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Topic # 150918 7-Aug-2014 17:56
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I need to get around 40kg worth in coffee cups from Seattle, WA to Auckland.  Youshop will be way too expensive.

Any one have suggestions on freight companies I could use?

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  Reply # 1104278 7-Aug-2014 18:05
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Sure, I'd recommend www.kiwishipping.co.nz run by Mainfreight. Sea shipping is cheap, and I just used them to get speakers across from the states. It took about 2 weeks to make the journey.

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  Reply # 1104327 7-Aug-2014 20:02
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+1 fow kiwi shipping. I sea freighted my projector and screen ( nearly 3m long) with them and they even arranged a courier to collect from the supplier in the US for me too. Highly recommend them.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1105220 9-Aug-2014 01:19
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I got some computer equip of about 40KG sent across, cost around $600 from memory on airfreight.  how much is too expensive?




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  Reply # 1105240 9-Aug-2014 07:00
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Regs: I got some computer equip of about 40KG sent across, cost around $600 from memory on airfreight.  how much is too expensive?


for 40kg's of coffee cups i would says thats too expensive

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  Reply # 1115580 26-Aug-2014 24:00
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My delivery is nearly finished :)

238 KG, $520.80 freight + $80 port service charge + $72.50 Customs Clearance Fee + $40.77 Customs Import Transaction Fee + GST

I can't possibly imagine how much it would cost to air freight 238 KG, haha.

The ship arrived quickly, taking just a few weeks. But the final stage, delivering to my place hasn't gone so smoothly. Twice so far I've made sure I'm home for it, and they just haven't turned up (the first day the person I emailed said they don't know why it didn't make it onto the truck). And the final stretch (30km) from their warehouse to here costs just over $100.

So generally been impressed with Mainfreight's service, and it was easy enough to process and sort out. But this last leg isn't so great.

Still, if you have something heavy to bring to NZ, I'd recommend them.



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  Reply # 1115833 26-Aug-2014 13:10
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I've shipped my cups to their base, but it's taking some time for them to process.  I'm wondering whether I should've just air freighted to speed it all up.  Let's see how the next leg goes.

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  Reply # 1115837 26-Aug-2014 13:14
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nate: I've shipped my cups to their base, but it's taking some time for them to process.  I'm wondering whether I should've just air freighted to speed it all up.  Let's see how the next leg goes.


Is this related to the "big surprise" emailed out about the other day?




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  Reply # 1116046 26-Aug-2014 18:19
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networkn:
nate: I've shipped my cups to their base, but it's taking some time for them to process.  I'm wondering whether I should've just air freighted to speed it all up.  Let's see how the next leg goes.


Is this related to the "big surprise" emailed out about the other day?



Damn it forgot you were on here! :)

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  Reply # 1116048 26-Aug-2014 18:24
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nate:
networkn:
nate: I've shipped my cups to their base, but it's taking some time for them to process.  I'm wondering whether I should've just air freighted to speed it all up.  Let's see how the next leg goes.


Is this related to the "big surprise" emailed out about the other day?



Damn it forgot you were on here! :)


Don't worry I'll resist the urge to spill the coffee beans :) 




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Reply # 1125096 9-Sep-2014 15:02
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It's been nearly a month now, and even though UPS says my stuff is at their yard, Kiwi Shipping have no idea where it is.

Multiple phone calls and emails, they've got once chance to call me tomorrow otherwise I'm organising an alternative provider.

As far as it stands, I wouldn't recommend these guys. Hopeless.

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  Reply # 1125107 9-Sep-2014 15:25
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well i think airfreight on 240kgs of textiles was around 2k for us

but thats on the business account




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