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Shipping APO

Fizban140Fizban140 Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
edited April 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
I am trying to purchase a game online and ship it APO, the problem is that it keeps telling me I am in California and that my city state can't be APO, AP with the zip code I used. I ended up just changing my state to California but left the rest of the address the same, will this work?

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  • TaranisTaranis Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Are you using Amazon?

    I've never had any trouble getting Amazon to ship to an APO.

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  • Fizban140Fizban140 Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2010
    I am using familyvideo, they had Bayonetta for $20 so I had to try.

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  • strebaliciousstrebalicious Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I've heard of people doing it. It should work just fine as long as the zip is fine, which I understand is what they really go by. APO/FPO addresses don't get a whole lot of love on the interwebs, do they?

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  • RUNN1NGMANRUNN1NGMAN Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I've heard of people doing it. It should work just fine as long as the zip is fine, which I understand is what they really go by. APO/FPO addresses don't get a whole lot of love on the interwebs, do they?

    I think some shippers don't ship to them, like Fed Ex, because they can't actually guarantee that the package will get to the addressee. If the place you're ordering from uses some form of shipping besides USPS, you probably won't be able to send something to an APO/FPO.

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  • Fizban140Fizban140 Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2010
    Lots of sites have some weird rules about what they can ship APO, amazon for example won't ship cameras or video games.

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  • travathiantravathian Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    If it is going USPS and the zipcode is correct, that is all that matters. The city/state info is only used if the zip code is illegible or wrong.

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  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    It takes longer, but you can have it shipped to a friend or family member stateside, and then sent to you.

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  • TaretchTaretch Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    It takes longer, but you can have it shipped to a friend or family member stateside, and then sent to you.

    This is what I do with virtually all my purchases online when I'm over building sandcastles.

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  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Taretch wrote: »
    It takes longer, but you can have it shipped to a friend or family member stateside, and then sent to you.

    This is what I do with virtually all my purchases online when I'm over building sandcastles.

    I was the guy who did it for his friends when they got deployed! Hi5

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  • TaranisTaranis Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Fizban140 wrote: »
    Lots of sites have some weird rules about what they can ship APO, amazon for example won't ship cameras or video games.

    This must be a new rule. When I was in Iraq I frequently bought video games for my 360 from Amazon.

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  • RUNN1NGMANRUNN1NGMAN Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Here's the Amazon page on shipping to APO's: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=773768

    I'm not really sure why this is so, but I have a few ideas. First, Amazon's distribution system is pretty automated, and if whatever you're ordering is something Amazon ships via UPS, you're SOL if you want it to go to an APO. Second, once a package gets to an APO it still has a LONG way to go. I can imagine that Amazon boxes have a way of getting "lost" between the US and Iraq, especially if they are video game sized. Amazon may have had so many problems with lost packages that they just decided to stop shipping to APOs/FPOs. Finally, things might have been getting delivered broken, so Amazon stopped delivering to those addresses.

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