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 Post subject: Re: Bicycle Couriering
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:49 am 
Old School Hero
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Location: North London
+1 for send it now, been using them for a while now much cheaper because they go by weight and not size . around £15 for 48 hour tracked . Also being Parcelforce they are obligated to send anywhere in the UK for that price , that includes Northern Ireland , Highlands etc .


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycle Couriering
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:11 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:14 pm
Posts: 25
I used Collect Plus to send a frame yesterday, they're just using weight & not volumetric size.

https://www.collectplus.co.uk/send

With the standard service it was going to be £9.29 or slower service £8.29 for up to 10kg. I got a discount and it only cost £7.42, tracked and insured up to £50

This was cheaper than sending a chainset by Royal Mail, which was £9!

My drop off point, is my local Co-op, so its dead handy.

Planet X also use Collect Plus for returns too.


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycle Couriering
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 10:27 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:38 pm
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Location: manchester
A week ago I used, ipostparcels.com. £15 for next day delivery . Very efficient.


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:35 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:56 am
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send it now for me too, ive shifted one real cheap through yodel, but seems they dont have slots available now for when i need them


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycle Couriering
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 4:29 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:27 pm
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Had to ship a couple of things both overseas and in the UK - including a bike in the last week.

Senditnow may not be the absolute cheapest - but they print the labels, offer variable compensation options, pick up from my home and I've added additional consignments within a hour before pick up no problem.

The 48 hour delivery has sometimes turned into next day too - if it's only a short hop.


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycle Couriering
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 7:33 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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I use Parcel2go 'standard' service, 2 days at £9.99 plus VAT. It often arrives the next day and its via UPS - that means I can leave the parcel outside and not have to be in and UPS are pretty decent. I can get a bike in a box and post it for that too, but uninsured. I've sent lots of expensive to replace hifi equipment and its arrived in the same condition as its left.

Only one bike has arrived in poor condition but I suspect a bit of a fib on the other side as I asked for pictures - both bike and RB member disappeared without reply.


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycle Couriering
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 3:55 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Location: Perfect Sound Forever
another vote for senditnow...


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycle Couriering
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:57 pm 
Retro Guru
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Location: wales
Word of warning regards to DX , I work in a surf shop and errmm have had a number of damaged items and mislaid consignments.
Parcel force is my preferrred


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycle Couriering
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:24 am 
Gold Trader
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Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:40 pm
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Location: Nottingham
I've just sold a 1930s tandem on ebay - huge weighty beast in Nottingham and buyer in Kent. No doubt exteremely costly (to him!), but an outfit called Red Dart happy to collect all in one pece and totally unwrapped. Their arrangements/comms about collection day/time were just perfect. It was carefully loaded, secured and covered. The buyer has shipped a number of such bikes with them.
So I guess if willing to pay, then one can get whatever service one needs.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:13 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:38 pm
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Location: manchester
ipost. £15 for 24 hour delivery.


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