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Courier.

Post by malcscott » Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:52 pm

Hi, can anyone recomend a good courier to collect a parcel which weighs 15kg and is 19 inches x 14 inches x 13 inches? Malc.

 
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Re: Courier.

Post by CTV » Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:21 pm

Depends on two factors how much you want to pay and how concerned you are with getting the item unscathed.Some people are driven by cost to the detriment of the item in my opinion. Over the years I've had trouble with most if not all the budget couriers and some of the big names too. For me there is only one I use now and that's UPS. Professional, punctual and actually care about customers, a rarity these days! Also they aren't that expensive.

I'm not going to name and shame any couriers by name as that's inviting trouble, I hope others will abide by that too. As I say only my opinion and other may see it differently.

 
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Re: Courier.

Post by Boater Sam » Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:34 pm

A lot depends on the guy who collects and his mate who delivers. It only takes one careless driver, they only get 50p per parcel. You take them as you find them I suppose.
I have never had cause to complain about Hermes and they have handled some big parcels for me all over the UK, collecting and delivering. Even sent glass lampshades.
Their central depots seem to be careful as well. I have had bakelite sets handled with no problem.
There are always restrictions on what you can insure as well as weight.
I don't think any of the popular ones will insure vintage TVs and radios.

 
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Re: Courier.

Post by Cathovisor » Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:01 pm

Use Parcel2Go and select UPS as your preferred choice.

 
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Re: Courier.

Post by crackle » Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:08 pm

Parcel force are the only ones I know who are not too bothered by the size and weight. But book through a comparison website as it is cheaper.

Mike

 
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Re: Courier.

Post by malcscott » Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:18 pm

UPS have collected the parcel (Ferguson 3292 vcr) from North Somerset. I await to see what condition it is in when it arrives, Malc. :cch

 
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Re: Courier.

Post by Cathovisor » Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:05 pm

Fingers crossed, Malc. I'm now beginning to wish I'd bought the 3V00 at Harpenden, complete with manual...


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