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  Reply # 1200121 18-Dec-2014 19:27
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Problem I have with iparcel is that you have no idea who they will deliver with, so I cant choose an appropriate address at order time.

Have had 2 orders cancelled because of the address, yet others get to nz couriers who then called me to ask the street address and are apparantly clued up enough to keep a list to use in the future.




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  Reply # 1200173 18-Dec-2014 21:04
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Ruphus:
khull: I'd stay away from iParcel for anything time sensitive or perishable. Worst logistics company ever to be established. I believe they are run by UPS now (not USPS)

https://www.internetretailer.com/2014/10/07/ups-buys-global-shipping-firm-i-parcel



We don't really get to choose who the carrier is so it might be hard to stay away from them.

The SSD that I ordered from black Friday still hasn't arrived.

Consolidation Arrived - Pending Customs Clearance and inbound scan 12/13/2014 8:25:00 PM   NZ


technically you can - there are other services like YouShop or other forwarders that will do it on behalf. It won't necessarily be the cheapest 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1200192 18-Dec-2014 21:34
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i-Parcel is a bit hit and miss. In my experience, it either sucks and takes forever, or comes like any other shipping provider would. Here is the tracking info from a tablet I ordered on December 2nd:

 

 

 

 

Delivered

 

12/13/2014 3:34:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entered into local delivery system

 

12/12/2014 2:28:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidation Arrived - Pending Customs Clearance and inbound scan

 

12/9/2014 10:26:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

NZ

 

 

 

Exported i-Parcel and in transit to country of destination

 

12/6/2014 2:15:00 PM

 

Edison

 

 

 

US

 

 

 

Received at i-Parcel 

 

12/5/2014 4:39:08 PM

 

Edison

 

 

 

US

 

 

 

Your shipment has been flagged for review of the contents prior to export

 

12/3/2014 7:23:26 AM

 

Edison

 

 

 

US

 

 

 

Package details received electronically from Seller

 

12/3/2014 7:23:17 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 


This order came pretty quickly, but stuff in the past has taken upwards of 3 weeks. This was with NZ Post Rural as well (it was handed to them and then delivered to us, but we're only 10mins from Hamilton, so hardly rural).

I just wish Amazon would let us pick the shipping company, not just the shipping speed. Even if it cost $5 more I would go with other companies on the standard shipping. 

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  Reply # 1200203 18-Dec-2014 21:45
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JoshWright: i-Parcel is a bit hit and miss. In my experience, it either sucks and takes forever, or comes like any other shipping provider would. Here is the tracking info from a tablet I ordered on December 2nd:

Delivered 12/13/2014 3:34:00 AM       Entered into local delivery system 12/12/2014 2:28:00 PM       Consolidation Arrived - Pending Customs Clearance and inbound scan 12/9/2014 10:26:00 AM     NZ Exported i-Parcel and in transit to country of destination 12/6/2014 2:15:00 PM Edison   US Received at i-Parcel  12/5/2014 4:39:08 PM Edison   US Your shipment has been flagged for review of the contents prior to export 12/3/2014 7:23:26 AM Edison   US Package details received electronically from Seller 12/3/2014 7:23:17 AM  
This order came pretty quickly, but stuff in the past has taken upwards of 3 weeks. This was with NZ Post Rural as well (it was handed to them and then delivered to us, but we're only 10mins from Hamilton, so hardly rural).

I just wish Amazon would let us pick the shipping company, not just the shipping speed. Even if it cost $5 more I would go with other companies on the standard shipping. 


You can ask amazon to set a flag on your account to not use iparcel, someone mentioned earlier. 



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  Reply # 1201021 20-Dec-2014 11:47
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OK, my parcel arrived yesterday, only one day after expected date so pretty good I reckon.

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  Reply # 1201041 20-Dec-2014 13:23
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Well I'm up to 3 weeks since ordering, which I think is my slowest ever international order (except when customs inspected my item). I contacted them and they refunded the shipping, issued a $5 promo credit and told me it'll be here before Christmas.

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  Reply # 1201464 21-Dec-2014 13:09
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I ordered something off Amazon on 11th Dec, so about 10 days ago. It arrived in NZ on the 17th and got delivered this morning to my place, yes Sunday morning this package got delivered.

Very happy.

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