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 Post subject: Best delivery service
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:34 am 
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Hi, can anyone tell me what the best (cheapest) delivery service is for frames? :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:38 am 
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http://www.senditnow.com
http://www.parcel2go.com
http://www.parcelmonkey.com

Pick one.

BUT WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T USE YODEL!!!.

They might be the cheapest, but from personal experience I've found that there's a very good reason for it (like running over my bike with a forklift, then taping the box back up in the hope I wouldn't notice, or losing a bike frame for a few weeks only to find it in a depot at the other end of the country). I will never use the bunch of talentless f**kwits ever again, and I will encourage everyone to do the same.

Senditnow are a sideline of ParcelForce, and I've always received a good service from them. They cost a couple of quid more but I think it's worth it.

Failing that, I've always been satisfied with City Link, TNT and UPS too and you can get all these options from either Parcel2Go or ParcelMonkey.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:57 am 
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Thx, it's been a while since I sent anything.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:59 am 
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I've been happy with ipostparcels (UK MAIL) cheap, tracked 24 hour door to door service and you can normally find discount codes on hukd etc.... I live in the middle of the countryside and work from home, So I needed a cost effective courier service and so far they've been reliable


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:58 pm 
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Yodel and parcel2go are both shit and let me down in a massive massive way. Paisley freight are really good so far 4 perfect bike delivers and only £21.50 for a boxed bike regardless of weight and dims I can't fault them. Parcel force and parcel monkey have also been great but cost a little more.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:48 pm 
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Paisley freight fan here. But note small print... Don't think your bike is insured during carriage?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:31 pm 
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I know everyone slags off Yodel, so they must obviously be crap on a regular basis but I guess I should put in a good word. I've been lucky enough (touching wood, no not that kind of wood you smutty git) to have had great service from them on a regular basis. I guess a lot of it is down to individual drivers but around 50% of the time the 48 hour service I paid for arrives next day. The one issue I had was a package that sat at the Midlands hub for a couple of days but it still arrived undamaged.
Like I said, not defending them but just saying they can be good.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:44 am 
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raidan73 wrote:
I know everyone slags off Yodel, so they must obviously be crap on a regular basis but I guess I should put in a good word. I've been lucky enough (touching wood, no not that kind of wood you smutty git) to have had great service from them on a regular basis. I guess a lot of it is down to individual drivers but around 50% of the time the 48 hour service I paid for arrives next day. The one issue I had was a package that sat at the Midlands hub for a couple of days but it still arrived undamaged.
Like I said, not defending them but just saying they can be good.


I'm sure Hitler had his good points too ;) :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:38 am 
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Is that Godwins Law again?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:09 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
Is that Godwins Law again?


Yep, although I had absolutely no idea what Godwins Law was until I just Googled it ;)


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