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Hi peeps, I recently sold an item on eBay to someone in Norway. I got a quote off the Royal Mail website for the item, at £17.50 so I charged her £20. When I went back to the site to print the posta… Read More
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1d, 9m agoPosted 1 decade, 9 months ago
Hi peeps,

I recently sold an item on eBay to someone in Norway.

I got a quote off the Royal Mail website for the item, at £17.50 so I charged her £20. When I went back to the site to print the postage it didnt give that option which I found rather odd, so my flatmate took the package to the post office. They refused to post it as it was too heavy, even though the website gave a quote?!

Now I need to find a site to ship it to Norway but I've only found a small selection of sites and they want £40+.

The person who won said slowest is fine, and the package weighs 3.2kg (dimensions, 61x36x19cm's)

Parcelforce will charge £35, but i would prefer cheaper if possible! Cheers in advance!
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1d, 9m agoPosted 1 decade, 9 months ago
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#1
found this, hope it's of help or possibly this or maybe this will help
#2
seen that one, £46 :'( cheers anyhow!

if i split the parcel in two, i can send it with royal mail, so i think i may just do that, works out at £19
#3
£26.00:-
http://www.pharos-international.co.uk/cquote3.php

I have used Pharos many times without any probs.

Here is a list of couriers:-
http://forums.ebay.co.uk/thread.jspa?threadID=1100033616

If the buyer paid with Paypal you MUST use a trackable service or you will lose a Paypal chargeback if the buyer files one for non delivery.
If you go with the Royal Mail you should add on £3.50 for ISF.
#4
I knew dino would find the cheapest one, he is the King of cheap deliverys.
#5
dinosteveus
£26.00:-
http://www.pharos-international.co.uk/cquote3.php

I have used Pharos many times without any probs.

Here is a list of couriers:-
http://forums.ebay.co.uk/thread.jspa?threadID=1100033616

If the buyer paid with Paypal you MUST use a trackable service or you will lose a Paypal chargeback if the buyer files one for non delivery.
If you go with the Royal Mail you should add on £3.50 for ISF.


Sounds a good price, but how long will it take, I can't find a time period anywhere for Hercules :(

Still think I may just break it down, then its under £18 for two parcels, airmail (2/3 days)
#6
From past experiance using the 'Hercules' service to Euroland about 5 days.

What is the value of the item?
Be careful, cheapest is not always the best option when Paypal and ebay are involved.
You MUST have some kind of tracking number, PLEASE.
#7
Thanks dino for your helpfulness and wise words as always ;)
#8
dinosteveus
From past experiance using the 'Hercules' service to Euroland about 5 days.

What is the value of the item?
Be careful, cheapest is not always the best option when Paypal and ebay are involved.
You MUST have some kind of tracking number, PLEASE.


well the item went for 25 plus 20 delivery fee that i charged, if i go for the 27.50 option (with insurance) then i'm more out of pocket. The royal mail option is 8 something without tracking.

would it have to be tracking in uk and destination country?
#9
fordy
Thanks dino for your helpfulness and wise words as always ;)


;-) Thanks.
#10
nrps1
well the item went for 25 plus 20 delivery fee that i charged, if i go for the 27.50 option (with insurance) then i'm more out of pocket. The royal mail option is 8 something without tracking.

would it have to be tracking in uk and destination country?


According to Paypals U/A you must use a trackable service such as R/D, S/D or Courier in the UK (if the buyer paid using Paypal), ISF, Airsure or Courier if overseas.

If the buyer claims INR (Item not received) and you did NOT use a trackable service you will lose the dispute. NO ifs, ands, buts, they will refund the buyer in full. A CoP is NO good in a dispute. With a CoP you can claim a maximum of £32.00 from the Royal Mail for a missing item but that is discretionary, NOT guaranteed.

What is it?
#11
hmm, its a game, they paid 45 for it including delivery, its 40 plus delivery from firebox.

best use that courier then, maybe i'll ask them for a little more towards postage and use the courier you suggested.....
#12
nrps1
hmm, its a game, they paid 45 for it including delivery, its 40 plus delivery from firebox.

best use that courier then, maybe i'll ask them for a little more towards postage and use the courier you suggested.....

Can you PM me the item number? I may have another idea ;-)
#13
[SIZE=2]I don't understand the game but does it include a mains adaptor? If so, is it one unit. The plug being part of the adaptor or is the plug on a bit of wire connected to the adaptor?[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]I'll have a look through my list and see if I can find anything cheaper. I may be a while, soz.[/SIZE]
#14
dinosteveus
[SIZE=2]I don't understand the game but does it include a mains adaptor? If so, is it one unit. The plug being part of the adaptor or is the plug on a bit of wire connected to the adaptor?[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]I'll have a look through my list and see if I can find anything cheaper. I may be a while, soz.[/SIZE]


it runs on batteries, in the main section where you can recharge the horses, they have their own batteries and gallop around the track. It does not attach to mains.
#15
nrps1
it runs on batteries, in the main section where you can recharge the horses, they have their own batteries and gallop around the track. It does not attach to mains.

I have just been looking at the companies website they say it's only 2.5kg.

I'll be back :thumbsup:
#16
I'm so sorry, I cannot find anything cheaper than £26.00.
Nobody can beat the R/M's 'under' 2kg price but if you split it how would the buyer feel about it? Also could it be split and boxed in 2 safely?
It could be a present so he/she may want a 'new' game.

You could ask the buyer for more money but it's not the 'done' thing.

TBH you may have to send it and lose on the P&P.
I even looked at buying it from the company and getting it shipped straight to your buyer but that would cost even more.
#17
cheers for the hard work. well as u said some sort of insured and tracked shipping is necessary, and in that case, it would be £13 for each half of the package. they dont mind it in 2 halves. but with that, i may as well just pay the £27 and get it taken in one go to save my hassle...hmmm
#18
and i weighed it, def 3.2kg's
#20


Thats what i used that caused this mess in the first place. It gives quotes for shipping at 3.2kg's, but you just cant buy from website, so I got my housemate to take parcel to post office and they turned him away!
#21
in this instance its not cheaper but I sometimes use www.postvan.com their european road service is quite cheap
#22
nrps1
Thats what i used that caused this mess in the first place. It gives quotes for shipping at 3.2kg's, but you just cant buy from website, so I got my housemate to take parcel to post office and they turned him away!


The quote you got was for 'printed papers', you can send heavier items by R/M if it is paper as opposed to a 'small packet' as in a game etc. :-(
#23
mshtel
in this instance its not cheaper but I sometimes use www.postvan.com their european road service is quite cheap


Yes, I've used Postvan. They are very good :thumbsup:

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