Ebay sellers - next day/tracked & signed for delivery from £3.80 @ Argos
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Ebay sellers - next day/tracked & signed for delivery from £3.80 @ Argos

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Found 19th Apr 2016
Given a Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm 'standard' letter is £6.45 this is a bargain!

**Seller Protection
Once your item’s been checked in at Argos, we have processes to keep track of where it is. In the unlikely event that your item is lost while at Argos, we’ll refund your buyer for the value of the item at no cost to you and you will be protected from neutral or negative Feedback as well as any low detailed seller ratings related to delivery time**

"If the buyer doesn’t collect the item after 7 days of it arriving at the Argos store, it will be returned to you using a trackable postal service, at our expense. Once you receive the item back, you’ll be prompted to issue a refund. You will not be issued with a defect if the buyer fails to collect the item."

EBAY DROP-OFF

Are you looking for a more convenient
postal service? Use Argos to post items
that you’ve sold on eBay. It’s fast,
safe and secure, and you can drop off
parcels seven days a week for delivery
the next working day.*
*Small package service may take up to 48 hours
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That seems super easy and convenient, great for sellers. Though I just buy on eBay nowadays. Heat added, Argos will be busy
Fantastic. Thank you. Heat added!
it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, sadly they don't.
I hope you dont have to stand in the mile long line to drop off.
Original Poster
LucasZ

Fantastic. Thank you. Heat added!



bobbi

it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, … it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, sadly they don't.



bobbi

it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, … it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, sadly they don't.





I'm sure as soon as HUKD start using it, Sainsburys/Argos will roll it out nationally.


I sent a letter Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm recently and the price had DOUBLED in a year!
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alanbeenthere

I hope you dont have to stand in the mile long line to drop off.




Or do the same at the post office, pay much more and get a sales pitch for phone, broadband, travel money and insurance, credit card, banking etc etc...
Does it insure the item as well and if so to what value? Does it deliver to home or argos drop off point thanks
£25 compensation as standard.

I think i will stick to myhermes, despite some people's experience, I've always found them good.
Original Poster
ssjinzo

Does it insure the item as well and if so to what value? Does it … Does it insure the item as well and if so to what value? Does it deliver to home or argos drop off point thanks


Seller Protection
Once your item’s been checked in at Argos, we have processes to keep track of where it is. In the unlikely event that your item is lost while at Argos, we’ll refund your buyer for the value of the item at no cost to you and you will be protected from neutral or negative Feedback as well as any low detailed seller ratings related to delivery time.

LucasZ

Fantastic. Thank you. Heat added!

bobbi

it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, … it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, sadly they don't.

bobbi

it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, … it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, sadly they don't.



I'm not normally one for backing up the Royal Mail, having watched the cost of one of my items go from around £0.70 to £2.80 to post, in 4 years, but special delivery prices do not seem to be interested in sizes like the normal post.

2011 Special delivery price for 500g £5.90 for £500 compensation
2012 Special delivery price for 500g £6.35
2013 Special delivery price for 500g £6.95
2016 Special delivery price for 500g £7.25

I suggest you get a new calculator.

mike
blueroo

£25 compensation as standard.I think i will stick to myhermes, despite … £25 compensation as standard.I think i will stick to myhermes, despite some people's experience, I've always found them good.



Me too, I've seen how my local Argos (which in reality is hardly local being a 40 minute round trip further away) treat collection parcels, the only business that makes the old City Link couriers seem careful.

I'll stick to Hermes for my 1kg parcels, at least they're convenient for me and so far, touch wood, 100% reliable.

mike
small parcel takee 48 hours if u use royal mail second class for £2.80 it deliver within 48-72 hours so not good for my business happy with royal mail service
blueroo

£25 compensation as standard.I think i will stick to myhermes, despite … £25 compensation as standard.I think i will stick to myhermes, despite some people's experience, I've always found them good.



I've found them reliable too, but they don't transport liquids
only problem is I am still getting messages to pick up deliveries I picked up weeks ago from Argos this could be an open invitation for the less honest buyers.
Original Poster
LucasZ

Fantastic. Thank you. Heat added!

bobbi

it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, … it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, sadly they don't.

bobbi

it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, … it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, sadly they don't.



