If you happen to live in an area frequented by the much-maligned hipster, you may have seen one skating around – their board being towed by whatever dog breed happens to be in fashion at the time.
It looks cool, people say ‘awwww’ and snap pictures, the hipster gains power with every like – welcome to 2016.
Except 2016 is offering something that might render that dog useless (except for likes) – it’s called the Boosted Board and people across the U.S. are chomping at the bit ahead of the big release.
Here’s what they’re telling us this little gem is capable of:
With smooth braking, powerful electric motors, and simple wireless control, the Boosted board is an amazing riding experience. The 2nd generation delivers key upgrades – an extended range battery pack, water-resistant electronics, and advanced connectivity – and still has everything you love, including the Loaded bamboo deck, a high-torque drivetrain, and industry-leading customer support.
Before you ask yes, of course there’s an app that helps you navigate your way around using it.
A quick look at this one in action then whilst it cruises the streets of San Francisco, which means you know it’s about to win over a whole load of techies…
Imagine cruising down Kloof Street rocking your new Booster Board, your beard blowing in the wind as you swoop and swoon past adoring onlookers.
Hell yeah, what’s not to love? Just the one problem though – they don’t ship these beauties to South Africa.
Heartbreak, outrage, but then you remember the good folk over at Postbox Courierand all your shipping worries are solved.
For those of you who are slightly behind, Postbox Courier is the groundbreaking service that gives you a shipping address in the US, UK and Hong Kong. So if you’re buying products that don’t ship to SA then just give your U.S. address (which Postbox Courier give you) and as soon as it is delivered there (usually same day) Postbox Courier will grab it and bring it to you in South Africa in 3 to 5 days.
But the best part about Postbox Courier is that they handle your parcel every step of the way – meaning it doesn’t get “stuck” at customs here in SA – and they also make sure you don’t get stung with the wrong VAT duty.
So what are you paying for the Booster Board delivered to your door? On the standard model, with a cost of $999.00 and using an exchange rate of 14.73:
Board R14 715.27
Courier cost $137.00 (R2 018.01)
Customs Clearance R125.00
Import VAT R2 266.15
And all of that leaves us with the grand total – R19 237.74.
You can’t put a price on cool, but if you could that would be a decent enough place to start.
SO, ONE MORE TIME – HOW DO I ORDER PRODUCTS FROM OVERSEAS THAT DON’T SHIP TO SA?
You’ll be pleased to know the owners of Postbox Courier are South African. You’re in very safe hands, because you know they’re looking out for you.
I GET IT – TELL ME WHAT TO DO NEXT
Postbox Courier is reliable, quick and easy to use – just follow their simple steps:
Register free of charge with Postbox Courier via their website. They will assign you with a Personal Postbox at each of our worldwide depots. Look out for the confirmation email which provides a link to activate your account.
Once you have activated your account, you will be able to login to view your unique Postbox addresses, by clicking the “View your Personal Postbox addresses” banner. Your addresses are permanent, so you can save them and start sending items to your Postbox!
Notify us of incoming items
Each time you send something to Postbox Courier, please notify them via the Parcel Pre-Alert (in your Parcel Manager).
Manage your orders
You can ship single items or multiple pieces combined into a single shipment. If you do wish to consolidate orders from different suppliers (in the same origin country), you will be able to do so in your Parcel Manager. Just notify them of each shipment that is en-route to your Postbox, and then use the ‘Group’ button to let them know which items you wish to combine.
Pay for shipping
Once they receive the items that correspond with your booking they’ll let you know via email and invite you to login to your Parcel Manager and make payment, upon which they will courier your items to your door within South Africa immediately.