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Topic # 64674 20-Jul-2010 10:23
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I just got stung for almost $700 to move 3 PCs from the far north to Wellington - can anyone recommend a reliable and well priced freight service or compnay for moving PCs/laptops?

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  Reply # 353806 20-Jul-2010 10:51
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We use NZCouriers - put the PC in a box, bubblewrap etc, and off they go - we ship all around the country and in the 18months weve used NZCouriers, think weve only had one turn up damaged. None lost. And we ship a LOT of PCs around.

Costs approx $20-30 (depending on weight etc) per PC from Auckland to Wellington.




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  Reply # 354296 21-Jul-2010 01:45
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I've heard that flyways will look after your stuff real good...  two weeks ago :)




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  Reply # 354309 21-Jul-2010 07:20
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I've heard that flyways will look after your stuff real good...  two weeks ago :)



I believe the phrase used would have been "look after", the quotes make ALL the difference Cool 

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  Reply # 354429 21-Jul-2010 11:46
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We use NZ Couriers too for all our TradeMe IT equipment sales; good service, fast and fairly cheap. Nothing lost in transit - yet. 

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  Reply # 354431 21-Jul-2010 11:51
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I think it doesn't really matter who you go with as long as the PCs are packed up very well. Spend a bit more money on packaging - bubble wrap as mentioned above, and more bubble wrap (thick ones, not the little thin wraps). Scrunched up newspapers are excellent at absorbing shock too.

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  Reply # 354480 21-Jul-2010 13:59
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Used courier post when working at a big box retailer for 5 years, never a problem. Except the for time when the packaging was less that stellar, but you cannot blame the courier for that.

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  Reply # 354485 21-Jul-2010 14:15
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I have sold quite a few desktop computers over the years via TradeMe and although the packaging looked hideous (DIY job), the newspapers and thick bubble wrap really did the trick.

Hard drives were my main concern, but you can't realistically protect from shock.

I used Fastway Couriers. 

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  Reply # 354499 21-Jul-2010 15:08
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PBT couriers seem to deliver a bit of computer gear for a few companies. Not sure on their prices.




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  Reply # 354598 21-Jul-2010 19:56
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Update - turned out to be a mischarge by the courier , once queried actual cost came down to about $50 per PC.

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