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Postby ozchick » Sun, 13 Jun 2010 5:28 pm

Mm....can't name names until my shipment gets delivered. After that time I will. Otherwise they might dump it in the ocean. Please pm me to ask me if you're about to organise shipping. If you go with this company you will be sorry. I did all my homework, researched and covered the bases. But nothing was able to protect me from the underquoted cubic metres. So I'm now out of pocket by thousands. And then there was a TOTAL lack of organisation on every issue, not to mention that the shipment will probably arrive when I'm not there so that I'll have to pay storage fees...the list goes ON and ON.
These guys are the Fawlty Towers of shipping with a dash of 'Who gives a ****?' for good measure. :roll:
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Postby Splatted » Sun, 13 Jun 2010 7:15 pm

sorry to hear, ozchick :(

this is partly the reason why I recommend selling up & rebuying upon arrival. Usually (I think) people are ok when shipping stuff...

It's these sorts of nightmare scenario's that you mentioned that makes you wonder was it all really worth the trouble.. :(

edit: we had a different nightmare many years ago when our stuff finally arrived after we shipped it. The local law at the country we were shipping to was that tax had to be paid on new items we were bringing with us.

and it was up to the discretion of the guy inspecting whether the item was 'new' or not. an old atari 2600, which was old to australia at the time,.. was looked upon as new technology where we were going... my dad put on quite the performance in convincing the guy.. 'it's all rubbish.. most of this is throwawayable.. just it has sentimental value'

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Postby ozchick » Mon, 14 Jun 2010 6:46 pm

Splatted wrote:sorry to hear, ozchick :(

this is partly the reason why I recommend selling up & rebuying upon arrival. Usually (I think) people are ok when shipping stuff...

It's these sorts of nightmare scenario's that you mentioned that makes you wonder was it all really worth the trouble.. :(

edit: we had a different nightmare many years ago when our stuff finally arrived after we shipped it. The local law at the country we were shipping to was that tax had to be paid on new items we were bringing with us.

and it was up to the discretion of the guy inspecting whether the item was 'new' or not. an old atari 2600, which was old to australia at the time,.. was looked upon as new technology where we were going... my dad put on quite the performance in convincing the guy.. 'it's all rubbish.. most of this is throwawayable.. just it has sentimental value'



Well despite the extra costs that I've copped, replacing the furniture would have cost way more to replace. Well, to this point anyway...yet to see if any 'other end' costs get passed onto me. Ah yeah.... it's all fun. And welcome back 'splatted'! I may come back too in the next few years. Gonna miss Sg, big time. And I'm sure as hell not in a hurry to go back to Oz.
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Postby ksl » Tue, 15 Jun 2010 2:25 pm

Only money OZchick, only money! Look on the bright side of life, you are enjoying yourself and you only live once, don't forget! We are more fortunate than many. :) Take care now and have a good time!

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Postby Splatted » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 12:01 am

ozchick wrote:And welcome back 'splatted'! I may come back too in the next few years. Gonna miss Sg, big time.


Thanks ozchick. Been back for a couple weeks.. Today was my first day at work too. Surprisingly, customers are more patient than I expected (given my lack of local working experience).

Hope things are going well at your end. Have you started work yet?

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Postby ozchick » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 7:37 pm

Splatted wrote:
ozchick wrote:And welcome back 'splatted'! I may come back too in the next few years. Gonna miss Sg, big time.


Thanks ozchick. Been back for a couple weeks.. Today was my first day at work too. Surprisingly, customers are more patient than I expected (given my lack of local working experience).

Hope things are going well at your end. Have you started work yet?


Leaving Sg July 13th. Starting new job OS mid August. And yeah KSL it is only money and I'm SO looking forward to my new gig! Will post a 'see ya later' before I go. And a few stopovers in Sg will be on the cards in the next year or two I reckon. If for no other eason than to come in and out of Changi. He he...I lurve that airport!!
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Aus shipping co

Postby skylar9 » Fri, 06 Jan 2012 6:14 pm

Ozchick pls will you PM me the name of the shipping co you used?

I'm too new on here to PM you directly.

Thank you! :)

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Postby Skylogger » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 12:51 pm

I have used Nihal Freight for my shipping n so far never had problems. 97337326 is the contact number . Mr. Sanjay. I used their services when importing all my personal items into Singapore n again used them when i was going back to Delhi for a month's break.

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Postby nutnut » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 1:50 pm

Hmmm, having looked at your previous posts Skylogger, all of which seem to be promoting this same company, except one, where (after you'e previously promoted the company) you ask for promotion of a shipping company and then a "new" user with a similar name comes on to the board and posts the details of this same shipping company.

I would place $500 on the fact that you are Mr Sanjay at Nihal Freight (or someone very close to him) and you have personally something to gain from recommending/advertising your company.

Do you think we are all daft? There's a classified section for selling your services, I certainly won't be using you if this is the way you like to work!

Oh, btw, what type of "computer game" do you work on? :o

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 3:08 pm

And you'd really SHIP items via FREIGHT for a one-month holiday to Delhi?

Suspending disbelief for at least that, I'd be shocked if any lorry could get to Delhi with your goods from *any* port in India in under one month.

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Postby poodlek » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 3:23 pm

Add his number to the spam list! :P

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Postby Mad Scientist » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 3:31 pm

zzm9980 wrote:And you'd really SHIP items via FREIGHT for a one-month holiday to Delhi?

Suspending disbelief for at least that, I'd be shocked if any lorry could get to Delhi with your goods from *any* port in India in under one month.


Ooii !!! You'd be surprised that I have a brother that can do it within ONE Week !! A CHA CHA CHA !! All you need to have is a thick wad of notes
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Postby Skylogger » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 5:45 pm

Well. i do go to Jaipur on a yearly basis for a month holiday visiting my relatives n friendsn have alot of things which i do get for them therfor i prefer not paying excess baggage thus using cargo services. I am not promoting anyone ,just commenting on the posts.its up to them to use it or not. I do not get anything by doing. Yes i do know him for the past 3years now. We went to the same chinese classes which was held in SICCI. got to know him n used his services n got no problems so far.U will lose your 500bucks there.I know the rules here of advertising.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 6:07 pm

nutnut wrote:Hmmm, having looked at your previous posts Skylogger, all of which seem to be promoting this same company, except one, where (after you'e previously promoted the company) you ask for promotion of a shipping company and then a "new" user with a similar name comes on to the board and posts the details of this same shipping company.

I would place $500 on the fact that you are Mr Sanjay at Nihal Freight (or someone very close to him) and you have personally something to gain from recommending/advertising your company.

Do you think we are all daft? There's a classified section for selling your services, I certainly won't be using you if this is the way you like to work!

Oh, btw, what type of "computer game" do you work on? :o

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No IP address connections. Send me the $500. Cash/gold bullion OK.

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Postby nutnut » Thu, 09 Feb 2012 8:25 am

SE, I can make posts with two different accounts with no IP address connections!

It's called a Virtual Private Network, doesn't prove anything, to be fair, if I was trying to hoodwink people into believing that I was two people I'd do just that!
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