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Old June 16th, 2014, 03:29 PM   #1
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Recommendations for UK courier service

I need to get a camera to Canon CPS in one piece. I have done my best with the packaging, but can anyone recommend a courier? I could write a book about my experience as a receiver of parcels, but it is some time since I had to organise to send anything myself. All suggestions welcome.
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Old June 16th, 2014, 04:33 PM   #2
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I send everything through Arthur Pendragon.
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Old June 17th, 2014, 02:52 AM   #3
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Very funny it is too.

Not, however, terribly much help. You will doubtless appreciate my reaction:
"I f*rt in your general direction"

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Old June 17th, 2014, 10:00 AM   #4
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Interparcel dot com ... use their Interparcel Standard service. They use UPS and buy insurance.

Can't go wrong. They have never EVER failed me (touch wood) and I send lots and lots of parcels as I sell quite a lot of high value items on the internet. Their tracking service is second to none.
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Old June 17th, 2014, 12:15 PM   #5
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Thank you for that, James, appreciated.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 12:48 AM   #6
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I use fastlane as they give you several quotes from various couriers and you can pick what is best for your needs: Fast Lane Couriers | Cheap Parcel Delivery & Courier Services

UPS is the best but not cheap and the post office special delivery is very convenient for smaller items.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 03:35 AM   #7
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Hi Gary

Interparcel is basically like FastLane ... they give you a list of couriers.

But their Interparcel Standard (which is normally under 10 for uk to uk) for the majority of parcel weights and sizes. They use UPS for this service who in my opinion have been flawless within mainland uk and countries such as belgium, denmark, sweden & a few other countries (from experience) for delivery.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 04:50 AM   #8
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Righty-ho chaps, booked for UPS uplift via Interparcel Standard. Many thanks for your help.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 05:05 AM   #9
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That's great. Just to clarify I don't work for Interparcel just a very impressed repeat customer hoping that they continuously provide a flawless service.

FYI their customer service dept respond very quickly via the live chat system too ... so if you need to re-book delivery, or do anything else, hit them up via live chat!
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