posting a bike to belfast

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posting a bike to belfast

Postby foy » Fri Nov 09, 2012 19:54 pm

Can anyone recommend a decent courier please.

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Re: posting a bike to belfast

Postby couldashouldawoulda » Fri Nov 09, 2012 20:36 pm

Having done this a few times - sadly the best (affordable) bet is parcelforce. They charge NI deliveries the same as GB (even though its not GB but UK - if that makes sense).

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Re: posting a bike to belfast

Postby Cat With No Tail » Fri Nov 09, 2012 20:41 pm

Agreed.

It's a similar deal when shipping stuff to/from IOM.

Never had a problem with parcelforce tbh. They collect from your house, which is nice. And tbh I don't find them overly expensive (although I do appreciate couriers can be had a lot cheaper in England.

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Re: posting a bike to belfast

Postby mcnultycop » Fri Nov 09, 2012 21:29 pm

Paisley Freight? Wheelcourier? Both been good for me.

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Re: posting a bike to belfast

Postby Cat With No Tail » Sat Nov 10, 2012 08:53 am

mcnultycop wrote:Paisley Freight? Wheelcourier? Both been good for me.


To send to Ireland?

You know it's like, £40 right?

Or £60 if you want to send to IOM.

I'll stick with Parcelforce for £20 ta.

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Re: posting a bike to belfast

Postby scale20 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 09:22 am

I have sent all of my bikes or frames sold by parcelforce, never had an issue with them, quite reasonable on prices too.

I have also found that if you can get to the depot to post it you get better prices than in the post office although some post offices wont take parcels that big.
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Re: posting a bike to belfast

Postby foy » Sat Nov 10, 2012 22:14 pm

I have been quoted £50 by parcelforce as the bike is valued at £500 and needs to be insured for that amount. The trouble with a lot of these cheap quoted prices is that they only allow a certain size and weight and you are only insured up to around £100 for loss or damage. Thank you for all your help.

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Re: posting a bike to belfast

Postby foy » Sun Nov 11, 2012 13:26 pm

Cat with no tail you are having a laugh when you say £20 to post a bike to Ireland. It actually cost me £60 with parcelforce to send a 20 kilo bike box insured to the value of the bike of £500. There must be loads of folk posting bikes and they will be way under insured if anything goes pear shaped or gets lost. Most companies only offer cover up to £100 for the cheap quoted prices.
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Re: posting a bike to belfast

Postby cooldad » Sun Nov 11, 2012 13:44 pm

Depends how you look at things - a tiny percentage go wrong, someone quoted less than 0.5% in another thread.
If it costs approx £30 for £400 cover (over the standard £100) that's a rate of just over 7%.
Someone's making a bit of a killing.
I've posted dozens of bit, totalling thousands over the past few years with not a single problem, so if anything was to go wrong I'm well up on paying rip off prices for insurance.
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