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ScottD3 May 13, 2013

  1. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya TDi saloon Audi S8

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    With the post office charging me almost £30 for 3 (each item was 1kg and 2nd class) items last week I feel its time to move away from them and go somewhere else.


    Who uses what and what do you think of their prices and services?
     
  2. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    The new pricing from RM is a joke, would also like to know an alternative for small stuff..
    What goes around comes around...they are gonna lose..
     
  3. A3_130

    A3_130 Member

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    Go on Parcel2Go.com to price up couriers I would. I only paid £12 ish recently for quick delivery of two driveshafts weighing about 16Kg together.
     
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  4. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    I have a contract with a courier thats not the problem, its sending small items that dont warrant a courier..
     
  5. Cruiser89

    Cruiser89 Advanced In Car Tech Site Sponsor

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    We use APC for all our deliveries and they told us that within the next few weeks that they will be introducing some new price plans for smaller items under 1kg. Looks like potential! :)
     
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  6. itruk

    itruk Member

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    Myhermes or collect+ ftw!

    Collect+ now send parcels up to 2kg for £3.99.
    I only ever use RM for letters now unfortunately. They're pricing themselves out of it.
     
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  7. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya TDi saloon Audi S8

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    I've had items from Collect+ and can't fault them at all.

    I'm boxing my eBay stuff up today.
    I'll look into them again.

    Thanks.
     
  8. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member Team Ibis VCDS Map User Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I use Parcels2go and select whatever courier. RM last week tried to charge me £8.30 for 1 bottle of snow foam which was just about 1KG - 2nd class. Parcels2go using MyHermes was £3.80 and it was delivered within 48 hrs. Can't grumble at that.
     
  9. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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  10. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya TDi saloon Audi S8

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    4 parcels with Collect+, delivered to the door, weights from 1-4KGs.
    Total price £16.

    Sorted.
     
  11. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    I sent 2 Parcels today at RM, both just over 1 kg, both exact size,1 going to Huddersfield (15 mile from me) 1 going to cyprus

    Huddersfield parcel = £8.90
    Cyprus parcel = £5.90

    both first class .........

    When i questioned where is the logic in that, she said "overseas parcels dont have a size constraint on them".....WTF
    Talk about rip of Britain, Deffo boycotting now, its Madness..
     
  12. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

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    Collect+
    Used em loads. Even introduced Scott to em lol.

    They are a bit slow tho.
     
  13. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya TDi saloon Audi S8

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    Its getting worse out there.
    Not sure if companies are overcharging because they can or trying to cover overheads cause everyone else is screwing everyone.

    I can't fault Collect+.
    Simple pricing, helpful and the items get there.
    Might be slow but they do the job.
     
  14. monkeyboyuk

    monkeyboyuk New Member

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    Interlink are good for bigger stuff i found, i had a set of alloys sent from Northampton to just north of Dundee, only cost me 24 quid an they usually send a fiver off next delivery voucher so i used that as well, 19 quid and that included tyres.

    I'm a dab hand at alloy wheel purchase and shipment lol but that's a story for another time.....
     
  15. Mr-C

    Mr-C Active Member

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    I always use interparcel same kind of thing as parcels to go. I find the Collect+ to be a decent cheap and tracked service.

    RM are way to expensive
     
  16. Smeds

    Smeds Active Member

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    Sold an induction kit today so need to sort courier, was planning to use myHermes but on a whim I decided to look at the Ts&Cs. They won't ship car parts, so they're off the table. Think collect+ are winning at the moment.
     
  17. Innocence80

    Innocence80 Member

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    I use collect + as I can drop items off at my local garage up to 10pm and it's easier and cheaper than the post office.
     

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