Postage to New Zealand

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Postage to New Zealand

Post by vinowino » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:12 pm

Can someone tell me which is the best ie cheaper but safe, postage to choose to get records sent from USA to NZ?
Say I was going to buy 3 or 4 Albums. What method do I choose and what cost can I expect?
Or is my question to broad?
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Post by campp » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:46 pm

About all you can do is International First Class Postage. You probably have to fill out that little form when you ship it. To get the real cost, you would have to take the package to the window and ask how much. I don't think you can get a price online but I could be wrong.

I just sent a single LP to Japan this way, and postage was $19.

No idea about a private carrier, that might be a good possibility, such as FedEx.
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Post by vinowino » Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:47 am

camp, Thanks for your response . As usual I did not explain myself properly.
I live in New Zealand and was trying to find out when I buy records from US what postage I should choose as I often are given various options at time of purchase but not told the cost for each. I only find out when item arrives here and it is on the packing slip enclosed. sometimes it seems quite a lot.
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Post by ShadySam » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:59 am

vino, I doubt it would be cheap (either direction), regardless...
And here I am wanting a NZ shipment of The Human Instinct.
And The Human Beast. And that other one with the naked blonde chick cover. And... :cry:

I would opt for US insurance your way- and tracking/confirmation.
It's not too extra much here, and would be well worth it to cross the pond.
Wish I could be of more help (sorry)...

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Post by vinowino » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:37 am

Hey Shady, used to go to many Human Instinct gigs in the late 60's and 1970.
My wife knew them personally. Their drummer Maurice Greer now lives in a small coastal village (pop 3500) about 3/4 hour away.
The guitarist , Billy TK, was brilliant, as is his son who regularly tours around in NZ.
Billy came to our table a couple of times at small town Hall gigs, I think because me and my friends were the only longhairs there.
I regularly comb the garage sales in hope of finding a really good copy of one of their albums, one sold for $150 NZ dollars recently here.
Thanks for your input.
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Post by ShadySam » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:04 am

how cool!

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Post by j_loop » Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:55 pm

Coming from the US, USPS is going to be the cheapest carrier by far and is quite reliable.
Here is a link for calculating postage for you to play with.
3 records is probably around 1lb 14oz on the light side, but that's for single lps in non-gatefold sleeves. And don't forget they're going to add few bucks for handling.
First Class is the way to go, but be aware that it has a maximum weight or 4lbs. Anything over that must go Priority and there's a noticeable jump in cost at that point.
There will be 2 rates listed (online & in store). What you (should) get charged depends on the seller.

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Post by vinylvillela » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:37 am

i ship records from the USA to different destinations overseas fairly often.

one record usually costs less than $17 is what i've found to be the norm, utilizing first class.

i've never had anyone request more expensive options.

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