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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbear View Post
    And this is part of the reason why things are getting harder for the rest of us
    hard for you easy for me been doing it for years no problems I only got asked once what it was I just said its a tool which isn't lying and they were happy
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    Fast ways not gonna courier firearms anymore? Left one at the wrong address and no signature?
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Fastways are still doing firearms. Pretty stringent rules though. It must be dropped off at the main depot, and will only go to the main depot. Person it is being sent to must go in to collect it and show ID/firearms licence. Cost is pretty steep, $65-$85 from memory.
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    NZ post can't be trusted with metal tubes either.
    Actually, NZ post can't be trusted with anything.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    Fastways are still doing firearms. Pretty stringent rules though. It must be dropped off at the main depot, and will only go to the main depot. Person it is being sent to must go in to collect it and show ID/firearms licence. Cost is pretty steep, $65-$85 from memory.
    @stug so who do you use/recommend?
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    If gun owners hadn't kicked up such a fuss and gone to the media on the rare occasions a parcel with a gun in it got left on the doorstep without being signed for, there wouldn't be the problems we have today couriering guns.

    What did they think would happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorlad View Post
    @stug so who do you use/recommend?
    PM sent
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    Quote Originally Posted by systolic View Post
    If gun owners hadn't kicked up such a fuss and gone to the media on the rare occasions a parcel with a gun in it got left on the doorstep without being signed for, there wouldn't be the problems we have today couriering guns.

    What did they think would happen?
    It wasn't a gun owner that kicked up the stink that got this whole process changed, it was the owners of a house that had a rifle mistakenly left on their doorstep, when it was meant for another address.

    But then you already knew that, didn't you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StrikerNZ View Post
    It wasn't a gun owner that kicked up the stink that got this whole process changed, it was the owners of a house that had a rifle mistakenly left on their doorstep, when it was meant for another address.

    But then you already knew that, didn't you?
    There's been more than one. And some were the gun owners crying to the media.

    Edited to add: And all the abuse the couriers companies got directly from the gun owners. No wonder they they are making it harder for us all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by systolic View Post
    There's been more than one. And some were the gun owners crying to the media.

    Edited to add: And all the abuse the couriers companies got directly from the gun owners. No wonder they they are making it harder for us all.
    They deserve it. How hard is it to comprehend "please obtain signature"? But it seems to be the way the world works. Instead of reprimanding the dick head who can't read and do his job, you collectively punish your customers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    The signature was quite legible and was signed by "Letter Box"
    I've had a few of those too. But to give the local guy some credit when he thought a delivery was a rifle he didn't leave it on the doorstep or at the local drop-off (small town, no depot so if no delivery they leave parcels at a shop for pickup) but left a note with his number to arrange a delivery time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    It must be dropped off at the main depot, and will only go to the main depot.
    Pretty useless for anyone outside the main centres then.

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    Main freight do firearms and post haste do too. Post haste requires an account to be made with them.

    Main freight require the firing pin out of the rifle in a separate package which is sent on a separate day. They also don't accept liability or insurance so of they lose it you're shit out of luck.

    They both send only to main depots and require firearms license to be presented at pick up. That's what they said when I was gonna send a rifle to dean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    I've had a few of those too. But to give the local guy some credit when he thought a delivery was a rifle he didn't leave it on the doorstep or at the local drop-off (small town, no depot so if no delivery they leave parcels at a shop for pickup) but left a note with his number to arrange a delivery time.
    This is supposed to be standard operating procedure. They attempt to deliver and get a signature, if no one is home they are supposed to leave a card saying they called and they retain the parcel. You call and advise which day you will be there and they attempt to deliver that day,. If you are not there that day then they hold it at the depot for you to collect. They are not supposed to write ANYTHING as a signature. The reason they do is because they dont want to try deliver again. Why? It because the drivers don't get paid enough to care anymore...
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    Got charged $70 to send a rifle from Christchurch to Nelson. Only sold it for $150 too.... it’s laughable.

 

 

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