Ideas for the cheapest way of getting a washing machine from Liverpool to Swansea?

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Loonytunes
Loonytunes Posts: 219 Forumite
Hi, not sure if this is the right forum to ask this so apologies if not! Basically my uncle is about to emigrate to New Zealand and as my washing machine has just died has said I can have his but I don't know what the cheapest way of getting it is! As he lives in Liverpool and I'm in Swansea I recon it'd be about £60 in petrol to collect it myself plus time wise its pretty tight as they go in about a week and I'm in work.
I have tried to look at DHL etc but got myself rather confused! Any suggestions? Thanks
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  • rachbc
    rachbc Posts: 4,461 Forumite
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    could look for a courier on ebay...
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  • basmic
    basmic Posts: 1,043 Forumite
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    Wheelbarrow.jpg

    :D
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  • Loonytunes
    Loonytunes Posts: 219 Forumite
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    Ha ha ha Basmic! Might take me a while!
  • maggie111
    maggie111 Posts: 1,130 Forumite
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    I would try asking this in the eBay forum.
    I love surprises!
  • frugalmacdugal
    frugalmacdugal Posts: 10,077 Forumite
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    Hi,
    basmic wrote: »
    Wheelbarrow.jpg

    :D

    great idea, you could get yourself sponsored for your favourite charity.
  • Kiran
    Kiran Posts: 1,378 Forumite
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    Would your Uncle be prepared to meet you half way? Sell it on the fact that you wont see him again for ages!! :)

    Good to see a fellow Swansea resident on the forum
    Some people don't exaggerate........... They just remember big!
  • macman
    macman Posts: 53,098 Forumite
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    Paysend are pretty competitive. Much cheaper than DHL, even though they use them. You need to know the weight (anyone know what a washing machine weighs?) and then check their rates out:
    http://www.paysend.co.uk/
    Would have to be well packed though and the transit bars fitted etc.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
  • 27col
    27col Posts: 6,554 Forumite
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    macman wrote: »
    Paysend are pretty competitive. Much cheaper than DHL, even though they use them. You need to know the weight (anyone know what a washing machine weighs?) and then check their rates out:
    http://www.paysend.co.uk/
    Would have to be well packed though and the transit bars fitted etc.

    Hands up all those who have:
    1) Kept their transit bars/bolts and
    2) Know where they are.
    I can afford anything that I want.
    Just so long as I don't want much.
  • Mojisola
    Mojisola Posts: 35,559 Forumite
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    If your uncle doesn't have the transit bars and can't arrange the substantial packaging that would be needed, don't bother with it. It probably wouldn't work when it arrived even if it wasn't damaged from the handling.
  • rachbc
    rachbc Posts: 4,461 Forumite
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    27col wrote: »
    Hands up all those who have:
    1) Kept their transit bars/bolts and
    2) Know where they are.

    Me :T :cool:
    People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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