First time bought some books from Amazon.com. Do you know that you can buy second-hand books from Amazon at a good deal? The shipping cost back to Malaysia to not cheap though but you can consider another cheaper alternative which is to ship for your US address Portland (you can get this address from comgateway.com) for free (if your purchase is above USD25 at Amazon.com). Then ship them from Portland to Malaysia. It works. Last week I got my books already.
Actually how much shipping cost depends also how heavy is your package. I thought at comgateway, my charges is based on my 0.83 KG volume but actually they charge me 1.5 KG instead. This is because 0.83 KG is actual weight but 1.44 KG is my Volumetric weight (Comgateway’s charges is based on every increment of 0.5 KG. Example, 0.3 KG will be based on 0.5 KG). Volumetric weight depends on how bulky the package is. Larger packages have a higher volumetric weight. The actual weight of a package refers to how heavy it is. For new customer at comgateway, you got 10% shipping cost discount also.
It is best to compare amazon’s with comgateway shipping cost first, then only decide to choose which one. For Amazon, one of the problems is, some of the item, they don’t ship to Malaysia.