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# 179229 1-Sep-2015 08:37
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Hi There,

I don't ship stuff internationally much and am wondering what is the least expensive way to ship a 15 inch laptop screen to the USA? It does not have to be a fast service, as long as it gets there within two weeks.

I'm doing a laptop repair for a mate and the replacement screen we purchased from the spare parts store in the USA has developed a fault, so we need to ship it back to get a replacement.

The costs for this repair are beginning to escalate, so we want a cheap and reliable shipping service to send this part back to the USA.

Any recommendations?

Many thanks in advance.

Tim



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  # 1377522 1-Sep-2015 08:45
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Regular NZ Post is likely to be the least expensive way.



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  # 1377524 1-Sep-2015 08:55
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Two months would not be a fast service, 2 weeks on the other hand...  Depending on where in the States it is going and how many hands it has to pass through 2 weeks might be a fast service/turn around.

The absolute best be would be if you knew someone travelling to the US who could then post it once they land.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1377527 1-Sep-2015 09:01
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If it cost you under about $100US I think you'll find it's uneconomical to return the screen. 

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  # 1377535 1-Sep-2015 09:09
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https://www.nzpost.co.nz/tools/rate-finder/sending-internationally/parcels

rate finder for NZ post

i found it to be reasonably accurate when actually going in to pay for the shipping.

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  # 1377542 1-Sep-2015 09:26
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lxsw20: If it cost you under about $100US I think you'll find it's uneconomical to return the screen. 


This... any reason you didnt use a local supplier ? Just had wifes laptop screen (17") replaced for $215 inc GST and installation last week.....





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  # 1377697 1-Sep-2015 12:34
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xpd:
lxsw20: If it cost you under about $100US I think you'll find it's uneconomical to return the screen. 


This... any reason you didnt use a local supplier ? Just had wifes laptop screen (17") replaced for $215 inc GST and installation last week.....



I bought the screen from www.vivo-us.com It was about half the price of buying it locally (including shipping).



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  # 1377699 1-Sep-2015 12:38
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lxsw20: If it cost you under about $100US I think you'll find it's uneconomical to return the screen. 


Yep, you might be right. We tend to think positively that the replacement part will work when we order these things, but if it doesn't work out, buying from overseas can have unexpected costs when you have to return the item for replacement.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1377702 1-Sep-2015 12:39
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keewee01: Two months would not be a fast service, 2 weeks on the other hand...  Depending on where in the States it is going and how many hands it has to pass through 2 weeks might be a fast service/turn around.

The absolute best be would be if you knew someone travelling to the US who could then post it once they land.


I did have family traveling to the US last month, but not at present. Dang!



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  # 1377713 1-Sep-2015 12:40
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Jase2985: https://www.nzpost.co.nz/tools/rate-finder/sending-internationally/parcels

rate finder for NZ post

i found it to be reasonably accurate when actually going in to pay for the shipping.


Thanks, I shall try this!

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  # 1377714 1-Sep-2015 12:40
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KiwiTim:
xpd:
lxsw20: If it cost you under about $100US I think you'll find it's uneconomical to return the screen. 


This... any reason you didnt use a local supplier ? Just had wifes laptop screen (17") replaced for $215 inc GST and installation last week.....



I bought the screen from www.vivo-us.com It was about half the price of buying it locally (including shipping).


I hate to say it, but now you've fallen into the potential trap of the downside of buying from overseas - the escalation of costs when something goes wrong with the imported product.

I'm not knocking it, I've brought things in from overseas also, but that is the trade off.

Try and get them to arrange the return, otherwise you may just have to cut your losses.

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  # 1377719 1-Sep-2015 12:41
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KiwiTim:
Jase2985: https://www.nzpost.co.nz/tools/rate-finder/sending-internationally/parcels

rate finder for NZ post

i found it to be reasonably accurate when actually going in to pay for the shipping.


Thanks, I shall try this!


You could put the word out here on Geekzone and see if anyone is travelling and willing...

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  # 1377721 1-Sep-2015 12:43
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The other thing is, are they requiring your to have insurance on the item being returned? If so, then the cheapest service from NZ Post that carries insurance is Economy Intl Courier and they cost of that starts at about $45 for a smaller, lighter item.

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