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A good cheap Courier for heavy machines?

Postby cheeky » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:44 am

I've lost the details of the one I used to use and they were great. What a pain! dirtdog
Has anyone got any other recommendation where they pick-up and deliver door to door?

Thank you.

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Re: Can you recommend a good cheap Courier for heavy machine

Postby davethebirdman » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:47 pm

I've used shiply.com a few times without any problems.

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Re: Can you recommend a good cheap Courier for heavy machine

Postby jimmycowman » Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:45 pm

people say bad about parcel force but ive always been lucky with them so far !WORSHIPFULL!

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Re: Can you recommend a good cheap Courier for heavy machine

Postby badpenny » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:20 pm

jimmycowman wrote:people say bad about parcel force but ive always been lucky with them so far !WORSHIPFULL!
Ahh ... good old Parcel Farce :shock: I've had an allwin smashed by them, it looked as if a fork lift truck had been driven over it. It was superbly packed in a wooden sarcophagus. :(

Then they delivered a cast iron sovereign changer which had obviously been thrown onto the floor as they'd managed to crack off its corners. That one was embalmed in thick polystyrene before being bubble wrapped and encased in a box of tight wood wool. :cry:

Needless to say they came up with a thousand reasons why they couldn't possibly have been their fault.

Lesson learnt, never used them again. :didact:

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Re: Can you recommend a good cheap Courier for heavy machine

Postby grabber » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:35 pm

hi
if you go on to ebay and do a search for couriers
lots of them pop up

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Re: Can you recommend a good cheap Courier for heavy machine

Postby treefrog » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:56 pm

The other well known bidding shipping site to shiply.comis uship.com/uk

These sites have a rating system, like ebay to help select quality delivery people. They are a lot cheaper than going direct to a company as so many look for jobs on a route they are taking.

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Re: Can you recommend a good cheap Courier for heavy machine

Postby terry » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:27 pm

I always use www.interparcel.com. Even their cheapest service is superb!

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Re: Can you recommend a good cheap Courier for heavy machine

Postby raj » Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:01 pm

I have used JC Couriers a number of times, who I found through Shiply & they have been very reliable and reasonably priced....07833737285

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Re: A good cheap Courier for heavy machines?

Postby cheeky » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:25 pm

Thank you for all the replies. Does anyone know the weight of a Sega Lite-up bandit (Mad Money) type?

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Re: A good cheap Courier for heavy machines?

Postby treefrog » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:10 pm

I always estimated the average bandit to be around 50kg, but I suspect this applies to machines like half and hi tops....seeing the machine malc won a Bonanza Star, the seller had weighed it at 160lb almost 73kg....no wonder my back has gone !OMFG!

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