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olivernz

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#275777 9-Sep-2020 09:23
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Hi all,

 

Sorry, might be wrong forum but I thought it fit best. 

 

I need to ship some heavy and slightly bulky stuff from AKL to WLG. Is there a cheap way to do this? It's non urgent but I wouldn't do something like Courier post that will cost gazillions. Anyone any suggestions or someone driving from AKL to WLG that needs their petrol paid?

 

Cheers Oliver


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Kiwifruta
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  #2560677 9-Sep-2020 09:26
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Have you tried Mainfreight?

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  #2560678 9-Sep-2020 09:33
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I used this recently and found it really good to get quotes.. I would use it again (Admitidly it was just Auckland to Hamilton)

 

https://www.wisemove.co.nz/

 

Daniel


 
 
 
 


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  #2560761 9-Sep-2020 10:42
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How heavy and bulky? If it's no more than 25kg and 0.125m3 then using TradeMe's Book a Courier will probably be cheapest at ~$35-40.


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  #2560769 9-Sep-2020 10:48
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Two packages totalling 43KG and one is 2m long 


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  #2560784 9-Sep-2020 10:57
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olivernz:

 

Two packages totalling 43KG and one is 2m long 

 

 

I think there's a limit of 1.5m long via TradeMe, but I know that fastway (aramex) accepts 2m long packages. Probably give them a ring for a price?


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  #2560791 9-Sep-2020 11:05
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olivernz:

 

Two packages totalling 43KG and one is 2m long 

 

 

 

 

As above trademe max lenght is 150cm and max volumetric weight 0.125m3

 

 

 

I think youll need to work out the volumetric weight in metres (W x H x L) X 250 = Volumetric Weight in Kg as if this is used if it is greater than the actual weight.

 

 

 

For reference I used fastway who I have an account with the other day to move two boxes form Dunedin to Hawkes Bay, .9 x .45 x .45 = 45Kg plus another box .32x.49.37= 14kg (but must have weight 20kg and they charged me approx $90

 

In the past I have used furniture movers for bulky stuff if im not in a hurry so wisemove looks like a good service.


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  #2560950 9-Sep-2020 12:32
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olivernz:

 

Hi all,

 

Sorry, might be wrong forum but I thought it fit best. 

 

I need to ship some heavy and slightly bulky stuff from AKL to WLG. Is there a cheap way to do this? It's non urgent but I wouldn't do something like Courier post that will cost gazillions. Anyone any suggestions or someone driving from AKL to WLG that needs their petrol paid?

 

Cheers Oliver

 

 

I usually ship via NZPost because it's the cheapest service as long as you don't mind dropping parcels off at PostShop. My local PostShop is 4mins away with easy parking. 

 

TradeMe Book a Courier offers pick up only, NZPost tack on extra $$ for pick up fees.   In which case Aramex is cheapest.

 

 

 

I used to avoid FastWay due to too many problems, one example 3 boxes were left out in the rain at my place even though I have ATL with specific instructions for parcels to be left inside.

 

The boxes contained brand new HP Laptops ordered for clients.

 

 

 

 However I've tried Aramex a couple of times recently (for pick up), so far so good. :)

 

 

 

NZPost accept up to 25Kg/1.5m for Parcel Post delivery.

 

 

 

 

 

The dimensions below were guesstimated ofc.... but should give you an idea.

 

 

NZPost Rate Finder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aramex Rates Ex-Wellington

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2560956 9-Sep-2020 12:37
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K8Toledo:

 

olivernz:

 

Hi all,

 

Sorry, might be wrong forum but I thought it fit best. 

 

I need to ship some heavy and slightly bulky stuff from AKL to WLG. Is there a cheap way to do this? It's non urgent but I wouldn't do something like Courier post that will cost gazillions. Anyone any suggestions or someone driving from AKL to WLG that needs their petrol paid?

 

Cheers Oliver

 

 

I usually ship via NZPost because it's the cheapest service as long as you don't mind dropping parcels off at PostShop. My local PostShop is 4mins away with easy parking. 

 

TradeMe Book a Courier offers pick up only, NZPost tack on extra $$ for pick up fees.   In which case Aramex is cheapest.

 

 

 

I used to avoid FastWay due to too many problems, one example 3 boxes were left out in the rain at my place even though I have ATL with specific instructions for parcels to be left inside.

 

The boxes contained brand new HP Laptops ordered for clients.

 

 

 

 However I've tried Aramex a couple of times recently (for pick up), so far so good. :)

 

 

 

NZPost accept up to 25Kg/1.5m for Parcel Post delivery.

 

 

 

 

 

The dimensions below were guesstimated ofc.... but should give you an idea.

 

 

 

NZPost Rate Finder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aramex is the rebranded Fastway.


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  #2560995 9-Sep-2020 13:20
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dimsim:

 

 

 

 

 

Aramex is the rebranded Fastway.

 

 

I know. ;)


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  #2561029 9-Sep-2020 14:09
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Just sent an old school roof rack to Tauranga cheapest option was toll at 95 bucks

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  #2561030 9-Sep-2020 14:10
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I am travelling to Auckland this weekend, Wellington the following weekend and will have some room available. What are the dimensions an weights of each package?


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  #2561032 9-Sep-2020 14:13
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Thanks all. So the low down....

 

NZ Couriers and other "normal" parcel places are a bust either because over 25kg or because the 205cm length is oversize.

 

On wisemove I had offers $300-$350. And Mainfraight came in around $150. So of course going with the latter. Let's see how that turns out. But those are some serious differences.

 

Cheers & Thanks all!

 

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  #2561095 9-Sep-2020 15:01
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I just had to ship a big box (Approx 30Kgs and 0.17 cubic metres) from Oamaru to Kerikeri.

 

I contacted a few different places and Mainfreight were the only ones to respond.
Funny thing is, using their website to get an estimate they came back with about $480!
Then someone else emailed and quoted $249.
Then I spoke to the local Mainfreight office in Oamaru and they quoted $195. :)


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