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  # 820219 15-May-2013 17:56
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Used to take just a day for the parcel to reach Dunedin after it arrived in Auckland. Sadly it seems to now be two days as my 3 parcels arrived in the country yesterday and are still in transit.

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  # 821304 17-May-2013 18:32
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Kinda off topic

Do any of you buy from Newegg???

Could someone show me a way to buy from Newegg without a US credit card??

 
 
 
 


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  # 821740 18-May-2013 20:31
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Anyone got any current discount codes?

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  # 822006 19-May-2013 16:54
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The following discount code still works as of today

youshopbf11


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  # 822064 19-May-2013 18:37
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bnr034: Kinda off topic

Do any of you buy from Newegg???

Could someone show me a way to buy from Newegg without a US credit card??


I think the only way is to hire a freight forwarder (comGateWay, Shipito, Ship2u). to do the
assisted purchase and ship the items to you. However, they charge a pretty high commission rate (~8-10%) for a single purchase.

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  # 823622 22-May-2013 16:22
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timmmay: The following discount code still works as of today

youshopbf11



Thanks for that.

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  # 828395 30-May-2013 17:03
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Thanks Timmmay for the code!




 
 
 
 


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  # 828432 30-May-2013 18:49
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Sorry if this has already been answered (I had a quick look through the last 5 pages but couldn't see anything) but does anyone know if they charge you a storage fee if you have something there for a period of time? I have had one package arrive at the youpost depot today and there is another package on its way there (might be another week) and I want to try get the multiple package discount but don't want to pay extra fees! Couldn't find anything on their site either.

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  # 828478 30-May-2013 21:16
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I don't think there are fees, but after 30 days packages are destroyed.

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  # 828507 30-May-2013 22:18
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I've waited a week or so before to get other parcels arrive too, hasn't seem to be a problem yet.




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  # 828546 31-May-2013 05:11
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My experience with Youshop hasn't been too bad so far. My package arrived in Youshop's warehouse on the 25th May/Saturday US time according to both USPS and Canada Post. I finally got an email on the 30th at about 2:30pm NZ time saying it arrived in the warehouse at 12pm on the 30th. Considering it was the weekend and they were likely closed for Memorial day on Monday it was basically 2 working days in the US to process and I guess with some degree of backlog which isn't too bad and could be said to be within the 48 hour timeframe depending on how you interpret it. (I actually got caught up by two holidays, Victoria Day in Canada the Monday last week and Memorial Day in the US Monday this week. Depending on how quickly Youshop's US agent does stuff I could also be caught out by Queen's birthday :-P)

timmmay: I don't think there are fees, but after 30 days packages are destroyed.


The stated time period is actually 21 days http://www.nzpost.co.nz/tools/youshop/pay-for-send-youshop-parcel now (I don't know if it was ever 30 days). If you log on to your account, it should say by which date you have to do something, for me it was ~21 days. If you think it's going to be longer than that, you can try contacting them I guess.

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  # 829691 2-Jun-2013 16:31
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I suggest you call NZ Post and ask. That's what I intend to do as I have some purchases planned for next month and don't intend to be stung.

But I would like to point a couple of things out that may help.

Here's the Customs website calculator with the threshold of $400. As you can see $98.07 has been applied as fees.




This is how the $98.07 is made up:



I'm assuming that the additional $38.07 fee is what NZ Post refer to as the agent's fee for which they appear to charge $135.

I would confirm this with NZ Post and ask specifically how you can nominate yourself to handle the Customs fees *before* the parcel is sent to NZ.

So does it mean that in case my item gets above the 400$ mark, not only i pay gst but i also pay a additional $135 to NZ post? Is this right?? 

If you let me NZPost be your broker then yes, otherwise no but possibly a fee if you choose another broker.

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  # 829696 2-Jun-2013 16:47
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Interesting point below.

I notice that a lot of stuff is MENTIONED on this thread that contains lith-ion or polymer batteries. Has anyone had any qualms or problems about ordering these?


Linuxluver:
SaltyNZ: Well, as long as you don't want battery-powered electronics, anyway:

Dangerous or prohibited items
You can’t send prohibited items through the YouShop service. The most common examples of items that can’t be sent include perfume, aftershave, items containing lithium-ion batteries, ink cartridges and aerosols. We'll take these items out before sending you any remaining items in the parcel. Anything we remove will be destroyed or disposed of. New Zealand Post is not liable for any prohibited items that are destroyed, so please consider our list when you're shopping.


The usual deal here is the item (camera / phone / whatever) can't have the Li-On battery in it...but the package can contain a battery separately. 

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  # 829698 2-Jun-2013 17:04
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I have only bought a bare powertool via youshop. Have bought liion drill batteries off amazon directly however without issues




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  # 829762 2-Jun-2013 20:18
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@Nuwanda:
I suggest always check the latest information on the NZPost site. For example, ink cartridges are no longer specifically mentioned.

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