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#1 vic008

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:49 PM

Epirb Chch-Auck for battery replacement. Freight $65 !!! (Dang. Goods) One way.
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#2 chariot

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:20 AM

Just about cheaper to buy a new EPIRB with 10 year battery life.


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:25 AM

Did you declare the battery as that is possibly classed as a DG (dangerous goods) so ups the cost.


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:30 AM

Salcom quoted the same with us. Remove the old battery before sending it. They are DGs with them in.
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Posted 14 August 2018 - 02:49 PM

We send DGs every day for business with Post Haste.  $5 for that size overnight Chc-Akl, so someone is taking the mickey.


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Posted 15 August 2018 - 08:25 AM

Batteries installed in a device should be not DG's, NZ post allows 2 per parcel as long as they are within a device for example. As long as they aren't damaged


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#7 Knot Me... maybe

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 10:17 AM

Could be a case of Lithium battery and aircraft carrying passengers, the 2 aren't mates. A lot of freight does travel internally by aircraft these days.

 

Or of course you could simply be dealing with a mob who think they are a freight company. We deal with a few who charge $Absolutebullshit  + gst for freight, way over the top. One big name send us a drum and wanted $87 for shipping across town, I sent it back to them for $12.90 ...........with a note about dropping pants bending over and try to smile as it goes in.

 

I sadly suspect with service mobs like that it is the later.


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#8 Crazyhorse

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 10:24 AM

Salcom air freights.
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Posted 15 August 2018 - 10:25 AM

This was Daily Freight. Rang some couriers but they said no to DG. Then DF have described it "accidentally " as a beaker. Think this may be the difference between a trucker and a courier. Lesson learnt. Tho wouldn't fancy any OSH fine.
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Posted 15 August 2018 - 10:37 AM

I did have an interesting freight charge from AA solar for a panel to be sent North, A pro forma invoice had freight at around $80.00 via Peter Baker transport, I queried this before transfering the invoice amount and found there was an alternative option to use Poste Haste at app. $14.00. No brainer really. That this charge (PB) was considered even an option had me gasping!


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