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mydogiszen
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:56 pm    Post subject: Recommend a UK courier please ... Reply with quote

Hi Folks,

I have to send a guitar up to Scotland. I was going to send it by Parcel Force 24 Hours Next Day. But I have mixed views about Parcel Force.

Who do you recommend, and what has your experience been with couriers?

Thanks in advance.

Steve
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DaveWW
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been using these for years http://www.interparcel.com/ and they've never let me down. I always choose interparcel economy which is quoted as 1-2 days but so far it's always been next day. I guess if its a remote part of the highlands it might be 2 days though.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 to that!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 to interparcel.com
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Guys!!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't recommend Parcel Force. It should have been NGD here today but now am waiting on them to collect the resonator guitar with the dent in the back and holes through the double boxing. Shop doesn't have another in stock so I am going to have to wait on for a new one to come along eventually.

Dang it did look pretty, and a quick play on it before reboxing has made me feel worse. Oh, and a day wasted waiting for the clowns. Sorry for the rant
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Resonator! Never played one but would love to hear more when you get sorted.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

imosdad wrote:
Resonator! Never played one but would love to hear more when you get sorted.


I have been GASing for a wooden National Triolian style resophonic guitar for years to play bottleneck style. I'm not too bad on the old slide now (and the bottleneck jargon) so I kid myself how much I deserve one
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I'm now hoping that DHL can do better. I have had to source another guitar from Thomann in Germany because the original supplier couldn't replace the damaged guitar for another month.

Thomann prices seem dirt cheap so I ordered quite a few things while I was at it. Should have delivery of 2 boxes by the middle of this week hopefully.
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japaxes
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:50 am    Post subject: delivery Reply with quote

Good luck with that Tom. Thomman are a great company but they delivered a set of 57 pafs for me , via PARCEL FARCE . The box was open the plastic jewel cases were broken & the pick ups had been removed (but replaced back in the box wrapped in a polythene bag ). To add insult to injury i had to go and collect it as postie had put a card through saying i was out when he tried to deliver ? ( i was upstairs looking at him fill the card in before he had even tried .) Even when i went to collect ,with 3 forms of id & the card they wanted me to sign for the goods in good condition ?
I emailed Thomman with photos & they were great .the pick ups themselves were ok so didn't have to get them replaced bur as for PARCEL FARCE..
hopefully Thomman have listed & are using some one new .
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tracked it all the way from Koln on Friday via DHL and it arrived on a Parcel Force van! Fortunately all is good and I saved a packet on UK prices. Only ?160 with the case

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mirrorboy wrote:
Tracked it all the way from Koln on Friday via DHL and it arrived on a Parcel Force van! Fortunately all is good and I saved a packet on UK prices. Only ?160 with the case



Wow Tom that is fantastic. And the price is something else. Keep us updated please! I'm just imagining a Leeds based Johnny Winter slide open tuning blues as I type! Good luck mate.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mirrorboy wrote:
Tracked it all the way from Koln on Friday via DHL and it arrived on a Parcel Force van! Fortunately all is good and I saved a packet on UK prices. Only ?160 with the case



Wow Tom that is fantastic. And the price is something else. Keep us updated please! I'm just imagining a Leeds based Johnny Winter slide open tuning blues as I type! Good luck mate.

Dave
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