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Jamesk811

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Hello my Australian friends, I have ordered the Apple watch and am trying to get it as quick as possible if its being shipped to me on Friday as I have the 24/4-5/8 delivery date.

Has anyone had any experience with getting things delivered to parcel lockers and would you recommend it? Also how about speaking with Australia Post to pick it up from a local postal hub? As I live close to Sydney airport this would be very convenient for me as I start work at 2pm and won't be home all day.

Thanks
 

rhyme

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I decided not to risk it. The Apple store says that post offices box addresses can't be used to order the Apple Watch as a signature is required (and we don't seem to have the option of authorising a waiver as they do in the US). They didn't specifically mention parcel locker, but I suspect that parcel locker is in the same category.
 

Jamesk811

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I decided not to risk it. The Apple store says that post offices box addresses can't be used to order the Apple Watch as a signature is required (and we don't seem to have the option of authorising a waiver as they do in the US). They didn't specifically mention parcel locker, but I suspect that parcel locker is in the same category.

Good point. I won't risk it then. I might even try give Australia post on Friday to see if I can pick it up from my local hub prior to delivery.
 

fullauto

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Oct 19, 2012
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Slightly off topic but -

Robina store Gold Coast have their first Apple watch 'customer workshop' afternoon of the 28th - looks like South East QLD customers might start receiving orders mon 27th / tues 28th.

Oddly Sydney CBD and Bondi stores have no sessions listed. Broadway have sessions on sat 25th.
 

rhyme

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Slightly off topic but -

Robina store Gold Coast have their first Apple watch 'customer workshop' afternoon of the 28th - looks like South East QLD customers might start receiving orders mon 27th / tues 28th.

Oddly Sydney CBD and Bondi stores have no sessions listed. Broadway have sessions on sat 25th.

Awesome! Canberra has "bring your Apple Watch" session beginning at 10am on Friday the 24th! That's got to be a good sign! (Or the store staff are looking for a day off ;) )
 

dotnet

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I have only ever had Apple Store online orders delivered by TNT. I don't think Apple will let AusPost anywhere near those watches.
 

rhyme

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Sep 22, 2013
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When TNT try to deliver and find no-one home to sign, they drop it off at the nearest Australia Post office. Here in Canberra, at least.
 

nermal0

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Has anyone had any experience with getting things delivered to parcel lockers and would you recommend it? Also how about speaking with Australia Post to pick it up from a local postal hub?
Thanks

Australia Post parcel lockers only accept parcels delivered by Australia Post. However in the past my Apple orders were delivered by TNT. If you try to ship it to a locker, chances are that it will be returned to sender.
 

mikeb147

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I called apple and they confirmed TNT will deliver the watches in Australia. I'm in Sydney.
 

Jamesk811

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When TNT try to deliver and find no-one home to sign, they drop it off at the nearest Australia Post office. Here in Canberra, at least.

I thought TNT takes it to their depot and leave a card where you call and reschedule a new delivery time or to pick it up from their warehouse
 

InAustralia

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Oct 7, 2013
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When TNT try to deliver and find no-one home to sign, they drop it off at the nearest Australia Post office. Here in Canberra, at least.

That's not right. TNT will take it back to the depot and will attempt re-delivery at another time.

I have never had an Apple item sent to the Post Office. I have had TNT attempt delivery 4 times for an iPad once (they keep trying until they get you) but did manage to go to their depot in Alexandria to pick up my iPhone 4.
 

Brian Y

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Bear in mind also that Apple have been cancelling some orders using forwarding/box addresses in Europe.
 

Jamesk811

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That's not right. TNT will take it back to the depot and will attempt re-delivery at another time.

I have never had an Apple item sent to the Post Office. I have had TNT attempt delivery 4 times for an iPad once (they keep trying until they get you) but did manage to go to their depot in Alexandria to pick up my iPhone 4.

Do you know if I can call TNT once I receive my shipment tracking number and ask them to hold it for me at Alexandria depot for me to collect? Or must they deliver it first?
 

Tejas57

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Apr 1, 2015
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Do you know if I can call TNT once I receive my shipment tracking number and ask them to hold it for me at Alexandria depot for me to collect? Or must they deliver it first?


i am thinking as soon as i get a tracking no i'm going to call them and see. i have picked up stuff from DHL's brisbane airport depot before.
 

InAustralia

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Oct 7, 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Do you know if I can call TNT once I receive my shipment tracking number and ask them to hold it for me at Alexandria depot for me to collect? Or must they deliver it first?

I am sure you could call TNT and get them to keep it for you. I would think TNT would love not to deliver a package if they can.

The TNT drivers hate Apple launch days!
 
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