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  Reply # 2051732 8-Jul-2018 21:53
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Gah! So I won an iPad Mini on eBay, sent it to YouShop USA as usual. 

Only to then be informed by them it is a prohibited item?!?! What on earth is going on here.... it is not listed as that anywhere:

https://www.nzpost.co.nz/tools/youshop/shopping-with-your-youshop-address/dangerous-prohibited-items





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  Reply # 2051749 8-Jul-2018 23:46
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It's because of the battery.

 

I've ordered plenty of damaged / parts Notebooks and Tablets via Youshop over the past couple of years without issue - but in the last couple of months they have denied anything that's not in a sealed factory box.

 

Even things in an offical 'refurbished' packaging have been denied.

 

I'm guessing the Airlines have come down hard on OIA (The freight forwarder that YouShop uses) so they have drawn a very conservative line in the sand.


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  Reply # 2051768 9-Jul-2018 08:15
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Used youshop for the first time last month to get some shaving equipment that wouldn't ship to nz

 

 

 

Found it to be fantastic! 


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  Reply # 2054450 11-Jul-2018 16:29
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timmmay: Bugger. Use yousendit.

 

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hightail

YouSendIt? Don't think that is what you mean. 

What service should I use instead of YouShop?





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  Reply # 2054453 11-Jul-2018 16:31
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My bad. I meant Ship It To. I've used them once, much much better setup / service than youshop, but it costs more. USPS isn't too bad, but they have heaps of delivery options. Youshop is cheap and pretty reliable.





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  Reply # 2054460 11-Jul-2018 16:48
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I’m usually pretty dismissive of NZ Post services, seems to me that their understanding of customers is both upside down & inside out. (No, we do not like standing in a queue. Yes, the fact you make us do it every single time really does affect the amount of business we with you.)

Anyway, I bought 3 items from 3 Amazon vendors & sent them to Youshop in Oregon. On receipt, Youshop advised me that spending $4.50 to repack 3 into one would save me $20.

This is very different behaviour from NZ ISP’s who persist with legacy pricing on established accounts when they're now selling much faster for much less. I digress.

So I bought that, spending $4.50 to save $20. Delivery options were then 7-days for $36 or 14-days for $15. There was no urgency so I spent $15. Just three days later they emailed me saying my parcel had landed already. Before 10am on the fifth day, at my remote rural address, the parcel was delivered.

Not a bad effort, NZ Post. Now we know how good you can be, let’s be seeing you maintain the standard locally.

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  Reply # 2054691 12-Jul-2018 00:30
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timmmay:

 

My bad. I meant Ship It To. I've used them once, much much better setup / service than youshop, but it costs more. USPS isn't too bad, but they have heaps of delivery options. Youshop is cheap and pretty reliable.

 



How much more were they?





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  Reply # 2054701 12-Jul-2018 07:10
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dman:

 

How much more were they?

 

 

Ship It To Calculator. From memory a small package was a bit more than youshop. Here's an current example:

 

 

 

5x5x5cm 1kg package USA to NZ. US$28 USPS airmail, US$45 FedEx economy, US$53 DHL express.

 

Another, 15 x 20 x 30CM (about shoe box size), US$49 USPS airmail, US$52 Fedex economy, US$68 DHL express.

 

 

 

I was going to do a direct comparison with my last youshop package, but NZPost seem to have forgotten the 20 or more parcels I've sent via them - my youshop control panel is empty. That's probably for the best, they have a few packages in an inconsistent state, still in transit 1-2 years after they arrived.





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  Reply # 2054774 12-Jul-2018 09:39
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I've normally been happy with Youshop service apart from one time when I had a refurbished mobile BT headset sent to them. They refused to ship to NZ presumably because of the battery and then charged me to send to a US address. Unclear what danger there would be in such a tiny battery.




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  Reply # 2057758 17-Jul-2018 14:30
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My experiences with YouShop are generally good, except:

 

 

 

1.  They spammed me today about Amazon Prime, despite my profile settings saying I didn't want it.

 

 

 

and more importantly

 

 

 

2.  The change the declared value of items that I ship through them.    This has happened to me with a couple of parcels so far.   I'll fill in the value in UKP and when it gets to NZ it has a value + ~50UKP on top of it.  And then NZPost sting you $50 on top of all that just to pay the duty for you.   Ima changing.


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