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Would love this thread to help people not to make mistakes and prevent aggravation!
I will start

1. Always add a working contact Israeli number starting with +972/
2. Always make sure to add your Passport/ת''ז ontime within First day or 2 of your order if not your order will be canceled.
3. Never put in a pickup destination if you don`t want to go pick it up and wait the courier must bring it to your door. (do not answer the Text/Email asking you where to drop off)
4. If your order doesn't come ontime you could get a Credit for late timing try chating.
5. Never exceed the value of $75.00
6. make sure you have $49.00 of eligible items
7. Beware that if you send a few packages close together, they may still charge you TAX/VAT so it is best to wait a few days in between or try getting them different dates or different couriers, or send one on your name and one on your wifes or neighbors. Or to a family member, needs to be over the age of 18
8. You can get subscribe and save discounts (5%) on your first order, but you can't actually subscribe and save.
9. There are 2 types of zip codes use the 7 digit that starts with a "9"

Here is a list of Couriers that ship with Amazon to Israel
https://www.israelpost.co.il
https://www.aramex.com
https://www.dhl.co.il/he.html
https://www.ups.com/il/he/Home.page
http://www.chitadelivery.co.il
https://bar-call-haaretz.co.il/

You Guys could add more

« Last edited by M218 on January 22, 2020, 11:23:05 AM »

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Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
« Reply #120 on: January 12, 2020, 09:06:23 AM »
Ignore the text messages from cheeta and bar, they just send a large quantity of them in order to trick you to pick a drop-off spot.

If you don't reply, they will deliver it to your door.
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Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
« Reply #121 on: January 12, 2020, 09:07:37 AM »
I already received 6 text messages in the last 24 hours (I ignored all of them). When will they give up?

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Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
« Reply #122 on: January 12, 2020, 09:09:53 AM »
I already received 6 text messages in the last 24 hours (I ignored all of them). When will they give up?
Nope had th same thing with 2 of my Packages
Could be that your`e getting double texts because your order is split in 2 check their tracking

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Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
« Reply #123 on: January 12, 2020, 09:11:40 AM »
They tend to spam you with texts. Just ignore them and wait. Eventually, a delivery person will come with your package.

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Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
« Reply #124 on: January 12, 2020, 07:01:09 PM »
According to the website of the Israeli Treasury (משרד האוצר) they can combine it and consider it as one order.

How would they know that two different boxes to two different people are one order?

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Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
« Reply #125 on: January 12, 2020, 07:04:42 PM »
I've been ordering quite a lot and wait a day between orders. All have been thru doar delivered to my door albeit late. But I do get it. And all orders have been under $75 but shipping can sometimes be $100 and haven't had an issue when it says on the box $175 value.

thats because the cost of shipping does not count - as long as it is a seperate line item on the invoice for shipping.
I had a problem with a European company that added the cost of shipping to the price of the item and i had to pay VAT

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Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
« Reply #126 on: January 13, 2020, 01:13:52 AM »
thats because the cost of shipping does not count - as long as it is a seperate line item on the invoice for shipping.
I had a problem with a European company that added the cost of shipping to the price of the item and i had to pay VAT
I don't know if that's so true. I've had shipping included towards vat quite a few times from other companies.

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Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
« Reply #127 on: January 13, 2020, 02:24:37 AM »
I don't know if that's so true. I've had shipping included towards vat quite a few times from other companies.
not on Amazon

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Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
« Reply #128 on: January 13, 2020, 05:23:32 AM »
not on Amazon

Right.  Thank g-d. Taxes on $175 Shipping would be a little ridiculous.


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Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
« Reply #129 on: January 13, 2020, 09:52:46 AM »
Still don't see how this can be profitable. Got a $5 one liter bottle of Listerine delivered by itself on Friday 
Also starting to feel guilty about the carbon footprint
Life isn't about checking the boxes. Nobody cares.

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Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
« Reply #130 on: January 13, 2020, 10:06:08 AM »
Still don't see how this can be profitable. Got a $5 one liter bottle of Listerine delivered by itself on Friday 
Also starting to feel guilty about the carbon footprint
Definitely can't be profitable.

