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  Reply # 685615 13-Sep-2012 14:34 Send private message quote this post

I forsee a lot of average quality branded headphones going through this service.

An official NZ shipping proxy might put the fire under some local outfits to improve their prices hopefully. I'm fed up getting gouged for audio gear.




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  Reply # 685664 13-Sep-2012 16:01 Send private message quote this post

freitasm: It's ok to buy a laptop from Ascent and have it shipped by NZ Post CourierPost, but try going to a NZ Post branch to send a laptop to anyone via the same NZ Post CourierPost service and see if you can get past the agent...



I have done this several dozen times. The trick is to not answer their questions directly when they ask you what is in the parcel.

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  Reply # 685676 13-Sep-2012 16:18 Send private message quote this post

freitasm: Good news! Heard from NZ Post on this battery stuff:


We are looking at resolving the lithium ion battery issue. Indeed, it does preclude people from purchasing some pretty sought after items. We are confident of resolving this and we will get back to you as soon as we have a solution.



They've updated it:
Some electronic items containing lithium-ion batteries can be sent through YouShop. A lithium-ion battery must not exceed 20 Wh/cell, or 100 Wh per battery/pack. Stand alone batteries can not be sent.
Halfway down the page.
Good news indeed.





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  Reply # 685685 13-Sep-2012 16:23 Send private message quote this post

SaltyNZ: I'm completely confused about the ink cartridges ban. A Li-Ion battery ban is somewhat understandable if hysterically over the top. But what the hell can an ink cartridge do?

Unless... unless ink cartridges really ARE made of plutonium-doped unicorn tears, and it's the plutonium they're worried about?

But then... we can load plutonium onto a million tons of explosive and throw it at Mars, so maybe that's not it at all.

EDIT: I am so having a fat-fingers afternoon.


I think the problem with ink cartridges was raised by Samuel L Jackson

"How did these MF stains get on this MF plane"



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  Reply # 685702 13-Sep-2012 16:52 Send private message quote this post

sittingduckz:
SaltyNZ: I'm completely confused about the ink cartridges ban. A Li-Ion battery ban is somewhat understandable if hysterically over the top. But what the hell can an ink cartridge do?

Unless... unless ink cartridges really ARE made of plutonium-doped unicorn tears, and it's the plutonium they're worried about?

But then... we can load plutonium onto a million tons of explosive and throw it at Mars, so maybe that's not it at all.

EDIT: I am so having a fat-fingers afternoon.


I think the problem with ink cartridges was raised by Samuel L Jackson

"How did these MF stains get on this MF plane"


Are you calling me?

Seriously though, a few years back bombs were found inside laser cartridges - the electronics for detonation were easily disguised inside the cartridge's own, and the fact that the exploding material had a similar appearance as toner in the X Ray didn't seem to help...





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  Reply # 685714 13-Sep-2012 17:04 Send private message quote this post

1080p:I have done this several dozen times. The trick is to not answer their questions directly when they ask you what is in the parcel.


Agreed. It's not a "laptop" or a "cellphone" it's "elecronic equipment".





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  Reply # 685722 13-Sep-2012 17:17 Send private message quote this post

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  Reply # 685730 13-Sep-2012 17:39 Send private message quote this post

Confirmed, just received word from NZ Post:


Just today we've confirmed that lithium-ion batteries can be sent via YouShop. There are some restrictions but I understand that most gadgets etc would fit within this ? please see the updated information we?ve put on our website:

?Some electronic items containing lithium-ion batteries can be sent through YouShop. A lithium-ion battery must not exceed 20 Wh/cell, or 100 Wh per battery/pack. Stand alone batteries can not be sent.?





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  Reply # 685737 13-Sep-2012 18:04 Send private message quote this post

I just made an order to my new Portland address; am loving only having to pay for shipping from NZ Post's warehouse to New Zealand. <3 Amazon!

Will report on my experience when I receive updates :)

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  Reply # 685756 13-Sep-2012 19:30 Send private message quote this post

freitasm: Confirmed, just received word from NZ Post:


Just today we've confirmed that lithium-ion batteries can be sent via YouShop. There are some restrictions but I understand that most gadgets etc would fit within this ? please see the updated information we?ve put on our website:

?Some electronic items containing lithium-ion batteries can be sent through YouShop. A lithium-ion battery must not exceed 20 Wh/cell, or 100 Wh per battery/pack. Stand alone batteries can not be sent.?


Pretty impressive turning it around that quickly.  Too much potential to lose business if they didn't I guess.





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  Reply # 685772 13-Sep-2012 20:34 Send private message quote this post

freitasm: Confirmed, just received word from NZ Post:


Just today we've confirmed that lithium-ion batteries can be sent via YouShop. There are some restrictions but I understand that most gadgets etc would fit within this ? please see the updated information we?ve put on our website:

?Some electronic items containing lithium-ion batteries can be sent through YouShop. A lithium-ion battery must not exceed 20 Wh/cell, or 100 Wh per battery/pack. Stand alone batteries can not be sent.?



Awesome, I will try to confirm the battery capacity in a kindle. The Amazon.com page doesn't seem to give detailed specs?
I think I may have to preorder, sweet!

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Reply # 685776 13-Sep-2012 20:46 Send private message quote this post

Cool thanks for that.  I will find that service very useful.

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  Reply # 685779 13-Sep-2012 20:51 Send private message quote this post

Well I have signed up for YouShop. Painless to sign up.
Have added my new address to my Amazon account, attempted to preorder a new kindle, and the order has gone through successfully to the final "place order" screen. Yay!

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  Reply # 685783 13-Sep-2012 20:59 Send private message quote this post

jofizz: 

Awesome, I will try to confirm the battery capacity in a kindle. The Amazon.com page doesn't seem to give detailed specs?
I think I may have to preorder, sweet!

Cheers.
Joseph


Should be well under. Hmm...  Kindle 4 was only 3.3Whr  http://blogkindle.com/2011/09/kindle-4-disassembly-part-i/


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  Reply # 685785 13-Sep-2012 21:08 Send private message quote this post

sidefx:
jofizz:?

Awesome, I will try to confirm the battery capacity in a kindle. The Amazon.com page doesn't seem to give detailed specs?
I think I may have to preorder, sweet!

Cheers.
Joseph


Should be well under. Hmm... ?Kindle 4 was only 3.3Whr ?http://blogkindle.com/2011/09/kindle-4-disassembly-part-i/



Aha excellent thanks. I know the batteries are small, just hard to find specific info.
Now just to gain wife approval, and will order.

Cheers,
Joseph

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