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

Have you used a local company or service in the P-O? Put your recommendations here/Share your good and bad experiences.

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Post by thumbelina » Sat 04 Sep 2010 09:54

Blimey!

I never bothered with the online tracking, and I think I'm glad I didn't! lol

You had the right HUNTINGDON there, Pol. :D :wink:

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Post by polremy » Sat 04 Sep 2010 10:03

Maybe someone mixed up Gottenburg with GODMANCHESTER.

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Post by Allan » Sat 04 Sep 2010 12:03

We have used this service as well but there are a few caveats.

The 30KG limit isn't necessarily 30KG, they have a formula that relates to the size of the package as well as the weight.

We had a parcel sent from the UK with some food items not available here. Despite being well packed, a jar of pickled onions broke. This brought the whole thing to a halt and the parcel sat for 10 days in the Perpignan depot.

Eventually they asked us for a list of contents to see if the damaged item was covered by insurance, it then took a lot of persuading that we weren't bothered - we just wanted it delivered.

Having said that, every other consignment has gone well

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Post by cufc » Sat 04 Sep 2010 14:04

They do say no liguids so I expect this is why!!

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Post by cufc » Sat 04 Sep 2010 16:02

Is it there yet??

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Post by opas » Sat 04 Sep 2010 17:22

collioure_bee wrote:Depends where you are Pole. On Saturdays I would only take stuff out with a Saturday delivery sticker on it. (bloody jobsworth lol)

So if you were on my route it wouldn't be! Maybe you have a driver that likes an easy Monday so gets shot of as much as poss on Saturday :wink:
..........And then dieliver to the wrong house :oops: :lol:

Pol , I have friends in denmark due in ourvillage any day now, If your parcel has booze in it , say goodbye now :wink:
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Post by polremy » Sat 04 Sep 2010 17:56

No, hasn't arrived.
Presume it will be Monday now and that Sunday is a day of rest.
Was just going to ask you - can we safely go out tomorrow do you think without worrying that they were trying to deliver and have returned it to Denmark!!!!!
(Somewhere called Kolding)

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Post by polremy » Sat 04 Sep 2010 17:57

No booze, Opas. (coals Newcastle!!)
It is a new frieze for the pool.
We were hoping to fix it tomorrow before the hordes of viewings next week.

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Post by collioure_bee » Sat 04 Sep 2010 20:28

If you aren't in, they'll leave an avis de passage either saying they'll deliver Tuesday or they have left it at the local Post Office.
"She knew the price of everything, but the value of nothing"

If it's hard to do, it's not worth doing.

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Post by opas » Sun 05 Sep 2010 14:04

collioure_bee wrote:If you aren't in, they'll leave an avis de passage either saying they'll deliver Tuesday or they have left it at the local Post Office.
unless it is with TNT, then they will return to sender............without leaving an avis de passage :roll:

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Post by polremy » Mon 06 Sep 2010 11:53

Update: apparently my little parcel left Kolding at 2 am and is on its way to Copenhagen!!!
Hmmmmmmm.

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Post by cufc » Mon 06 Sep 2010 12:07

Is it on a gap year???

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Post by polremy » Mon 06 Sep 2010 19:12

can't wait a year!!
i want it here and i want it now!!!
(quote withnail and moi)

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Post by cufc » Mon 06 Sep 2010 19:44

Well "You can't always get what you waant" The Stones "But if you try.."

What a pain! Have you contacted the company?

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Post by polremy » Mon 06 Sep 2010 20:34

No, not yet.
Let's just see where my little bundle finds itself manana.
Somewhere more interesting or maybe even a bit closer to Perpignan peut-etre.

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Post by Serge » Tue 07 Sep 2010 00:39

polremy wrote:No, not yet.
Let's just see where my little bundle finds itself manana.
Somewhere more interesting or maybe even a bit closer to Perpignan peut-etre.
Are you getting postcards from it yet?

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Post by thumbelina » Tue 07 Sep 2010 06:20

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by cufc » Tue 07 Sep 2010 08:10

It'll be home when it runs out of money!!!

Fingers crossed for today.

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Post by polremy » Tue 07 Sep 2010 15:54

Dear Mum and Dad,
It is really good here in Kopenhagen.
So good in fact that I have decided to stay on for another night.
Beer's a bit expensive though.
Love,
Percy the Parcel

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Post by Pichicuy » Tue 07 Sep 2010 15:55

I have also used this service only last week and would highly recommend it. I haven't read all the posts so far so forgive me if I'm repeating what other people have said but it does state on their website that goods packed should be able to withstand being dropped from hand height. This explains the unfortunate fate of the pickled onions - I think jars are probably a no no.

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Post by cufc » Tue 07 Sep 2010 16:13

NOOOOOO!!

Gotta be a lass involved! Fancy wrapping paper's turned his head!!

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Post by Kate » Tue 07 Sep 2010 16:48

it does state on their website that goods packed should be able to withstand being dropped from hand height.
Ah - very misleading. Does that mean my hand height (about 3 foot) or, say, my friend Andy's hand height (about 6 foot)?

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Post by polremy » Tue 07 Sep 2010 17:22

cufc wrote:NOOOOOO!!

Gotta be a lass involved! Fancy wrapping paper's turned his head!!
wot? with a nancy name like Percy?

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Post by john » Tue 07 Sep 2010 17:41

polremy wrote:
cufc wrote:NOOOOOO!!

Gotta be a lass involved! Fancy wrapping paper's turned his head!!
wot? with a nancy name like Percy?
Aren't we getting confused with Percy the Pickled Onion here?

Perhaps he fancied a pickled onion with the pints of Carlsberg and Tuborg he's no doubt quaffing in one of those funny bars down the Nyhavn ?

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Post by cufc » Tue 07 Sep 2010 17:45

One girl's Percy is another girl's....

We are talking Denmark remember!!

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Post by opas » Tue 07 Sep 2010 18:01

Well i am sorry poll, my mate turned up from denmark, and he has come only a stones throw from Copenhagen, he has not got your percy........sorry parcel.

Hans could have written a book on this one. :lol:



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Post by Kate » Tue 07 Sep 2010 18:09

Didn't there used to be a film called Percy about a man who tries to find the owner of his willy transplant - or have I gone a bit heavy on the pre-apero apero??

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Post by thumbelina » Tue 07 Sep 2010 18:17

Kate wrote: or have I gone a bit heavy on the pre-apero apero??

I don't think you're alone on that! :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll: :roll: :wink:

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Post by john » Tue 07 Sep 2010 18:20

Kate wrote:Didn't there used to be a film called Percy about a man who tries to find the owner of his willy transplant - or have I gone a bit heavy on the pre-apero apero??
No Kate,you are not imagining it.

A true cinematic masterpiece. Real art ,right up there with the work of Fellini and that other Italian bloke......

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Post by cufc » Tue 07 Sep 2010 18:24

And they still point them at the porclain..

Was it Hywell Bennet??

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