what was the upshot of the Royal Mail shock saga?

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  • Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    I wouldn’t risk it Jimmy, My Hermes FTW.

    Jamie
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    Forks should be ok, as no compressed gases/batteries.*

    *IANAP

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Apart from air forks, of course. Even discharged ones, in the case of the previous thread.

    The problem is expecting some numpty in a sorting office to take a realistic view of the risk of an empty air fork rather than just apply the letter of their t&cs and gleefully send it off for auction.

    Use someone else, IMO.

    philfive
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    I avoided them for that very reason used myhermes which has a drop off point just up the road from me.

    burt
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    Don’t pay with PayPal gift.
    Don’t use Royal mail!!!
    Two very useful things I’ve learnt from this forum. Both carry the same potential penalty, you could get shafted

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    Just sent mine with ups via parcels2go after asking specifically about shocks and pointing out it was considered dangerous by royal fail.

    I asked the woman in the post office as well. She just said to call the help line. They were no help. It was okay, then I asked for a name or reference in case it was seized and suddenly it wasn’t okay to send. The lady on the phone became very confused when I asked if I could post a party baloon or a bicycle tube as both were capable of carrying a pressurised gas but currently didn’t, just like my air shock. The same shock, I pointed out, that regularly flies with easyjet and it hasn’t blown the plane up yet.

    The only other conclusion I could draw is that royal fail are actually trying to go out of business.

    Other than that, I have no strong opinion.

    Jamie
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    Apart from air forks, of course. Even discharged ones, in the case of the previous thread.

    Good point. Ignore me, OP, I only ever had coil forks 8)

    Edit: Apparently you cannot report your own posts, otherwise I would have mine deleted for being bollocks.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    You can’t report posts for being bollocks, there’d be nothing left in this forum but me being right!

    I ended up using an online service that turned out to be Parcelforce anyway, but with different terms and conditions.

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    I just boxed my forks up to post – should I avoid using RM?

    Premier Icon Rick Draper
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    Parcelforce is not Royal mail…..

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Yup, but they have the same prohibition and general “**** you, we’ll do what we want with your stuff” ts and cs.

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    Myhermes it is, thank you.

    Premier Icon bigjim
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    I used myHerpes last week with my forks and all went swimmingly

    teasel
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    myHerpes

    And there was me thinking I was alone with that…

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    Yeah so myhermes is easy to use and inexpensive. *like*

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