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    Dear coffee lovers,
    I wish to collect a coffee machine from Reservoir, Victoria, Australia.
    The catch is I'm attempting to pay for it on the bay of evil.
    Is there any kind soul in the Reservoir area,who may be able to collect for me and post to 3690?
    I haven't bid yet,hopefully I will win it and receive, pick up only.
    What do you think,anyone?
    I trust members of CS,would you also.
    Cheers,
    Mick.

  • #2
    collect and post.

    Hello again,
    I will need to act on this opportunity however,I need a members helping hand here,what do you think...can you assist?
    If there is anything around 3690 I could do in return,remembering I will pay postage costs..as well as the actual machine cost.
    Thanks ,
    In anticipation.
    Mick.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mulquemi View Post
      Hello again,
      I will need to act on this opportunity however,I need a members helping hand here,what do you think...can you assist?
      If there is anything around 3690 I could do in return,remembering I will pay postage costs..as well as the actual machine cost.
      Thanks ,
      In anticipation.
      Mick.
      Good luck with that!

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      • #4
        Couriers, Courier Services, Courier Companies, Freight, Air Freight If you're lucky, they might not charge too much more than you paid for the machine.

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        • #5
          Dear coffee lovers,
          Thank you,I get the message,I simply need to be more patient and wait for items to become available with postage options .
          Thanks for the replies,
          Cheers,
          Mick,

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          • #6
            Sorry to hear that you didn't have any luck Mick. I'm also a member of a woodworking forum and these types of requests are common place and more often than not the members rally around and help out. Only a few weeks ago three members who didn't know each other (myself included) got together to help load a big bit of machinery for another member who was interstate. One of the three came along with his trailer and dropped it off at a courier depot and it arrived safely to the buyer in another state.

            Good luck with the search.

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            • #7
              Hello,
              Thanks for your reply,yes,I to have helped out similarly ,its good for the heart...so to speak.
              Some might also say "god helps those that help themselves".
              I made the point,I could to the same ,in return for the favour.
              Perhaps you and I could form a sub group within CS,we could be the good samaritans.
              We can only wish....sigh!
              Cheers,
              Mick.

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              • #8
                I think part of the reason you didn't get any takers here is that packing and freighting a coffee machine is big ask.
                You might have gotten lucky and scored someone who was driving through Wodonga in the near future and could have taken it with them, but I think the odds were against that.
                I read the post a couple of days back and did not reply as I am not really near the Reservoir area, however had I have been closer I am still not sure I would have jumped in to assist.
                The main reason being - all the horror stories I have heard from people who sell and freight machines for a living.
                This thread is a few years old now, but I'm sure the stories within are still happening today:
                http://coffeesnobs.com.au/off-topic/...hate-thee.html
                So I think many people (myself included) would be reticent to be the person popping a $2000+?? (don't know as you did not indicate the sort of machine you were looking at) piece of equipment onto a skid and sending it on its way.
                Just my perspective.

                Brett.

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                • #9
                  Brett,
                  Thank you for your reply,I'm not sure I'm any sort of weirdo however, I have done the "pay it forward" thing many times.
                  It's wonderful that there's the opportunity to help others, we here,do it all the time with the astounding and free advice,information,given freely without fear or favour.
                  My geographic location severely limits my chances of helping with similar assistance.
                  Thanks,now I'll quitely climb down off my pedestal and pop back into my funny little life.
                  Cheers,
                  Mick.

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                  • #10
                    I cant help feeling that some of the difference in attitudes we are seeing here could be ( at least partly ) the difference between city people and country folk !!.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mulquemi View Post
                      Brett,
                      Thank you for your reply,I'm not sure I'm any sort of weirdo however, I have done the "pay it forward" thing many times.
                      It's wonderful that there's the opportunity to help others, we here,do it all the time with the astounding and free advice,information,given freely without fear or favour.
                      My geographic location severely limits my chances of helping with similar assistance.
                      Thanks,now I'll quitely climb down off my pedestal and pop back into my funny little life.
                      Cheers,
                      Mick.
                      Mick - I really didn't think I had implied you were any sort of weirdo. I was simply sharing my personal reasoning for why I thought you would struggle to find a volunteer in this instance.
                      Brett.

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                      • #12
                        Brett,
                        Excuse me,my error ,I hadn't directed that to you are anyone else for that matter...sorry if that gave you that understanding,just thinking out aloud.
                        I'd had better pull my head in before I shoot myself in the foot.
                        Kind Regards to all,
                        Cheers,
                        Mick

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                        • #13
                          There's a company called Interparcel who act as middle men for most of the big courier companies in Australia, eg. Toll, TNT, Star Track etc.
                          You can book collections with them and then they will organise for the courier to do the rest of the work. I've found the price to be reasonable. You need to make sure the person who it is being collected from is happy to co-operate and do their part to make the pickup successful.

                          This includes supplying a pickup address and contact phone number, time of day for collection and the ability to print out the consignment note at their end and attach it to the box in which they have packaged the item.
                          If the item is not packaged correctly or does not have the consignment note attached, they usually won't pick it up. It's a risky option.

                          You'll be lucky to find someone who's willing to do all of this but generally if the seller has mentioned that they will package the item for a courier pickup organised by the buyer then it will be ok.

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