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Cheapest way to send large heavy item?
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Old 01-07-2007, 1:13 PM
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Default Cheapest way to send large heavy item?

Husband is selling some DJ kit in a flight case. We're looking for the cheapest way to send it, ideally collected from our house.

The item measures 30cm x 63cm x 54cm and weighs 20kg.

Any suggestions on who would be the cheapest would be much appreciated.
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Old 01-07-2007, 1:38 PM
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probably payperdrop and interparcel are good too.
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Old 01-07-2007, 2:02 PM
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Are payperdrop ok to use?

Their listing on ebay looks good but you never know!

Do they get signatures on delivery?
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Old 01-07-2007, 3:12 PM
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PPD use dhl, so you can view tracking and signature online and input the tracking details into paypal.
PPD are a bit slow in responding to problems, as I found out when a parcel of mine get lost in bristol for 2 days, but now they offer a guaranteed next day service , so if it doesn't happen , your next delivery is free.
Even my parcel force account can't beat the 6.99 ppd service.
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Are you kidding???
25 for next day on a 10kg parcel!
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Old 01-07-2007, 4:11 PM
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Parcelforce Booking
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£6.25/£6.75 for 48/24hr
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Old 01-07-2007, 5:38 PM
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i've used payperdrop a few times, and as the poster above pointed out they use dhl, out fo about 10 deliveries i've had two breakages and two complete losses, takes a while to sort out, the claims, i'm still waiting near on 6 months for a lose printer (last seen in vauxhall depot), other than that there really isnt much choice. might want to check out how much the compensation is.
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parcelforce is quite reasonable up to 15kgs.
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payperdrop are very good, OP's item would only cost 5.99, its easy to blame payperdrop for the delivery problems, but its not them who deliver, payperdrop are just the agents getting you a good deal, dhl are responsible for delivery.

alot of the negative feedback left for payperdrop is absolutely of no fault of theirs!

used them a few times now, absolutely no problems
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Old 01-07-2007, 11:39 PM
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totally agree with you , DHL do the deliveries , not PPD . I have used PPD approx 15 times now and not once have they lost or broken any item I have sent . The only !!!!-up I had ( and I can't figure out why it happened on this occasion as I always used to do this ) was on my parcels I used to put who it was going to in big writing at the top of the parcel and where DHL put their sticker and return to sender address in small writing at the bottom . For some reason one time the machine that reads the addresses read my address and therefore sent the item back to Dartford depot to deliver to me . I managed to sort it out by phoning DHL myself and the parcel was re-delivered the following day so in total took 48 hours .

My DHL courier said put any return info inside the parcel as DHL WILL open them to find this out .
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I use this company on ebay its 7.99 for 48 hr delivery , the item is collected i have used them hundreds of times and never had one problem it is dhl that comes out.


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/UK-48-HOUR-COU...QQcmdZViewItem
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payperdrop are very good, OP's item would only cost 5.99, its easy to blame payperdrop for the delivery problems, but its not them who deliver, payperdrop are just the agents getting you a good deal, dhl are responsible for delivery.

alot of the negative feedback left for payperdrop is absolutely of no fault of theirs!

used them a few times now, absolutely no problems



i think the problem with them is they only do one delivery attempt and you cant guarantee that the buyer will be in even if you tell them the day etc as i had this problem.
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No they don't . They say this to cover their backs but if your buyer was out their parcel would go back to the depot where they can collect from or they can re-arrange delivery . PPD have actually said this themselves .
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The problem with ppd's system could be that they don't get you to print out your dhl label.
With interparcel you print off 2 lots of labels and stick one on the parcel and hand the other to the driver.
With ppd there is nothing, they don't even tell you to print an address label, which is comon sense if a machine is reading postcodes etc. If all they do is stick on the tiny barcode then it's no surprise that things get lost.
However the chances of losing or damaging parcels is small so for virtually half the price of anyone else, imho, it's worth the risk.
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Parcelforce Booking
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6.25/6.75 for 48/24hr
I have just signed up to these, it looks like a great service, it's crazy, I have a parcel force account and they charge me 7.75!
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All my parcels get a sticker put on them by the address it is going to , the sticker is roughly the size of a fag packet and then you get the A4 yellow tracking sheet with another barcode on it (this one is tiny) given to you .
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No they don't . They say this to cover their backs but if your buyer was out their parcel would go back to the depot where they can collect from or they can re-arrange delivery . PPD have actually said this themselves .



yeah they will re-delivery if you pay again , or at least thats what happened to me so i never used them again , maybe you have be lucky
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I think you have been unlucky as several of my buyers have been out when they have attempted delivery , these were big items , all buggies , and they have had them re-delivered no charge . I send at least 1 parcel a week with them now , increasing as I am selling more stuff and have never had a problem .
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I think you have been unlucky as several of my buyers have been out when they have attempted delivery , these were big items , all buggies , and they have had them re-delivered no charge . I send at least 1 parcel a week with them now , increasing as I am selling more stuff and have never had a problem .


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