Author Topic: getting bike from rutland to York  (Read 1137 times)

getting bike from rutland to York
« on: March 16, 2015, 12:48:54 pm »
Hmm - well I've bought a bike - not for me. I'd assumed that the intended owner would pick it up, but they have work conflicts.

Now, I've worked out that a local bike shop will package it up, but not found a courier. Bike shops seem leery to to do the courier booking bit.
Any suggestions?

Anyone used parcel monkey? They seem to be cheepish https://www.parcelmonkey.co.uk/bikes
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Re: getting bike from rutland to York
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2015, 12:51:27 pm »
Book it yourself, I've found ParcelFarce via P4D to be generally the cheapest, and they pick up. About £30.
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Re: getting bike from rutland to York
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2015, 12:53:57 pm »
I know I can book it myself, but looking for recommended courier. Parcel Monkey quote £15+vat
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Re: getting bike from rutland to York
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2015, 01:03:56 pm »
Been happy enough booking Parcelforce via SendItNow - from £13 depending on how fast and how much insurance.

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Re: getting bike from rutland to York
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2015, 01:35:12 pm »
Paisley Freight are worth a look, though I've only ever used them for skis.
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Re: getting bike from rutland to York
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2015, 02:54:22 pm »
I know I can book it myself, but looking for recommended courier. Parcel Monkey quote £15+vat

In which case ParcelForce via a 3rd party. Price I gave was from P4D for biggish bike box - 1800 x 400 x 900mm and 15kg.
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Re: getting bike from rutland to York
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2015, 07:48:41 am »
Doesn't Teethgrinder sometimes pass that way :P
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Re: getting bike from rutland to York
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2015, 01:54:05 pm »
I know I can book it myself, but looking for recommended courier. Parcel Monkey quote £15+vat

In which case ParcelForce via a 3rd party. Price I gave was from P4D for biggish bike box - 1800 x 400 x 900mm and 15kg.
Parcelforce have max girth of 3m - a 136cmx22cm box is bigger than this.
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Re: getting bike from rutland to York
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2015, 02:04:08 pm »
I know I can book it myself, but looking for recommended courier. Parcel Monkey quote £15+vat

In which case ParcelForce via a 3rd party. Price I gave was from P4D for biggish bike box - 1800 x 400 x 900mm and 15kg.
Parcelforce have max girth of 3m - a 136cmx22cm box is bigger than this.

Well I've sent several bike via PF with no issues (though not for a year or so) - and as I said via P4D where no size problems were flagged up when I booked.
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Re: getting bike from rutland to York
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2015, 02:35:28 pm »
As per your suggestion I used P4D. Which booked it by parcelforce (but the main parcel farce site said it was too big).
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Re: getting bike from rutland to York
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2015, 02:37:19 pm »
But did it go...?
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Re: getting bike from rutland to York
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2015, 02:58:41 pm »
Ask me tomorrow.
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Re: getting bike from rutland to York
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2015, 05:56:22 pm »
I've had a frame delivered by Parcelforce, from a sender who'd put it in a clearly oversize bike box.

PF found this objectionable enough to have put a yellow sticker on it.

No delay, no surcharge, no comment from the driver on delivery.