Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




13488 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3133

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 175299 24-Jun-2015 12:11 Send private message

I Need to return a pair of sunglasses to the US for a credit, and Paypal requires me to sent it tracked. Sunglasses are quite small and it's in a small hard case anyways, NZ post tell me $50 to send it tracked?

Are there any other options ? Consider Youshop would charge $18 to get it here!

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
IT Professional
1703 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 166

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1330605 24-Jun-2015 12:24 Send private message

You might need to try other international courier services that actually have a real international presence and see if they will do it any cheaper, but from experience the only way to do it through NZ Post was using that delightly expensive Economy International Courer service frown

It really annoyed me when people posting stuff to me from the US (US Postal Service) could just add tracking for as little as $1.50 (from memory). When those items arrived in NZ I see NZ Post would add their own tracking to cover tracking within NZ - could be an interesting space for oftering a cheaper tracked service for sending NZ-to-overseas...


Good luck


2585 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1257

Subscriber

  Reply # 1330611 24-Jun-2015 12:31 Send private message





Information wants to be free.
The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.


IT Professional
1703 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 166

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1330615 24-Jun-2015 12:33 Send private message

Lias: Try This?

http://www.nzcouriers.co.nz/international_pricing.html



Did you look at those prices? The cheapest rater to the US was $82! money-mouth

2181 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 405


  Reply # 1330639 24-Jun-2015 12:51 Send private message

yep shipping from NZ is VERY expensive compared to shipping into NZ.

Is the return worth the cost?

I like Zagg they send a prepaid package to return the good!

Not wanting to be that guy but this is why it is not as simple as buying something from overseas because it is cheaper, there is a risk and that is when it comes to returns.

Actually could the person you purchased from arrange a freight forward for you? might be cheaper?




I know a little more than nothing but not much...

19324 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3343

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1330640 24-Jun-2015 12:51 Send private message

Stuff like this is why NZ will only ever really export sheep, milk and software. Costs more at retail to post something to the south island than to get it there from overseas sometimes.




Richard rich.ms

4599 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 66

Trusted

  Reply # 1330641 24-Jun-2015 12:52 Send private message

networkn: I Need to return a pair of sunglasses to the US for a credit, and Paypal requires me to sent it tracked. Sunglasses are quite small and it's in a small hard case anyways, NZ post tell me $50 to send it tracked?

Are there any other options ? Consider Youshop would charge $18 to get it here!


Take a punt and don't send it tracked (how much are they?) but tell Paypal the "tracking number" at the bottom of the receipt. If they can't look it up but the glasses arrive anyway, then you're fine :-)




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR running on Gigabyte Brix, Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Logitech Revue, Pioneer AVR, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player, Roku XS media player

Check out my blog at lchiu.blogspot.com

19324 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3343

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1330650 24-Jun-2015 12:57 Send private message

Shoebox sized thing to AU was also more than it cost to get the same item into NZ from the USA via youshop + across USA shipping.




Richard rich.ms

IT Professional
1703 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 166

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1330652 24-Jun-2015 13:00 Send private message

lchiu7:
networkn: I Need to return a pair of sunglasses to the US for a credit, and Paypal requires me to sent it tracked. Sunglasses are quite small and it's in a small hard case anyways, NZ post tell me $50 to send it tracked?

Are there any other options ? Consider Youshop would charge $18 to get it here!


Take a punt and don't send it tracked (how much are they?) but tell Paypal the "tracking number" at the bottom of the receipt. If they can't look it up but the glasses arrive anyway, then you're fine :-)


Something I have been curious to try (but not got around to it yet) is to use a domestic tracking number to see where it gets.

You can buy the tracking stickers ahead of time (a post shop would not put it on at the time of purchase - at least they wouldn't allow it when I did try), and stick the tracking number on the back of the package. You still have a tracking number (that will likley only work in NZ) but at least you have one.

19324 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3343

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1330655 24-Jun-2015 13:04 Send private message

Can you put international parcels in the dropbox at the post shop?