Though my last order everything arrived together and was actually delayed for one item which was OOS.

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Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
« Reply #131 on: January 13, 2020, 10:32:18 AM »
Still don't see how this can be profitable. Got a $5 one liter bottle of Listerine delivered by itself on Friday 
Also starting to feel guilty about the carbon footprint
The Profit is the info they are gathering
But if they would have come to me I could have gave them a bit of advice on Israelis habits and spending.... (anyone could give)
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Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
« Reply #132 on: January 13, 2020, 11:42:26 AM »
Yes, because your anecdotal advice would really be worth a lot to them

And it's been over two months. How much data do they need to gather (not complaining... Happy to provide them all the data they need 😁)
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Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
« Reply #133 on: January 13, 2020, 01:37:00 PM »
Yes, because your anecdotal advice would really be worth a lot to them

And it's been over two months. How much data do they need to gather (not complaining... Happy to provide them all the data they need 😁)
I guess they are trying to see which items people need.
My advice is one thing Israelis only buy if youre the cheapist..... nd suck out every promo and will go to the grocery if anything is 1 Shekel cheaper

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Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
« Reply #134 on: January 14, 2020, 07:20:58 PM »
They tend to spam you with texts. Just ignore them and wait. Eventually, a delivery person will come with your package.
They (Israel Post) are BIG FAT LIARS!!!
Both me and my wife were home at the mentioned time. I followed all the instructions given upthread. I got multiple texts from them, and followed everyone's advice and ignored them. Now they claim they couldn't deliver and dropped it at the (not so) local post office. Worlds worst shipping company!
I had another package shipped with Aramex yesterday, sent me 2 text messages and it was at my door. Without spamming me with endless messages like the Do'ar did.
I hope the lawsuit will shake these guys a bit so we can soon welcome them to 2007! (They're still somewhere in the 1990's...)

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Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
« Reply #135 on: January 15, 2020, 01:26:47 AM »
I think you’re very lucky that it happened Chat Amazon and tell them nothing ever came to your door that you were home And that you want compensation from that not coming on time if the order passes a certain date they will send you a new
Good luck

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Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
« Reply #136 on: January 15, 2020, 02:04:50 PM »
I have never had issues.
They always call my Israeli number to confirm someone is home and If no one is, I have them leave it in the Miklat.

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Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
« Reply #137 on: January 15, 2020, 02:12:46 PM »
Interesting story:

I bought a couple packages of toilet paper when they had the $15 off $50 a couple weeks ago. I was still short of $50 so I threw in a couple small fillers and one package of 6 boxes of Kleenex.

Total for the order was $32 after the $15 discount and the subscribe and save discount (which you don't even have to cancel. Since they don't have subscribe and save to Israel, you get the s&s discount but the subscription is never created).

I got the toilet paper and fillers on Monday in a big heavy box.
This morning I get a whole separate delivery and it is a huge box.
I open it up to find 4 packages of 6 Kleenex boxes for a total of 24 boxes. It's one thing for them to mistakenly send me free products but when they are heavy products being air shipped from America...

I can't imagine how much money Amazon lost delivering me my toilet paper and tissues. How is this worth it for them?

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Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
« Reply #138 on: January 15, 2020, 02:32:29 PM »
Does any one know at what point Amazon considers a shipment to Israel late? (that theres a point in contacting them)

I ordered four items on Dec 22 and was given an estimated delivery date of jan 10 - 17 . Amazon split it into three shipments.
 1) A book and a sewing machine part shipped straight away with Israel Post and arrived Dec 29, (the courier called me when he got to my house and i went out to get the package).
2) An Anne Klein watch (thanks Dan!) shipped Dec 26 with DHL, only got to Israel on Jan 8, and tracking has gone dark from then.
3) A Contigo bottle. Only shipped on Jan 9 with I-Parcel, now shows estimated delivery of Jan 28.

Does Amazon give compensation for delayed shipments to Israel?
What do they give?


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Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
« Reply #139 on: January 15, 2020, 02:47:30 PM »
I can't imagine that people pushing for compensation will help the long term prospects of free shipping
Life isn't about checking the boxes. Nobody cares.