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.


JaBZ

333 posts

Ultimate Geek


#235936 10-May-2018 12:34
Send private message

I've noticed the standard shipping option is not available for anything I order via Amazon to NZ.  Only Expedited and Priority is available.

 

Has been like this for 2 weeks.  Anyone else experience the same?

 

 





My opinions and ideas expressed in posts are solely my own and do not reflect the views of my employer in any way..


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3
backfiah
172 posts

Master Geek


  #2013347 10-May-2018 12:58
Send private message

Yeah. It's been discussed a little bit here and here.


timmmay
16388 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2013349 10-May-2018 13:03
Send private message

That's annoying. I had one order arrive last week that was delivered by two different companies under standard cheap shipping. It'd cost twice as much now. Hopefully it's a glitch they work out.


 
 
 
 


backfiah
172 posts

Master Geek


  #2013351 10-May-2018 13:06
Send private message

I wonder if they finally got sick of everybody hating i-parcel and couldn't find another sufficiently cheap courier to use so they just canned the whole standard shipping programme...

 

Though surely it's going to turn a significant amount of NZers off buying from Amazon for a lot of things? I know they subsidise shipping to start with, but Amazon has always been very growth-focused rather than profit-driven. Maybe it's foreshadowing their imminent entry into the NZ market and so they don't need competitive shipping in the short-term? ;)


sbiddle
29213 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #2013356 10-May-2018 13:12
Send private message

I have noticed the price of shipping has gone up quite significantly.

 

 


JaBZ

333 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2013395 10-May-2018 13:40
Send private message

Media doesn't appear to be excluded, I mainly purchase my 4K UHD Bluray's from Amazon and no standard shipping for media only either.

 

 





My opinions and ideas expressed in posts are solely my own and do not reflect the views of my employer in any way..


Taubin
481 posts

Ultimate Geek

Subscriber

  #2013493 10-May-2018 16:35
Send private message

sbiddle:

 

I have noticed the price of shipping has gone up quite significantly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yep, I went to order two packs of socks off Amazon earlier this week, and it was going to be $65 shipping. For 12 socks. Needless to say I didn't get them.

 

On that note, anyone know a good place to get socks here in NZ? I usually buy Hanes ankle socks (not low cut). I miss them, they are cushiony and warm without being too hot.


old3eyes
8464 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2013497 10-May-2018 16:40
Send private message

Taubin:

 

sbiddle:

 

I have noticed the price of shipping has gone up quite significantly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yep, I went to order two packs of socks off Amazon earlier this week, and it was going to be $65 shipping. For 12 socks. Needless to say I didn't get them.

 

On that note, anyone know a good place to get socks here in NZ? I usually buy Hanes ankle socks (not low cut). I miss them, they are cushiony and warm without being too hot.

 

 

Would been cheaper via YouShop..





Regards,

Old3eyes


 
 
 
 


Taubin
481 posts

Ultimate Geek

Subscriber

  #2013536 10-May-2018 18:14
Send private message

I really should look into youshop at some point, I also have family in the states that could have shipped it, but it's just socks. I only buy them like once a year or so when the old ones wear out, but I do love brand new socks.


timmmay
16388 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2013554 10-May-2018 18:57
Send private message

Get some Thorlo socks, they've very comfortable and very hard wearing, they last years. Cotton isn't a good material for socks, it holds moisture and wears quickly.


Paul1977
3346 posts

Uber Geek


  #2013993 11-May-2018 12:45
Send private message

I just ordered something last night and had all 3 shipping options.


backfiah
172 posts

Master Geek


  #2014005 11-May-2018 12:57
Send private message

Paul1977:

 

I just ordered something last night and had all 3 shipping options.

 

 

What was it?


Paul1977
3346 posts

Uber Geek


  #2014022 11-May-2018 13:22
Send private message

backfiah:

 

Paul1977:

 

I just ordered something last night and had all 3 shipping options.

 

 

What was it?

 

 

Miracle Casters! Sold by 3rd party, but fulfilled by Amazon.

 

Had 3 shipping options: Standard International (no tracking), AmazonGlobal Expedited, and AmazonGlobal Priority.


timmmay
16388 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2014025 11-May-2018 13:25
Send private message

I have a few random things in my cart, I don't get the economy option.


sbiddle
29213 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #2014027 11-May-2018 13:25
Send private message

I wonder if it simply depends what Amazon distribution centre the goods are shipped from?

 

 


Paul1977
3346 posts

Uber Geek


  #2014030 11-May-2018 13:33
Send private message

timmmay:

 

I have a few random things in my cart, I don't get the economy option.

 

 

@timmmay what is something in your cart that you don't get the economy option for?


 1 | 2 | 3
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




News »

Logitech introduce MX Anywhere 3
Posted 21-Sep-2020 21:17


Countdown unveils contactless shopping with new Scan&Go tech
Posted 21-Sep-2020 09:48


HP unveils new innovations for businesses adapting to rapidly evolving workstyles and workforces
Posted 17-Sep-2020 15:36


GoPro launches new HERO9 Black camera
Posted 17-Sep-2020 09:45


Telecommunications industry launches new 5G Facts website
Posted 17-Sep-2020 07:56


New Zealand ranks 3rd in world in GSMA index
Posted 15-Sep-2020 10:13


Trend Micro Security Suite adds web monitoring to prevent identity theft
Posted 14-Sep-2020 15:37


NVIDIA to acquire Arm for US$ 40 billion
Posted 14-Sep-2020 12:27


Epson launches its next gen A3+ colour EcoTank multi-function printer
Posted 10-Sep-2020 16:08


Sony launches three new native 4K SXRD home cinema projectors
Posted 9-Sep-2020 18:00


Catalyst Cloud brings Kubernetes-based open-source web hosting solution to market
Posted 9-Sep-2020 17:54


Verizon Connect eyes further growth in New Zealand
Posted 8-Sep-2020 09:26


PNY launches XLR8 gaming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series powered by the all-new NVIDIA Ampere architecture
Posted 3-Sep-2020 16:39


NVIDIA delivers greatest-ever generational leap with GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs
Posted 3-Sep-2020 16:17


Weta Digital advances visual effects and animation in the cloud with AWS
Posted 2-Sep-2020 17:09



Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.