Courier company recommendations?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Jonathan Ah Kit, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. 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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    Jonathan Ah Kit, Sep 19, 2004
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  2. Jonathan Ah Kit

    richard Guest

    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 ;)
    richard, Sep 19, 2004
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  3. Jonathan Ah Kit

    Steve Guest

    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.
    Steve, Sep 19, 2004
    #3
  4. Jonathan Ah Kit

    Dogg Guest

    On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 06:56:18 +1200, Steve <> wrote:

    <snip>
    >>

    >Just don't use fliway.


    Any particular reason?
    Dogg, Sep 19, 2004
    #4
  5. Jonathan Ah Kit

    Gurble Guest

    On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 06:56:18 +1200, Steve <> 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.
    Gurble, Sep 20, 2004
    #5
  6. In article <> in nz.comp on
    Mon, 20 Sep 2004 12:17:58 +1200, Gurble <> says...
    > On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 06:56:18 +1200, Steve <> 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
    Patrick Dunford, Sep 20, 2004
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  7. Jonathan Ah Kit

    AD. Guest

    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
    AD., Sep 20, 2004
    #7
  8. In article <> in nz.comp on Mon,
    20 Sep 2004 23:04:47 +1200, AD. <> 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.
    Patrick Dunford, Sep 20, 2004
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  9. Jonathan Ah Kit

    A Guest

    On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 23:18:50 +1200, Patrick Dunford
    <> 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.


    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)
    A, Sep 20, 2004
    #9
  10. Jonathan Ah Kit

    geoffm Guest

    On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 23:18:50 +1200, Patrick Dunford
    <> 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
    geoffm, Sep 20, 2004
    #10
  11. It seems like Tue, 21 Sep 2004 08:03:11 +1200 was when A <>
    said Blah blah blah...

    >>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.


    I never had a problem with PBT, always reliable for myself. Fastway
    were not as reliable for me though.
    --
    Regards,
    Waylon Kenning.

    1st Year B.I.T. WelTec
    Waylon Kenning, Sep 20, 2004
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  12. Jonathan Ah Kit

    richard Guest

    geoffm wrote:

    > 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



    Same here, Had a card left in the mailbox to say they were here at 7:something AM.

    I went thru the snapshots from the webcam from sun-up to about 9 am when I left
    and there was noone visiting. So they must have left that card later in the day.

    They couldnt commit to a time for redelivery, so I had to end up just signing
    the card to say its ok to leave it and hanging it on the door. It arrived the
    3rd day after the card was left
    richard, Sep 21, 2004
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