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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:17 pm 
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Hi

Has anyone used Paisley Freight to courier a bike? They were suggested to me by a guy I've bought a bike off. When I googled them there seems to be a fair few unhappy customers although these are dated from a few years back... They seem good value at £21.50 for a bike. But if they are crap its not worth it.

Alternatively does anyone else know of a relyable courier thats a good price?

Thanks in advance.

Doug


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:18 pm 
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I used them once (to post a bike) and seemed very good value for money.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:20 pm 
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Paisley are good as that fee is for a large box, which is what stings you with other couriers.

The problem is in the small print. I think that there service is cheap as the bike is uninsured? I'm not 100% on that, but I think that's what it said when I used it last month.

That said, I packed the bike really well so it wouldnt be possible to damage anyway, and the service was brilliant. TNT picked the bike up, and they wanted a ridiculous figure themselves, which I thought was funny as they were happy to use it through Paisley?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:24 pm 
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Use them all the time. Very good service.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:24 pm 
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Hmmm interesting...yes as you said its not insured against damage, only if the whole parcel is lost...Maybe I'll give them a go...

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Doug


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:42 pm 
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I've used them twice, once was fine but the second was awful. Didn't pick up the parcel and got quite aggressive when I had the audacity to ask for a refund. I'll not be using them again.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:09 pm 
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Just about every carrier has been covered here:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=50824

I use City Link 24hr which for a standard box approx 140cm x 75cm x 20cm and 17kg is £20.99 inc


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:27 pm 
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Robbied196 wrote:
Just about every carrier has been covered here:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=50824

I use City Link 24hr which for a standard box approx 140cm x 75cm x 20cm and 17kg is £20.99 inc


Thanks mate very useful!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:37 pm 
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Used them once and the experience was bad mostly because they are not an actual company but a booking agent for loads of independent man with a van and mine was rubbish, that said some people use them and they are okay even if not the cheapest


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:56 pm 
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used them loads no aggro at all , also used senditnow just as good and slightly cheaper .


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