Cheapest courier sending expensive item

hubb
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edited 27 January 2021 at 2:18PM in I wanna buy it or do it
I am returning from Cheshire an electronic musical instrument to a store in London that I paid £2500. it's around 7kg. They have advised me to send with a trackable service with insurance to cover the cost of item. I usually use Hermes but they will not cover me for more than £300 so can anyone tell me my cheapest courier service that are a good service that will pick up from my address please ?

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  • carly
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    You can look on Interparcel website and by inputting your parcels weight and dimensions you will be given a choice of options and companies.

  • hubb
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    I did look at Parcel Monkey but couriers won't insure anything near £2500 . The best I could find was around £49, without the cost of sending it.
  • Royal mail now collect from houses and you can send by special delivery which covers items up to 2500 but I think it might be limited to certain sizes.

    Parcel force tend to take anything too big for royal mail. But I don't know if royal mail limit the size they collect with.
  • Marcon
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    Have you asked the store who they would use/if they could recommend someone?
    Googling on your question might have been both quicker and easier, if you're only after simple facts rather than opinions!  
  • Marcon
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    Royal mail now collect from houses and you can send by special delivery which covers items up to 2500 but I think it might be limited to certain sizes.

    Parcel force tend to take anything too big for royal mail. But I don't know if royal mail limit the size they collect with.
    Problem is you can't insure for the full value:

    All of our express services include compensation cover ranging from £100 to £200 per consignment for loss or damage. You can find out more details on our Inclusive Compensation page.

    If the value of your parcel exceeds this, you can take out our enhanced compensation cover for loss or damage, up to a maximum of £2,500 per consignment. Please note that musical instruments will only be covered up to the maximum amount of inclusive compensation included with the service and no enhanced compensation can be purchased on these items.

    Googling on your question might have been both quicker and easier, if you're only after simple facts rather than opinions!  
  • hubb
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    Marcon said:
    Royal mail now collect from houses and you can send by special delivery which covers items up to 2500 but I think it might be limited to certain sizes.

    Parcel force tend to take anything too big for royal mail. But I don't know if royal mail limit the size they collect with.
    Problem is you can't insure for the full value:

    All of our express services include compensation cover ranging from £100 to £200 per consignment for loss or damage. You can find out more details on our Inclusive Compensation page.

    If the value of your parcel exceeds this, you can take out our enhanced compensation cover for loss or damage, up to a maximum of £2,500 per consignment. Please note that musical instruments will only be covered up to the maximum amount of inclusive compensation included with the service and no enhanced compensation can be purchased on these items.

    You can insure for the full amount as RM give the option of selecting up to £2500 which costs £29
  • hubb
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    Marcon said:
    Have you asked the store who they would use/if they could recommend someone?
    They sent it via Parcel Force 24
  • Marcon
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    hubb said:
    Marcon said:
    Royal mail now collect from houses and you can send by special delivery which covers items up to 2500 but I think it might be limited to certain sizes.

    Parcel force tend to take anything too big for royal mail. But I don't know if royal mail limit the size they collect with.
    Problem is you can't insure for the full value:

    All of our express services include compensation cover ranging from £100 to £200 per consignment for loss or damage. You can find out more details on our Inclusive Compensation page.

    If the value of your parcel exceeds this, you can take out our enhanced compensation cover for loss or damage, up to a maximum of £2,500 per consignment. Please note that musical instruments will only be covered up to the maximum amount of inclusive compensation included with the service and no enhanced compensation can be purchased on these items.

    You can insure for the full amount as RM give the option of selecting up to £2500 which costs £29
    But you said in your first post that it's a musical instrument - and the quote above is taken from Royal Mail's website.
    Googling on your question might have been both quicker and easier, if you're only after simple facts rather than opinions!  
  • hubb
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    edited 28 January 2021 at 1:30PM
    Marcon said:
    hubb said:
    Marcon said:
    Royal mail now collect from houses and you can send by special delivery which covers items up to 2500 but I think it might be limited to certain sizes.

    Parcel force tend to take anything too big for royal mail. But I don't know if royal mail limit the size they collect with.
    Problem is you can't insure for the full value:

    All of our express services include compensation cover ranging from £100 to £200 per consignment for loss or damage. You can find out more details on our Inclusive Compensation page.

    If the value of your parcel exceeds this, you can take out our enhanced compensation cover for loss or damage, up to a maximum of £2,500 per consignment. Please note that musical instruments will only be covered up to the maximum amount of inclusive compensation included with the service and no enhanced compensation can be purchased on these items.

    You can insure for the full amount as RM give the option of selecting up to £2500 which costs £29
    But you said in your first post that it's a musical instrument - and the quote above is taken from Royal Mail's website.
    It's solved now as the company has graciously paid for postage their end after I phoned.
  • Jlawson118
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    My personal experience has been best with DPD Local. I've shipped a few things out to my neighbour who has emigrated to France and they've managed to get there within 1 - 2 days
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