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Topic # 177250 27-Jul-2015 22:30
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A while ago, I posted a similar thread. From the discussion I decided on parcel pod as a way to receive presents without the recipients (i.e: My family) Knowing. The problem with this, however, is it's located in Wellington, an hour long train ride away, and they only allow 48 hours to pick items up. Attending college full time, if this small window were to fall during the week, I wouldn't have three hours to spare to retrieve it. there were other options, but these either required diverting all mail sent to my address, or having 18+ identification. I have neither an up to date passport, or a drivers licence. 

So, what are my options? 

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  Reply # 1352945 27-Jul-2015 22:34
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Send to a friends or neighbors, or talk to the college and ask if you can have it delivered there.




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  Reply # 1352976 28-Jul-2015 00:51
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Have the item sent to a counter delivery address. That should be available at any post office. Just ask at your local office for how to use it or look it up on the web.

You will need photo ID but a student ID should be OK.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1353046 28-Jul-2015 08:16
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I just get things delivered to work.




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  Reply # 1353124 28-Jul-2015 09:13
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Ask the company shipping if they will ship in plain packaging as it is a gift. Then have it sent home?





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  Reply # 1353151 28-Jul-2015 09:33
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Have it held at the post office.




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  Reply # 1353577 28-Jul-2015 17:13
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jpoc: Have the item sent to a counter delivery address. That should be available at any post office. Just ask at your local office for how to use it or look it up on the web.

You will need photo ID but a student ID should be OK.
Nope, needs an 18+ ID. 



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  Reply # 1353579 28-Jul-2015 17:15
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timmmay: Have it held at the post office.
This holds all mail coming to my address, so that won't work. 



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  Reply # 1353583 28-Jul-2015 17:19
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michaelmurfy: I just get things delivered to work.
I work for a couple in their 70's and 80's working off their home property, that wouldn't work.

andrewNZ: Send to a friends or neighbors, or talk to the college and ask if you can have it delivered there.

I don't have well enough established relationships with my neighbours or friends, and I don't see how that would work with my college... 



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  Reply # 1353586 28-Jul-2015 17:21
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Geektastic: Ask the company shipping if they will ship in plain packaging as it is a gift. Then have it sent home?
 Surely someone between America and here would slap a label on it, wouldn't they? 

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  Reply # 1353653 28-Jul-2015 18:48
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CrispyBacon: I don't see how that would work with my college... 

Easy. Approach the administration staff and explain the situation.

"I am purchasing a gift and I need somewhere to deliver it discretely. Would it be possible to have it delivered here please."

If they say yes, you have it delivered there, and collect it from admin after it arrives.




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  Reply # 1353778 28-Jul-2015 20:29
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Call your local delivery contractor and ask them to leave it at the depot for you. They will be happy with one less stop that day. Option b in the address field for the order put 'do not deliver return to depot customer to collect' caps, two lines. That will probably do it.

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  Reply # 1353817 28-Jul-2015 21:02
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CrispyBacon:
jpoc: Have the item sent to a counter delivery address. That should be available at any post office. Just ask at your local office for how to use it or look it up on the web.

You will need photo ID but a student ID should be OK.
Nope, needs an 18+ ID. 


Uhh I am 16 and do this a couple times a year. With both NZ couriers and CourierPost/NZ Post. They normally have no issue with my high school ID....



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  Reply # 1354240 29-Jul-2015 11:03
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That's really odd. I went and asked at my local post office and the staff told me I needed an 18+ ID. Perhaps they didn't know themselves. 
What was your experience? 



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  Reply # 1354241 29-Jul-2015 11:04
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gzt: Call your local delivery contractor and ask them to leave it at the depot for you. They will be happy with one less stop that day. Option b in the address field for the order put 'do not deliver return to depot customer to collect' caps, two lines. That will probably do it.

Could you elaborate, please? 

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