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  • Headsup> Where is this with? RM wanted £16 to send the forks with Parcelfarce.

    dirtyrider
    Member

    parcel2go.com

    lie about the dimensions to get it the cheapest, guy collecting doesn’t care

    you shouldnt have to pay more than £15 to send a whole bike or £7 for F&F.

    +1

    Couriers are your friend with bulkier stuff. ParcelMonkey.com is cheap and their service is great.

    patriotpro
    Member

    ‘MyHermes’ has always worked well for me.

    trail_rat
    Member

    thats fine – but why should the person selling have to sit in all day to wait on a courier who may or may not turn up….

    i just sell stuff for collection now – less hassle

    Premier Icon chakaping
    Subscriber

    Senditnow or Parcel monkey for me normally.

    Yes most people do price stuff including postage now.

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    thats fine – but why should the person selling have to sit in all day to wait on a courier who may or may not turn up….

    Ermmm! Because they paid for that service?

    Morning.

    Having just winced at the costs of sending a frame and some forks to a couple of STWers here, I’m keen to make sure I’m being as efficient as I can, as losing nearly 20% of the cost of the item to postage is taking the piss a bit.

    What do people here usually do for sending heavy or big stuff? Can’t say that RM are especially cost effective?

    Plus, has it now become the norm that everything on STW is sold with postage included?

    Not stirring, just asking a few q’s as I could find what I wanted in the search…

    Premier Icon Nobby
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    I tend to use Parcel Monkey – no problems so far & well priced.

    trail_rat
    Member

    No drac – what im alluding to is jeff wants to buy my bike – he insists on using parcel2go

    I have work to go to – jeff expects me to take a day off?

    Hence now if im sellin something expensive to post its collect only or pay post office prices .

    cupra
    Member

    thats fine – but why should the person selling have to sit in all day to wait on a courier who may or may not turn up….

    I see what you mean now. I just take it to the courier when it suits and tell the buyer it may be a few days before I dispatch before they pay me.

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    Hence now if im sellin something expensive to post its collect only or pay post office prices .

    That’s personal preference though, if a buyer is prepared to pay for delivery and the seller offers a courier service then that’s the deal offered so take it or leave it.

    No drac – what im alluding to is jeff wants to buy my bike – he insists on using parcel2go

    I have work to go to – jeff expects me to take a day off?

    Hence now if im sellin something expensive to post its collect only or pay post office prices

    If you’re the seller surely just organise collection of whatever it is you’re selling for a time/day that is convenient?

    Premier Icon chakaping
    Subscriber

    jeff wants to buy my bike – he insists on using parcel2go

    Jeff doesn’t get to decide.

    Or arrange pickup from your work?

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    Oh just realised what you were saying, sorry off nights and had no sleep today. 😳

    smell_it
    Member

    Plus, has it now become the norm that everything on STW is sold with postage included

    One price; nice and simple.

    None of it strikes me as that tricky. Have a think about the price you want and how much it costs to post, and then add them together. Decide if you are willing to take less, if you can’t get what you want keep it. Same with buyer collect, just accept you are limiting your market. I’ve never sat in all day waiting for a courier, what a ball ache. Just think ahead a bit, it’s not tricky. If you find that all too much don’t sell.

    parcel2go can collect from a post office

    Premier Icon on and on
    Subscriber

    you could also use collect + your drop off with them and they deliver to another local point near the customer.

    Mister P
    Member

    Why not have the parcel delivered to work?

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    Why not have the parcel delivered to work?

    Not everyone works in an office.

    mr plow
    Member

    Noob question – Is payment through bank transfer acceptable/safe?

    I have on several occasions.

    Wait for the payment to clear and then send.

    Unless I’m wrong, I’d say that it’s pretty safe?

    trail_rat
    Member

    oh i understand what your all saying but i have had certain members get shirty with me when i refuse to use parcel2go etc etc.

    I dont really bother how people want to send stuff to me. how ever word of warning with myhermes – they left a parcel on my doorstep on friday …..i found it there when i returned on sunday night.

    The reason why Royal Mail has got dearer now,when they use to do standard parcel upto 30kg/then 20kg and you could insure upto £500 send a bike for less than £15 is because public kept claiming for things they never had when they did.So ripping off RM.So they moved it to parcelforce for heavier goods with the insurance.I would just try and meet someone halfway makes it cheaper.Pisses me off and i work for RM.So you can thank the con-merchants.

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