From: John Whitworth on


"petrolcan" <petrolcan(a)SPAMgmail.com> wrote in message
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> In article <4bf90131$0$2526$da0feed9(a)news.zen.co.uk>, John Whitworth
> says...
>>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Have been asked if I will ship an item (old 80s computer) to Italy.
>>
>> Buyer is +39, 100% feedback since 2004, and only seems to have old 80s
>> computer kit in feedback, so I am comfortable they are genuine. That
>> said,
>> their transactions are spread out as (Nov '08 x 1, Dec '09 x 3, with the
>> remainder (40) between January and April this year). But most sellers
>> leaving feedback seem to have 5 or 6 figure feedback ratings.
>>
>> Anyway...parcel is <7kg, and is 51cm x 33cm x 28cm. Checking Interparcel,
>> I
>> can get a quote of �24+VAT, using DHL Europlus, with �50 of cover. Are
>> there
>> any pitfalls with that?
>
> I've used RM sending to Italy without any problems before but I am aware
> of other sellers having problems with the post on the italian side. If
> the seller is prepared to pay the courier costs I'd be inclined to go
> that route as it seems quite reasonable(1)
>
> (1) I just looked at the parcelforce website and they come back with a
> cheapest price of �47.39 untracked.

Cheers - I'll take a look. It's quite a hike though, from the Interparcel
quote. I suppose I'm not paying it though! ;-) Unless buyer gets dodgy.

JW

From: John Whitworth on
"Niel J Humphreys" <admin(a)sznzozwdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk> wrote in
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> "John Whitworth" <sexyjw(a)g_EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE_mail.com> wrote in message
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>> Hi All,
>>
>> Have been asked if I will ship an item (old 80s computer) to Italy.
>>
>> Buyer is +39, 100% feedback since 2004, and only seems to have old 80s
>> computer kit in feedback, so I am comfortable they are genuine. That
>> said, their transactions are spread out as (Nov '08 x 1, Dec '09 x 3,
>> with the remainder (40) between January and April this year). But most
>> sellers leaving feedback seem to have 5 or 6 figure feedback ratings.
>>
>> Anyway...parcel is <7kg, and is 51cm x 33cm x 28cm. Checking Interparcel,
>> I can get a quote of �24+VAT, using DHL Europlus, with �50 of cover. Are
>> there any pitfalls with that?
>
> No but Parcel2Go may be cheaper for the same service & do seem to have got
> their act together from their prevous terrible customer service now.
Crazy - P2G offer Parcelforce Euro48 @�22.31 inc. VAT.

Cheers

JW


From: "Mungo "Two Sheds" Toadfoot" on

"John Whitworth" <sexyjw(a)g_EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE_mail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi All,
>
> Have been asked if I will ship an item (old 80s computer) to Italy.
>
> Buyer is +39, 100% feedback since 2004, and only seems to have old 80s
> computer kit in feedback, so I am comfortable they are genuine. That said,
> their transactions are spread out as (Nov '08 x 1, Dec '09 x 3, with the
> remainder (40) between January and April this year). But most sellers
> leaving feedback seem to have 5 or 6 figure feedback ratings.
>
> Anyway...parcel is <7kg, and is 51cm x 33cm x 28cm. Checking Interparcel,
> I can get a quote of �24+VAT, using DHL Europlus, with �50 of cover. Are
> there any pitfalls with that?
>

Everything I've ever posted to Italy, by standard post admittedly, has taken
bloody ages to get to the recipient. I note many sellers won't post to Italy
now.

Si


From: John Whitworth on


"Mungo "Two Sheds" Toadfoot" <eastREMOVEkent(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "John Whitworth" <sexyjw(a)g_EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE_mail.com> wrote in message
> news:4bf90131$0$2526$da0feed9(a)news.zen.co.uk...
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Have been asked if I will ship an item (old 80s computer) to Italy.
>>
>> Buyer is +39, 100% feedback since 2004, and only seems to have old 80s
>> computer kit in feedback, so I am comfortable they are genuine. That
>> said, their transactions are spread out as (Nov '08 x 1, Dec '09 x 3,
>> with the remainder (40) between January and April this year). But most
>> sellers leaving feedback seem to have 5 or 6 figure feedback ratings.
>>
>> Anyway...parcel is <7kg, and is 51cm x 33cm x 28cm. Checking Interparcel,
>> I can get a quote of �24+VAT, using DHL Europlus, with �50 of cover. Are
>> there any pitfalls with that?
>>
>
> Everything I've ever posted to Italy, by standard post admittedly, has
> taken bloody ages to get to the recipient. I note many sellers won't post
> to Italy now.
>
> Si
Thanks - I've actually decided that I really cannot be arsed with it. Parcel
Force actually wanted to know if it was Italy Cities, Italy Main Areas or
other. From a "do you post to Italy" query, I've no idea, and just can't be
bothered. And I have too much time over the next week when I cannot
guarantee I will be around for courier pick-up.

Cheers

JW

From: Fran on

"John Whitworth" <sexyjw(a)g_EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE_mail.com> wrote in message
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> Thanks - I've actually decided that I really cannot be arsed with it.

More fool you.

But it leaves more profit for those of us who can be bothered to spend a few
seconds researching.