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Jonathan Ah Kit
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      09-19-2004
Hi there everybody!

[I'm running off one of my alternate e-mail/nntp solutions, so an e-mail
CC back would be appreciated. Cheers.]

Well, I've been told by IBM support people to send my laptop up to
Auckland, and I'm to stump up for the courier and courier costs. So, my
question: what courier company recommendations are there? Also, what
options (insurance? return receipt/sig?) should I buy when sending? Should
I use a 'specialist' computer courier?

Constructive comments appreciated, though humorous comments on buying IBM
would be appreciated as well to lighten the mood.

One other thing, would people concur with the support guy's suggestion to
go to some computer store that sells laptops and ask them for one of their
boxes?

Anyway, thanks in advance people.
Jonathan

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richard
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      09-19-2004
Jonathan Ah Kit wrote:

> Hi there everybody!
>
> [I'm running off one of my alternate e-mail/nntp solutions, so an e-mail
> CC back would be appreciated. Cheers.]
>
> Well, I've been told by IBM support people to send my laptop up to
> Auckland, and I'm to stump up for the courier and courier costs. So, my
> question: what courier company recommendations are there? Also, what
> options (insurance? return receipt/sig?) should I buy when sending? Should
> I use a 'specialist' computer courier?


Dont bother with signature required, as it will come in with one big delivery so
they will have a hard time saying it didnt arrive.

Check the maximum coverage for the courier if you are paranoid, but in reality
insurance is a for of gambling as Ned Flanders said, and the house always wins.

> One other thing, would people concur with the support guy's suggestion to
> go to some computer store that sells laptops and ask them for one of their
> boxes?


Yes, often you have issues making a courier claim if its not packed in origional
packaging because they will blame that, been there, done that, luckilly it was
on the way back from the computer vendor so there fault
 
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Steve
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      09-19-2004
Jonathan Ah Kit wrote:
> Hi there everybody!
>
> [I'm running off one of my alternate e-mail/nntp solutions, so an e-mail
> CC back would be appreciated. Cheers.]
>
> Well, I've been told by IBM support people to send my laptop up to
> Auckland, and I'm to stump up for the courier and courier costs. So, my
> question: what courier company recommendations are there? Also, what
> options (insurance? return receipt/sig?) should I buy when sending? Should
> I use a 'specialist' computer courier?
>
> Constructive comments appreciated, though humorous comments on buying IBM
> would be appreciated as well to lighten the mood.
>
> One other thing, would people concur with the support guy's suggestion to
> go to some computer store that sells laptops and ask them for one of their
> boxes?
>
> Anyway, thanks in advance people.
> Jonathan
>

Just don't use fliway.
 
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Dogg
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      09-19-2004
On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 06:56:18 +1200, Steve <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

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>Just don't use fliway.


Any particular reason?

 
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Gurble
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      09-20-2004
On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 06:56:18 +1200, Steve <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Jonathan Ah Kit wrote:
>> Hi there everybody!
>>
>> [I'm running off one of my alternate e-mail/nntp solutions, so an e-mail
>> CC back would be appreciated. Cheers.]
>>
>> Well, I've been told by IBM support people to send my laptop up to
>> Auckland, and I'm to stump up for the courier and courier costs. So, my
>> question: what courier company recommendations are there? Also, what
>> options (insurance? return receipt/sig?) should I buy when sending? Should
>> I use a 'specialist' computer courier?
>>
>> Constructive comments appreciated, though humorous comments on buying IBM
>> would be appreciated as well to lighten the mood.
>>
>> One other thing, would people concur with the support guy's suggestion to
>> go to some computer store that sells laptops and ask them for one of their
>> boxes?
>>
>> Anyway, thanks in advance people.
>> Jonathan
>>

>Just don't use fliway.


Or Fastway.
 
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Patrick Dunford
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      09-20-2004
In article <(E-Mail Removed)> in nz.comp on
Mon, 20 Sep 2004 12:17:58 +1200, Gurble <(E-Mail Removed)> says...
> On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 06:56:18 +1200, Steve <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> >Jonathan Ah Kit wrote:
> >> Hi there everybody!
> >>
> >> [I'm running off one of my alternate e-mail/nntp solutions, so an e-mail
> >> CC back would be appreciated. Cheers.]
> >>
> >> Well, I've been told by IBM support people to send my laptop up to
> >> Auckland, and I'm to stump up for the courier and courier costs. So, my
> >> question: what courier company recommendations are there? Also, what
> >> options (insurance? return receipt/sig?) should I buy when sending? Should
> >> I use a 'specialist' computer courier?
> >>
> >> Constructive comments appreciated, though humorous comments on buying IBM
> >> would be appreciated as well to lighten the mood.
> >>
> >> One other thing, would people concur with the support guy's suggestion to
> >> go to some computer store that sells laptops and ask them for one of their
> >> boxes?
> >>
> >> Anyway, thanks in advance people.
> >> Jonathan
> >>

> >Just don't use fliway.

>
> Or Fastway.


Or PBT
 
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AD.
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      09-20-2004
On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 22:56:19 +1200, Patrick Dunford wrote:

>> >Just don't use fliway.

>>
>> Or Fastway.

>
> Or PBT


Aren't they BDT's courier? We've politely suggested to BDT they look for a
new courier - they take twice as long to get something from Lower Hutt to
Wellington as it takes the others to get stuff from Auckland to Wellington.

Cheers
Anton
 
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Patrick Dunford
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      09-20-2004
In article <(E-Mail Removed)> in nz.comp on Mon,
20 Sep 2004 23:04:47 +1200, AD. <(E-Mail Removed)> says...
> On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 22:56:19 +1200, Patrick Dunford wrote:
>
> >> >Just don't use fliway.
> >>
> >> Or Fastway.

> >
> > Or PBT

>
> Aren't they BDT's courier? We've politely suggested to BDT they look for a
> new courier - they take twice as long to get something from Lower Hutt to
> Wellington as it takes the others to get stuff from Auckland to Wellington.


Yes that is true. I bought some goods from BDT about 2 years ago, that
were delivered by PBT.

The problem I had with PBT was they claimed to have attempted to deliver
the goods when on the day in question it was clear they never arrived at
the address.

Then I heard other stories about PBT that did not inspire me a great
deal.
 
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      09-20-2004
On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 23:18:50 +1200, Patrick Dunford
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>The problem I had with PBT was they claimed to have attempted to deliver
>the goods when on the day in question it was clear they never arrived at
>the address.


We had a similar thing with PBT. We were urgently waiting for a
package and someone was home waiting for it. They claimed they tried
three times to deliver it which is just not true. No card was left
either even if they did call.

Ended up going down to the depot and picking it up ourselves.

Fastway are pretty slow too - sent a parcel from Hamilton to Auckland.
Picked up Wednesday, delivered Monday morning. At least their prices
are cheaper than most (their $4 shoebox, anywhere in NZ cannot be
beaten)


 
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geoffm
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      09-20-2004
On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 23:18:50 +1200, Patrick Dunford
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>The problem I had with PBT was they claimed to have attempted to deliver
>the goods when on the day in question it was clear they never arrived at
>the address.

Had that issue here when my flatmate ordered some stuff from Auckland
a couple of weeks ago - took a long time to arrive, and when queried,
they said that they had tried to deliver it twice. Bad answer, as 2 of
us were home all day...
Geoff
 
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