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Wannabe Geek

#138977 23-Jan-2014 18:58
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Hey guys, I'm just after some advice and wondering if anyone has had any success doing this.

I want a buy a Nexus 5 from the Aus Google Play store as it is incredibly cheaper ($423.00NZD) than buying it from any NZ retailer ($670.00). I would have the phone sent to a friend in Aus who would then forward it onto me.

I understand that AusPost does not send items that contain lithium as it comes under some dangerous goods category. I've discovered a company called PackAndSend that say they are prepared to do send lithium products no problem, however they have quoted me $98.00 woo. I'm basically wondering if anyone has done something similar, used a company like this, or has another solution, or any experience at all with this kind of thing - I'm pretty clueless haha.

Thanks a lot,


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  #973119 23-Jan-2014 19:47
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Yes auspost is pretty clear about items which have Lithium batteries in them.

My Step Daughter got a plane from Sydney -> Auckland cheaper than that so its cheaper to send a person and Phone than sending it in the mail. If send via the Mail you would have to pay GST/Duty + Shipping as its over $400. Sending Person+Phone its under $700 so no extra cost.

But then someone has to get back to Australia so a little impractical.

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  #973130 23-Jan-2014 19:58
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Try DHL ... I bought a phone along time ago and it was sent by them.


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  #973148 23-Jan-2014 20:16
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there is a nexus 5 thread here with probably most of your answers if not ask they are the unofficial experts o getting it here , good luck

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