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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:55 pm 
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suburbanreuben wrote:
Send it first class for only 10p more! That's value for money!
£1 of your cost is for recorded delivery.
If you can get the packet through the bigger window of the posties card you'll save a quid or so.
You think a courier is going to be much cheaper, if at all? Cream on!

True, but I will be sending larger items soon. :wink:

Also, six stamps will not be enough insurance if the Royal Maul lose it. That's why I want a courier for all of my items.

This thread will go on and on with if's and but's, so I'm just after a courier if anyone has experience of a good service? Thanks :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:04 pm 
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There is a senditnow company or something like, that people on here used, but do no use Yodel. They make CityLink look like saints.

As a side; The other problem with other 'letter' size is if one postoffice can get it through a window and they stamp it etc, the sender may still get charged an underpaid fee as has happened to me a few times both ways.
I guess the size is not universal in the royalmail :doh:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:35 pm 
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There is a senditnow company or something like, that people on here used, but do no use Yodel. They make CityLink look like saints.

Thanks Chicken, can anyone help?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:38 pm 
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Ahem

The Official Retrobike shipping Sticky
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:36 pm 
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Another shout NOT to use Yodel from me.

They managed to lose one of my bikes for almost 3 weeks, and they managed to RUN OVER another one of my bikes with a forklift truck at one of their depots. They then put some "repacked by YODEL" tape over the ruined box in the hope that I might not notice the massive dent and gouge that they put in the downtube of the bike (an S Works FSR, no less..)

I've said it before, but you would honestly have more luck putting your parcel in a trebuchet, and launching it in the general direction of where you want it to end up, than you would using Yodel.

They are truly, truly awful.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:37 pm 
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As has been mentioned, www.senditnow.com are good if you're sending frames/bikes/big boxes.

It's around £13 for a 48 hour service.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:36 pm 
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I think you may struggle to find anything less than the £3.65 you have been quoted. Looking on Royal Mail's site the £3.65 is for 1st class recorded. 2nd class recorded would be £3.15 :wink: .


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:07 pm 
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retroyetirigid wrote:
I think you may struggle to find anything less than the £3.65 you have been quoted. Looking on Royal Mail's site the £3.65 is for 1st class recorded. 2nd class recorded would be £3.15 :wink: .
Really? You mean that Miss. M. Sod has a cloned sister in every post office? FFS, I give up! :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:14 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:20 pm 
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There is a new size err tester thing (the plastic thing you can test the size of your parcel?) coes into effect on the 2nd i think. Saw it today, looks overall smaller.


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