I’ve sold a set of bars (685mm wide) through the classifieds for £15.
Just been down to they post office to post them to be told that they want £12 postage “because it’s a large parcel” which is somewhat ridiculous IMO.
So can anyone recommend a cheaper way to get them to their new owner, or am I into refund territory?
I’d reckon on spending well less than a fiver to post something of that weight and value.
Thanks!Posted 4 years agobreatheeasyMember
Stick them in a tube – even one you make yourself by rolling a cardboard sheet up.
As long as length + 2x diameter is less than 104cm then it’s classed as a medium parcel. Had the same argument with our post office. Their literature didn’t mention it, but the website states it clearly here.Posted 4 years agoOrangejohnSubscriber
The full text states: –
‘Rolls or Cylinders Length plus twice the diameter at a maximum of 104cm. Greatest dimension no more than 90cm’.
‘Up to and including 45cm in length, 8cm in diameter and 2kg in weight can be sent as a Small Parcel’.
My reading suggests that the max size for small parcels is 45cm.
I hope I am wrong!Posted 4 years agoscaredypantsSubscriber
Our local PO is probably going to close and reappear as a downgraded cubbyhole in a shop corner – owner says the new parcel prices have dried up most of his business (he says some of the crapper ideas have been reversed/revised but he’s now lost the regular business to other carriers)Posted 4 years ago
Length plus twice the diameter at a maximum of 104cm
Greatest dimension no more than 90cm
Up to and including 45cm in length, 8cm in diameter and 2kg in weight can be sent as a Small Parcel
So you can send a roll or tube up to 90cm in length. but it wont go as a small parcel as its length is over 45cm. The price checker bit of their website says for tubes over 45cm and under 90cm, then they go as medium parcels.
Cheaper than they used to be before a couple of weeks ago…
BUT, wow, extracting info from the website is painful, and they have so many categories they’re just shooting themselves in the foot. I can’t see this as going well at all for royal mail, and especially all the post offices that are left.Posted 4 years agokevin1911Member
I’ve also been using My Herpes for handlebars. Guy who comes to collect them is probably the most miserable person I’ve ever met though. Earlier this year, I stepped out my shed when when I saw him coming so I could take the parcels to him. I stood on a rock outside the shed, went over, breaking my foot in the process. He just took the parcels off me and left me on the floor, didn’t bat an eyelid….Posted 4 years ago
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