Sending A Stick Set In The Post ??

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Offline Geoff and Vanessa

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Sending A Stick Set In The Post ??
- Mar 17, 2014 - 09:06
 I need some shipping advice ....

I've just sold a stick set for an 86 and need to send it in the post. Can anyone suggest a carrier for this please.
I'm finding it difficult to get quotes for this ( other than stupid ones ) due to the overall width of the hoops as it is over the 150 cms limit.
Anyone sent an 86 stick set lately and who did you use ?

Previously when I've sold a Series 2 stick set I've had no problem as these are narrower than the 86

Edit .... P2Go and Interparcel are out and Shipley comes in with an eye watering £76 so far and a highest price of £275 !!!

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Re: Sending A Stick Set In The Post ??
Reply #1 - Mar 17, 2014 - 09:36
I had some Acetal sent to me, it was 2mtrs long. Sent by Tufnells Parcel Express, 0208 902 7755, cost £15.00 plus Vat
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Offline Geoff and Vanessa

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Reply #2 - Mar 17, 2014 - 09:43
 Thanks Bob Ill give them a call, much appreciated.

 Just called and they only work with account holders and you need to be spending @ £200 per week on account.

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Reply #3 - Mar 17, 2014 - 10:11
Cheers

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Offline Geoff and Vanessa

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Reply #4 - Mar 17, 2014 - 10:26

 Too heavy and too large.  Thanks for trying.

Offline westcoastkevin

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Reply #5 - Mar 17, 2014 - 14:39
I know this is from a different country but bear with me.
I bought a hoop set from a fellow 1500 miles away and he put it on the bus.

The coach companies here have a package service and it just went in with the luggage.
It was cheap too for a 4 foot by 3 foot package 2 inches thick.

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Re: Sending A Stick Set In The Post ??
Reply #6 - Mar 17, 2014 - 17:57
Where is it going from / to? Maybe a forum relay might be possible.

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Re: Sending A Stick Set In The Post ??
Reply #7 - Mar 17, 2014 - 20:17

 South Wales to near Stirling ......

 I had envisaged spending £20  ( based on Series 2 stick set experience ) but will probably end up spending nearer the £36 charged by the cheapest one I've found so far.

The annoying thing is that I offered postage for £20 so will end up taking the remainder on the chin - aka wallet   There is a lesson there !

    Thanks all for responding to the cry for help, I'll get it all booked and sent tomorrow afternoon sometime.

                 Geoff   :tiphat:

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Re: Sending A Stick Set In The Post ??
Reply #8 - Mar 18, 2014 - 00:31
I've not had good experiences with My Hermes.

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Reply #9 - Mar 18, 2014 - 16:34

 To sum up for anyone else shipping I ended up using this lot  ....   http://www.p4d.co.uk/

 They gave me a service for the stick set 146 x 103 x 19 cms and 21.9 Kgs for £32.86 inc vat.

 The crazy thing is that this was through City Link yet when I approached City Link directly they said the parcel was too big  :nixweiss:

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Reply #10 - Mar 18, 2014 - 17:37
Sending a winch & PTO recently, I used www.anyvan.com where you put the item and delivery details in and various 'man with a van' people bid for your business.
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Reply #11 - Mar 18, 2014 - 19:06

 Edward I had a crazy quote from one of those type of companies, they wanted £870  !!!!   I kid you not  :thud:

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Re: Sending A Stick Set In The Post ??
Reply #12 - Mar 18, 2014 - 22:47
The width of Series hood main and middle hoops is a pain. Years ago I cut them in half (or more) and sleeved internally with a piece of alloy bar/tube. Easy to store in the vehicle (main reason) or shed when hood off, cheaper to buy by post. Cannot be seen in use and just as strong as original. Should have been done by Land Rover.

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Reply #13 - Mar 19, 2014 - 14:53
Don't use the Home Delivery Network. My hoodsticks were "lost in transit". Many stern words and phone calls later I managed to get hold of the depot manager where they were last recorded as being sent to. They still claimed they were not there and I was giving up hope. The last phone call I made was to the Night shift Manager, he was very sympathetic and put his hands on them straight away. I went to the depot and picked them up that night. The whole process took nearly a Month. I always collect parts in person now.
 
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Reply #14 - Mar 20, 2014 - 08:59
I just had a couple of bits for my P5B delivered which are a metre long and quite heavy. They came by APC Overnight and it only cost £10.

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Reply #15 - Mar 20, 2014 - 11:15

 Problems start to arise when the length exceeds 1.5 metres and generally anything below this is pretty straightforward.

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Reply #16 - Sep 10, 2020 - 10:21
Perhaps Tom Pickford can suggest a couriers, canít remember who delivered my new stick from Tom. But he sends set fairly regularly along with new canvases. Photos shows packaging that Tom uses.
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Re: Sending A Stick Set In The Post ??
Reply #17 - Sep 10, 2020 - 10:42
Hi. If there is no rush try

www.Shiply.com

They have collected all sorts of car parts for me, from tyres to a 110.


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Re: Sending A Stick Set In The Post ??
Reply #18 - Sep 10, 2020 - 11:30
This was a topic from 2014. Locked to avoid further confusion
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