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Sending Wheels by Post, Which Courier s Best?

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  1. madkebab
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    [Sep 8, 2004]
    Hi

    I have recently sold some wheels via the a-s.net forums and wondered if anyone knew of a good cheap courier to ship these wheels. How much is it likely to cost to ship 4 18" wheels with tyres fitted?

    Thanks
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    I had the same problem and had to go with Royal Mail standard parcels. But you have to pay 4 lots of delivery as they have a 25Kg limit (and they weigh around 18Kg's per wheel), so it cost me £60+.
    ParcelForce are more expensive with the same limitations.
    The easiest way is to do it through work, or pay someone with a company car to do it for you.
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    naah you want to use biz post or a local firm... cheap as chips..
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    I tried this and couldn't get anyone any cheaper.
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    [Sep 8, 2004]
    I sold my S3 alloys with tyres on here and sent them to scotland (i'm in South Wales) for approx £40.

    You book it through www.parcel2go.com

    hope this helps
    Rich.
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    Sounds good to me Rich, mine have got to go from Taunton to Glasgow!! Did you have to wrap them up well?
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    I got some cardboard boxes, cut out a 4 pieces (1 per wheel) that will cover the alloy part (leaving the tyres exposed) and taped it all up with Packing tape.

    As long as the alloys don't get marked then this should be ok?

    Cheers
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    I had for a while an IP7 and sold it! The quality is noticably poorer than a normal single CCD MiniDV.

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