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 Post subject: What is the problem....
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:14 am 
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With Posting things within europe ? Been after a few things lately on ebay and pinkbike and contacted the seller to see if they'll post to France, might as well ask if they'll post to Mars.
If the parcel is sent recorded delivery and insured there is no problem, you can track the parcel and see when it has been delivered so why are people so reticent to ship within europe ?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:21 am 
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I couldnt tell you - I've just sent a CD player to Germany and it only took 2 days!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:31 am 
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i don't know either. just laziness i guess! people cant be bothered to weigh it and find out the difference in cost.
i often find its not as expensive as i imagine and only ever charge it at net cost. some people take the piss when posting across continents, gets my billy goats well gruffed! :P


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:46 am 
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Posting to Europe is ok but not to Italy.They always get lost.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:28 am 
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I recently posted kit to Tasmania from the UK - no issues with that. Have also posted to Japan, Alaska, USA and Europe. :D

Hell I've even posted to the lowlands of Engerland without incurring extra charges :roll: but that's another story :evil: :evil:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:24 am 
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packing up large items like a frame then taking it to post office for a price is too much hassle

it might be an idea if there was a sticky thread like the "how much xyz" but for postage


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:56 am 
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bigmick wrote:
packing up large items like a frame then taking it to post office for a price is too much hassle

it might be an idea if there was a sticky thread like the "how much xyz" but for postage


Except you don't have to. You can find everything you need to know online.
Quote a courier price from interparcelmonkeytogo and if you reckon the post office might save you a couple of pence, lug it down there. The PO never seem to put their best deals online for some reason...
I don't get it either; you have to pack it and send it just the same wherever it's going.
Sending stuff abroad by UPS is usually quicker than within the UK via ParcelFarts.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:13 pm 
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Maybe it is about the different kind of people who use different forums. The past 3 years i posted stuff mainy between the UK and Germany but also to the Nederlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, USA and France.
All my contacts were through retrobike and i never had one single problem that way. That fact speaks for itself.
Using Ebay and Pinbike chances are simply better to find unfriendly, not helpful or just lazy guys. At least that is my personal experience.
In my opinion what you describe is not about any shipping quote. It is about spirit or the lack of it.
So use retrobike. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:37 pm 
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juice wrote:
Maybe it is about the different kind of people who use different forums. The past 3 years i posted stuff mainy between the UK and Germany but also to the Nederlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, USA and France.
All my contacts were through retrobike and i never had one single problem that way. That fact speaks for itself.
Using Ebay and Pinbike chances are simply better to find unfriendly, not helpful or just lazy guys. At least that is my personal experience.
In my opinion what you describe is not about any shipping quote. It is about spirit or the lack of it.
So use retrobike. 8)


So you have a pair of Marzocchi Shivers DC for sale then ? :wink:

Sadly Pinkbike and ebay have far more items I'd like........

Retrobike is indeed fantastic and thanks to everyone who has sent me bit and pieces.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:26 pm 
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So you have a pair of Marzocchi Shivers DC for sale then ? :wink:


Nope, but try a wanted ad in the wanted section. With a little bit of patience that will work. 8)


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