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  # 685058 12-Sep-2012 16:22
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heavenlywild: The rules around battery renders the service useless for most of us techies.


It does, rather, doesn't it?




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  # 685059 12-Sep-2012 16:24
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SaltyNZ:
freitasm: WTF?


Seriously. I don't understand all the hating on Li-Ion batteries. How many planes have been downed by a burning battery anyway? I'm guessing the number is the same as the number of ships that have been sunk by them - zero.

Some years ago (in the States) sent  a whole EV's worth of LiIon batteries back to a supplier via UPS.  For days afterwards we were getting calls from the courier company wanting to know what we'd shipped... whilst we all denied being the shipping signatory, as 'he was out'.

It took about 10 days for UPS to send an actual person to our location, who after introducing themselves told us that the UPS Truck with our packages had been stolen!!!

Much relief all round.....
(As a side note: An earlier 'thermal-event' with products from the same supplier did almost sink a ship... caused many $100k's worth of damage, which I was later lead to believe resulted in a recall. At the time though it was a mutual learning curve.)


 
 
 
 


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  # 685060 12-Sep-2012 16:26
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I don't see Li-Ion batteries listed as prohibited items anywhere on youshop's website. Can someone please point me where do they see this listed?




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  # 685064 12-Sep-2012 16:29
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billgates: I don't see Li-Ion batteries listed as prohibited items anywhere on youshop's website. Can someone please point me where do they see this listed?

Check out Salty's link.




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  # 685078 12-Sep-2012 16:36
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billgates: I don't see Li-Ion batteries listed as prohibited items anywhere on youshop's website. Can someone please point me where do they see this listed?


Its buried in NZ Post's "Postal users guide"
http://www.nzpost.co.nz/sites/default/files/uploads/shared/postal-users-guide-jul2012.pdf

which is on the page linked to here
https://www.nzpost.co.nz/bsa/terms-conditions#prohibited

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  # 685081 12-Sep-2012 16:39
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wellygary:
billgates: I don't see Li-Ion batteries listed as prohibited items anywhere on youshop's website. Can someone please point me where do they see this listed?


Its buried in NZ Post's "Postal users guide"
http://www.nzpost.co.nz/sites/default/files/uploads/shared/postal-users-guide-jul2012.pdf

which is on the page linked to here
https://www.nzpost.co.nz/bsa/terms-conditions#prohibited

It's mentioned in the YouShop section too (as pointed out by Salty):
http://www.nzpost.co.nz/products-services/postage-packaging/youshop/things-you-should-know/at-our-usa-warehouse




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  # 685087 12-Sep-2012 16:47
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Thanks. Even if Li-Ion batteries are prohibited, I will use this service. It's cheaper than shipito.com and certain products like SSD from amazon that do not ship to NZ will be a steal via youshop.




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  # 685090 12-Sep-2012 16:50
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billgates: Thanks. Even if Li-Ion batteries are prohibited, I will use this service. It's cheaper than shipito.com and certain products like SSD from amazon that do not ship to NZ will be a steal via youshop.


Agreed; I can think of quite a few purchases recently where this would have been useful to me even with the restrictions.

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  # 685095 12-Sep-2012 16:55
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billgates: ... certain products like SSD from amazon ...


What's a good brand for SSD?




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  # 685098 12-Sep-2012 16:58
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chiefie:
billgates: ... certain products like SSD from amazon ...


What's a good brand for SSD?


Please create a new topic in the "Desktop Computing" forum.







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  # 685109 12-Sep-2012 17:05
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Good news! Heard from NZ Post on this battery stuff:


We are looking at resolving the lithium ion battery issue. Indeed, it does preclude people from purchasing some pretty sought after items. We are confident of resolving this and we will get back to you as soon as we have a solution.





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  # 685112 12-Sep-2012 17:12
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That's good to hear. If that restriction goes away then I could look at this as a serious competitor to Shipito.

Does anyone know where in the US the warehouse is? I'm wondering how much US sales tax we'd be stung for.

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  # 685114 12-Sep-2012 17:13
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I guess the service is cheap due to slow delivery targets. From Youshop's website. Could very well take up to 2 weeks all up incl from retailer in US to Youshop then to you in NZ

Your parcel should take approximately 7-11 working days for delivery (not including the time taken to clear Customs), from when it leaves our USA warehouse to when it arrives at your nominated delivery address here in New Zealand. These times are targets only, and delivery to rural addresses may take longer.




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