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

145 posts

Master Geek

#224286 10-Nov-2017 17:03
Send private message

If anyone can help me out on this I would greatly appreciate it.

So my iPhone X is at the local Courier Post depot in Tauranga. I have had this confirmed on the phone with the service desk. The delivery date for the phone is Monday 13th.

As the phone is sitting in the depot I asked whether I could simply call in, with two forms of ID, and pick up the package. I was told that Courier Post policy did not allow this to happen.

Seem ludicrous to me as I will not be home Monday so am actually saving a Courier a wasted trip and me a wasted trip to to the depot on Tuesday.

Does all of this sound correct? Has anyone been able to pick up parcels that are sitting at the depot?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions or personal experiences around this.

Create new topic
1821 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1899013 10-Nov-2017 17:18
Send private message

Yes, but about 5 years ago. Maybe they have gotten stricter since then.

Life is too short to remove USB safely.

2167 posts

Uber Geek

  #1899019 10-Nov-2017 17:33
3 people support this post
Send private message

It is at the depot, with hundreds or thousands of other parcels. They won't know where it is till it's sorted by the courier.

Have you considered redirecting it instead.

Location: Dunedin



4754 posts

Uber Geek


  #1899020 10-Nov-2017 17:39
One person supports this post
Send private message

Once they miss delivery you can quite often get it there. Can you not ask then to redirect to themselves so you can pick up?

Previously known as psycik

OpenHAB: Gigabyte AMD A8 BrixOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave, Xiaomi Humidity and Temperature sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 10
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex

1821 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1899028 10-Nov-2017 18:07
Send private message

That is what happened to my parcel.


3 times they failed to deliver it, sent it all over the country except to me.


So I insisted they keep it at the depot and I would collect it.


It was my passport and I was getting fed up with them.

Life is too short to remove USB safely.

523 posts

Ultimate Geek

  #1899031 10-Nov-2017 18:15
One person supports this post
Send private message

courier post are getting worse, just do a redirect and that will add a day to the delivery usually and pick it up from the depot.




i have had countless problems from courier post claming to have delivered items and yet they are no where to be found, its not untill i call customer services that they say that they have delivered the package and i ask them if their courier driver is invisible and some how delivered it as they dont seem to appear on my cameras.


not even a calling card left behind on more than one occasion but the package had been delivered or attempted to be delivered by some invisible courier, so no idea, i think they are getting lazy and cant be bothered to do their job any more.

28832 posts

Uber Geek

Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #1899040 10-Nov-2017 19:42
2 people support this post
Send private message

If you're not going to be home on Monday you should just redirect the parcel online since you presumably have the tracking number.



113 posts

Master Geek

  #1904317 20-Nov-2017 09:28
Send private message

I've never been allowed to pick an item up prior to first delivery attempt so always redirect when required.


Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

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:

News »

Vodafone and Imperial College London invite smartphone users to help fight diseases
Posted 9-Apr-2020 11:09

Unisys Always-On Access Powered by Stealth provides fast, encrypted remote access for workers
Posted 9-Apr-2020 10:00

Intel introduces 10th Gen Intel Core H-series for mobile devices
Posted 2-Apr-2020 21:09

COVID-19: new charitable initiative to fund remote monitoring for at-risk patients
Posted 2-Apr-2020 11:07

Huawei introduces the P40 Series of Android-based smartphones
Posted 31-Mar-2020 17:03

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip now available for pre-order in New Zealand
Posted 31-Mar-2020 16:39

New online learning platform for kids stuck at home during COVID-19 lockdown
Posted 26-Mar-2020 21:35

New 5G Nokia smartphone unveiled as portfolio expands
Posted 26-Mar-2020 17:11

D-Link ANZ launches wireless AC1200 4G LTE router
Posted 26-Mar-2020 16:32

Ring introduces two new video doorbells and new pre-roll technology
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:59

OPPO uncovers flagship Find X2 Pro smartphone
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:54

D-Link COVR-2202 mesh Wi-Fi system now protected by McAfee
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:00

Spark Sport opens its platform up to all New Zealanders at no charge
Posted 17-Mar-2020 10:04

Spark launches 5G Starter Fund
Posted 8-Mar-2020 19:19

TRENDnet launches high-performance WiFi Mesh Router System
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:48

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.