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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:56 pm 
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hernehill69 wrote:
Paisley Freight £21 bike in a box to mainland Uk.
My Hermes about £10 for a frame alone.
In my experience both provide reliable service.
Dave

Don't f**k about, just get down the post office.
Avoid Hermes like the plague.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:59 pm 
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I use myHermes for frames, wheel sets and the like (20+ parcels to date) with no problems thus far. Frames are £6.20 insured up to £100, tracked and signed for, and you can drop at your local Collect+ shop at your convenience!

For full bikes I use Pharos Parcels, have sent to various European countries and UK destinations - great price & service!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:15 pm 
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Location: Nottingham UK
Unfortunately I've had some not great experiences with Royal Mail as well...


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:30 pm 
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[quote="hernehill69"]Unfortunately I've had some not great experiences with Royal Mail as well...[/quote/]
Parcelforce can be slow, incompetent etc but they do track their incompetence!
I once had a pair of wheels sent to Carlisle SIX times from the national hub, simply cos the lady in my post office had a Carlisle post code lodged in her brain when I sent them.They only needed to go to Southampton, 40 miles down the road...
but they got there in the end!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:31 pm 
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Had a frame, forks, bars, stem and post. sent to me from Hull for £16 Royal Mail a couple of weeks ago. No problems


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:18 pm 
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Posted a handlebar today via Royal Mail bog standard second class - £5.20 :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:08 pm 
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Never heard of a Royal Mail but I've had a Muddy Fox Courier and that was a fun ride.













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