From: Mike on
I have a large heavy item currently on collect only that someone is
asking would I consider delivery. The only option for me really is to
have a courier come in the evening. Do such collection services exist?
The PITA, is giving the exact weight and I don't want to underestimate
it when I try and price his delivery (and websites aren't always
accurate)
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Mike News
From: Conor on
On 03/07/2010 02:01, Mike wrote:
> I have a large heavy item currently on collect only that someone is
> asking would I consider delivery. The only option for me really is to
> have a courier come in the evening. Do such collection services exist?
> The PITA, is giving the exact weight and I don't want to underestimate
> it when I try and price his delivery (and websites aren't always accurate)

Not for any of the nationals, such as Palletways, which are the cheapest
option. By 7pm, the night trunk lorries are on their way to the hubs
with the daytime C&D drivers long since sat at home.

You could use an independent light haulage "man with van" courier but
that'd be charged on a per loaded mile basis at around �1 a mile.


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Conor www.notebooks-r-us.co.uk
From: Fran on

"Conor" <conor(a)gmx.co.uk> wrote in message
news:898lflF559U1(a)mid.individual.net...
> On 03/07/2010 02:01, Mike wrote:
>> I have a large heavy item currently on collect only that someone is
>> asking would I consider delivery. The only option for me really is to
>> have a courier come in the evening. Do such collection services exist?
>> The PITA, is giving the exact weight and I don't want to underestimate
>> it when I try and price his delivery (and websites aren't always
>> accurate)
>
> Not for any of the nationals, such as Palletways, which are the cheapest
> option. By 7pm, the night trunk lorries are on their way to the hubs with
> the daytime C&D drivers long since sat at home.
>
> You could use an independent light haulage "man with van" courier but
> that'd be charged on a per loaded mile basis at around �1 a mile.
>
>

Or could OP schlep the thing to Staples or a hub?


From: Mike on
In message <i0nagd$jnr$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>
at 13:30:02 on Sat, 3 Jul 2010, Fran <autumnacorn(a)vendredi.fr.com> wrote
>
>"Conor" <conor(a)gmx.co.uk> wrote in message
>news:898lflF559U1(a)mid.individual.net...
>> On 03/07/2010 02:01, Mike wrote:
>>> I have a large heavy item currently on collect only that someone is
>>> asking would I consider delivery. The only option for me really is to
>>> have a courier come in the evening. Do such collection services exist?
>>> The PITA, is giving the exact weight and I don't want to underestimate
>>> it when I try and price his delivery (and websites aren't always
>>> accurate)
>>
>> Not for any of the nationals, such as Palletways, which are the cheapest
>> option. By 7pm, the night trunk lorries are on their way to the hubs with
>> the daytime C&D drivers long since sat at home.
>>
>> You could use an independent light haulage "man with van" courier but
>> that'd be charged on a per loaded mile basis at around �1 a mile.
>>
>>
>
>Or could OP schlep the thing to Staples or a hub?
>
>
I thought the limit for Staples wasn't much bigger than say the size of
a printer box at the most

The alternative is to have someone in the house, but I've heard stories
on here about couriers not turning up and p*$$ing people off
--
Mike News
From: petrolcan on
In article <E$h34oA6E1LMFwAE(a)turnpike.home>, Mike says...

> The alternative is to have someone in the house, but I've heard stories
> on here about couriers not turning up and p*$$ing people off

Have you looked on ebay for courier services?

Just a thought.