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 Post subject: courier delivery
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:42 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:28 pm
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Location: Cambridge
hello who would you recommend to deliver a full bike it is uk to uk any help would be appreciated


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 Post subject: Re: courier delivery
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:09 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:39 pm
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not ukmail after dispatches tonight!!! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: courier delivery
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:02 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:56 am
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I posted a frame via DHL and it cost me about £8 or something. Everyone else was £15+.


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 Post subject: Re: courier delivery
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:09 am 
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Location: Southsea
I've found www.parcel2go.com quite good despite some peoples experiences.


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 Post subject: Re: courier delivery
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:10 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:56 am
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I always order through them. I think any issue is due to the couriers, I had a couple who didn't turn up just before Christmas, so I cancelled and sent with RM instead.


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 Post subject: Re: courier delivery
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:59 am 
Retro Guru
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Location: Wirral
Paisley freight are reasonable £23 through eBay (nectar points too ) or £21 through the home page


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 Post subject: Re: courier delivery
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:41 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:29 am
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do parcel to go take bike box`s that are the normal size ie 130 length ,20 width and 80 height as looked up pashley freight and they dont give full insurance only full loss cover which is very vague


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 Post subject: Re: courier delivery
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:22 am 
Old School Grand Master
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Location: The land of Lea & Perrins
DO NOT, EVER, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, USE YODEL

They are the single most inept, incapable, shower of sh*t excuse of a courier company I have ever had the misfortune to use.

Unless, of course, you count "good service" as physically running over a bike and then taping it all back up in the hope I won't know, and then REFUSING to pay me a penny in compensation because I couldn't prove it was them who ran it over...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. You would have more luck putting your bike in a Trebuchet and launching it in the general direction of where you want it to end up. I would bet on it arriving quicker and in better condition than if you let the Yodel circus anywhere near it.


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 Post subject: Re: courier delivery
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:24 am 
Old School Grand Master
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Location: The land of Lea & Perrins
I should have mentioned that I now use www.senditnow.com to send things such as complete bikes. They are a subsiduary of Parcel Force and they just go by weight, so the size of the box doesn't matter (within reason). I've sent various bikes of varying sizes with them and I've never had a problem.

If you choose their 48 hour service (about £13), they usually deliver it next working day if they can too ;)


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 Post subject: Re: courier delivery
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:28 am 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
So not Yodel then?


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