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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Internet Shopping

"How do I buy stuff online?"
"How do I ship my stuff from USA/UK to Kuwait online?"

These are only a few of the many questions that I come across when people are talking about shopping online. So this is how it all goes down.

Suppose you want to buy something online say Amazon, now almost all of the products offered on that website offer no international shipping, so here's what you do.

If you do not already have a credit card (VISA, MasterCard) and this is not the usual bank ATM cards that are offered here in Kuwait when you open an account with them. If you have an NBK Shabab account, then you can goto your branch and ask for an Internet Shopping Card. Its basically an electronic credit card which you cannot swipe. For more info contact your bank. I took the example of NBK because this is my bank and I do not know what other banks offer this service. (I am sure other banks have this kind of offers)

Now that you have your credit card, you have the option of 3 popular shipping services who will ship your stuff from USA to Kuwait; Aramex, DHL, and U Shop We Ship(USWS).
You can get more info about them through their websites or numbers provided on their website.

These companies give you a physical mailbox number (a physical address in the US) which allows you to have your stuff shipped to that location and then forward it to Kuwait (Aramex and USWS go one step further and deliver at your doorstep). So when you are asked for Shipping and Billing address on Amazon, you can enter this new physical location and your order will be processed as any other US Domestic order.

After you stuff is in your mailbox, you have the ability to track it till it arrives in Kuwait. These companies however charge you with a price to ship it to Kuwait

DHL (known to be the fastest yet) price calculator, Mailbox Cost = $37
USWS: KWD 2.750 for first half KG of your package and every other half KG will be KWD 2.250
Aramex: ~KWD 10 for a new mailbox, KWD 3.000 for the first half KG and every other half KG will be KWD 2.500

Sunday, August 2, 2009

London Trip and Updates

Okay people so I have not been blogging because I am using twitter alot (see right column of this page for my tweets). I think twitter did the job for me, but since I had more than 140 characters to type up to tell about what's happening I chose to come here and write about it.

Well I am in LONDON now! and the timings couldn't have been better. Considering I come from Kuwait I could look at this in 2 ways (both are good). One, Kuwait is much hot now (50ºC) and coming here the weather is only nearing 14-20ºC, which is pretty good for me.
OR I could come in winter in which i will experience snow which would be pretty awesome as well.
For me, I think the first perspective takes precedence!

Well, Some of my UK friends are in US so I told them to buy me
a Canon XSi (450D) which is pretty cheap in US, because UK is much expensive but they are not responding to my FB messages and emails, so I think i will order a less-expensive Canon XS (1000D) from Amazon (UK)

So last night for the first time, I went to Trafalgar Sq. Didn't goto the Big Ben because friends said it was night and it would close soon and then I would need more time than there was to spend. So I will probably go there today. I am here for a month (returning 26 AUG). So I will have time for most of the things if not all.

Thats about it for now folks.. As I said, i want to buy a camera, i have this one now, but it doesn't get the best quality that I want, but i will still leave you with two pictures that I think are very good (un-edited versions)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Air Force going siick!

So apparently the folks at Air Force aren't interested in flying planes anymore. Well not exactly but they are customizing the Mustang and Challenger to the limits to lure potential students to the Air Force. 

Laptop on your Lap may hurt

If you didn't know this already then get this. If you have a laptop, and you have it balanced on your lap, the heat emitted by the battery of the laptop might actually reduce the male fertility.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Transformers 2 and Chevy

As thousand of people already are eagerly awaiting for the badass movie like me. In curiousity have already youtube'd the movie and feeding their thirst. For those who have no idea what I am talking about, its the long awaited, Transformers 2. The movie will hit theatres officially on 24 June this year.

Below are the two official trailers:

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If you haven't already figured it out, Chevy is showing off its new and future models already in this movie. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept is for Sideswipe, Beat and Trax as the Twins, Volt as Jolt and Camaro as Bumblebee. There is a video featuring all of these in the movie to see check it out below:

Thursday, May 14, 2009

New PS3 Slim by E3?

According to Engadget, A new PS3 is rumored to be available by the next E3. Now maybe just maybe, Microsoft would be thinking, what if it beats XBOX 360, should we make a new version on the XBOX? (720 probably?)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Top Gear Season 13 - Coming Soon!

Transmission, a Top Gear blog pointed out that the popular BBC TV show, Top Gear's Season 13 will air sometime around late June 09.

They say its because Hosts are kinda last minute people and its tentative. Furthermore, it states that amazing stuff will be coming onto this season of TG. So hold your breath and mark you calendars. Errr... around the end of June.