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  • Jamie
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    I’m sure this has been done before

    The clue is in the URL.

    Surely they pay by volume for postage as well as weight?

    Given the amount of business CRC give RM/PF, they probably have a flat rate.

    Not to mention the box.

    Cheaper than you think. Only need so many standard size bits of cardboard, which are cheaper and easier to move along the supply chain, your letterbox excluded, than a jiffy bag.

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    ChunkyMTB
    Member

    never heard of this before….

    Premier Icon Northwind
    Subscriber

    Aye, been done before… CRC are the royal mail’s biggest customer in NI so their contract rate won’t be off the shelf. As for the boxes, cardboard is dirt cheap, recycled, and recyclable, a lot of the cost goes on inventory, handling and printing which is all helped by standardising.

    Jamie
    Member

    never heard of this before….

    It’s ok, I’ve already informed The President.

    gonzy
    Member

    i ordered a blackspire stinger a few weeks ago…came in a jiffy bag

    meehaja
    Member

    if only there were local shops, specialising in bicycles that could provide you with 1 35mm bolt without needing to have it sent all the way from NI? What a wonderful world that would be!

    mikertroid
    Member

    Meehaja, there are and I do shop locally when I can. This week isn’t that kind of week for me. The local shop lost £2.35 worth of business for a Thompson seatpost bolt and retainer. Ouch!

    Jamie
    Member

    i ordered a blackspire stinger a few weeks ago…came in a jiffy bag

    Well. Now I just don’t know what to believe 😕

    Premier Icon nickjb
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    I had a bit of a weird one. Ordered some new wider bars in black, they came in a skinny box just bigger than the bars. Fine. Decided they were good so ordered a set for the wife’s bike in white. They came in a massive box. Is the white paint that much thicker?

    Ordered a bleed nipple cap from them the other day. Can’t wait to see what it come sin.

    gonzy
    Member

    i ordered a blackspire stinger a few weeks ago…came in a jiffy bag
    Well. Now I just don’t know what to believe

    i was impressed that it only took one day to arrive but was bitterly disappointed as i was expecting it to arrive in a coffin sized box… 😯

    philfive
    Member

    I see you that 35mm bolt and raise you a brake lever grub screw….

    I_Ache
    Member

    I had a chainring in a jiffy bag the other day. I nearly started a thread about it.

    Jamie
    Member

    Can’t wait to see what it comes in.

    I’m going to guess a badger.

    I see you that 35mm bolt and raise you a brake lever grub screw….

    Not even any Haribo?

    xcstu
    Member

    Well you may grumble about the size of your boxes from CRC but our Boris was very happy!!!

    Even if a tight squeeze haha

    mikertroid
    Member

    I’m sure this has been done before (didn’t come up on search before I get flamed) but I couldn’t help but laugh when this morning’s post arrived.

    The postie handed me a shoebox-sized package from CRC.
    I chuckled and he looked gobsmacked when I informed him inside was a 35mm Allen Bolt!

    Surely they pay by volume for postage as well as weight? Not to mention the box.
    Well I’m grateful for the protection they gave my bolt but I reckon a jiffy bag would have been cheaper. Maybe not??

    bigbadbob
    Member

    Waiting for the ‘Pussy’ and ‘Box’ jokes now. by the way, my front mech came in a jiffy bag.

    ste_t
    Member

    Mate of mine worked at Crc for a while, when you get logical packaging is usually when the machine has broken down and they’re packaging by hand.

    Made the mistake of getting my new gloves delivered to my house instead of work this week. Of course the box won’t fit through the letterbox!

    mikertroid
    Member

    Philfive. You win!
    Might order some flattie pins for research purposes.

    plyphon
    Member

    I had one of the small sachets of carbon compound come in one of the standard big boxes.

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