Mags The Jedi
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Mags The Jedi

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Posted:Quick question for you guys. And yes, I did a few searches before posting, in case the post police come after me. smile

I am reliably informed that Royal Mail won't carry packages over 5ft in length. Does anyone know how much it costs to get a staff sent by courier? Or where i could look to get such information?

Cheers folks

devil


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UCOF
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Posted:There was already a thread for this..
I reemember everyone fainting when it saaid it costs about 90 for UPS or something to send a stick.

That might have been from Edinburgh to US though..

try
www.royalmail.com
www.UPS.com
www.fedex.com
www.initialcitylink.co.uk
www.parcelforce.com etc


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Mags The Jedi
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Mags The Jedi

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Posted:Written by: Unfortunatly Can Obtain Fruit

There was already a thread for this..




See? I knew he couldn't let it lie! ubblol


Written by: UCOF
I reemember everyone fainting when it saaid it costs about 90 for UPS or something to send a stick.

That might have been from Edinburgh to US though..





That is a LOT of money. Although i only need it to go as far as Cornwall...

Hmmm.


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Posted:check your email mags, i've just unwittingly replied there smile

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UCOF
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Posted:"See? I knew he couldn't let it lie!"

But I answered anyway tongue hug

I cant be arsed to find that other thread to be honest... rolleyes


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flid
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Posted:Citilink is the cheapest courrier that's willing to deal with the general public I've found. Their prices are on the site. I use them for larger ebay items. If you try and book a job with them they'll normally tell you that if you don't have an account you need to drop it off at a depo, tell them that's nonsense (which it is, they just can't be arsed to enter your details), then pay the driver with a cheque.

Most courrier companies designed for business users will have a price list for people who make occassional shipments, one for ones that do one a week, 2 a week and so forth. The american companies like fedex, ups, dhl etc charge crazily extortionate amounts to the public that don't know any better.


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quiet


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Posted:there is a very simple solution to this

they won't carry packages more than 5ft in length; but I assume that means that they *will* carry a parcel which is 5ft long and 5ft wide

if so, then all you need do is to take a 5ft by 5ft by n-inches container and place the staff ALONG THE DIAGONAL: the diagonal will be (square root of 50)ft long, which is just over 7ft; well over what's required even for a long staff

simple eh?


ture na sig

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UCOF
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Posted:ubblol

Genius idea..


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Posted:I just got some aluminium delivered today and its 6ft long.



It was sent through Business Post and i only paid 4 for delivery.



Hope that helps

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Posted:Written by: quiet



they won't carry packages more than 5ft in length; but I assume that means that they *will* carry a parcel which is 5ft long and 5ft wide

if so, then all you need do is to take a 5ft by 5ft by n-inches container and place the staff ALONG THE DIAGONAL: the diagonal will be (square root of 50)ft long, which is just over 7ft; well over what's required even for a long staff





ubblol ubblol ubblol

brilliant


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mech
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Posted:so hows it going mags, you buying a set of rob sticks then?

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Mags The Jedi
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Posted:Hmm. Not sure. Ideally I need a 1.5m contact stick with phat wicks. Rob says his sticks aren't designed for contact.

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mech
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Posted:well if you can find a courrier, then i can make you a set of sticks, whats the closest place you can get to,

i might have a courrier going to bristol this w/e if you can get me the money in a cheue


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Posted:its only that particular stick that isnt very contactable.... biggrin
if its a normal stick you are after i think we have some already made up....


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mech
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Posted:there ya go!

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