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Topic # 139235 1-Feb-2014 17:10 Send private message

What is the best way to send a desktop computer within New Zealand, in this case from Auckland to Napier?

Is NZ Post the best option, it appears they will ship up to 25kg and the computer weighs about 13kg unpacked. What other options have you used? How did it work out?

Should I do anything special before sending it? I read in another thread that I should remove the CPU cooler as these aren't well secured - any other recommendations?





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  Reply # 978593 1-Feb-2014 17:15 2 people support this post Send private message

We ship computers all the time around the country via NZCouriers, had no issues so far.

Long as its in a reasonable box with padding, should be fine.

If its a 3rd party large cooler, might be idea to remove it, but otherwise, leave it on. (Theyre a sod to get on/off)




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  Reply # 978611 1-Feb-2014 18:42 Send private message

THE best way is obviously to hand deliver it personally. :)

Barring that (or a well trusted friend / family member), a well known courier is the next best option.
All the web computer stores deliver items that way using various companies, just make sure it's
trackable and signed for on delivery, and even better insured. Also it might be best to put it inside a
plain cardboard box (still in the proper original box and packing as well if possible) or wrapped in
brown paper ... a box emblazoned with Apple logos, for example, is more tempting to get "lost" on
the way.

There are a couple of companies that specialise in packing up and delivering all sorts of items. Pack & Send is one, although I've
never dealt with them and they will no doubt cost a bit more than the DIY approach.

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  Reply # 978612 1-Feb-2014 18:46 Send private message

See if you can get a box for a computer case that will match yours. A local computer shop might have a suitable box they can give you



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  Reply # 1018153 3-Apr-2014 22:24 Send private message

Thanks to all those that replied, I ended up using Courier Post. I was able to find the correct or similar box and since the CPU has the stock cooler I decided I didn't need to do anything special than the standard pc packing material in the box. No problems with delivery speed and pc works fine after unpacking.






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  Reply # 1018167 3-Apr-2014 23:43 Send private message

I think as long as everything is screwed in well, then you should be okay with most providers. This reminds me, the last fully built computer I purchased, the computer company had only secured the harddrive with those quick release clips.
 The computer had got a knock during transit, although no visable damage on the packaging, the metal cradle holding the harddrive bent slighly from the knock, resulting the in the clips separating and the harddrive sliding out, and bashing against the components inside the PC. When the courier handed it to me, they even said that there was something heavy that was loose inside it.  The computer company were not at all happy that I had complained about this, and they want me to open it up and put all the cables back in that had pulled out. They also blamed the case I choose. As a result I demanded my money back. So securing things properly with screws if you are sending it, is very important.

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