Step #1: Sign Up with Planet Express
There are 3 ways how you can shop from the US Best Buy store if you live outside of the US:
1. Find someone who orders from Best Buy for you which is very time consuming and risky.2. Fly to the US and shop in Best Buy there. The downside is obvious – it will probably be very expensive.3. (Recommended) Use a ‘Shop For Me‘ service so we take care of the purchase for you (the whole process is described in 2nd step).
Before you can take advantage of the Planet Express Shop For Me service, you have to sign up. Here is how to do that:
Besides Shop For Me service, you can also take advantage of the free Californian address, package consolidation, sales-tax-free warehouse, and much more.
Step #2: Let Us Shop For You At Best Buy
Once you activate your Planet Express address, you will be able to place the Shop For Me request. There are 2 main benefits of this service:
✅ 1. You can pay us for the order with a foreign credit card (read more), or whatever payment method that suits you best. ✅ 2. Some US online stores like Best Buy don’t ship to addresses provided by package forwarding companies. Shop For Me service solves this limitation.
Place the Shop For Me Order
To place a new shop for me order, please, log into your account, go to the Shop For Me tab and add NEW PURCHASE.
Now, make sure you fill in all the necessary details about the product you want to order (if you want to order more products, you can just repeat the process of adding a new item). We ordered Apple iPad (Latest Model) 32 GB as an example (do you want to shop from Apple.com instead? Check our Apple guide):
Feel free to keep open the tab with the product. You can copy and paste some details about the product to our Shop For Me order form.
Confirm adding a new product by clicking the ADD NEW ITEM button. It will appear in the Shopping list. Once you add the items, complete the additional details about the online store (in our case BestBuy.com). If you have some discount coupons, let us know its details in the note field so our shoppers can use them (if you don’t maybe you can find some on best deals sites).
Last, but not least, make sure you include the price of the shipping from the online store to our warehouse address and the sales tax* (sales tax is usually calculated based on the delivery address when adding the product to your shopping cart). Finish the order with the FINISH ORDER button.
*Our shop for me service is not available for our sales-tax-free warehouse in Oregon yet.
The status of your order is “created” now. You can see the amount of the deposit that you have to add (so we can order the products) in the price field.
If you want to see more detailed info about your ‘Shop For Me’ order, click the EDIT button. We charge a $5 flat fee (for processing the order) and 7% of the total value of your order (to cover eventual banking fees).
Once you add enough deposit, your ‘Shop For Me’ order will be processed by one of our personal shoppers. When we receive your package, you will get a notification email. We process ‘Shop For Me’ orders within 48 hrs. Then we have to wait for the delivery from BestBuy.com that takes a few business days.
Tip: How to add the deposit?
Example: How Much Does It Cost to Order iPad (Latest Model) 32 GB from Best Buy?
Now, let’s break down the price for ordering the $249.99 Apple iPad 32 GB.
Please, remember, that you will have to pay for the shipping from the US to your country (to Greece, for example). The price of international shipping varies depending on the package size & dimensions, and the shipping method.
You may also have to pay for import duties like customs and TAX.
Step #3: Get International Shipping for your Package
When your package from Best Buy will be delivered to our warehouse, you will get a notification email from us. The email provides you with the most important info about your package (weight, dimensions, tracking number, etc.).
Complete the Customs Declaration
Before we can forward your package to your home, it is necessary to fill in the customs declaration. Sign in to your Planet Express account and fill it in according to the instructions on How to fill the customs declaration.
Select the Shipping Method from the US
Once you are done with the customs declaration, you can select the delivery method from the US to your country. Feel free to read the full tutorial on How to send your package.
Best Buy Shipping FAQ
Planet Express is the Best Choice for Your Best Buy Orders
We provide a first-class service to our customers while maintaining a friendly face. In case of any problems you can contact us and we will help you. In addition to excellent customer support, we also offer other useful services:
Why are the Planet Express Rates Lower Than Using a Courier?
The whole principle of forwarding packages from the US is really simple. We collect a large number of packages in one place. As a result, we can negotiate prices with our partners (DHL, FedEx, USPS, and others) that are several times lower than if you would ship electronics from BestBuy.com by courier.
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