Richard rich.ms



13488 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3133

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1330656 24-Jun-2015 13:04 Send private message

Lias: Try This?

http://www.nzcouriers.co.nz/international_pricing.html



Wants $90 for an item 70mm x 170mm to the USA!!!!! (Tube)

IT Professional
1703 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 166

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1330664 24-Jun-2015 13:08 Send private message

richms: Can you put international parcels in the dropbox at the post shop?


Yes you can. The only issue is if you use stamps then you pay GST, if you pay the international postage over the counter then you don't pay any GST on the postage.

I was regularly sending lots of small packages internationally at one stage and the Manager of the Post Office I was using suggested I just use stamps and put them in the box until I reminded him about the GST.



13488 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3133

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1330685 24-Jun-2015 13:32 Send private message

dickytim: yep shipping from NZ is VERY expensive compared to shipping into NZ.

Is the return worth the cost?

I like Zagg they send a prepaid package to return the good!

Not wanting to be that guy but this is why it is not as simple as buying something from overseas because it is cheaper, there is a risk and that is when it comes to returns.

Actually could the person you purchased from arrange a freight forward for you? might be cheaper?


Unfortunately the sender is being very difficult. Regardless, I have received MANY MANY items in the last few years this is my first item required to be returned. 

IT Professional
1703 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 166

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1330690 24-Jun-2015 13:36 Send private message

networkn:
dickytim: yep shipping from NZ is VERY expensive compared to shipping into NZ.

Is the return worth the cost?

I like Zagg they send a prepaid package to return the good!

Not wanting to be that guy but this is why it is not as simple as buying something from overseas because it is cheaper, there is a risk and that is when it comes to returns.

Actually could the person you purchased from arrange a freight forward for you? might be cheaper?


Unfortunately the sender is being very difficult. Regardless, I have received MANY MANY items in the last few years this is my first item required to be returned. 


Point them to those services linked to above to show the ridiculous cost - then see if they can arrange the return from their end and what the cost would be? They then could invoice you for the return shipping.



13488 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3133

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1330694 24-Jun-2015 13:38 Send private message

keewee01:
networkn:
dickytim: yep shipping from NZ is VERY expensive compared to shipping into NZ.

Is the return worth the cost?

I like Zagg they send a prepaid package to return the good!

Not wanting to be that guy but this is why it is not as simple as buying something from overseas because it is cheaper, there is a risk and that is when it comes to returns.

Actually could the person you purchased from arrange a freight forward for you? might be cheaper?


Unfortunately the sender is being very difficult. Regardless, I have received MANY MANY items in the last few years this is my first item required to be returned. 


Point them to those services linked to above to show the ridiculous cost - then see if they can arrange the return from their end and what the cost would be? They then could invoice you for the return shipping.


The sender doesn't want the items back, she doesn't want to refund me, Paypal have got involved. She won't even reply to emails.

IT Professional
1703 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 166

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1330695 24-Jun-2015 13:40 Send private message

networkn:
keewee01:
networkn:
dickytim: yep shipping from NZ is VERY expensive compared to shipping into NZ.

Is the return worth the cost?

I like Zagg they send a prepaid package to return the good!

Not wanting to be that guy but this is why it is not as simple as buying something from overseas because it is cheaper, there is a risk and that is when it comes to returns.

Actually could the person you purchased from arrange a freight forward for you? might be cheaper?


Unfortunately the sender is being very difficult. Regardless, I have received MANY MANY items in the last few years this is my first item required to be returned. 


Point them to those services linked to above to show the ridiculous cost - then see if they can arrange the return from their end and what the cost would be? They then could invoice you for the return shipping.


The sender doesn't want the items back, she doesn't want to refund me, Paypal have got involved. She won't even reply to emails.


Oh crap! I know what that's like. PayPal expect that anyone, anywhere can do everything they can do in the US at the same cost frown

I feel for ya - Good luck!!!

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic








Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:






Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.