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# 242999 23-Nov-2018 06:54
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Maybe a solution for some people.   A steel cage about 1.5 metres high with a hinged flap on top big enough for just about any box to be dropped through.  Bottom of cage put foam rubber to avoid any risk to delicate items.   A cage of this size would make it next to impossible to reach into to get the package.  The front of the cage would have a door secured with a padlock.  The advantage of a cage being that you could see if a delivery had been made without having to unlock the door.   Think of something similar in concept to a NZ Post mailing box but with a much larger opening at the top!   I think this would be easy for couriers and they would love it.

 

O.K the cage would look ugly but maybe a person could put some pot plants on top or something!

 

 

 

 


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  # 2132343 23-Nov-2018 07:18
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Maybe a bit OTT, lol. How much stuff do you buy?? If I'm getting something expensive shipped I usually send it to work.

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  # 2132344 23-Nov-2018 07:19
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I've seen a basic lidded box with the box divided and lid split so there are 2 compartments.
The courier drops a parcel in the box and locks the padlock.




Location: Dunedin

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2132360 23-Nov-2018 08:10
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Something like this... http://www.parcelprotector.co.nz/


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  # 2132366 23-Nov-2018 08:13
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andrewNZ: I've seen a basic lidded box with the box divided and lid split so there are 2 compartments.
The courier drops a parcel in the box and locks the padlock.

 

But woudl they bother.  They're usually in such an unseemly rush.





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  # 2132377 23-Nov-2018 08:36
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xcon:

 

Something like this... http://www.parcelprotector.co.nz/

 

 

Yes, that looks like a fabulous idea.  And I guess a note could be added to the address label mentioning the special secure box system.  Failing that you could put an extra bigger sign on the parcel protector.

 

 


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  # 2132380 23-Nov-2018 08:42
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xcon:

Something like this... http://www.parcelprotector.co.nz/



There's no price. It seems common for Kiwi websites, and it irks me.

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  # 2132396 23-Nov-2018 08:54
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irongarment: There's no price. It seems common for Kiwi websites, and it irks me.

 

Whilst I don't disagree; 2 seconds of googling gave me this:

 

http://www.kiwireviews.co.nz/review/7396-parcel-protector which says "from $299.99", and also a TM auction with "BuyNow $398".


 
 
 
 


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  # 2132397 23-Nov-2018 08:58
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I had a small parcel delivered by courier from Apple recently. Some places like Apple won't leave a parcel if there's no-one home to sign. Lock-box not much help in that case.





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  # 2132402 23-Nov-2018 09:09
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jamesrt:

irongarment: There's no price. It seems common for Kiwi websites, and it irks me.


Whilst I don't disagree; 2 seconds of googling gave me this:


http://www.kiwireviews.co.nz/review/7396-parcel-protector which says "from $299.99", and also a TM auction with "BuyNow $398".



Too late. I already left the site.

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  # 2132479 23-Nov-2018 10:38
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MikeAqua:

andrewNZ: I've seen a basic lidded box with the box divided and lid split so there are 2 compartments.
The courier drops a parcel in the box and locks the padlock.


But woudl they bother.  They're usually in such an unseemly rush.


It was at a home based business. I imagine there was an arrangement with the companies delivering.

Personally, I just have my stuff delivered to work.




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  # 2132815 23-Nov-2018 17:40
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Maybe just install something like a small cat-flap in your front door, 1.5m off the ground?


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  # 2132816 23-Nov-2018 17:41
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Journeyman:

Maybe just install something like a small cat-flap in your front door, 1.5m off the ground?


Good idea. I never buy anything fragile.

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  # 2132824 23-Nov-2018 18:11
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Cat doors a typically less than 200mm wide. Small pagages only :)


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  # 2132956 23-Nov-2018 20:50
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djtOtago:

 

Cat doors a typically less than 200mm wide. Small pagages only :)

 

 

 

 

Go large - dog door:

 

https://www.bunnings.co.nz/staywell-pet-door-large-white-pet760_p00178708

 

Shoulders up to 290mm. Excellent for when the courier is delivering a medium-sized dog.





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  # 2134054 25-Nov-2018 23:41
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MikeAqua:

andrewNZ: I've seen a basic lidded box with the box divided and lid split so there are 2 compartments.
The courier drops a parcel in the box and locks the padlock.

 

But woudl they bother.  They're usually in such an unseemly rush.

 

 

As illustrated by this photo, of an Amazon delivery to my place:

 

 

 

 

That's about 3m from the front door where it ended up. Amazing coincidence, the snapshot is what I get as an emailed alert from the full video sequence, and it caught the exact moment of delivery.

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