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Wannabe Geek


  # 1034590 1-May-2014 10:09
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And just quote the tracking number from NZ Post?

Any idea which is the right number to call? 0800 388 437?

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  # 1034630 1-May-2014 10:43
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nathanaelg: And just quote the tracking number from NZ Post?

Any idea which is the right number to call? 0800 388 437?

 

 

 

Yup that's the one I ring

 
 
 
 


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  # 1034634 1-May-2014 10:48
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dclegg: A huge thanks to 4Possm for his discount code! I purchased a limited edition Record Store Day 2014 vinyl from Amazon (forgot the Geekzone affiliate link, sorry :-(). Shipping was calculated at $22, but after the discount was reduced to $5.50! YouShop had also given me a 15% discount code (THANKYOU15, expires today), but I didn't want to risk it superseding the 75% discount, so I didn't apply it.

So while this was a much better YouShop experience than my last attempt, it makes more of a mockery of my last one. The YouShop CSR back then insisted they could not give me as much as a 10% discount, whereas their Twitter presence gave me a 15% one just for starting a dialog with them.

 

What LP man?

 

I ordered a couple this year for my collection

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  # 1034697 1-May-2014 11:49
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4possm: What LP man? I ordered a couple this year for my collection


I ordered the Opeth Watershed double LP. That was in my no. 1 pick for the day, but they only had my no. 2 choice in Real Groovy (Dream Theater Illumination Theory picture disc). I also picked up the Machine Head Killers & Kings single, and Ghost BC (to ensure I got some vinyl at a sane price ;-)).

The Opeth LP was around NZD $40 (incl. shipping to YouShop) on Amazon, and with the $5.50 YouShop charges it means I'll be importing it for less than what it probably would have retailed here.

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Wannabe Geek


  # 1034865 1-May-2014 15:01
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4possm: Easiest way is to ring customs as soon as you know it is being held, you can organise payment over the phone straight away


Thanks for the tip, got it sorted very quickly!

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  # 1035095 1-May-2014 19:40
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ahhhh major stuff up.
so im back in Australia and bought some gear but accidently had it sent to the wrong USA address from my old youPost address:

14601 N Bybee Lake Ct, Suite # M7040
Portland, OR 97203

but just logged into nzpost and this is the new address....

14601 North Bybee Lake Court
Suite NZ131xxx
Portland
Oregon
97203
United States
(503) 736 5916

will my package get lost ? i was trying to get it shipped to my shipito address in Nevada.
im trying to redirect the package via the UPS tracking link but can't seem to change the delivery address.

any ideas of what I should do in my situation ?

i'll try and leave a contact message to UPS America and see if they can sort it out to other address,
glad it wasnt a huge expensive order but still, dont wanna lose it.

cheers

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Ultimate Geek


  # 1035226 2-May-2014 04:10
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richms: Just use the $125 free shipping deal from amazon. Slow-ish but so cheap if it works for your stuff.


Sadly there is a lot of stuff which they don't ship internationally :-/ Such as cameras :-(




 
 
 
 


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  # 1035227 2-May-2014 04:11
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> "The business, which launched in September 2012, is now profitable, the company said, without giving details. That's encouraged it to set up a mailing address in China, the biggest source of imported goods to New Zealand, in the next six months."

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11246776


 This strikes me as a very very odd decision, and expect money losing one for NZ Post.

I order a rather lot from China, and they seem to already have ridiculously cheap shipping to NZ.

There are two big reason to use YouShop in the USA (had 3 parcels arrive via YouShop from the USA just today! Am a regular user of YouShop):

a) many American companies (and people! Such as individual sellers on eBay who won't sell to people outside the USA) seem to for whatever reasons ignore the rest of the world (though it isn't had to imagine why, because the USA is already a big enough market for them. And one they understand well and is simple to deal with).

b) many American companies do cater to an international market, but appear to be very slack in terms of looking after them instead ruthlessly seeking out the best way to cater to their international consumers (such as finding the best, rather than simply the easiest, shipping options to wherever you are located). Thus it ends up being cheaper for a NZer to have *TWO* shipping legs (one leg within the USA, to the USA YouShop warehouse, then paying for a second leg of the journey to NZ) than have it directly sent to here in NZ (they fact this round about method is still cheaper, says a lot about their attitude to shipping to overseas customers).

Neither of these two key reasons apply to China.

a) Chinese companies actively look to foreign markets to sell to (relatively speaking), and is rare indeed for a Kiwi consumer to find a company in China which won't ship to you in NZ! (though there is quite a lot which do cater just to the local domestic market in China, so they wouldn't be shipping internationally. However... for you to find and order from them, you'd need to be a good speaker of Chinese. Which would be a tiny minority of YouShop users)

b) shipping from China to NZ already appears to very very very cheap. Mindboggling so sometimes. I would imagine YouShop's charges would be somewhat similar to what they charge already from the USA or UK, which would then put it waaaaay above Chinese shipping prices direct to NZ.

So all in all, I find this a thoroughly weird decision by YouShop! Maybe because it is state owned? Would a privately owned organisation ever have done this?

I hope this is not just a start of a series of mismanagement decisions for YouShop, I'd hate to see it turn into Localist (which NZ Post must've lost a ton of money on).




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  # 1035243 2-May-2014 08:24
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dman: There are two big reason to use YouShop in the USA (had 3 parcels arrive via YouShop from the USA just today! Am a regular user of YouShop):

a) many American companies (and people! Such as individual sellers on eBay who won't sell to people outside the USA) seem to for whatever reasons ignore the rest of the world (though it isn't had to imagine why, because the USA is already a big enough market for them. And one they understand well and is simple to deal with).

b) many American companies do cater to an international market, but appear to be very slack in terms of looking after them instead ruthlessly seeking out the best way to cater to their international consumers (such as finding the best, rather than simply the easiest, shipping options to wherever you are located). Thus it ends up being cheaper for a NZer to have *TWO* shipping legs (one leg within the USA, to the USA YouShop warehouse, then paying for a second leg of the journey to NZ) than have it directly sent to here in NZ (they fact this round about method is still cheaper, says a lot about their attitude to shipping to overseas customers).


