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Topic # 143900 30-Apr-2014 21:11
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I sent a parcel to Canada and paid for it to go by courier, signature required. Delivery was supposed to take 2-5 days. Tracking showed it left NZ within a few days but it didn't enter Canada for six weeks. I was beginning to wonder if Courier Post had put it on a Malaysian Airlines flight! Exactly seven weeks after I dropped it off at the post office it was delivered in Canada (without a signature). It has apparently not been opened. I wish it could talk to tell us where it has been all this time. 

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  Reply # 1034301 30-Apr-2014 21:32
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My brother sent me a parcel to Japan the Thursday before Good Friday by International Economy Courier.
It arrived at my door (requiring a sig) the following Monday.
Pretty quick I thought considering the Easter break in NZ.

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  Reply # 1034308 30-Apr-2014 21:47
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I got a parcel delivered from Singapore yesterday... It was sent on the 28th of March, and left Singapore the next day to Aussie. I'd also love to know where it went before it got here.

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  Reply # 1034366 30-Apr-2014 22:42
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I once found a parcel from the UK destined for Italy, it had made it to the kihikihi post shop who were good enough to post mark it. We post marked it at the waikato mailcentre too for good measure.

It's entirely possible that someone put it in the wrong bag, and it went on a wee journey.




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  Reply # 1034469 1-May-2014 08:00
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And yet operations such as FedEx etc can tell you what van, plane, truck or building your parcel is in at any time!!

What really gets me is the way everything stops at weekends in NZ. Very annoying. Your parcel arrives in Auckland on a Friday then just sits doing SFA until Monday. Unacceptable.





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  Reply # 1034496 1-May-2014 08:59
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In the new year I sent a large box from Auckland to LA via the NZ Post shop, the recipient had it within a week, no hassles.





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  Reply # 1034537 1-May-2014 09:25
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Elpie: I sent a parcel to Canada and paid for it to go by courier, signature required. Delivery was supposed to take 2-5 days. Tracking showed it left NZ within a few days but it didn't enter Canada for six weeks. I was beginning to wonder if Courier Post had put it on a Malaysian Airlines flight! Exactly seven weeks after I dropped it off at the post office it was delivered in Canada (without a signature). It has apparently not been opened. I wish it could talk to tell us where it has been all this time. 


Items sent to Canada travel through another universe via wormholes at each end.
I've also had things reappear at that end at completely random times.

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  Reply # 1034549 1-May-2014 09:35
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I sent a box of stuff from Sydney to the UK via Sea Mail when I was  there in 2005.

It has yet to arrive....





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  Reply # 1034681 1-May-2014 11:31
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Geektastic: I sent a box of stuff from Sydney to the UK via Sea Mail when I was  there in 2005.

It has yet to arrive....

I think a dingo has it.




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  Reply # 1034683 1-May-2014 11:37
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Geektastic: And yet operations such as FedEx etc can tell you what van, plane, truck or building your parcel is in at any time!!

What really gets me is the way everything stops at weekends in NZ. Very annoying. Your parcel arrives in Auckland on a Friday then just sits doing SFA until Monday. Unacceptable.


I'd agree that FedEx is the most flexible - you can even intercept the delivery while it is on the delivery van. But you'd pay for the cost - I've also have had items gone missing from FedEx, the only company to lose valuable goods and having to go through their claims process. By that measure even USPS (not UPS) were much better in delivering goods.


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  Reply # 1034813 1-May-2014 13:44
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Geektastic: And yet operations such as FedEx etc can tell you what van, plane, truck or building your parcel is in at any time!!

What really gets me is the way everything stops at weekends in NZ. Very annoying. Your parcel arrives in Auckland on a Friday then just sits doing SFA until Monday. Unacceptable.


Uh, no.  If the parcel is going through the sorting or transit process, that stuff still happens over the weekend.  I've had parcels from elsewhere (overseas, down south) that have reached Auckland on a Saturday or Sunday because the actual supply chain is 7 days.  It's only deliveries that halt over the weekend, unless Saturday Delivery is purchased for the package.  An optional service, incidentally, which must be purchased if you want your package delivered on a Saturday in almost all countries including your beloved UK (disclaimer that non-guaranteed delivery services seem to include Saturday as a working day for some reason, but they don't guarantee delivery anyway).

Seriously, I do not understand why you persist in being so negative about NZ.  If you hate it so much, why stay?

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  Reply # 1034836 1-May-2014 14:33
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Kyanar:
Geektastic: And yet operations such as FedEx etc can tell you what van, plane, truck or building your parcel is in at any time!!

What really gets me is the way everything stops at weekends in NZ. Very annoying. Your parcel arrives in Auckland on a Friday then just sits doing SFA until Monday. Unacceptable.


Uh, no.  If the parcel is going through the sorting or transit process, that stuff still happens over the weekend.  I've had parcels from elsewhere (overseas, down south) that have reached Auckland on a Saturday or Sunday because the actual supply chain is 7 days.  It's only deliveries that halt over the weekend, unless Saturday Delivery is purchased for the package.  An optional service, incidentally, which must be purchased if you want your package delivered on a Saturday in almost all countries including your beloved UK (disclaimer that non-guaranteed delivery services seem to include Saturday as a working day for some reason, but they don't guarantee delivery anyway).

Seriously, I do not understand why you persist in being so negative about NZ.  If you hate it so much, why stay?


That is correct from my experience too. I remember items arriving in Auckland (sort facility) on Saturday. I was surprised to have it delivered Monday morning (before 10am). Obviously the items were processed over the weekend.

No offence to 'geekstatic', but you always have something to complain about NZ. I wonder why are you still here? It sounds like everything in the UK is all glory.







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  Reply # 1034902 1-May-2014 15:40
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Kyanar:

Seriously, I do not understand why you persist in being so negative about NZ.  If you hate it so much, why stay?


The clue is in his avatar - Geekzone is his Angrydome!

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  Reply # 1041503 10-May-2014 22:00
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I've ended up on page 3 somehow so I'm a bit late, but I'm still going to share a story from a friend, which reinforces the "wormhole" theory given above:

He sent a package from the US to Canada. It took longer than expected to arrive, and when it did it had a note scrawled on it... by the Dutch post office, of all things. "Not us, try Canada".

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