If you think it’s weird to ask someone to buy honeycake from Australia, or detergent from Germany for you, you’re not alone. Check out a selection of eyebrow-raising requests we received in 2015:

 

#1 Free Magazine from UK 

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How much would you pay for a magazine that is being circulated for free? Ken wanted this TEST magazine from UK so badly, he is willing to pay $20 for each issue of the magazine which he could not order online. There were multiple travellers offering to help Ken despite any idea of it’s circulation or distribution channels.

 

#2 PSLE Assessment Book from Australia

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Auntie Jenny wanted to prepare her kid(who is now in Primary 5) for the PSLE next year. She called the local publisher, only to find out that it’s sold out in Singapore. Through Google search, she found out that it’s available in Australia, prompting her to put up a request. The team at Airfrov (who are all singles without kids) could not comprehend the urgency, but we are happy that we could help Auntie Jenny 🙂

 

#3 Salted Fish from Kuantan, Malaysia

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We’ve already learnt that food item makes up to 70% of our top requests on Airfrov in 2015, but this request still made our jaws dropped. $160 worth of salted fish? They must be real good!

 

#4 Amera Tomatoes from Japan

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We are very interested to know the difference between Amera tomatoes from Japan and those we find in supermarkets! Is there reason behind giving this as a wedding gift?

 

#5 WakeBoard Set from U.S

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This has got to be one of the biggest item requested till date. Not a skating board, but a human size wakeboard! Ien, a sports enthusiast requested for a set of wakeboard and helmet from an online store in the U.S, offering more than a $100 tips in exchange. For that mass, we believe it could go up to thrice the amount if he were to use a freight forwarder!

 

#6 Massive Toy set from Amazon, U.S

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User Andrea requested for this Step2 Deluxe Canyon Road Train & Track Table from Amazon as a gift for her baby’s 2nd birthday. Small as it seems in picture, it weights a totally of 13.5kg! We got to salute our mighty strong traveller Tommy for bringing both the train & above wakeboard back to Singapore (on separate trips of course!). This item was also featured on the Straits Times article where most of you first learnt about us 😉 

 

#7 Rimowa Luggage from Germany 

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Airfrov is known for sharing luggage space with travellers. What happens when we request for something not to be placed inside your luggage, but lug back a brand new luggage instead? Apparently Rimowa luggages are waaay cheaper when purchased from Germany, saving our requestors $300-$700 per luggage. Some requestors allow travellers to check in the luggage for their own use, this make things easier!

 

 

As unbelievable as they may sound, they are indeed possible. In case you’re wondering, all the above requests are COMPLETED transactions on Airfrov. Yes, our travellers brought back luggages, salted fish and 13.5kg toys back to Singapore, something you might not even want to do it yourself.  Are our travellers superman and wonderwoman or what? 🙂

For more interesting requests, browse and discover on www.airfrov.com or download the Airfrov app on Google Play Store or iOS Store!

 

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