Is the Microsoft Store a good place to buy laptops?

Microsoft's Store looks very attractive because they have some discounts to some interesting laptops like the Dell XPS 15 along with a recent graduation promo that chops off another $100 for laptops priced more than $699. They also claim that there is no third-party bloatware and the shipping is free. I also like that they accept PayPal unlike Amazon.

Anybody have any experience in ordering laptops or perhaps the Surface from the Microsoft Store? Do they ship in oversized boxes? I am asking because I live outside the US and hope to use a shipment forwarder to ship the laptop in my country without the custom fees. Risky I know but 1080p laptop prices are significantly expensive here.