Due to New Zealand's efforts at containing the Covid-19 virus postal delays should be expected with standard local post and International Air Mail.
For the quickest delivery you can choose an expedited service, but this starts at minimum charge NZD$30 to Australia or NZD$65 to Europe and North America.
Please don't hesitate to make contact and we can advise and respond to your orders and questions.
First Letter Code after the price ( i.e. A/-) is for New Zealand domestic rate,
Second Letter Code ( i.e. -/A) is for International Air rate (approximately 10 working days, or two calendar weeks).
New Zealand Local Postage
Local postage is estimated on standard sized books, shipped via NZ Post Parcel Post with Tracking*
[A] for mass market paperbacks (DLE) NOW FLAT RATE $7.50
[B] for magazines & comics (C4) NOW FLAT RATE $7.50
[C] for standard hard covers (C5) NOW FLAT RATE $7.50
[D] for oversized items $10.00 (Lineflow)
*- Depending on the size of the parcel orders to Rural Delivery (RD) addresses may incur a $3.90 postal surcharge.
For high value orders we may request extra payment to upgrade postal insurance cover and use a courier service.
The postage charge is an estimate and should be used as a guide only, we will quote actual costs when we receive your order.
Unlike some other sellers who charge a per item fee, we will only charge for the combined parcel at the best rate available.
To AUSTRALIA Par Avion, untracked. (approx. 2 weeks)
A-or B-$15 C-$20 D-$40 or for Letter rate items is $5 in NZD$
To U.S.A., U.K., EUROPE Par Avion, untracked. (approx. 2 weeks)
A- or B-$25 C-$45 D-$75 or for Letter rate items is $6 in NZD$
Estimated on parcels weighing approximately;
[A] or [B]= up to 500 gm (small books and paperbacks)
[C]= 1kg (standard books and trade paperbacks) [D]= up to 2 kg (larger books)
Letter rate is for very light and thin items, generally ephemera, pamphlets, some comics etc. posted with minimal packaging.
If you require tracking for the parcel let us know and we can quote, usually about the same cost as D rate on the chart above.
For parcel contents valued at NZD$250 or more
, the minimum charge is D, independent of the stated rate.
We will arrange to use the most cost effective postage for combined orders, which may mean shipping in multiple packages.
The International rate estimates shipping based on heavy items within the pricing bracket, and multiple purchases shipped together may qualify for a reduced overall charge.
Accepted Forms Of Payment
Within New Zealand payment may be made by DIRECT DEPOSIT to our bank account at a branch or via internet banking, or cash, or with a credit card via paypal.com.
For buyers outside of New Zealand we prefer PAYPAL( see www.paypal.com) in most instances.
We can accept cash in Euros, Sterling, US, New Zealand or Australian dollars.
Cash should only be sent by registered post. No responsibility will be taken for funds lost in the mail.
A direct bank Telegraphic Transfer to our account from outside NZ will incur $12 NZD bank fee (but if the total amount is over $200 NZD this is waived)
Please always contact us first to ensure availability and with your full address so we can advise correct shipping costs, and we will send account details or an invoice upon confirmation of order.
We process DEBIT/ CREDIT CARD payments via Paypal
If you wish to use other payment methods, contact us directly before ordering.
Please note that our bank no longer accepts cheques.
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