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  # 1000718 7-Mar-2014 13:32
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Seems likely
I've been lucky, all 3 orders of mine have arrived at least 5 days earlier than their estimates, and have all been delivered the day after they arrive in NZ

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  # 1001510 8-Mar-2014 23:27
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Forgot to add this other one: delivery estimate 10th March, actual delivery 4th March.

I have a few coming in next week or so. The last few were all delivered ahead of the estimated date (as per this post and the other one in the previous page).





 
 
 
 


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  # 1004232 12-Mar-2014 14:04
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Update on orders...

The one ordered 23rd February with delivery estimate of 14th March was delivered today 12th March.

The one ordered 14th February with delivery estimate of 10th March was delivered today 12th March.




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  # 1004253 12-Mar-2014 14:11
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Satch: Here is a list of my pending orders:

Order 1 - Placed 18 Feb 2014
Package A - Delivery Estimate: 11 March.  Shipped 19 Feb, left US on 4 Mar.
Package B - Delivery Estimate: 10 March.  Shipped 19 Feb, left US on 4 Mar.
Package C - Delivery Estimate: 10 March.  Shipped 19 Feb, left US on 4 Mar.

Order 2 - Placed 26 Feb 2014
Package D - Delivery Estimate: 18 March.  Shipped 27 Feb, hasn't yet left the US.
Package E - Delivery Estimate: 18 March.  Shipped 27 Feb, left US on 4 Mar.

Given my previous experiences with iParcel, the packages in order 1 better get a move on to hit their target delivery dates.  Previously I've seen packages sit for days/over a week with the status "NZ Customs".

It's also interesting that package E which was part of order 2 placed 8 days later seems to have made the same international consignment as my first order.  This seems to confirm my suspicion (posted earlier) that they wait until they get a certain amount of packages before they send a shipment to this part of the world.  Or they have regular shipment dates and only put these free shipping orders in where there is space left after paid shipping is packed.  Maybe that explains why 2D hasn't yet left the US?


My update on the above:

1A was delivered on 10 March.  Tracking info was a couple of days delayed in terms of entry into NZ and delivery to me.
1B was delivered on 11 March.  Tracking info was a couple of days delayed in terms of entry into NZ.
1C was delivered on 11 March.  Tracking info was a couple of days delayed in terms of entry into NZ.

2E was delivered on 11 March.  Tracking info was a couple of days delayed in terms of entry into NZ.

2D is still in transit.

Their tracking...well...umm....sucks.  What should be a computerised process (scanned, then updated immediately) is woeful.  I accept it is the norm though.

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  # 1004499 12-Mar-2014 19:10
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Crucial M500 240GB $110 ($130NZD), Lowest price it's ever been iirc, would need an item or two to pad up the value for free shipping

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-adapter-Internal-CT240M500SSD1/dp/B00BQ8RM1A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394566835&sr=8-1&keywords=m500+240gb

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  # 1004501 12-Mar-2014 19:12
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loceff13: Crucial M500 240GB $110 ($130NZD), Lowest price it's ever been iirc, would need an item or two to pad up the value for free shipping

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-adapter-Internal-CT240M500SSD1/dp/B00BQ8RM1A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394566835&sr=8-1&keywords=m500+240gb


Yah I bought one of these. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1004669 13-Mar-2014 08:28
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loceff13: Crucial M500 240GB $110 ($130NZD), Lowest price it's ever been iirc, would need an item or two to pad up the value for free shipping

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-adapter-Internal-CT240M500SSD1/dp/B00BQ8RM1A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394566835&sr=8-1&keywords=m500+240gb



Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 250GB $140usd. Sweet deal. 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E3W1726/ref=pe_172030_113711490_em_1p_0_ti

Even 1TB samsung evo drives are now around 500usd.  That is becoming a realistic option.

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  # 1004705 13-Mar-2014 09:45
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Picked up one of those 250GB Samsung's, ease of migrating windows 8.1 was incredible.

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  # 1004777 13-Mar-2014 11:11
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If I hadn't just bought a couple of seagate 600 series 120 gig drives I would be all over that samsung deal.




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  # 1004800 13-Mar-2014 11:48
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loceff13: Crucial M500 240GB $110 ($130NZD), Lowest price it's ever been iirc, would need an item or two to pad up the value for free shipping

for that capacity I'd consider 840 evo instead, slightly more expensive but performance gain is notable.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/807?vs=965 

intel 335 is yet more expensive, and not sold by amazon.

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  # 1004862 13-Mar-2014 13:02
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Satch:
Satch: Here is a list of my pending orders:

Order 1 - Placed 18 Feb 2014
Package A - Delivery Estimate: 11 March.  Shipped 19 Feb, left US on 4 Mar.
Package B - Delivery Estimate: 10 March.  Shipped 19 Feb, left US on 4 Mar.
Package C - Delivery Estimate: 10 March.  Shipped 19 Feb, left US on 4 Mar.

Order 2 - Placed 26 Feb 2014
Package D - Delivery Estimate: 18 March.  Shipped 27 Feb, hasn't yet left the US.
Package E - Delivery Estimate: 18 March.  Shipped 27 Feb, left US on 4 Mar.

Given my previous experiences with iParcel, the packages in order 1 better get a move on to hit their target delivery dates.  Previously I've seen packages sit for days/over a week with the status "NZ Customs".

It's also interesting that package E which was part of order 2 placed 8 days later seems to have made the same international consignment as my first order.  This seems to confirm my suspicion (posted earlier) that they wait until they get a certain amount of packages before they send a shipment to this part of the world.  Or they have regular shipment dates and only put these free shipping orders in where there is space left after paid shipping is packed.  Maybe that explains why 2D hasn't yet left the US?


My update on the above:

1A was delivered on 10 March.  Tracking info was a couple of days delayed in terms of entry into NZ and delivery to me.
1B was delivered on 11 March.  Tracking info was a couple of days delayed in terms of entry into NZ.
1C was delivered on 11 March.  Tracking info was a couple of days delayed in terms of entry into NZ.

2E was delivered on 11 March.  Tracking info was a couple of days delayed in terms of entry into NZ.

2D is still in transit.

Their tracking...well...umm....sucks.  What should be a computerised process (scanned, then updated immediately) is woeful.  I accept it is the norm though.


2D arrived today 13 March.  Early.

I now can't help think of iParcel like a caterpillar.  Parcels are sent to their distribution centre, they build up, then they are sent.  New parcels get sent to their distribution centre, they build up, then they are sent.  Similar to how a caterpillar walks :-)

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  # 1007974 18-Mar-2014 11:23
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My SSD is due to arrive ~tomorrow, 16 days after shipping and 2 days before estimation. Not bad but obviously the time frame can go either way depending on the volume they have to send at the time, considering the nexus 7 I got last time was 9 days. Still a good value service if what you want isn't time sensitive.

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