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I recently purchased a bike on Ebay and need to arrange for it to be delivered (from Plymouth to Cardiff).

So, basically just wondered if anyone had any recommendation as to which company(s) would be best to contact for this service???

The cheapest quote I have so far is about £35. However the seller originally suggested that it was possible to get it delivered for approximately £25 by a firm which is a 'Bicycle delivery specialist', but he can't remember the companies name. Anyone know of any such firms?

Sorry this post is a bit boring, but I hope that someone can hook me up and that the info people give can be of use to other forum users in the same predicament.

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Re: Bike Delivery - What's the best method/company to use.
« Reply #1 on: Feb 22, 2012, 17:59 »
What about this?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/180687377736?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2648

You only get £50 insurance for damage or loss but aslong as he packs it up alright then it won't get damaged, and I'd be impressed if a bike could get lost in the post...
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Re: Bike Delivery - What's the best method/company to use.
« Reply #2 on: Feb 23, 2012, 13:05 »
I used http://www.gwizzcouriers.co.uk/ last week and they were fine. You can insure up to whatever amount you like for a little extra money. I think it cost me about £25 inusred up to £1000 to get a rig from Edinburgh to Bristol.

I also looked at Paisley Freight but they were more expensive.

Gwizz contract out to UPS and city link and both them, and Paisley freight, came recommended on a couple of bike forums. City link are the same as parcel force for turning up a day late etc but I think all the big delivery companies have a reputation for being late!! The box was delivered in good condition and the booking process was easy.

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Re: Bike Delivery - What's the best method/company to use.
« Reply #3 on: Feb 23, 2012, 14:32 »
http://reviews.ebay.co.uk/How-to-post-a-cycle?ugid=10000000006950823


Very simple guide, written by me a long time ago.

To sum up, over the one/two hundred bicycles I have received none have ever been damaged in the post, its far more likely that something loose will fall out of a hole in a box than be damaged.

Nothing has ever been properly lost, I did once have a bike that was sent by dhl but turned up a month later by parcel force though. Big things, hard to loose and easy to find are bikes. So for me insurance on them getting here is a loss making venture (course if I am posting them to someone else it can be very important but that doesn't apply here)

I would rather use a big courier than the little ones you find on ebay, they might get the job done but they are normally reselling postage from a big courier, which means if something did go wrong there will be a lot of inertia as you talk to them, they talk to parcel force, they finally get back to you with an answer.

Parcel force is my courier of choice, only ever had to make an insurance claim once for a fork, was able to speak directly to their insurance claim guy and resolve the problem


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Re: Bike Delivery - What's the best method/company to use.
« Reply #5 on: Mar 01, 2012, 14:13 »
Parcel monkey/interparcel.

Usually goes through City Link/UPS. Parcel monkey is usally the cheapest, should be under £15.

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Re: Bike Delivery - What's the best method/company to use.
« Reply #6 on: Mar 01, 2012, 23:16 »

Avoid parcel monkey had 2 bike go missing!! quite cheeky but if it fits in a bike box book with senditnow, they are basically parcelforce but a lot cheaper prices!!

Paisley are good for sending complete bikes

Bike boxs are free from Halfords

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Re: Bike Delivery - What's the best method/company to use.
« Reply #7 on: Mar 03, 2012, 16:50 »



Bike boxes are free from Halfords
and absolutely any other bike shop...shops pay for there waste to be collected so are more than happy for you to take them.
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