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Cheapest way to send parcels to Northern Ireland
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Old 14-03-2005, 3:50 PM
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I'm a newbie, so I hope you'll forgive me if this has been covered before. I am looking for the cheapest way to send parcels to NI. Would it be cheaper to send one big box or several smaller ones pls? Post office were useless when I asked their advice! The items are non breakable, mixed shapes/sizes and there is not desperate hurry for them to arrive.

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I think that the postage goes on the weight of the package so if you ask what the charges are for different weights then you could work it out from there.
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Thanks for responding Elona.
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Hi there

I get quite a few bits and pieces from GB through the mail, prices don't seem too exhorbitant!

If you have a look at there are sections on there which cover sending parcels. Over a certain weight it'll go by ParcelForce (the same as Royal Mail only different :rolleyes: ), or if smaller, lighter packets then 2nd class would be the cheapest. I think usually it's more economical to send one big parcel rather than a number of smaller ones.



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You will sometimes find that the PO are more helpful if you take in a parcel and ask about the cheapest way to send it. But then again, some POs are a lot more friendly and helpful than others, so sometimes it pays to find a good one and go there if it's not too difficult! Although sometimes just finding one which hasn't been shut is hard enough!
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For goodness sake, whatever you do, don't send your parcel with a mainland courier to hand over to Famac! They are so bad, your recipients will be lucky if the parcels arrive in 6 weeks! To give you an idea of user dissatisfaction, have a look at THIS THREAD
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Old 19-03-2005, 8:33 AM
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send them through royal mail, no different to sending from say london to scotland . Northern Ireland is still withing the UK. I send parcels from N Ireland to England all the time as I am selling a lot on ebay and prices for postage can be found on
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