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    Avoid Citilink. Truly appalling service, every time.

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    I'd agree. My experience of Citilink has been disappointing. I go with ParcelForce when I'm shipping my own gear for services etc. They are more expensive, but give far more reliable service in my experience.
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    Pizza Hut ? rotfl

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    Default Useful Site.

    This lot can be helpful.

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/sho...arcel-delivery

    The thing to remember is most budget carriers bulk buy spare space from the main carriers so although they might not make it clear, any insurance they offer is usually subject to the same exclusions as the main company. The budget carrier might not list these exclusions in full.

    Also, delivery times are subject to there being space available; main carrier is unlikely to bump one of their own customers just to make space for the budget company

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    In contrast do Dave's post (Greenhomeelectronics) I have found Parcelforce to be the most unreliable monkey show I have ever encountered aside from the old NTL. On three occasions they have delivered parcels over 3 days late and another time the item arrived on time, but looked like it had been delivered by air without the use of a parachute.

    These days I use UPS ( we use these in work too, just take a look at the vans - nice shelves inside where parcels are secured and not just drop kicked into the back of a scruffy transit...)

    Of cousrse everyone has had different experiences, but I would NEVER use Parcelfarce ever again.
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    Gents.

    If you're looking for a cost effective way of posting larger items, you might want to try www.p4d.co.uk

    It's basically a 'Confused.com' for parcels which gives a load of choices based on size, weight, speed of delivery etc.

    Works well, can be paid for using Paypal, prints delivery labels etc and gives a slight discount for setting up an account.

    Royal Mail is still better for small items, but anything component size and up seems cheaper here.

    Example would be a 9kg cassette deck sized box sent in the UK, with 100 insurance, 48hr delivery, was basically 10
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    Hi Steve,
    Wish I'd known of this service before - I'm still waiting for a SL1200 TT that I bought on eBay from a guy on the south coast weeks ago who refused to ship it. My cousin collected it on my behalf but it is now 'stuck' with him in Tunbridge Wells until his next visit 'up north' at the end of August.
    I can see this being a very useful service for eBay addicts like me .
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    I sold my GL75 recently and it was paid for by Paypal (the new owner's gone very quiet and I hope the restoration is proceeding ok..) and the fee for sending it "Paypal Parcelforce" was half the price I'd have paid had it been paid for at the Post Office. I over-quoted the weight as well...

    I'm also told that Pharos is reasonable as well.

    I'm putting my ATC's on the market in the Autumn, but each box (even the small ones I have) is so heavy that I have no idea whom to use once they're sold. ATC used Amtrac at one time, but I don't even know if they still exist.
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    Well I have to say that the 'Paypal Parcelforce' rates here: http://www.parcelforce.com/portal/ca...diaId=21600363 are pretty competative, especially for anything heavy.

    P4D are also now offering an integarted eBay service, but of course they offer decent rates even for non-eBay linked items, plus there's the fact that the courier collects it from you, rather that you having to lug it to the PO.

    Recently sent a tape deck to Les (AudiOH!) for 8 via DHL.
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