When I discovered that the normal international postal system may not work in Dubai, I panicked. If someone were to send me something via snail mail, “it’s as good as lost” – so my friend said. Double panic there. Whatttt…there are no postcodes in Dubai? I totally freaked out. So I took a deep breath and dropped iHerb an email. “Dear Sir, Have you successfully delivered your products to customers in Dubai?” – I wrote. To this day, I did not receive their reply.
But I need my iHerb. I have come all the way from Malaysia with as few toiletries as possible. My supplements can last me for another month – and that’s pushing it already. Gossssssh! So I dig further. Ohhhhh…only private couriers work here? Alrightey then, I shall use DHL.
Armed with a long list, I clicked away. Since the shipping is going to be more expensive than usual, I might as well order more. Plus Xan will be starting solids in just a month, so it’s just the right timing. The biggest purchase for me so far. 31 items, totalling around US$150. Shipping is another US$31, which means $US1 per item – which isn’t too bad.
Then, ding dong! The DHL delivery guy came.
Ordered on: Monday, 8 April 2013
Arrived on: Thursday, 11 April 2013
As always, the products came securely packed and in good condition. These should last me for a couple of months.
Am I happy now? Yes of course! Am I broke? Yes also.
If you’d like to give iHerb a try, do remember to use my discount code IQO564 (O in alphabet, not numeric) to receive US$5 off for purchase below US$40 and US$10 for purchase above that. Also, if you keep the total weight to below 4lbs and total purchase between US$40 to US$80, the delivery charges is only a flat rate of US$4.