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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:56 pm 
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Does anyone have recent experience of posting a pair of wheels by Royal Mail? What does it cost,how long to deliver?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:30 pm 
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it used to cost just over £8 but now the post office has put prices up it will be more like £15


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:47 pm 
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Is parcel force same as royal mail?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:56 pm 
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I used interparcel.com recently to send a pair of wheels.You can log on and get an immediate quote if you have weights,dimensions etc and they will search out the best deal and give you a range of prices according to carrier.

The biggest problem I had was finding a box,in the end I got a free bike box from my LBS and cut it down to size.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:02 pm 
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As above, I believe interparcel have increased the sizes you can send, so a bike wheel just fits!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:49 pm 
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use senditnow, you can drop off at a parcel force depot and the recipient can pick up from one.

a pair of wheels would cost about £5 parcel force 24 hour.

No exorbitant new post office charges.
No rip off parcel force over the counter 'volumetric weight' calculation.
No hanging around for some courier to pick up (maybe)
Recipient can collect and sneak it in past the missus at his convenience :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:52 pm 
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nevadasmith wrote:
use senditnow, you can drop off at a parcel force depot and the recipient can pick up from one.

a pair of wheels would cost about £5 parcel force 24 hour.

No exorbitant new post office charges.
No rip off parcel force over the counter 'volumetric weight' calculation.
No hanging around for some courier to pick up (maybe)
Recipient can collect and sneak it in past the missus at his convenience :lol:


Assuming he can get their website to work!
I've tried on two computers, iPad and a phone and I've never managed to get anywhere! Why they have such strict hardware & software requirements to use their site I have no idea!
Do you know the secret to get it to work?!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:26 am 
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Trouble is I'm the recipient,seller is a very reluctant poster,will only go to post office.


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