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    Default How much to ship a desktop?

    Any idea on how much it would cost to ship a desktop, Auckland to Dunedin? Which company would you guys recommend?
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    Default Re: How much to ship a desktop?

    Assuming you are talking about a PC & not the top off a desk.
    Measure the area it would take up if packed into a box.
    Weigh it & put the info into
    https://www.nzpost.co.nz/tools/rate-...ing-nz/parcels

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    Default Re: How much to ship a desktop?

    Castle Parcels!! In Penrose, you will have to take it out there.
    About $12 - $15.

    Done it many times with them, they're the cheapest for large parcels I have found.

    They are a division of mainfreight. It gets delivered at the other end by Post Haste.
    But the difference in price between Post Haste and Castle Parcels is a lot.
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    Default Re: How much to ship a desktop?

    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    Castle Parcels!! In Penrose, you will have to take it out there.
    About $12 - $15.

    Done it many times with them, they're the cheapest for large parcels I have found.

    They are a division of mainfreight. It gets delivered at the other end by Post Haste.
    But the difference in price between Post Haste and Castle Parcels is a lot.
    $15, that sounds great! Thanks!

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    Default Re: How much to ship a desktop?

    You can ship anything if it is packed properly and of course not dangerous to transport.

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    Default Re: How much to ship a desktop?

    Monitor....as in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Monitor

    I bet Castle Parcels cant handle that one

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    Default Re: How much to ship a desktop?

    Another blackboard monitor hits the road . . .
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    Default Re: How much to ship a desktop?

    My brother sent his old monitor up a couple of months ago to me.
    Arrived no problems, it depends how you pack them. :-)
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    Default Re: How much to ship a desktop?

    Do it at your own risks!

    Friend of mine received a PC (in its original packaging box) sent to him from Australia by his brother, when he opened it, everything seems to be fallen apart! The mid-tower casing was dented quite badly, the CPU heatsink came off, even the SSD was not in it's housing bay!

    Having said that, I once received a monitor sent from Christchurch (after warranty repair) was in pretty good condition! Maybe I was lucky!

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    Default Re: How much to ship a desktop?

    I once worked at a courier distribution centre and got the chance to see with my own eyes how those parcels were handled!

    Will never send anything which is 'fragile'!

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