All the while I’m using Medela Freestyle for 6 months plus,plenty of readers asked questions on Medela Freestyle. The questions vary from warranty of the FS,the adapter, postage cost to Malaysia, the sound of FS’s motor to after sales service of Medela. Here is answer for some of your doubt
Note : I bought Medela Freestyle from Ebay US. The price much cheaper from local price which is RM 1295 including postage.
Where can I buy Medela Freestyle that cheaper than local price??
The retail price local Malaysia market range from RM1699 – RM2299. The higher price from the local market, are the main reason why I bought Medela FS from eBay. It’s a hassle free market place that provides various type of products.
What happened to my warranty, if I bought Medela Freestyle Warranty from eBay
One thing that, if you bought Medela from Ebay, the warranty is void. However, worry not, there are local company that can do service for Medela breast pump. You can call them up for more details:
Lactaequip Medical (M) Sdn Bhd
Lot B2-M, Jln Selaman 1, Dataran Palma Off Jln Ampang,68000 Ampang Selangor
Note : I just called them, they will charge me RM160 for motor service..
How about the postage, insurance, custom?
I’d paid RM200 total for the courier service to send the FS all the way from US to my office door step. The Insurance is depend on the type of shipping. You can ask the seller to add insurance on the shipping, with additional fee. For tax and custom checking, some items are taxable, based on the price. However, ask the seller to tick on ‘item as gift’ and put ‘USD5′ on customs declaration form. I have bought over 100 item on eBay this year and have no problems with the custom.
Where can I buy Medela FS plug adapter
If you buy Medela FS from US, you need to buy new adapter to attach to Medela FS’s adapter. You can find the adapter at Tesco or Jusco shopping mall.
Is’it true that Medela Freestyle has noisy motor
Yes, FS’s motor quite noisy, however, its quieter compare to Medela Mini Electric. Nothing much to worry, I just turn on the music and start express breast milk just at my cubicle with smiley face without anyone notice that actually I’m expressing breast milk.
Read my review on Medela Freestyle here
Note : I’m happy to answer any questions, don’t hesitate to email me if above answer still don’t satisfy you..