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    Join Date: Feb 2011

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    I'm Ben.

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    Hi All,

    I've had a request to post an item of hi-fi to spain, has anyone used a courier or post service they could recommend please?

    Obviously the item will need to be fully insured to cover its full value.

    Thanks in advance.

    cheers,
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    I stopped flogging stuff abroad years ago as I considered it too much hassle and fraught with fraud.
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    I have used UPS for 10 years and never had even the slightest hitch. Everything they carry is loaded onto shelving in the van and not chucked onto a heap. Can't praise them enough.

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    Thanks guys,

    I've stipulated payment must be cleared funds in my account for 5 days before item will be posted. Will that cover me?
    SL1210
    Jelco SA-750 & AT150 MLX,
    Firebottle modded Tron Convergence,
    Jungson JA-88 amp,
    JBL L40 Speakers.
    M2tech Young dac .

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    If the money has been transferred bank to bank, you will be OK. Payment by cheque can take up to 14 days to be safe, as I found out to my cost some years ago.

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    I posted to Denmark last month and used parcel monkey. It was pretty pain free once I'd set the account up. trackable, insured and managed through the post office.

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    Most of the HiFi-stuff is excluded from insurance, with almost all of the couriers.

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    I've posted Hifi abroad via parcelforce , dhl dpd with no issue and was able to insure with them, you don't always know who's going to deliver once it's abroad though, I work for Royal mail and we get stuff posted from abroad via other couriers and we get to deliver it
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    found that too, although some do cover. Original packaging is a big plus
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    found that too, although some do cover. Original packaging is a big plus
    Indeed and knowing how to pack correctly a massive issue. Often folks selling think that getting the sale is it and anything will do after that.... nope. Pack to survive WW3 and it will get there in one piece. When I buy or think I am going to buy I usually give advice regarding packing, and if the seller shows little interest or says that's too much/hard I walk.

    Turntables are the most difficult thing but its doable, if you know what you are doing. I have pretty strong views regarding collection only people, particularly when its not that hard to pack the thing they are selling. I will however hold my virtual tongue.

    Its not that hard to do things right, but it does require giving a shit to start with.
    Regards Neil

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