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Topic # 192079 26-Feb-2016 09:41
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Hello,

 

I am currently selling a desktop on TradeMe and priced up shipping using the NZ Post website using the measurements, weight and value.

 

I am looking for advice on packaging. I have the original box for the monitor so can use that however I am not sure about the desktop case. Was thinking of wrapping it in bubble wrap then just put cardboard around it. What do you think? Warehouse Stationary the best place?

 

It is roughly 11kg, 60cm x 40cm x 50cm and value of $600.

 

Thank you


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  Reply # 1499586 26-Feb-2016 09:45
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The last 2 computers I have shipped from Auckland to Chch have been around $35-$45 when done over the counter at NZ Post or NZ Couriers.  My suppliers can have the same item shipped to the same location for under $10.

 

https://www.nzpost.co.nz/tools/rate-finder/sending-nz/parcels 





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  Reply # 1499587 26-Feb-2016 09:45
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I just did an estimate on Mainfreight and it comes in similar. Should I go with them perhaps or NZ Post.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1499589 26-Feb-2016 09:47
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Your choice.  NZ Post have more depots if a card-to-call is left which would make collection for the recipient easier if they miss the courier for any reason.





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  Reply # 1499596 26-Feb-2016 09:55
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Dynamic:

 

The last 2 computers I have shipped from Auckland to Chch have been around $35-$45 when done over the counter at NZ Post or NZ Couriers.  My suppliers can have the same item shipped to the same location for under $10.

 

https://www.nzpost.co.nz/tools/rate-finder/sending-nz/parcels 

 

 

How did you get that? I did an estimate and got $170.


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  Reply # 1499605 26-Feb-2016 10:05
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leo0787sx:

 

Dynamic:

 

The last 2 computers I have shipped from Auckland to Chch have been around $35-$45 when done over the counter at NZ Post or NZ Couriers.  My suppliers can have the same item shipped to the same location for under $10.

 

https://www.nzpost.co.nz/tools/rate-finder/sending-nz/parcels 

 

 

How did you get that? I did an estimate and got $170.

 

Plonked the box on the NZ Post counter and asked for courier pricing.  Nearly choked at the response, and asked for the cheapest shipping method.

 

It simply may not be worth shipping the computer.





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  Reply # 1499627 26-Feb-2016 10:26
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leo0787sx:

 

How did you get that? I did an estimate and got $170.

 

 

 

 

That sounds about right. One off Courier NI to SI seems alot more expensive than it was a few years back.
Those with courier a/cs get it considerably cheaper .
PC + Monitor, will be large heavy boxes.

 

Try trademes recommended 'pass the parcel'. That may be alot cheaper.




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  Reply # 1499679 26-Feb-2016 11:00
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The shipping is going to be paid by the buyer, have it set as $170 city, $180 Rural.




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  Reply # 1499681 26-Feb-2016 11:01
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I have the original box for the Monitor but where would be a good place to get a box for the desktop? Use bubble wrap?


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  Reply # 1499682 26-Feb-2016 11:05
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Ask a local computer place?





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  Reply # 1499683 26-Feb-2016 11:06
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leo0787sx:

 

I have the original box for the Monitor but where would be a good place to get a box for the desktop? Use bubble wrap?

 

 

 

 

Just go down to your local computer shop and ask them if they have a case box you could have most will and be willing to give it to you for free 


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  Reply # 1499893 26-Feb-2016 14:42
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leo0787sx:

 

Dynamic:

 

The last 2 computers I have shipped from Auckland to Chch have been around $35-$45 when done over the counter at NZ Post or NZ Couriers.  My suppliers can have the same item shipped to the same location for under $10.

 

https://www.nzpost.co.nz/tools/rate-finder/sending-nz/parcels 

 

 

How did you get that? I did an estimate and got $170.

 

 

Have a look at www.passtheparcel.co.nz, this is a service run by Post Haste couriers.  An "Extra Large" box of up to 50x50x24cm is $32 between islands and $22 if it doesn't have to cross Cook Strait.  You may get away with a "Large" box of up to 38x55x20cm at $20 and $14.

 

There tracking is slow but otherwise it is a great service.


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