From: Chris Lapthorn on
Hi

My daughter has asked me to return an Ebay item (a buggy) weighing 17kg but
measuring 71x48x96cm through our DPD contract at work. However, this is
outside their size limit (they charge an arm and a leg for anything that
volumes over about 30kg) and I'm having no luck finding a company who will
do it for about a tenner, which is twice what we would pay if it was within
the limit. It's going from Hampshire to Essex.

Any suggestions for companies that don't bother too much about volume? I've
looked at Parcel2Go, Interparcel and a few others.

Thanks

Chris


From: petrolcan on
In article <HFcln.229582$X_6.98693(a)newsfe22.ams2>, Chris Lapthorn
says...
>
> Hi
>
> My daughter has asked me to return an Ebay item (a buggy) weighing 17kg but
> measuring 71x48x96cm through our DPD contract at work. However, this is
> outside their size limit (they charge an arm and a leg for anything that
> volumes over about 30kg) and I'm having no luck finding a company who will
> do it for about a tenner, which is twice what we would pay if it was within
> the limit. It's going from Hampshire to Essex.
>
> Any suggestions for companies that don't bother too much about volume? I've
> looked at Parcel2Go, Interparcel and a few others.

I'd look at the method of how was it sent in the first place.

Failing that, try the post office.
From: petrolcan on
In article <MPG.25ff7011a565162a989c82(a)text.news.virginmedia.com>,
petrolcan says...
>
> In article <HFcln.229582$X_6.98693(a)newsfe22.ams2>, Chris Lapthorn
> says...
> >
> > Hi
> >
> > My daughter has asked me to return an Ebay item (a buggy) weighing 17kg but
> > measuring 71x48x96cm through our DPD contract at work. However, this is
> > outside their size limit (they charge an arm and a leg for anything that
> > volumes over about 30kg) and I'm having no luck finding a company who will
> > do it for about a tenner, which is twice what we would pay if it was within
> > the limit. It's going from Hampshire to Essex.
> >
> > Any suggestions for companies that don't bother too much about volume? I've
> > looked at Parcel2Go, Interparcel and a few others.
>
> I'd look at the method of how was it sent in the first place.
>
> Failing that, try the post office.

<bad form>

I've had a few big parcel deliveries from myhermes.com (or .co.uk),
might be worth a try.
From: Chris Lapthorn on

"petrolcan" <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.25ff706d9dccbcc0989c83(a)text.news.virginmedia.com...
> In article <MPG.25ff7011a565162a989c82(a)text.news.virginmedia.com>,
> petrolcan says...
>>
>> In article <HFcln.229582$X_6.98693(a)newsfe22.ams2>, Chris Lapthorn
>> says...
>> >
>> > Hi
>> >
>> > My daughter has asked me to return an Ebay item (a buggy) weighing 17kg
>> > but
>> > measuring 71x48x96cm through our DPD contract at work. However, this is
>> > outside their size limit (they charge an arm and a leg for anything
>> > that
>> > volumes over about 30kg) and I'm having no luck finding a company who
>> > will
>> > do it for about a tenner, which is twice what we would pay if it was
>> > within
>> > the limit. It's going from Hampshire to Essex.
>> >
>> > Any suggestions for companies that don't bother too much about volume?
>> > I've
>> > looked at Parcel2Go, Interparcel and a few others.
>>
>> I'd look at the method of how was it sent in the first place.

It arrived with DHL and my daughter paid �11 to the seller for delivery.
Unfortunately it arrived damaged and it has to go back. The seller is not
too chuffed and I suspect wouldn't be sorry if my daughter had to pay a
small fortune to return it.
>>
>> Failing that, try the post office.
>
> <bad form>
>
> I've had a few big parcel deliveries from myhermes.com (or .co.uk),
> might be worth a try.

Just looked at Myhermes but maximum weight seems to be 15kg (might have got
around that) but volume/girth is too great.

Best offer I have had is �17.61 with Parcel2Go Large service.

Thanks

Chris



From: Fran on

"Chris Lapthorn" <chris.lapthorn2(a)ntlworld.com> wrote in message
news:1Weln.327385$DL1.267313(a)newsfe25.ams2...

> It arrived with DHL and my daughter paid �11 to the seller for delivery.
> Unfortunately it arrived damaged and it has to go back.

Check with DHL. If it arrived damaged, they ought to return it on your
behalf.