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#269928 15-Apr-2020 11:40
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I need to organise a birthday gift from isolation. Is it possible to buy a New Zealand crossword puzzle book or magazine and have it delivered by post under Level 4? Where would I find such a thing? Are only educational books 'essential'? Would this be endangering anyone? We are still getting regular post deliveries. Any info and links appreciated.

 

 





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  #2461850 15-Apr-2020 12:40
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Amazon?





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  #2461854 15-Apr-2020 12:45
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Geektastic: Amazon?

 

Amazon has significantly cut back the range of items they will ship internationally at the moment. A quick look suggests that only electronic books are available.


 
 
 
 


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  #2461856 15-Apr-2020 12:49
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I do enjoy physical books, but I can't recall the last time I bought one that wasn't a cook book. Kindles are just so convenient, instant and allow you to do things like click on a word or phrase and get explanations, or increase the font to make it more readable.

 

I can understand you may be reluctant, but I can't strongly recommend enough, giving on a go. They are relatively inexpensive second hand. You could find like me, it was a revelation!

 

 




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  #2461859 15-Apr-2020 12:56
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It's not for me. It is for an old person who won't touch technology. It has to be on paper or it will be ignored. There are still people like that.

 

 





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  #2461863 15-Apr-2020 12:58
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Book Depository ? The Nile ? Book depository said allow 5-7 days extra.





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  #2461881 15-Apr-2020 13:36
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rb99:

 

Book Depository ? The Nile ? Book depository said allow 5-7 days extra.

 

 

Thanks. I just ordered from Book Depository. 

 

 





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  #2461967 15-Apr-2020 14:57
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Rikkitic:

 

Thanks. I just ordered from Book Depository. 

 

 

I ordered books from Book Depository and they arrived quite quickly, too quickly in fact -  I ordered books 5 - 8 of The Expanse series and started re-reading books 1 - 4. I'm still only on book 3 and the new ones have been sitting on the shelf for a week :D


 
 
 
 


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  #2461968 15-Apr-2020 15:00
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Some supermarkets have their magazines ranged online?

 

Maybe this?

 

https://shop.countdown.co.nz/shop/productdetails?stockcode=262241&name=australian-womens-weekly-puzzler

 

 

 

 





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  #2461984 15-Apr-2020 15:38
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Funny. I never would have thought of a supermarket for something like that. Women's mags, yes. Puzzles, no.

 

 





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  #2462072 15-Apr-2020 17:23
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Today I received a parcel from BookDepository I bought the 17th of March, so I guess YMMV


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