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# 250834 27-May-2019 20:02
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I know that shipping LiIon batteries is almost impossible, but I would have thought NiMH or even just plain alkalines were a no-brainer, but it seems every kind of battery has been caught up on the LiIon hysteria. NZ Post just flat-out refused to take them even when I, uh, adjusted the truth somewhat to say they were alkalines from Countdown, and after some searching on the obvious suspects web pages and also according to this Ecotech page down at the bottom, it's almost impossible to find a carrier that will take batteries. Anyone know of a way to ship a handful of ordinary NiMH's to someone?

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  # 2246666 27-May-2019 20:25
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As dumb as it may sound.. and even overseas shippers have cottoned onto it.. a $2 remote, (or in some China cases a gutted remote shell) with the batteries wrapped individually beside it.. is OK.

 

https://www.nzpost.co.nz/personal/sending-within-nz/prohibited-restricted-items

 

 

Electronic/electric appliances, devices and toys containing Non-Lithium-ion batteries

 

Damaged batteries of any kind are prohibited. Batteries sent by themselves are prohibited.

 

Non-Lithium-ion batteries must be removed from the appliance or device and wrapped separately. If the battery cannot be removed, the device can be sent, but only if it is turned off and does not have a transmit function or any moving parts.

 

Different or additional restrictions apply if the appliance or device contains Lithium-ion batteries – refer to the information below

 

 

Be interested to see if you got a broken one and put them beside it in clear wrap, clearly showing they are not Li-x if the story was different.


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  # 2246667 27-May-2019 20:29
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Oblivian:

As dumb as it may sound.. and even overseas shippers have cottoned onto it.. a $2 remote, (or in some China cases a gutted remote shell) with the batteries wrapped individually beside it.. is OK.

 

 

Yeah, done that before, but these are D cells and I don't know how picky they'll be, i.e. if I send some deceased piece of electronic junk will they care if the batteries are larger than the device itself? Alternative is to buy a deceased electronic toy from a Salvation Army store and use that as cover, but then the postage cost jumps up a lot for the dummy toy. I'm really just looking for something that people have used in the past that's known to work, e.g. Post Haste don't list batteries as prohibited items, but the fact that there's no mention of anything including the obvious red-flag LiIon could just mean they forgot to mention them at all, and when I try and ship it'll be refused/returned.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2246668 27-May-2019 20:29
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Send a voucher or gift card.... NiMHs must be in most retailers.

 

Even safer LiFePO4 batteries are impossible to ship.

 

 





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