cheap parcels from UK to France. £11.50 = 30 kg.!!

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Post by Marguerite & Steve » Tue 22 Feb 2011 17:16

Well parcel arrived today ...impressed.
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Post by Allan » Wed 16 Nov 2011 00:05

Has anyone else used Parcels Please lately?

They seem a complete shambles, a parcel booked last Wednesday was finally picked up today from my office in England with them having failed to turn up on 3 other days. The same thing also happened the last time I used them.

They don't return phone calls and more often than not they don't answer the phone when called.

Have I just been unlucky?

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Post by Sue » Wed 16 Nov 2011 09:10

Unfortunately we suffered the same fate. I put our experience down to the close proximity of christmas, but perhaps not!
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Post by polremy » Wed 16 Nov 2011 09:16

Sue wrote:Unfortunately we suffered the same fate. I put our experience down to the close proximity of christmas, but perhaps not!
Close proximity????????
Six weeks yet.
Bah, humbug.

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Post by Sue » Wed 16 Nov 2011 09:19

No Pol, Christmas last year!!!
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Post by polremy » Wed 16 Nov 2011 09:31

Sue wrote:No Pol, Christmas last year!!!
Ah - sorry.
That's what comes of posting too early! (before I've had my morning coffee I mean - not too early for Christmas)
Think I'll just go back to bed and try again later!

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Post by cufc » Fri 25 Nov 2011 12:27

Parcel picked up near Nottingham Tuesday 5pm; arrived Aude 8.30 am today (Friday). Parcelsplease still ok by me.

Maybe a problem with initial pickup centre for some places.

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Post by montgolfiere » Sat 26 Nov 2011 17:02

rather points out how Ryanair take the p**s.
We ONLY use Ryanair now as a last resort... I personally would much rather drive and with the 4 of us , in school holidays, a much cheaper option.

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Post by cufc » Sat 26 Nov 2011 19:21

Rather have two hours flying to two days driving, myself, and can easily cope with 10k allowance, but it's only two of us and we can travel anytime.

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Post by Allan » Sat 26 Nov 2011 19:24

montgolfiere wrote:rather points out how Ryanair take the p**s.
We ONLY use Ryanair now as a last resort... I personally would much rather drive and with the 4 of us , in school holidays, a much cheaper option.
I don't quite get the point, what has the shipment of a parcel got to do with Ryanair - surely you are not comparing a parcel with 3 day delivery to accompanied luggage.

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Post by lonesome paddy » Tue 09 Oct 2012 23:00

Back to this again, i went to book parcelsplease to collect 2 parcels of 25 kilos and dimensions of 55cms all round, from the UK and deliver it to me here. The price shock £225 + vat

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Post by cufc » Tue 09 Oct 2012 23:29

My neighbour just used www.parcel2ship.co.uk and it worked fine. A bit more expensive than parcelsplease used to be but about £20 for 30k I think.
Apparently parcelsplease have lost contract with UPS so costs have rocketed. Shame.

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Post by lonesome paddy » Tue 16 Oct 2012 14:02

cufc wrote:My neighbour just used www.parcel2ship.co.uk and it worked fine. A bit more expensive than parcelsplease used to be but about £20 for 30k I think.
Apparently parcelsplease have lost contract with UPS so costs have rocketed. Shame.
Just had a look and that link and requested a quote for 25k and dimensions of 55cms all round and their price was £137.90+vat

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Post by Allan » Tue 16 Oct 2012 20:20

lonesome paddy wrote:
cufc wrote:My neighbour just used www.parcel2ship.co.uk and it worked fine. A bit more expensive than parcelsplease used to be but about £20 for 30k I think.
Apparently parcelsplease have lost contract with UPS so costs have rocketed. Shame.
Just had a look and that link and requested a quote for 25k and dimensions of 55cms all round and their price was £137.90+vat
FedEx quote £95.34 +vat for the same size/weight
UPS is £134.42 plus VAT

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Post by Sue » Tue 16 Oct 2012 20:54

Parcel Broker £77.26 + vat + £5 surcharge
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Post by opas » Tue 16 Oct 2012 21:26

25K ryanair hold is only 25quid!
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