notice until right now. Also 10% discount if ordering at least once every 60 days. I assume that can mean too you get it if 2nd order is within 60 days.

New subject - I asked a pharmacist in Malaysia why all the pills and capsules and prescriptions are so much smaller here than in USA and NZ and Oz. He claimed because Asians are smaller people. But, they are not that much smaller. Q10, not even a prescription medication but only available here at 30mg…? Aspirin only available at 82mg. In the other world if/when opioids are prescribed its at 20 & 30mg, here its 5 or 10mg max. And isn’t it interesting that 3 or 5mg tablets usually cost almost the same as 10mg. And when packaged in a bottle there might be 30 capsules in a bottle that would easily hold 100 or 200

More off subject info:
Fact 1 - Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
Fact 2 - Health freaks are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.

handdrummer
Ace
Ace
Posts: 1328
Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:58 am

Re: IHERB delivery

Post by handdrummer » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:52 am

I've never had a problem with iherb. Good service & great prices. Customs however is another story. I've been ordering some herbs from a company in India and the last order was sent to customs and held by them. 100+ km. of driving to customs, 10% duty and 7% vat and 50bht. storage charge later I finally had my herbs. The interesting news is that I had to go to the local FDA office and when I asked why this package was chosen I was told by one official that the post office does random checks. Later on I asked another official the same question and was told that the post office was flagging more packages, then, realizing her slip said, the post office does random checks. Uh Huh.

Ericg
Amateur
Amateur
Posts: 28
Joined: Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:30 pm

Re: IHERB delivery

Post by Ericg » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:12 pm

No problems with iherb and I’ve had about 10 orders delivered. As mentioned if the order is 1400bht or below no issues with customs or delays

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests