Using a courier to deliver a bike bought online

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TheSledge
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Using a courier to deliver a bike bought online

Postby TheSledge » Thu Feb 21, 2013 20:51 pm

Evening all,
Has anyone had any experiences, good or bad, buying a bike sight unseen (either from a forum or eBay) and getting it couriered?
My issue is I'm sorely tempted to buy a bike I've seen online but it's at the other end of the country and collecting is out of the question.
What's the best way to arrange for it to be collected from the seller and delivered to my address?
Any advice/recommendations welcomed.
Cheers
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Re: Using a courier to deliver a bike bought online

Postby nochekmate » Thu Feb 21, 2013 21:30 pm

Just ask the seller to protect the frame with foam pipe lagging and then to box it well. I have couriered countless bikes both as a buyer and seller without problems. Paying by paypal will offer you protection if things go amiss.

TheSledge
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Re: Using a courier to deliver a bike bought online

Postby TheSledge » Thu Feb 21, 2013 21:36 pm

Thanks for the advice.
What about costs, what's the going rate for a bike?
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Re: Using a courier to deliver a bike bought online

Postby ShutUpLegs » Thu Feb 21, 2013 21:46 pm

Parcel monkey about £22
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