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  # 1309382 21-May-2015 16:01
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courierpost:

picked up ... pickup up ... picked up .... picked up ... 48 hrs later picked up ... suddenly -> d elivered signed by xxx




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  # 1309407 21-May-2015 16:52
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keewee01: Dear Mr Geektastic,


We are happy to hear that your package has arrived, and in record time!

We are very sad to report though that 3 hampsters, 1 pigeon and a rat were killed/died/misplaced in the duty of delivering your package, but at least the dolphins survived intact.

As your package has arrived we have despatch new hampsters out to the branches to alert them that they can now cease searching for your package and return all the original hampsters back to base.

We are still missing 2 hampsters, so if they are still tied to your package we would be most grateful if you could please release them and point them in our direction.

Our gestetner is now working again so we are all franticly catching up on our xeroxing whilst enjoying the delightful fumes coming off the pages...

Thanks again for using our excellant service.


Kind Regards,
NZ Couriers


Random fact..my father used to go pheasant shooting with the Gestetner family! As kids we got taken along and roped into beating.





 
 
 
 


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  # 1309533 21-May-2015 20:01
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Geektastic: Random fact..my father used to go pheasant shooting with the Gestetner family! As kids we got taken along and roped into beating.


Ooh! Aren't we posh!

My grandfather used to work in their bleedin' factory!

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  # 1309588 21-May-2015 22:51
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I used to work one back in the olden days! They ruined things when they got rid of meths!



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  # 1309596 21-May-2015 23:13
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linw: I used to work one back in the olden days! They ruined things when they got rid of meths!


Back when I were a lad at prep school, running about with grazed knees in grey flannel shorts, our Senior Common Room held one for the masters to make quizzes (I think it was a Roneo but same idea).

Ah, the smell of those quiz sheets! I can still recall it. Along with the sting of a slap on the knuckles with a ruler for daydreaming in class....!





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  # 1309615 22-May-2015 01:29
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Jaxson: Last week we went to collect and found the depot hours were now shorter than shown online and in the end it was for a $1.27 package from banggood china, that didn't have anything special about it that required a signature.

Those sorts of sellers always seem to send items via registered mail, which requires a signature upon receipt. It's annoying to say the least.

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  # 1309616 22-May-2015 02:29
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It is really annoying, but its to do with the way that things are sent by weight over there. If they want to do non tracked it has to be bagged seperatly with different labels affixed etc, and if they are mainly selling tracked things its not worth their time to sort out the low value ones, at the weight they are its stuff all difference in price.




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  # 1309746 22-May-2015 10:55
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richms: It is really annoying, but its to do with the way that things are sent by weight over there. If they want to do non tracked it has to be bagged seperatly with different labels affixed etc, and if they are mainly selling tracked things its not worth their time to sort out the low value ones, at the weight they are its stuff all difference in price.


Until recently weight was the only measure used in the UK too. I think that since we left the size has become a factor, but it never used to be.

What perplexes me the most is the complexity of the post/courier system in NZ. In the UK if you send something to someone who lives on a farm, you just address it and send it and the Royal Mail deliver it. There is no strange extra tier of 'rural delivery' (which costs the users annually by the way) to confuse matters and add to processing inefficiency. We pay for RD services (as opposed to normal urban post which is free to the recipient) but they generally seem to complicate matters no end.

My parcel went NZ Couriers to Wellington. Then NZ Couriers to Palmerston North. Then NZ Couriers to Masterton. Then Post Haste couriers to Martinborough where I intervened and picked it up direct - but had I not, it would have been given to the RD postman to carry 2000 metres to my house the next day.

By any measure that is extremely inefficient. Three different couriers and 4 drop offs.







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As a comparison to NZ Couriers and their apparent inability to track anything properly, this is the USPS tracking for an item en route to me now as a comparison! THIS is the simple level of tracking I expect when I send anything anywhere by courier.

June 4, 2015 , 10:24 am
Arrived at USPS Facility
JAMAICA, NY 11430

June 4, 2015 , 10:24 am
Arrived at Sort Facility
ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS)

June 3, 2015 , 4:08 am
Departed USPS Facility
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01152

June 2, 2015 , 10:50 am
Arrived at USPS Facility
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01152

June 2, 2015 , 5:02 am
Departed USPS Facility
ROCHESTER, NY 14606

June 1, 2015 , 9:50 pm
Arrived at USPS Origin Facility
ROCHESTER, NY 14606

June 1, 2015 , 8:35 pm
Accepted at USPS Origin Sort Facility
ITHACA, NY 14850

June 1, 2015
Pre-Shipment Info Sent to USPS





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  # 1317917 5-Jun-2015 13:59
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MrTomato:
Geektastic: Random fact..my father used to go pheasant shooting with the Gestetner family! As kids we got taken along and roped into beating.


Ooh! Aren't we posh!

My grandfather used to work in their bleedin' factory!


Luxury, used to dream of having a grandfather.

