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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:30 pm 
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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


Weigh at home or estimate then stick it into the royal mail/post office website to give you a price.

I thought tracking with royal mail only lasted to the border, after that is signed for ?

I know I've not done it as ti puts the price way above it's worth.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:58 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)


Already put an add for triple clamps in, no joy. Although a set came up a few days later and sold quickly, I guess gold traders don't look in wanted.......

There is a pair on ebay.de but currently at 250 quid with 4 days to go which frankly is too expensive and a pair on Pinkbike but the guy (who I contacted 4 days ago) won't post to France because he wants a quick sale and someone is coming to look at them at the weekend :? :roll:

Apologies if this is coming over as me being a miserable sod.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:55 pm 
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I'll post anything i've got for sale to anywhere as long as the recipient is happy with the cost, what gets my goat is trying to buy stuff, I live a couple of miles from Portsmouth and have a Portsmouth postcode, yet 100's of ebay sellers etc think the Isle of Wight is classed as Highlands and Islands or even mainland Europe! Dumb f**ks :x :x


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with me it depends on a few things, with ebay i stick to UK as the post price is listed but also there are enough idiots in england without the added barrier of another language and postal service.

with retrobike i will post pretty much anywhere as long as the buyer has been posting for a while but as i tend to list my prices as the posted price i do charge the extra if it's going somewhere out of the ordinary, also i always use recorded post every time, even with small items, no exceptions.

and as it turned out with a member who turned out to be dodgy that was a good call as he was saying that stuff didn't turn up then asking for a refund off people who didn't send stuff recorded.

not getting stitched up is what i think most people are worried about and i think alot of buyers consider outside of the UK an unknown quantity and to a certain extent they are right, for the most part Royal Mail is pretty good but other Post companies elsewhere may not be.


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B77 wrote:
Already put an add for triple clamps in, no joy. Although a set came up a few days later and sold quickly, I guess gold traders don't look in wanted.......

There is a pair on ebay.de but currently at 250 quid with 4 days to go which frankly is too expensive and a pair on Pinkbike but the guy (who I contacted 4 days ago) won't post to France because he wants a quick sale and someone is coming to look at them at the weekend :? :roll:

Apologies if this is coming over as me being a miserable sod.


Contact the guy on Pinkbike to see if he still has them - if he does, then I'll happily post them on to you in France if you pay the postage. The seller would just need to post them to me first.

How's that?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:29 pm 
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Since moving to the states I have to admit I hate posting within it let alone outside of it. With a country so vast the postal rates are all over the place and most days will lead to a trip to the post office several times a day when selling a lot of things

Then there is the international requests..you go down again with the package to get a price, get one, inform and warn of the price but reminding that customs and the post may take a slice and then you get ....do you know how much that will be...and my mate had one sent much more cheaper.... and after a while you think..as I did in the u.k. we have enough arseholes in our own country without have to ship stuff to other countries arseholes as well


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juice wrote:
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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)


Already put an add for triple clamps in, no joy. Although a set came up a few days later and sold quickly, I guess gold traders don't look in wanted.......

There is a pair on ebay.de but currently at 250 quid with 4 days to go which frankly is too expensive and a pair on Pinkbike but the guy (who I contacted 4 days ago) won't post to France because he wants a quick sale and someone is coming to look at them at the weekend :? :roll:

Apologies if this is coming over as me being a miserable sod.


No need for apologies. :) I know that feeling well enough when you want a certain bike part badly and it is simply not available at my own conditions. For me to battle my own impatience is - besides riding - the most fun i get out of this whole retrobike thing. With enough money everything would be theoretically available but my amount of cash that i can loosen up for bike parts is near the amount i had availaible when i was 14 years old. :D I'm on the lookout for certain parts for about 3 or 4 years now and i still believe one day these parts will find their way to me through a friendly chap from retrobike.co.uk 8) Obviously i have no solution. All i got for you are these encouraging words.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:07 pm 
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jm wrote:
Posting to Europe is ok but not to Italy.They always get lost.


Puts me in mind of this

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=7xNnRBks ... svOU&gl=GB


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