Small scale sellers and even a lot of bigger firms simply can't be bothered with the effort and extra paper work involved with shipping internationally.  Also, I understand that if you send something overseas via the USPS you have to go to the post office and hand your parcel over personally while they interrogate you.

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  # 1035266 2-May-2014 08:43
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any help fellas.

could you plz give me an idea as to what will probably happen when it arrives to the old youPost address ?
will they still accept it since its the same physical address just the incorrect Suite number.

since im getting no return email from the company i got it sent from (theClymb) as they are the only ones who can re-direct it back before it actually is delivered to youPost facility, will the staff at the youShop warehouse happily return to sender the package ?
chur

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  # 1035270 2-May-2014 08:53
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shonofear: any help fellas.

could you plz give me an idea as to what will probably happen when it arrives to the old youPost address ?
will they still accept it since its the same physical address just the incorrect Suite number.

since im getting no return email from the company i got it sent from (theClymb) as they are the only ones who can re-direct it back before it actually is delivered to youPost facility, will the staff at the youShop warehouse happily return to sender the package ?
chur

Contact Youshop.

If they know, there is a better chance of things going well.




Location: Dunedin

 


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  # 1035276 2-May-2014 08:59
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graemeh: 
Small scale sellers and even a lot of bigger firms simply can't be bothered with the effort and extra paper work involved with shipping internationally.  Also, I understand that if you send something overseas via the USPS you have to go to the post office and hand your parcel over personally while they interrogate you.


Not quite that bad! But it's certainly easier to ship stuff within the US.

As a US based ebay seller for a few years I sold only to US buyers unless pre- arranged before the auction closed.
Payment was often quicker and easier(in those days) through US banks – and often by a check in the mail.
Potential fraud issues with foreign buyers is often at the back of people's minds, or issues with customs seizing goods and you getting the bad rap..

But the painless, fast and cheap delivery of goods I've purchased out of China - and Taiwan - the last few years has surprised me.

I can only see the point of a Chinese YouShop, if it's going to make existing customers who are unsure about purchasing Chinese goods make that jump through the auspices of an already trusted business.

Surely they've done some detailed market research and polled the numbers.

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  # 1035279 2-May-2014 09:04
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andrewNZ: 
Contact Youshop.

If they know, there is a better chance of things going well.


is there a direct contact line for youPost (like email) or just go through their main contact process...

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Master Geek


  # 1035284 2-May-2014 09:11
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shonofear:
andrewNZ: 
Contact Youshop.

If they know, there is a better chance of things going well.


is there a direct contact line for youPost (like email) or just go through their main contact process...

 

I have found their twitter account gives you the fastest replies.

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  # 1035293 2-May-2014 09:26
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dman: > "The business, which launched in September 2012, is now profitable, the company said, without giving details. That's encouraged it to set up a mailing address in China, the biggest source of imported goods to New Zealand, in the next six months."

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11246776


 This strikes me as a very very odd decision, and expect money losing one for NZ Post.

I order a rather lot from China, and they seem to already have ridiculously cheap shipping to NZ.

There are two big reason to use YouShop in the USA (had 3 parcels arrive via YouShop from the USA just today! Am a regular user of YouShop):

a) many American companies (and people! Such as individual sellers on eBay who won't sell to people outside the USA) seem to for whatever reasons ignore the rest of the world (though it isn't had to imagine why, because the USA is already a big enough market for them. And one they understand well and is simple to deal with).

b) many American companies do cater to an international market, but appear to be very slack in terms of looking after them instead ruthlessly seeking out the best way to cater to their international consumers (such as finding the best, rather than simply the easiest, shipping options to wherever you are located). Thus it ends up being cheaper for a NZer to have *TWO* shipping legs (one leg within the USA, to the USA YouShop warehouse, then paying for a second leg of the journey to NZ) than have it directly sent to here in NZ (they fact this round about method is still cheaper, says a lot about their attitude to shipping to overseas customers).

Neither of these two key reasons apply to China.

a) Chinese companies actively look to foreign markets to sell to (relatively speaking), and is rare indeed for a Kiwi consumer to find a company in China which won't ship to you in NZ! (though there is quite a lot which do cater just to the local domestic market in China, so they wouldn't be shipping internationally. However... for you to find and order from them, you'd need to be a good speaker of Chinese. Which would be a tiny minority of YouShop users)

b) shipping from China to NZ already appears to very very very cheap. Mindboggling so sometimes. I would imagine YouShop's charges would be somewhat similar to what they charge already from the USA or UK, which would then put it waaaaay above Chinese shipping prices direct to NZ.

So all in all, I find this a thoroughly weird decision by YouShop! Maybe because it is state owned? Would a privately owned organisation ever have done this?

I hope this is not just a start of a series of mismanagement decisions for YouShop, I'd hate to see it turn into Localist (which NZ Post must've lost a ton of money on).


I agree, I'm not sure what I would buy from China that does not already ship (probably for free) to NZ. If I am on a Chinese website that I understand (ie., in English) then I reckon they will already be setup for shipping to me.

Maybe there are a lot of Chinese expats here that may use it? I wouldn't think so - they would just get someone in China to send it to them wouldn't they?

If youshop is now profitable, why not use the economies of scale they are achieving to lower prices in the US/UK and get even more business?

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