Looking for a courier to send a laptop to Europe fully insured

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Found 10th May 2010
I want to send a £750 laptop to Europe and it needs to be fully insured and with tracking. I had a quick look in the past and couldnt see anything for less than about £60. Can someone recommend a courier that can undercut that price?

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myhermes

I have used them loads of times not sure where there restrcitions are in delivering thought but never the less give them a try

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liam15500;8575480

myhermes I have used them loads of times not sure where there … myhermes I have used them loads of times not sure where there restrcitions are in delivering thought but never the less give them a try


Seems to be UK only with max insurance of £250.

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its going to be expensive... might be cheaper flying there your self

Parcelforce are very good

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bigwheels;8575647

Parcelforce are very good


£71.50 to France with insurance. :w00t:

Agharta;8576007

£71.50 to France with insurance. :w00t:


interparcel.com
I guess it's going to france?

I put in rough measurements 50cm(L)x30(W)x30(H) (7KG)

DHL Europlus @ 2-5 day delivery (£50 insurance can be increased up to £1000)

£17 + VAT (will be more to increase the insurance, cant see it being more than £40 though??)

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t0mm;8576028

http://www.interparcel.comI guess it's going to france?I put in rough … http://www.interparcel.comI guess it's going to france?I put in rough measurements 50cm(L)x30(W)x30(H) (7KG)DHL Europlus @ 2-5 day delivery (£50 insurance can be increased up to £1000)£17 + VAT (will be more to increase the insurance, cant see it being more than £40 though??)


Thanks. I think worldwide-parcelservices.co.uk/ are a bit cheaper and they offer 12% TopCachBack on top which makes them quite a bit cheaper and that's also using DHL.

I think the insurance is a lot cheaper through Interparcel though by the looks of it. Scrub that its only a £1 cheaper thought it was a bit more.

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newbie1001;8576236

I think the insurance is a lot cheaper through Interparcel though by the … I think the insurance is a lot cheaper through Interparcel though by the looks of it


Hardly any difference in insurance; £1 + VAT extra for £750 and the same for £1k coverage.
They are cheaper and the cashback makes them a lot cheaper.
I just need to check that it’s a trackable service.

lol

You make a thread asking for help

But you tell everyone they are wrong

Why the need for a thread?

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Wotwot123;8576288

lol You make a thread asking for helpBut you tell everyone they are wrong … lol You make a thread asking for helpBut you tell everyone they are wrong Why the need for a thread?


:-D I asked for help and I checked it out myself whilst waiting for replies; I’m not sitting on my derriere waiting for everyone else to do all the work like some on this site.
It was good to look at the sites that were mentioned as I get a comparison to see what the market charges.
I found what seems to be the cheapest site by searching for parcel in TopCashback and checking out what came back.
Anyway there’s plenty of data here for anyone else that’s looking for a similar service so nothing wasted. :thumbsup:

I think everyone is missing the point - all these couriers referred to above offer insurance but specifically exclude laptop coverage - these items (along with computers, glass, ceramics, etc) are sent at your own risk, regardless of the 'insurance coverage' taken. I am looking for a UK courier/delivery option that does include laptop coverage, if anyone does read this somewhat dated post and comes across one.
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