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That is true. Here in Mandurriao, the locals give directions based on where it is from the "Kano's House" which is mine.

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I looked at the post also and that was my first thought, but when I thought about it, it is a 'foreign phobia' post, with 'tongue in cheek' I think.
If you live anywhere where you are somewhat unique, then every one in the neighbourhood knows about you.

The unique attribute can be age, foreigner, height weight, ethnic background etc. If you somehow standout from the crowd then everyone knows who you are and where you live.

If you are in a mostly Filipino neighbourhood, then you are unique as the only foreigner then people know where your place is.

Not foreign phobia, unless you are concerned about people knowing where you live, but if you want to blend in don't be the only Caucasian in a neighbourhood fill of Asians. It equally applies in the reverse or if you are in a neighbourhood predominantly Asian in a mostly Caucasian country.
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If you live anywhere where you are somewhat unique, then every one in the neighbourhood knows about you.

The unique attribute can be age, foreigner, height weight, ethnic background etc. If you somehow standout from the crowd then everyone knows who you are and where you live.

If you are in a mostly Filipino neighbourhood, then you are unique as the only foreigner then people know where your place is.

Not foreign phobia, unless you are concerned about people knowing where you live, but if you want to blend in don't be the only Caucasian in a neighbourhood fill of Asians. It equally applies in the reverse or if you are in a neighbourhood predominantly Asian in a mostly Caucasian country.
Whilst it is very flattering of you Manitoba to call me 'unique'. I have been called lots of things in my life but not that haha!! But I get your drift, I live in a predominately Caucasian compound and was the 'new attraction' for awhile, but that has worn off thankfully.

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Bought DVDs COD from Lazada the other day. Upon checkout, delivery period was Dec 21-28.
Got an email the following day saying, delivery in the next 24 hours. Got my goods! 3 hours off. Pleased with the service.

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I ordered a medical device a few weeks ago, shipped from China. I paid with my credit card and it arrived earlier than promised, although from the tracking, it could have been sooner.

Lazada now has their own "logistics" and from what I can see, most of the delivery part of it is handled by normal citizens who contract as delivery agents.

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I ordered a medical device a few weeks ago, shipped from China. I paid with my credit card and it arrived earlier than promised, although from the tracking, it could have been sooner.

Lazada now has their own "logistics" and from what I can see, most of the delivery part of it is handled by normal citizens who contract as delivery agents.
All of our Lazada deliveries to date have been handled by LBC or Ninja Van.

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the delivery (COD) was made by a guy in a motor cycle (no company identified) who was happy when i told him to keep the change.

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All of our Lazada deliveries to date have been handled by LBC or Ninja Van.
Yes, same here til now. This time the tracking said the package was handed over to LEL, which is the Lazada logistics. I saw an advertisement for them hiring drivers.

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Another benefit I have found from ordering from Lazada is there is no import duty (or whatever it is called) when stuff comes from China. I ordered a bunch of stuff from AliExpress and it all shipped at different times from different vendors. I had to make 5 trips to the post office to collect it all and I paid 112 pesos for each package. That extra 112 pesos each (560p total) was an unexpected expense especially when some of the stuff was only 200p to begin with.

Maybe Lazada bakes in the fee with the price but it does not seem like it.
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Another benefit I have found from ordering from Lazada is there is no import duty (or whatever it is called) when stuff comes from China. I ordered a bunch of stuff from AliExpress and it all shipped at different times from different vendors. I had to make 5 trips to the post office to collect it all and I paid 112 pesos for each package. That extra 112 pesos each (560p total) was an unexpected expense especially when some of the stuff was only 200p to begin with.

Maybe Lazada bakes in the fee with the price but it does not seem like it.
The tax I think you're talking about is the VAT tax 12% but sometimes these items have the VAT included in their price so you shouldn't have to pay anything upon delivery so if not they'll want 12% upon delivery. I purchased a large crockpot and the VAT was included in this price but wow the price of a Hamilton Beach crock pot delivered from China cost me 8,000 pesos so for sure I got baked because this crock pot would only be around $49 USD or 2,500 pesos.

Shipping from China has been subsidized by the American taxpayer for decades in order to help their economy but it appears they are well on their feet and it gives China that unfair advantage to costs not only labor but shipping, here's an article on this subject. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/us...ina-2018-10-17

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