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Old 05-05-2011, 7:49 PM
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What courier can i send a laptop with as many are excluded from the insurance ?
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Hi, my other half recently sent lots of computer bits with parcel monkey, insurance was very cheap with them and goes off the value of goods, not what the goods are (from memory) - they use city link as the courier.
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how spooky,

i was just looking at parcelmonkey, and seems to be good one
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Hammyman sells a lot of laptops on ebay, hopefully he will share who he uses with you.
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hopefully hammyman will be along shortly then
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What courier can i send a laptop with as many are excluded from the insurance ?
I sent one via www. thepackagedeliverycompany dot com
When i asked if it would be covered by insurance they said as long as it was packaged correctly the insurance would be valid.
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hopefully hammyman will be along shortly then
Already replied to the PM but I use Parcelmonkey. Everything has been delivered, only one slight damage out of the 100's I've sent which TBH was down to poor packing on my behalf.
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Hi, my other half recently sent lots of computer bits with parcel monkey, insurance was very cheap with them and goes off the value of goods, not what the goods are (from memory) - they use city link as the courier.
Another thumbs up for Parcelmonkey! Use them regularly. Brilliant service and everything has always been delivered to time and never missed any collections (unlike Interparcel who often do miss collections and take ages to rectify).

Using City Link via Parcelmonkey has always proven to be best value for me.
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Doesn't quite make up for the scores of thumbs down for Parcelmonkey. And your post is one of two I have ever seen knocking interparcel.
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Doesn't quite make up for the scores of thumbs down for Parcelmonkey. And your post is one of two I have ever seen knocking interparcel.
Very true, if people who post on this forum would just read the 100s of unset Parcel Monkey customers comments , no one in their right mind would use them!!!!!
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I don't disparage people who have had no problem using them, why shouldn't they continue? When things go wrong though, they are useless.
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Another thumbs up for Parcelmonkey! Use them regularly. Brilliant service and everything has always been delivered to time and never missed any collections (unlike Interparcel who often do miss collections and take ages to rectify).

Using City Link via Parcelmonkey has always proven to be best value for me.
I never buy from any retailer that uses city link.
To be fair, that's when I need next day delivery, but having said that most if not all of the companies I use don't send via them anymore.
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Apart from the bad weather before Xmas, I've never had one delivery that hasn't been delivered next day. Quite happy to send you a few hundred tracking numbers to prove the point....
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I don't disparage people who have had no problem using them, why shouldn't they continue? When things go wrong though, they are useless.
Every single courier company in the entire UK is exactly the same in this respect.
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Sorry for opening an old thread, but saves creating a new one on the same subject
I'm also looking to send a laptop via a courier. I just wonder about the insurance cost.
It's quite an expensive laptop, but certainly when I looked on Parcels2go, they wanted an extra 50 to insure the full value. Is it the same for parcelmonkey, as I can't seem to find out without filling in all the details - which I don't know yet (ie addresses)

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Aldredd, if you tell me the weight, dimensions and value of your package I will try and find a quote for you
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What courier can i send a laptop with as many are excluded from the insurance ?
I used ParcelMonkey last week for the first time.... excellent prices! Collected promptly and allowed me to name the insurance value for a small premium.

Was delivered next day.... absolutely no issues at all.

Would recommend them 100%.
if i had known then what i know now
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Sorry for opening an old thread, but saves creating a new one on the same subject
I'm also looking to send a laptop via a courier. I just wonder about the insurance cost.
It's quite an expensive laptop, but certainly when I looked on Parcels2go, they wanted an extra 50 to insure the full value. Is it the same for parcelmonkey, as I can't seem to find out without filling in all the details - which I don't know yet (ie addresses)

thanks!
Extra 50 for insurance? Bloody hell, how expensive is it, 10,000?

Parcelmonkey charge 20 for 1000, 10 for 600, 8 for 500 to give you some idea.

If it is 500 you're wanting to insure it for and the parcel weighs around 4kg, I'd look into Royal Mail Special Delivery. It'll cost you around 5 more than PM but their insurance is more willing to pay out.
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or worldwide-parcelservices have good, reasonably priced insurance who will pay for stuff (don't know about laptops though)
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Aldredd, if you tell me the weight, dimensions and value of your package I will try and find a quote for you
Thanks!
It now turns out I need to send it to NI (from UK Mainland), which I guess changes things a bit!
But, it's approx 3.3kg, 27*43*8 cm
I think I'm looking at about 20, + insurance
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