Sending forks – Are Parcel Force / Parcel Force still in the bad books?

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  • Sending forks – Are Parcel Force / Parcel Force still in the bad books?
  • Premier Icon rhid
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    Hello,

    I need to send a pair of forks in the post and was wondering if Royal Mail are still binning suspension components? I’m in Llanberis so there is not a wealth of options open to me!

    Has anyone successfully managed to send forks/shock via parcel force recently? If so did you use any special labelling or anything to try and minimize the risk of disposal?

    Premier Icon njee20
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    MyHermes, cheaper, easier, don’t throw things away. Don’t know why anyone would use RM/ParcelForce these days.

    Spar in ‘beris do collect+

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Limit on length with Collect Plus is too short for forks I’d think – can’t be more than 60cm.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    Sent a shock off for service this year. Royal mail are still beyond pants. I think they’re actually trying to go out of business.

    Premier Icon tomd
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    I booked a set with MyHermes via interparcel, should be getting picked up tomorrow. Couldn’t see anything in T&Cs to prohibit.

    Collect+ has a 60cm limit which rules that out.

    Premier Icon monkeysfeet
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    Sent some forks to a fellow stw’er last week, from Mold, parcel force 24hr. No issues from me or the buyer.

    Royal Mail are the problem, not Parcelforce. Parcelforce are fine; just deflate the air first.

    Premier Icon Mad Pierre
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    Parcel Force are fine for forks.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Hah, I didn’t know that, I just carefully avoided them.

    I ended up using UPS via a reseller, they’ve got a network of local dropoff points much like collect+ now, not the cheapest but very convenient.

    We used myhermes via parcels2go recently. It is cheap but the insurance is not, ie low headline price and then ‘proper’ insurance is almost 8% of the value of what we sent!

    When after 6 hours of staying in, mrs wilson objected to staying in the rest of the day to wait for collection the nice lady on the phone directed her to a nearby shop who (apparently on instructions from the phone lady) accepted a frame box size. (They wouldn’t have normally but apparently complaining a bit helped). Courier turned up at about 6 in the end 😯

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