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# 139146 29-Jan-2014 12:37
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Hi all,

I'm returning my camera to England on a warranty and would like to know if anyone has sent a box (say smaller than a shoebox) from NZ to the UK recently?

Which company/method would you recommend?

Anything to look out for?

I'll need fairly quick service, say max 2 weeks to arrive, and it's going to contain a DSLR camera so I will probably need it tracked / maybe insured etc. 
Looking to send it on the weekend I expect so I have a few days to sort it out.

Any thoughts, comments, experiences etc welcomed.

Thanks as always,
Jaxson.

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  # 976622 29-Jan-2014 12:48
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http://www.packsend.co.nz/ looks interesting, although I haven't had the chance to use them yet.



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  # 976733 29-Jan-2014 14:51
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jevvv:
And moved :)


Thanks.

Now on with the the topic

 
 
 
 


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  # 976778 29-Jan-2014 15:51
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new mod!




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  # 976788 29-Jan-2014 15:57
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Ive just packed up some IT gear to send to the US via NZPost - claim itll take about a week to get there. Would guess UK would be about the same.




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  # 976809 29-Jan-2014 16:33
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xpd: Ive just packed up some IT gear to send to the US via NZPost - claim itll take about a week to get there. Would guess UK would be about the same.


Thanks

What sort of price range were they, if you don't mind me asking please?

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  # 976816 29-Jan-2014 16:53
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The NZ Post rate finder will tell you exactly how much (provided you enter accurate info) and even allow you to pay for and print postage. Then all you have to do is drop it off at a post shop.

http://www.nzpost.co.nz/tools/rate-finder/




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  # 976846 29-Jan-2014 18:14
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Jaxson:
xpd: Ive just packed up some IT gear to send to the US via NZPost - claim itll take about a week to get there. Would guess UK would be about the same.


Thanks

What sort of price range were they, if you don't mind me asking please?


Their online quote finder was bang on for me - was a large box about 8kg, $218 inc insurance and tracking.

Shoebox size will be a lot less :)





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  # 976849 29-Jan-2014 18:34
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Thanks guys, I just realised why their rate finder was giving me grief. All good now.

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  # 977524 30-Jan-2014 16:16
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Bear in mind that UK customs is much nastier than ours, has a much lower threshold of value before they'll charge you, and higher fees when they do.

Sticking "Warranty replacement" on the box isn't a guarantee they won't get you either so you may need to factor it in.






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  # 977528 30-Jan-2014 16:18
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Thanks for the heads up.

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