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 Post subject: Postage courier options
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Gents,
Can anyone suggest any courier that they have used in the past.
Need to get a bike posted to me in the UK, seller is quoting £68 including the bike box.
I've usually used Royal fail for around £30, but I already had a box.

Cheers chaps/chapesses......

Andy


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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:05 pm 
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Box from Halfords. Try send it now.


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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 2:01 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Cheers, much appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 2:40 am 
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Send it now 48hr is just over £13 so that is one expensive box your seller has :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 12:42 pm 
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You have to be careful of the box dimensions...I have found the box ends up too big for send it now. I have used Paisley Freight probably half a dozen times now with no issue. £23.99 next day delivery...

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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 10:18 pm 
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Location: All you other Iron Men are just imitating
Try anyvan.com for a quote. They will take it roll on roll off and are usually a lot more careful that couriers....no box needed

I got my tandem delivered for £28 ....Midlands to South coast

Paisley are good too although price goes up a lot for appropriate £ cover


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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 10:21 pm 
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If it gets to £50 plus...drive and pick it up yourself! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 10:46 pm 
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Where from and to?


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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 6:07 am 
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The History Man wrote:
Box from Halfords. Try send it now.


This.

Even their 48hr "Large" is only around half what the seller has quoted you!


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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 4:49 pm 
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Perhaps the seller is charging for their time. Did you buy it from someone who stipulated collection only?

You could try asking if anyone on here could collect and pack.


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