From: Observer on
2.4 kg parcel

Post Office (1st class recorded ) �8.90 , probably delivered next day, I
have to travel to the PO and can't claim any VAT back

Courier (signed for) �6.99 + VAT collected from my door. , usually delivered
the next day

Makes you think.

Observer




From: Peter Crosland on
"Observer" <seeyoujimmy(a)nowt.com> wrote in message
news:hd8pif$6fs$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
> 2.4 kg parcel
>
> Post Office (1st class recorded ) �8.90 , probably delivered next day, I
> have to travel to the PO and can't claim any VAT back
>
> Courier (signed for) �6.99 + VAT collected from my door. , usually
> delivered the next day
>
> Makes you think.


This is because 1st class recorded is primarily for letters and small
packets rather than parcels.

Peter Crosland


From: Rob Morley on
On Mon, 9 Nov 2009 15:35:01 -0000
"Peter Crosland" <g6jns(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> "Observer" <seeyoujimmy(a)nowt.com> wrote in message
> news:hd8pif$6fs$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
> > 2.4 kg parcel
> >
> > Post Office (1st class recorded ) �8.90 , probably delivered next
> > day, I have to travel to the PO and can't claim any VAT back
> >
> > Courier (signed for) �6.99 + VAT collected from my door. , usually
> > delivered the next day
> >
> > Makes you think.
>
>
> This is because 1st class recorded is primarily for letters and small
> packets rather than parcels.
>
It's also going to be more convenient for some people to drop stuff at
the PO when it suits them, rather than having to notify a carrier that
there's something to collect then wait around until it has been
collected.

From: Kevin F Stubbs on
> Courier (signed for) �6.99 + VAT

The presence of absense of VAT is only important to VAT registered
traders who can claim it back.

> collected from my door.

Only really useful if you can sit around for hours waiting for the van
to call and collect your package.

> usually delivered the next day

I assume that's next working day with no Saturday deliveries ? Plus all
the usual difficulties for buyers who have to be able to sit around from
9.00am to 5.30 pm to receive and sign for the delivery or jump through
hoops to arrange a redelivery.

It might be cheap but there's always a price to pay for that :-)

Cheers

Kevin
From: Observer on

"Kevin F Stubbs" <kevin_f.stubbs(a)virgin.net> wrote in message
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>> Courier (signed for) �6.99 + VAT
>
> The presence of absense of VAT is only important to VAT registered traders
> who can claim it back.

Me!

> > collected from my door.
>
> Only really useful if you can sit around for hours waiting for the van to
> call and collect your package.
>

Actually, they are usually here by 9 or 10 to collect - business sellers
would be around anyhow?


>> usually delivered the next day
>
> I assume that's next working day with no Saturday deliveries ? Plus all
> the usual difficulties for buyers who have to be able to sit around from
> 9.00am to 5.30 pm to receive and sign for the delivery or jump through
> hoops to arrange a redelivery.

I send all my parcels 1st class recorded so they need a signature anyhow , -
I advise them of the need when I email the despatch email and no-one has
grumbled

> It might be cheap but there's always a price to pay for that :-)


And when you send a large volume of parcels it adds up


Observer