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  # 1317924 5-Jun-2015 14:22
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Geektastic: As a comparison to NZ Couriers and their apparent inability to track anything properly, this is the USPS tracking for an item en route to me now as a comparison! THIS is the simple level of tracking I expect when I send anything anywhere by courier.



move to the US then

its not going to happen in NZ for a while

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  # 1317930 5-Jun-2015 14:40
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Jase2985:
Geektastic: As a comparison to NZ Couriers and their apparent inability to track anything properly, this is the USPS tracking for an item en route to me now as a comparison! THIS is the simple level of tracking I expect when I send anything anywhere by courier.



move to the US then

its not going to happen in NZ for a while


Except it already happens here. This is NZ Couriers

Pickup (3:59p.m. 26/5/2015)
Picked up in area Tawa/Grenada North/Churton Park by Courier 461. Couriers home branch is Wellington

On Board (6:12a.m. 27/5/2015)
Scanned in area Arrenway/Rosedale by Courier 186. Couriers home branch is North Harbour

On Board (11:18a.m. 27/5/2015)
Scanned in area Arrenway/Rosedale by Courier 186. Couriers home branch is North Harbour

Non Delivery (12:17p.m. 27/5/2015)
Scanned in area Arrenway/Rosedale by Courier 186. Couriers home branch is North Harbour
Reason Delivery was Unsuccessful
Potential Transit Delay

Status (12:52p.m. 27/5/2015)
Scanned in area Nhb Freight Office by Courier 1042. Couriers home branch is North Harbour
Location: , Location Tag A0000012748
Status Flags
Ready for overnight delivery to destination
Photo ID:253625104
Photo ID:253625104
(Click to enlarge Photos)

Status (4:11p.m. 27/5/2015)
Scanned in area Nhb Freight Office by Courier 1042. Couriers home branch is North Harbour
Location: , Location Tag A0000012748

Status (4:23p.m. 28/5/2015)
Scanned in area Nhb Freight Office by Courier 1042. Couriers home branch is North Harbour
Location: , Location Tag A0000012748

Status (8:55a.m. 29/5/2015)
Scanned in area Nhb Freight Office by Courier 1042. Couriers home branch is North Harbour
Location: Overnight Delivery, Location Tag A0000012748

Delivery (10:03a.m. 29/5/2015)
Delivered in area Nhb Reception by Courier 1043. Couriers home branch is North Harbour
Signed for by "Linda"
Signature of Linda

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I've never had a problem with a courier.
Are you guys & girls sure you know how to use them properly?




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Geektastic: As a comparison to NZ Couriers and their apparent inability to track anything properly, this is the USPS tracking for an item en route to me now as a comparison! THIS is the simple level of tracking I expect when I send anything anywhere by courier.

June 4, 2015 , 10:24 am
Arrived at USPS Facility
JAMAICA, NY 11430

June 4, 2015 , 10:24 am
Arrived at Sort Facility
ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS)

June 3, 2015 , 4:08 am
Departed USPS Facility
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01152

June 2, 2015 , 10:50 am
Arrived at USPS Facility
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01152

June 2, 2015 , 5:02 am
Departed USPS Facility
ROCHESTER, NY 14606

June 1, 2015 , 9:50 pm
Arrived at USPS Origin Facility
ROCHESTER, NY 14606

June 1, 2015 , 8:35 pm
Accepted at USPS Origin Sort Facility
ITHACA, NY 14850

June 1, 2015
Pre-Shipment Info Sent to USPS


I recently had a package sent from Australia (replacement Kinect) via UPS I happened to check its whereabouts approx. 10 minutes before it was delivered and it was saying that the package was in their Auckland Depot.




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  # 1317943 5-Jun-2015 15:01
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MikeB4:
Geektastic: As a comparison to NZ Couriers and their apparent inability to track anything properly, this is the USPS tracking for an item en route to me now as a comparison! THIS is the simple level of tracking I expect when I send anything anywhere by courier.

June 4, 2015 , 10:24 am
Arrived at USPS Facility
JAMAICA, NY 11430

June 4, 2015 , 10:24 am
Arrived at Sort Facility
ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS)

June 3, 2015 , 4:08 am
Departed USPS Facility
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01152

June 2, 2015 , 10:50 am
Arrived at USPS Facility
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01152

June 2, 2015 , 5:02 am
Departed USPS Facility
ROCHESTER, NY 14606

June 1, 2015 , 9:50 pm
Arrived at USPS Origin Facility
ROCHESTER, NY 14606

June 1, 2015 , 8:35 pm
Accepted at USPS Origin Sort Facility
ITHACA, NY 14850

June 1, 2015
Pre-Shipment Info Sent to USPS


I recently had a package sent from Australia (replacement Kinect) via UPS I happened to check its whereabouts approx. 10 minutes before it was delivered and it was saying that the package was in their Auckland Depot.


USPS and UPS are different companies.

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