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#275836 12-Sep-2020 12:07
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Was very idly thinking of getting a monitor from Amazon US and am impressed at some of the shipping rates


- Monitor 1 - US$380 for the monitor US$370 for shipping (Amazon Export Sales).


- Practically identical Monitor 2 - US$380 for the monitor US$190 for shipping (Amazon Export Sales).


- Practically identical Monitor 3 - US$400 for the monitor US$170 for shipping (Amazon Export Sales).


Comparing with a certain US store known by its initials and the same size monitors, postage varies between US$90-120 via DHL.





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  #2562855 12-Sep-2020 12:09
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Very restricted number of flights for the cargo to be on currently.




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  #2562856 12-Sep-2020 12:12
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Not a bargain or deal, please post in off topic as a lot of people have a watch on the group so it spams everyone. Which is a pain when it's not a deal

 
 
 
 


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  #2562868 12-Sep-2020 12:18
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But still, thats quite a range, too me anyway.

 

...sorry. I guess our BDFL will have to move it.





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  #2563632 14-Sep-2020 11:37
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It will come down to the listed volumetric weights; but postage costs from Amazon have risen in the past 4-6 weeks.

 

I preordered an Amazon Exclusive toy and postage was $10.xxUS; if I order the same item right now, postage is now $15.xxUS  


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  #2563848 14-Sep-2020 16:30
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Amazon shipping prices have been going up and down a lot. They're dropped from their huge increase during March/April/May during the initial lockdown, but airfreight capacity between NZ and the US is still very tight compared to "normal" levels.

 

I got two parcels from Amazon today that sat in the US at a carrier facility from the 3rd until the 11th due to "carrier delay operational/capacity reduced". Left the US on Friday and delivered today which was great.

 

 

 

 


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  #2563867 14-Sep-2020 17:19
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sbiddle:

 

Amazon shipping prices have been going up and down a lot. They're dropped from their huge increase during March/April/May during the initial lockdown, but airfreight capacity between NZ and the US is still very tight compared to "normal" levels.

 

I got two parcels from Amazon today that sat in the US at a carrier facility from the 3rd until the 11th due to "carrier delay operational/capacity reduced". Left the US on Friday and delivered today which was great.

 

 

A phone I ordered from Amazon via standard delivery has also been waiting at a carrier facility from the 1st to the 11th. Still "targeting" the 20th apparently.

 

Meanwhile a DHL delivery of mine from the US managed to arrive in Auckland on the 1st after being sent on August 11th, at which point it was "handed over" to their local delivery partner (NZ Post, according to the tracking number, although maybe given to them by DAI Post). DHL say they no longer have it and NZPost say they haven't received it yet (listed as "tracking label has been created but your item isn't with us yet") so according to my calls to both of them this morning no one is responsible for its existence :)


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  #2564471 15-Sep-2020 16:22
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Everything Ive looked at on Amazon has been not available to be sent to NZ , since Covid .
So Amazon are sending some things to NZ ?

 

I would have thought there would be an excess of planes available to carry freight now , they arnt carrying passengers .


 
 
 
 


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  #2565574 15-Sep-2020 21:08
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1101:

 

Everything Ive looked at on Amazon has been not available to be sent to NZ , since Covid .
So Amazon are sending some things to NZ ?

 

I would have thought there would be an excess of planes available to carry freight now , they arnt carrying passengers .

 

 

Amazon imposed restrictions around March / April to avoid overloading their distributuion centres but it's been business as usual ever since.

 

Just because planes aren't carrying passengers doesn't add freight capacity - freight is only stored in the cargo hold. The fact there aren't passengers flying means there are fewer aircraft flying, which means less freight capacity overall.

 

 

 

 


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  #2565762 16-Sep-2020 11:16
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As far as I can recall; all international options from Amazon were removed in March and April, then only Express was an option for a few months. 
However since July regular shipping options have been available again. My only interest in Amazon items are restricted to the toy section though ..


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