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    Importing parts - shipping question?

    I'd like to import some parts and am looking for info on what shipping companies to use, or how to handle shipping once the package reaches the NZ border. After the law changes I remember there being huge issues with NZ post abandoning anything firearm related at the Auckland sorting depot and telling people to sort it out themselves. I'm assuming NZ post is still doing this?


    1) Am I correct in understanding that NZ Post won't carry the parts once they arrive in NZ, despite holding a contract with the sending company to complete shipments on their behalf?
    - Calling NZ post didn't help. They couldn't understand the difference between a firearm and parts for a firearm and couldn't clarify why the website had conflicting information or what it meant.
    - NZ post's website is no help. They list firearms parts as prohibited and can't be mailed at all, then say it's fine to mail them as long as it's properly packaged:
    Firearms parts (excludes ammunition) | Prohibited item | Can be sent only if packaged to withstand transport and handling

    2) How have you handled international shipping post-law changes? Canada post is affordable and reliable, whereas Fedex and UPS charge insane amounts for the same shipping, but on the NZ end it's an unknown for me now.

    All good on exporting from origin country, import paperwork here etc, just unsure on any new shipping issues that might exist and want to get it right.

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    Used both Fedex, Freight and NZPost recently:

    Fedex: Extremely fast, they have broker to deal with NZ Customs. Won't ship serialized firearm parts. Will deliver to door when cleared.
    Freight: Will ship to the nearest airport. You need to pickup the item by yourselves.
    NZPost: If inspected by custom then you need to arrange your own pickup or via dealer network. You can go to your favourite gunshop and ask them to pickup onbehalf from international mail center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eamars View Post
    Used both Fedex, Freight and NZPost recently:

    Fedex: Extremely fast, they have broker to deal with NZ Customs. Won't ship serialized firearm parts. Will deliver to door when cleared.
    Freight: Will ship to the nearest airport. You need to pickup the item by yourselves.
    NZPost: If inspected by custom then you need to arrange your own pickup or via dealer network. You can go to your favourite gunshop and ask them to pickup onbehalf from international mail center.
    Thanks @eamars, thought I'd replied to this weeks ago!

    Which company is Freight? Mainfreight is the one that comes to mind, but Freightplus also seems to fit the bill.

    Any recommendations on dealers that'll do pickup in Auckland from the mail center?

    Seems like a sticky at the top of the page could be worthwhile once it's figured out so others can navigate this train-wreck of a process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canross View Post
    Thanks @eamars, thought I'd replied to this weeks ago!

    Which company is Freight? Mainfreight is the one that comes to mind, but Freightplus also seems to fit the bill.

    Any recommendations on dealers that'll do pickup in Auckland from the mail center?

    Seems like a sticky at the top of the page could be worthwhile once it's figured out so others can navigate this train-wreck of a process.
    Not sure about the freight. The agent allocated for me.

    Any recommendations on dealers that'll do pickup in Auckland from the mail center?
    My friend used shooter supplies to arranged the pickup from the mail center. You just need to acknowledge the mail center for the pickup then you'd be fine.

 

 

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