I used to use next day 1pm as it was much cheaper than Recorded Delivery, seems they rolled them into 1 with a hefty price rise to all sizes fit one price! All in a time where new companies are springing up all over ?


At that price give it a decade and the taxpayer will be doing another 'bank' loan to bail RM out its £3.3 billion sale to privatisation!



No idea what the woman sent it as then it was £3.80? I think and it was delivered next day - that was circa a year ago. The money was refunded cash from the recipient next time I was on site, defo was £3.70 because I paid the bus home and had change.


Got a shock when posted something for the old man in March, as well I had a card on me lol
Edited by: "seaniboy" 19th Apr 2016
Would be great but out of all the Argos round here they chose the one inside a shopping centre instead of the out of town retail parks
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parcelmonkey.co.uk is always worth a search btw people
bobbi

it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, … it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, sadly they don't.



Same for me unfortunately

Still, hope it takes off as it looks to be a good idea.
Only certain stores

http://ir.ebaystatic.com/rs/v/izyy2y0ye21qxcf3fshna4wkv22.png


I reckon around 85% of my second class letters and parcels arrive next day
koolishy67

small parcel takee 48 hours if u use royal mail second class for £2.80 … small parcel takee 48 hours if u use royal mail second class for £2.80 it deliver within 48-72 hours so not good for my business happy with royal mail service

LucasZ

Fantastic. Thank you. Heat added!

bobbi

it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, … it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, sadly they don't.

bobbi

it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, … it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, sadly they don't.



Not wanting to be a pedant, but guaranteed next day delivery, other than special, hasn't been offered for years, £3.80 is standard parcel + recorded delivery, a similar service from Hermes is £2.70, but the RM allow 2kg whereas Hermes only 1kg, I suspect the person in the Post Office wasn't telling the truth. Though to be fare to the RM, most of my second class parcels and packets do arrive within 24 hours, if I ever needed something to pretty much definitely arrive next day, I send first class.

The big price changes occurred when they upped the packet rate and introduced the new parcel sizing, but even then a lot of the changes were dropped within a few months, though stupidly for the RM, by then a lot of us had found out that Hermes were just as convenient and no less reliable.

mike
cold, not available in n.ireland
Comparing it to Special Delivery is just silliness. Compare it to 2nd Class Recorded, Hermes Parcelshop or Collect+ and then come back and tell us with a straight face that it's a bargain.

They don't put it on the site but you can pay 1£ extra for compensation up to 1000£.

The reason they are good and better than royal mail cheaper options. (except price wise for larger items) is they offer tracking.

On eBay you sell am item you post with signed for second class and the buyer Cam simply say they didn't receive it and you lose the money and the item. If you don't believe me Google around, eBay is a b*itch.

eBay small print sais they protect you only if you use tracked for delivery, so if you have an Argos around I think they are a decent option. (and not actually done by argos, they use some other company, argos is simply used as a drop off point)
seaniboy

Or do the same at the post office, pay much more and get a sales pitch … Or do the same at the post office, pay much more and get a sales pitch for phone, broadband, travel money and insurance, credit card, banking etc etc...


Exactly which is why I use Hermes, not as fast but cheaper and so far reliable.

However this deal does seem worth trying, always good to have alternatives.
Edited by: "afroylnt" 19th Apr 2016
So just to wrap my 6 brain cells around this,
I bring any reasonable size parcel to my local Argos and they post it to my buyers home address for a small fee? Or just to their local Argos store for collection?
LucasZ

Fantastic. Thank you. Heat added!

bobbi

it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, … it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, sadly they don't.

bobbi

it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, … it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, sadly they don't.


I work in a Post Office and the price has NOT doubled in a year. There was a minor increase last year and no increase this year
willyzippy89

So just to wrap my 6 brain cells around this, I bring any reasonable size … So just to wrap my 6 brain cells around this, I bring any reasonable size parcel to my local Argos and they post it to my buyers home address for a small fee? Or just to their local Argos store for collection?



