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  # 1785680 21-May-2017 22:33
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anyone used any company that will ship skis for cheap? 

 

one could fly return to the US, buy the skis there, and end up costing the same buying here!





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  # 1785706 22-May-2017 01:30
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I don't know anything about the price of skis but guessing more than NZD400? If so, GST payable?





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  # 1785715 22-May-2017 06:46
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Clearance = US200 [their season is over!]





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  # 1785718 22-May-2017 07:00
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Joker97 look at the-house.com they will ship to NZ, got my board from them, did have to pay duty in NZ but still a lot cheaper, shipped and received within the same week.

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  # 1786103 22-May-2017 17:30
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ok thanks will take a look





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  # 1790453 28-May-2017 08:21
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I asked about shoes a week or so ago. Here are actual costs

 

Standard

 

 

 

 

 

5 - 9 days : $55.25 in original packaging, $36.00 repacked inc repacking fee

 

9-14 days: $40.50 in original packaging, $27.50 repacked inc repacking fee

 

 

 

I find economy usually takes about the same as standard, so I usually choose that.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1792699 31-May-2017 22:44
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bakery2k:

 

I didn't realise this, but there is no way to prevent an item from being repacked. Before I even knew my parcel had arrived at the USA warehouse, this had already been done.

 

[...] Repacking apparently involves opening the old box and hacking at the inner packaging with a knife, making a long slice in the contents while doing so. The contents of my parcel are now completely unusable.

 

 

nzkiwiman: 

 

[...] the damage isn't excusable, so complain hard (though I hope you took pictures of the box on arrival)

 

 

bakery2k:

 

I do indeed have pictures of the packaging and the damaged item itself. NZ Post have asked me to ship everything to them so they can assess the damage themselves.

 

 

Following up on this: I have now received compensation (the item's original purchase price plus the YouShop fees) from NZ Post.

 

However, I have still lost money: the cost of postage from the seller to YouShop's USA warehouse. Also, the only replacement items available are more expensive than the one which got damaged.

 

Overall, NZ Post's local staff have been helpful and have refunded me as much as could be expected. It's a shame about the staff in the USA - I still won't use YouShop again until there is a way to opt out of their careless repacking.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1795441 6-Jun-2017 15:47
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Just to say that I'm no longer going to use YouShop's "fast" US service option over the economy one as I've spotted no difference in delivery speeds with my economy parcels usually take just as long as the "express ones".

 

I was reminded of this today as I decided to pay the extra to get an Echo Dot here in time for a birthday. I need it by the tenth, and as they took quite a few days after delivery before listing the item I went for the more expensive "5-9 day" option on the first, paying minutes after they informed me that the parcel was now in their warehouse.  I have now received notification that the parcel has been sent by them with an expected arrival of the seventeenth. Needless to say that the additional payment for speedy delivery seems to be a waste of time.


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  # 1795529 6-Jun-2017 17:24
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I find economy quick too, I wouldn't bother with express. I could compare the regular speed from last year with the express this year if anyone cares enough and I have time.


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  # 1795555 6-Jun-2017 18:07
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it's possible that express goes into container first, but still needs full crate before it ships, but that if there's not enough express economy also goes in?





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  # 1834868 1-Aug-2017 12:19
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Has anyone sent anything electronic through youshop lately? I would like to buy a Kindle and reading through their terms they are a bit confusing. If something is in the original box then is that ok?

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  # 1834870 1-Aug-2017 12:21
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k14: Has anyone sent anything electronic through youshop lately? I would like to buy a Kindle and reading through their terms they are a bit confusing. If something is in the original box then is that ok?

 

It's fine for anything from Amazon. Though you might find it's cheaper to buy locally when you take shipping into account.


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  # 1834885 1-Aug-2017 12:50
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Has anyone brought off Bestbuy US successfully using youshop? I see they don't ship to known forwarding addresses not sure if youshop is on this list.

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  # 1846849 15-Aug-2017 09:00
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I haven't had any issues with eBay myself (and I'm a big YouShop user) but I just thought it was worth pointing out. Technically by using YouShop, we void our Ebay Money Back Guarantee, so if you received the wrong / damaged / faulty item or such, and the seller wanted to be, they could deny any request for money back.

 

On https://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/money-back-guarantee.html under "What's covered" and then under "Not covered" it says "Items shipped to another address after original delivery."


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