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What to buy on USA Amazon without high duty or shipping

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What to buy on USA Amazon without high duty or shipping

I was given usd Amazon gift cards which seem to be valid only on USA site. Any ideas what to buy without high duty or shipping?
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If you're a reddit user, there's a sub-reddit for selling/trading gift cards. I often get given/win Amazon.com gift cards through work, and usually just sell them there and take a loss of a couple bucks to at least have cash I can use.
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Kindle books, music download, watch movies, phone chargers, usb cable, etc
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Clothing, no import duties now in most cases (USCMA), they still get you on shipping (but the items are relatively small and light so it's not so bad). Shoes still have import duties.

US shippers like UPS and FedEx are raising their rates mid-November to mid-January for the xmas rush, so shipping rates may get worse if you wait.
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rollei wrote: Kindle books, music download, watch movies, phone chargers, usb cable, etc
thanks I'll take a look
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If you have a Kindle account you will be forced to use either the US or Canadian service and if you have books in the Canadian service already you cannot buy Kindle books on Amazon.com :(

I had a US account and as soon as I bought my first book on Amazon.ca they made me port my collection to Canada and blocked me from buying from the US. I don't know if Canadians can even have a US account now.

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