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# 257168 18-Sep-2019 23:08
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We're looking for the safest, cheapest, most reliable way to get a F&P Top Loading Washing machine from our home in Taupo to our Daughter in Christchurch.


Anyone have any recommendations who (or who not) to use, and costs?



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  # 2320050 19-Sep-2019 05:10
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its likely to big/heavy for a courier and you would need a transport company, like mainfreight pbt etc


as for costs, some have online calculators or you could just call and ask.

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  # 2320052 19-Sep-2019 05:55
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Couriers don’t usually deal in big items you would most likely need to use a freight company like mainfrieght but they can be expensive.

Your could try talking to them as they might be able to put it in a container that’s already going that way and isn’t full.

There are sometimes smaller local companies who will do it cheaper as well but I don’t know in your area.

We managed to get a dishwasher from Auckland to Tauranga just by my wife putting it out there on Facebook. A family member of a friend was coming down in a van and picked it up for us all for the price of a bottle of wine. A bit of a long shot but you never know if you don’t ask.


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  # 2320055 19-Sep-2019 06:43
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Far too heavy for courier

You’ll need to use a freight forwarder, to name a few

PBT Freight

Take photos before sending because there’s a chance it gets damaged in transit and tell your daughter to inspect for damage and to sign accordingly (received damaged) or you’ll have a hard time claiming the insurance.

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  # 2320059 19-Sep-2019 07:05
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i'm guessing it's not worth it.

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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  # 2320061 19-Sep-2019 07:13
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I don't know what it'd cost to freight a washing machine from Taupo to Christchurch, but I bet it's a lot more than buying your daughter one off Trademe in Christchurch.


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  # 2320065 19-Sep-2019 07:53
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Yeah, seems an expensive exercise unless its a top of line flash model that cost you a small fortune and is under a year old.


Cost me (well, the company at the time) around $400 to ship a server safely from Auckland to Chch a few years ago via Pack and Send.



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  # 2320087 19-Sep-2019 08:43
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Maybe try a backfill load? Something like this


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  # 2320089 19-Sep-2019 08:51
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steevg:  We're looking for the safest, cheapest, most reliable way to get a F&P Top Loading Washing machine from our home in Taupo to our Daughter in Christchurch.



"safest": We recently moved from Auckland to Wellington, using professional removalists. Our F&P Top Loading Washing machine - which has worked perfectly for 10 years - was dead on arrival, although it showed no external signs of damage. Our old F&P drier was visibly damaged and also had to be replaced.


"cheapest": As others have said, this is not an economic proposition.


My advice - don't do it.  😐


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  # 2320112 19-Sep-2019 09:12
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Thanks for all your input guys, I'll follow up with the "Backfill" idea as suggested by Knoydart - thats exaxctly what I was looking for.


Have agreat day.



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