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julesangles
Old 05-05-2008, 2:19 PM
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hi
hope someone can help.
i have used ebay for years but i do need help.
how do i post large items?
options as i see them are:
post office(this works out very expensive for both me and buyer)
collect from my house(this is OK till they decide they want you to post, normally after they have paid)
or courier firm (don't know how to go about this)
how do i set up a courier sau with UPS or the like.
can you help please. as i dont want to do the post office marlarky again.
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Old 05-05-2008, 2:30 PM
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See this thread http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....html?t=639333 for info on courier resellers etc
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hi
hope someone can help.
i have used ebay for years but i do need help.
how do i post large items?
options as i see them are:
post office(this works out very expensive for both me and buyer)
collect from my house(this is OK till they decide they want you to post, normally after they have paid)
or courier firm (don't know how to go about this)
how do i set up a courier sau with UPS or the like.
can you help please. as i dont want to do the post office marlarky again.
ta
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Old 05-05-2008, 4:13 PM
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thanks for that
now i know i am being thick but do i have to register with them first?
how do i find a guesstimate price (without knowing there postcode) of how much the item is going to be when i send it.
just tried looking it up on quotes and it says i am not a valid parcels pick up.
sorry for asking but i need a step by step thing,
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Old 05-05-2008, 4:51 PM
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Go to the post office, hand it over to the person, they will tell you a price, pay them

simple

Or go to parcel2go.com

Enter the detailes, pay by paypal

Here is a discount code, it gives you 10% off: AUCTRE519736349A
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Old 05-05-2008, 5:49 PM
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yes thanks.
i want to know the post price before i put it on ebay.
hence the fight through the one hundred old Lady's and gents who seem to think the post office is going to run of with all there money, if they don't barge to the front of the queue telling everyone very loudly how much money they are getting out and how they like to put a bit away every week,(just in case) but i put it in the sideboard behind our Bills pic were know one thinks to look! so thats a no to the post office unless you want to go for me please.
thanks for the other Addy and discount code i will look at it now.
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Old 05-05-2008, 5:53 PM
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thanks that looks like the job i can just see how much stuff is before i put it on line and quote ta much
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:09 PM
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i used parcel2go.com, and it the service was great. They do go a bit overboard on the email notifications everytime your parcel does something, but it was very nice to sit at home and have them pick up your parcel, rather than drag the item to the PO. Cheaper too.
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:12 AM
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www.ukbackloads.com - perfect if the item is heavy, large or fragile / valuable - works for me anyway!!
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