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

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Post by polremy » Sat 11 Sep 2010 18:04

thumbelina wrote:Blimey!

Hope he's not heading for the Reeperbahn, otherwise you'll never get him here! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Is that the Grim Reeperbahn?

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Post by Roger O » Sun 12 Sep 2010 10:41

No it's in the (in)famous red light (and every other colour) district of St Pauli in Hamburg!
PS Thumbs... how come you're familiar with the Reeperbahn?
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Post by thumbelina » Sun 12 Sep 2010 10:45

ha ha!

my secrets are coming out now, Rog! :D :D :D :D

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Post by Kathy » Sun 12 Sep 2010 10:53

I wondered the same Roger, how such a refined lady would know about such things. :wink: :lol:

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Post by thumbelina » Sun 12 Sep 2010 10:54

:lol: :lol: :lol: :wink: :wink: :wink:

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Post by Serge » Sun 12 Sep 2010 11:38

Tempted ...................





.... maybe later.

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Post by polremy » Mon 13 Sep 2010 22:03

Apparently Percy is now on his way to Lyon!!!!!!!!!

I hope that's Lyon, France.

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Post by polremy » Tue 14 Sep 2010 13:20

Just so you can all relax once more!
Percy finally arrived this morning exactly 14 days after leaving England.
A bit dirty and bedraggled but all in one piece, having toured Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Germany and France.
£11.75 is a jolly good price for a two week rail europe ticket, n'est-ce pas?

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Post by Kate » Tue 14 Sep 2010 13:24

£11.75 is a jolly good price for a two week rail europe ticket, n'est-ce pas?
Amazing. In fact, thinking of packing myself up and addressing myself to Pol. Never been to Norway!

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Post by opas » Tue 14 Sep 2010 13:42

Surely you could not go parcel post, you would fit in an envelope! :lol:
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Post by thumbelina » Tue 14 Sep 2010 14:34

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Jiffy bag would be more comfy though! lol

Great news, Pol! Did Perce have a good time?

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Post by thumbelina » Thu 30 Sep 2010 10:14

Now, Pol, I'm sorry about this!! :oops: :oops: :oops:


Two weeks ago, box left HUNTINGDON on Monday, arrived Ceret on Wednesday.

This week, box left HUNTINGDON on Tuesday arrived Toulouse today!

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Post by john » Thu 30 Sep 2010 12:05

thumbelina wrote:Now, Pol, I'm sorry about this!! :oops: :oops: :oops:


Two weeks ago, box left HUNTINGDON on Monday, arrived Ceret on Wednesday.

This week, box left HUNTINGDON on Tuesday arrived Toulouse today!
Just to illustrate the same point, in the same post yesterday arrived two letters ,both perfectly addressed and stamped,both from East Anglia.

One was postmarked Mon 27th Sept,the other Mon 18th......

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Post by lonesome paddy » Tue 05 Oct 2010 20:13

I decided to check out this company "parcels please" today and i was quoted £21.15 inc VAT for a 20 kilo box measuring 45x40x40 to be collected in Manchester and delivered to Perpignan

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Post by Macs » Wed 06 Oct 2010 21:18

having used Parcels Please a couple of times I told others how easy and cheap it was to send up to 30kilos for less than 12 euros so I was a bit sad to find the prices had doubled while I was away, still cheaper than a case on ryanair but 100% increase seems a bit steep. :(

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Post by lonesome paddy » Wed 06 Oct 2010 21:34

Macs wrote:having used Parcels Please a couple of times I told others how easy and cheap it was to send up to 30kilos for less than 12 euros so I was a bit sad to find the prices had doubled while I was away, still cheaper than a case on ryanair but 100% increase seems a bit steep. :(
Check it out again Macs just in case i got it wrong. If i got it right then the increase has only come about very recently maybe in the last 2 weeks.

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Post by Macs » Wed 06 Oct 2010 21:48

Parcel sent on Monday from Yorkshire 25 kilos in 45x45x60 box at a cost of 23 pounds sterling inc vat. bit of a shocker I thought

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Post by lonesome paddy » Wed 06 Oct 2010 21:51

So its back to searching for a cheaper delivery service !! anybody any ideas

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Post by thumbelina » Wed 06 Oct 2010 22:18

It's still cheap at that price!

Their website is still showing this :
Delivery to France for only £15+vat

Using the UPS Standard European Road delivery service, we are pleased to bring to you the fantastic price of £15 + vat for a 30kg parcel delivery to France. That’s from a collection address anywhere in Mainland UK and a delivery to anywhere in Mainland France. Average delivery transit times are 2 days.
I was quoted £18 + vat for a 25 kg box

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Post by polremy » Wed 06 Oct 2010 22:31

I feel I must ajolopise.
I think it might be my fault.
You see, I only paid £10 plus vat and my little parcel travelled all over Scandinavia before going to Germany and Lyon and then finally, after two weeks of fun, arrived at our house near Perpignan.
That quinze jours of fun has to be paid for by someone!

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Definitely my fault !

Post by LadyBass » Wed 06 Oct 2010 22:55

Er I think it may be us, on our last trip to UK we sent 8 boxes of around 30 kilos each at a cost of £93 !!!! We are in the hills in Cassagnes and they all arrived within 5 days safe and sound.

I am really sad that they have increased the price as it was a complete bargain.

I saw it had gone up to £15 but has someone said it is now more or is that £15 per load if booked online?

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Post by Serge » Thu 07 Oct 2010 00:57

polremy wrote:I feel I must ajolopise.
I think it might be my fault.
You see, I only paid £10 plus vat and my little parcel travelled all over Scandinavia before going to Germany and Lyon and then finally, after two weeks of fun, arrived at our house near Perpignan.
That quinze jours of fun has to be paid for by someone!
Was that Express or 2nd class Pol?

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Post by lonesome paddy » Fri 08 Oct 2010 17:08

I see the Parcels Please site is today showing a price reduction from £15 down to £12.50. In fairness to them and to give them some credit my parcel was collected in Manchester on Tuesday and arrived here this morning, imo thats not bad at all when you consider that my last parcel from Manchester took 15 days and went on a tour of Europe courtesy of Fedex. My only gripe with Parcels please is that i paid a higher price the other day.

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Post by Sue » Wed 22 Dec 2010 16:10

I have a parcel to send to the UK and have been on this comany's website but cannot find the blue button Kate talks about to indicate that I am sending from France to the UK. Help!!
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Post by Kate » Wed 22 Dec 2010 17:19

Did I? Did I say it or write it ? I have the memory of a flea!:lol:

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Post by Sue » Wed 22 Dec 2010 18:32

You wrote it but it was 2nd March!!!
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Post by Sav » Wed 22 Dec 2010 18:49

Sue wrote:I have a parcel to send to the UK and have been on this comany's website but cannot find the blue button Kate talks about to indicate that I am sending from France to the UK. Help!!
Hi Sue :)

There is a blue button, but it takes you to the details page & you are unable to alter the collection country :roll:

Cheers Sav :)
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Post by Sue » Wed 22 Dec 2010 18:53

Thanks Sav. Looking at the last postings on this subject the prices no longer seem cheap. I need to return a sky box to Bucks asap anyone got suggestions.
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Post by opas » Sat 01 Jan 2011 18:28

I want to send a teeny weeny parcel to Uk, but I am sorry to say i do not trust la Poste with it.

Has anyone any ideas, or recomendations.
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Post by Marguerite & Steve » Fri 18 Feb 2011 10:07

Just sent a parcel to France using www.parcelsplease.co.uk , have to say so far very impressed..
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