How to buy Nexus 4 from US and get shipped in India
Many times we fail to get our favorite devices due to the reason that they are no yet launched in our country. Here we take for the case of Nexus 4, since it is launched in the US only, not in India. Many of you are waiting for the launching of the device in India and they are to be hopeless. Friends! Don’t be hopeless, we are here with such a trick which can resolve your problem. By following this trick, you can easily buy your favorite Nexus 4 device and get shipped to India (or any other country).
The main problem is that Google only allows the US users to access the page of Google Play where the device is available. So, we had made two parts to buy it:
- First, ordering it from the US
- Second, getting shipped it to India
So, tight your seat belts and lets go for the journey…woohooo!
As we had discussed, Google has prohibited the access of US Play Store for outsiders. Not only the access, but they had also prohibited the payment options from outside. It need to be from US only, no options for Paypal or international credit cards.
You can use the US VPN service to circumvent the restriction of US only IP addresss.(free VPN services like Hotspot or TOR could also be used for it). If you try any one other’s credit card who is residing in the US, there may be few technical errors. So, you can use your own international credit card, for this job, you must have to change your home address and billing address to US address.
If everything gone well up to here, you might have got good news of confirmation.
Note: Many of the online retailers are accepting the international credit cards in the US, but for those who do not, you can use the services like USUnlocked.com which provide the local credit card with local billing address which will make your task easy. But according to me this job is much safer than providing a fake billing address. Make one thing also clear on your mind that even few retailers do not accept the international debit cards, so, you could have Visa/Mastercard/AmEx credit card.
Getting device shipped to your country
After going well through the above steps, this one is the major problem that how to get shipped he device to India? If anyone of your relatives is returning from the US, then it’s your good fortune! But if no one is so, you can take the help of freight forwarding services like ShopandShip.
For y our information, SHopandShip is a part of Aramex which is a popular couriering service in India, Middle East and other countries. They usually ship the products ordered from US, UK and China. Here, you get a personal shipping address for each of the countries which you will need to choose while ordering the Nexus device. You can choose this address as your house home and billing address inside Google Wallet. After receiving the product, they will soon ship it to the address provided.
Opening an ShopandShip account will charge you for $45 (you can use the code “IND52735173” to get $35 off for that). They will charge $10 for first half a kilo and $8 per half kilo for later on. After this, they are taking the importing charge depending upon the country to which you are getting the device shipped and also on the kind of product. For India, they take nominal fee of 2.06% for mobile phones and 16.85% for tablets.
If your country has not been listed in the ShopandShip, you can opt for any other service like comGateway or Borderlinx. If you don’t want paying a premium, you would also like to checkout DHL, FedEx or USPS who operates almost every country in the world.
So, you might have got your Nexus device shipped to you. There is the same procedure for ordering any other device and also if you are placing the order from any other country (or you are ordering your device to any other country).
Are you going to order or not? Leave your comments below…