After my fourth pair of inline skates (or commonly called rollerblade in Singapore) broke, I intended to buy a new pair locally but decided against it as soon as I realized that it’s getting pretty expensive to get a decent pair here. Instead I bought it online from Skates.com at about 35% off the retail price in Singapore.
Skates.com belongs to a U.S. based company that has been in the skating industry since 1975. It carries a wide selection of inline skates at discounted prices, and offers affordable, direct shipping to Singapore using UPS delivery services.
Although it’s a bane that I’m unable to physically try out the inline skates, the money saved is significant enough for me to take my chances. Furthermore it’s not very difficult to visit a local inline skate’s shop and try it out before buying online.
|Features:||Latest fitness, speed and aggressive inline skates from internationally known brand names such as K2, Rollerblade and etc.|
|Highlights:||Singapore’s inline skates collection should be about a season behind the U.S. So when the old collection – which is considered new here – goes on clearance sale at Skates.com, the savings is substantial even with shipping charges included.|
|Pros:||I like the fact that Skates.com shipped out the item promptly and shipping via UPS is fast – the package arrived at my house within 7 days of my purchase.|
|Cons:||Before shipping the item, a Skates.com staff in the U.S. will call the customer to check that it’s not a fraudulent purchase. This means you should provide your mobile phone number and answer the long-distance call promptly to prevent any delays in the delivery.|
|Money-Back Guarantee:||YES (Within 20 Days of Receipt).|
|Secure Payment:||YES (credit card information protected by Volusion).|
|Payment Options:||Credit Card, PayPal or Money Order.|