It says they collect from Argos.
seaniboy

Or do the same at the post office, pay much more and get a sales pitch … Or do the same at the post office, pay much more and get a sales pitch for phone, broadband, travel money and insurance, credit card, banking etc etc...


Worse still, a postman Pat on an endless cycle
Original Poster
LucasZ

Fantastic. Thank you. Heat added!

bobbi

it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, … it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, sadly they don't.

bobbi

it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, … it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, sadly they don't.

LucasZ

Fantastic. Thank you. Heat added!

bobbi

it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, … it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, sadly they don't.

bobbi

it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, … it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, sadly they don't.



mimi78

seaniboy :)I'm sure as soon as HUKD start using it, Sainsburys/Argos will … seaniboy :)I'm sure as soon as HUKD start using it, Sainsburys/Argos will roll it out nationally.I sent a letter Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm recently and the price had DOUBLED in a year!I work in a Post Office and the price has NOT doubled in a year. There was a minor increase last year and no increase this year




I paid less than £4, it was delivered next day...no idea why or what but it was ?

This deal is awful!

Why on earth the OP is quoting special delivery for a letter as a comparison is beyond me, as it is a completely different service with £500 compensation vs £25 here.
Also you can send a 1kg parcel of any size for just £8.25 with special delivery, £500 compensation and a full refund if not delivered before 1pm next day....vs 24-48 hours offered here and some odd sizing.... 30cm square is not a common parcel size so most will be in the next bracket which is £6.23...

Finally what is convenient about going into town? I have 3 post offices within a 3 mile radius!

Cold.
Argos don't even deliver from their own eBay outlet to their own shops ludicrous .
Original Poster
plodging

Argos don't even deliver from their own eBay outlet to their own shops … Argos don't even deliver from their own eBay outlet to their own shops ludicrous .




Write and complain to them if enough HUKD do you never know!

Argos eBay Outlet
Unit B, Tyson Courtyard, Weldon South Industrial Estate
Corby
Northants
NN18 8AZ

STORE NUMBER 4198

Edited by: "seaniboy" 19th Apr 2016
LucasZ

Fantastic. Thank you. Heat added!

bobbi

it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, … it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, sadly they don't.

bobbi

it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, … it would be if any of the 6 argos stores near me offered this service, sadly they don't.



No, The price has risen a whopping 45p in the last 4 years actually. While every other courier is making you pay a fortune for cover. I am not a royal mail fanboy but I spend 20K a year with them for a reason, They are still the best courier for smaller items by a long way.

Competition in the delivery sector is good for buyers and sellers,some delivery charges have been excessive,roll on the competition.
As someone who traipsed 20min to Collect+ (to return an item) then another 10 mins to a Hermes shop whose opening hours were incorrect on their site and was closed, then got a lift to yet another Hermes shop I would have loved this today. Argos is less than 10min walk away and in town from me but in Harrogate the Collect+ and Hermes stores are all about 20min walk away and in a useless direction.

FWIW Interparcel are very competitive, for example today I was sending some large curtains, Hermes up to 5kg with £50 comp and signature is £6.24 whilst it's £7.79 on the Hermes site (that's with £100 comp). Parcel Monkey doesn't seem to have many couriers now. Also you can pay using your Amazon account at no extra cost which made paying very easy.

It's good we have more options over 2kg, RM are a disgrace making over 2kg so prohibitively expensive.

Thanks op.
Thanks!
I guess it may suit some sellers if their nearby Argos participates and they have no many item to post. Myself, with average of 500 items a week I carry on using Hermes and RM with free collections (due to volume) - no next day delivery though but 48hrs only however much cheaper!

By the way, I hate Ebay - the worst place to sell stuff!
Ompek what are u selling just out curiosity. 500 items a week is alot!
afroylnt

Exactly which is why I use Hermes, not as fast but cheaper and so far … Exactly which is why I use Hermes, not as fast but cheaper and so far reliable. However this deal does seem worth trying, always good to have alternatives.



Hermes have been brilliant so far as got annoyed with chancers trying to say item had not been delivered!
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