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    Options for heavyish parcel

    I have just changed the front calipers on my 3.2 Carrera and need to send the old ones back to the brake specialist I got the exchange ones from.

    The parcel will weigh about 9kg and measure 33cmx18cmx25cm.

    What postal or courier service would you recommend, bearing in mind I want to keep cost to a minimum?

    Cheers

    Alan

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    Craftsman Neilo's Avatar
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    £6.77 with UPS

    go via www.parcel2go.com :-)

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    Check out a parcel broker like Parcel2go, Interparcel or similar, enter the details get prices.

    I guess it depends on insurance (if needed) but I generally go with UPS via a broker.
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    I have used Hermes in the past, but a nagging doubt tells me they have limits on certain items, I believe car parts are one of them. I recently sent some motorcycle exhausts and ended up using parcel force 48 hr second class. £12 iirc.

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    Grand Master GraniteQuarry's Avatar
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    The £7 UPS overnight via P2G is an absolute bargain, will quickly ramp up though if you want insurance.

    15kg insured to £900 is £43 for example, still pretty good.

    Drop off at a local corner shop too, easy.

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    Perfect, thanks guys

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    I used to use collect plus for heavy parcels but won't after they smashed a sound bar and then spent about a month and twenty emails to weasel their way out of paying out £25 glad it wasn't somthing worth hundreds of pounds

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    Grand Master Dave+63's Avatar
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    I generally use DPD. Itís 7.19 up to 20kg (approx as I donít think they actually weigh anything) and insured up to £50.

    There are options for increased cover at additional cost.

    Not quite as cheap as UPS above but very convenient for me.

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