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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:57 pm

Guys any suggestions for a large parcel courier? too large for my usual carriers....

looking to have a gtc soft top and Frame collected from Leigh-on-sea and delivered to Wrexham.

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Post by Rattling » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:00 pm

Shipley .com does quite a lot for eBay items ,try them .


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Post by Terry H » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:29 pm

A quick search for pallet deliveries came up with this https://www.nationalpallets.co.uk/?gcli ... gJZwPD_BwE
and there's quite a few others.
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Post by old bean » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:46 am

National Pallets are quite reliable, cheapest option around £40 if you supply a pallet, £10 extra if you don't have one. Item width limited to 110cm though or double fees apply..

Parcel force will take a 1.5 metre long parcel up to 25KG for less though, 100% relaible service but not the cheapest compared to the other crews often staffed by wannabe EU hammer throwers that will gladly hand launch your parcel over any fence, wall, hedge or moat, sans signiature. :D



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Post by TrevorG » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:10 am

For anyone else thinking about pallet deliveries, just remember that any pallet delivery may be by artic with no tail lift and the responsibility of getting the pallet on and off the vehicle is yours, so no engines etc. unless there is fork equipment at both ends. They are also only required to deliver to accessible roadside. Any pallet load must be secure to the pallet or may risk refusal. Obvious, I know.

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Post by AJL Electronics » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:06 am

Have a look on Parcel2go and there you will find the carriers that will do it and the costs. ParcelFarce certainly do over 1m long, but there are others.


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:49 am

Thanks for the suggestions...
not really suitable for a pallet.. I use pallet line for engine and the like. It is just a hood frame.. not that heavy just an awkward size for the usual parcel to go candidates

Shipley don’t seem to have a courier service they are, for want of a better word a broker who advertise on a senders behalf encouraging companies to tender for the job. Some of the quotes I received from couriers through Shipley are extortionate.

I will keep looking otherwise it will be a 500 mile round trip😀


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Post by Terry H » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:16 am

Would it be possible to relay the frame via Scimitarians, I'm sure there's enough members between Leigh-on-sea and Wrexham to pass it on too you.
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Post by agriffo2000 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:34 am

We are working in London's Covent garden for the next three/four weeks and i can bring it back to birkenhead from there or back from Northampton any time if that is any help?



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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:46 pm

thanks Ade, I will bear that in mind,

couriers are quoting stupid money at the moment I will keep trying and see what turns up.... had over 30 emails from Shipley in less than 24 hrs starting to regret putting my details on their site :roll: ... hey ho


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Post by Clueless1 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:52 pm

I used Shipley to bring my SS1 from Kent to Somerset. Found them very reasonable, £214.


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Post by scimjim » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:16 pm

Ignore any Shipley bids in the first 24 hours :D


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