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jfanning

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#237934 25-Jun-2018 12:56
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Hi

 

 

 

Does anyone have any recommendations for companies to get a computer shipped from Auckland Central to the South Island?

 

 

 

Thanks


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  #2043535 25-Jun-2018 13:35
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it's more a case of how well will the shipper pack the computer for you

 

 





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  #2043543 25-Jun-2018 13:52
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hsvhel:

 

it's more a case of how well will the shipper pack the computer for you

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is my son, he is leaving Auckland so wanted to send his computer to me


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  #2043569 25-Jun-2018 14:34
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Pack it VERY VERY well..





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  #2043571 25-Jun-2018 14:36
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I used to send them by putting them in a PC case box, with lots of packaging around the PC (foam, bubblewrap etc), tape it all up, label it fragile and off they'd go. Only ever had one damaged and one lost out of hundreds I did over 6 years.

 

Cost wise, not the cheapest to do anymore (think it was around $20 per box back then)., so shop around but ensure they cover insurance and full tracking with signature.

 

 





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  #2043585 25-Jun-2018 15:08
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Unplug any PCIe cards such as graphics cards to prevent them being damaged.

 

if you have a large CPU cooler also remove that and post some new thermal compound to apply to it when it arrives.

 

Make sure you make a fresh backup (and test restore some files) of the important stuff before you post it and don't post the backup drive with it!





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  #2044061 26-Jun-2018 12:51
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Sent a computer from Auckland to South Island, tracked, they did the packing, insured. Cost about about 250 via PackSend. Obviously cheaper if you pack yourself.

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  #2044065 26-Jun-2018 12:55
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Another thing to be wary of is the limits on courier insurance payouts.. If it's a higher end system, you may want to break it down and remove some parts and send multiple separate packages.. from memory the maximum claimable value from couriers is $1500.

 

 

 

 





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  #2045722 28-Jun-2018 18:31
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Castle Parcels in Penrose.

 

Cheapest large parcels.....

 

Only in the 4 big cities though. But yes, last time I sent one it was $15.

 

 

 

 


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  #2045763 28-Jun-2018 20:21
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Thanks for the recommendations


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