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Who has had the most unreasonable postal charge?

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Tragedies Thu 20-Dec-12 17:14:02

I bid Hollister, £20 to send a single shirt.

FireOverBethlehem Thu 20-Dec-12 17:18:35

Bloody hell, does it get chauffer driven to your door?

RedTinsel Thu 20-Dec-12 17:30:47

£12 for express delivery of a pair of football socks and shorts. And Nike the fuckers can't even guarantee they'll arrive in time.

Look on the bright side at least you don't have to go to the dark place. £20 well spent!

trikken Thu 20-Dec-12 17:31:03

Wow. Im guessing it wasnt international postage or anything? Even to send to australia it would have been cheaper.

RedTinsel Thu 20-Dec-12 17:33:33

I sent my Sil who lives in Oz a pair of boots. Cost £16 and took 4 days.

<rubbing it in>

dexter73 Thu 20-Dec-12 19:18:57

I thought standard delivery at Hollister was £10 and next day was £20 for UK?

KatyPeril Thu 20-Dec-12 19:21:17

It cost me £40 for Ikea to deliver a sofa years ago.

Salmotrutta Thu 20-Dec-12 19:29:14

Do you live in the Highlands and Islands OP?

They have very high postal charges for deliveries

Tragedies Thu 20-Dec-12 20:02:36

No, Salmon I live in a large city!

Salmotrutta Thu 20-Dec-12 20:05:06

How do they justify this exactly?

And (cos I'm nosy like) how much was the actual shirt?

Bingdweller Thu 20-Dec-12 20:05:30

I thought this said "post natal discharge" upon first glance grin Nope, only standard £3.95's here!

oliviafrombolivia Thu 20-Dec-12 20:14:38

Zara Home is £14.99 UK standard postage under £150!

freddiefrog Thu 20-Dec-12 20:18:01

I was going to say Zara home too. They wanted £19.99 to deliver a duvet set last year

Also, an eBay seller wanted £14.99 to deliver a cow onesie that only cost a tenner in the first place

ChristmasNamechangeBridezilla Thu 20-Dec-12 20:18:41

£50 for Fuckwit Village to deliver a table. I ended up driving there to pick it up.

Also shipped a particular pair of flip flops from America for DH when we first got together. The postman arrived on his doorstep with them and a £27 customs charge thus making them the most expensive flip flops in the history of the world ever.

PhallicGiraffe Thu 20-Dec-12 21:09:26

It's a big fat con. They are making even more money off you, calling it 'postage'.

freddiefrog Thu 20-Dec-12 21:14:32

Oh, and I forgot the £175 to deliver a playhouse for DD2 from some online garden shed company

I could've hire a van, bought fuel and collected it myself for about £60.

MerryChristMoose Thu 20-Dec-12 21:47:57

I bought a $10 Christmas decoration to send to my sister. It was a polystyrene bauble about 4 inches in diameter, wrapped in red wool and with white buttons on it. It weighed practically nothing. I wanted to send it early November. Canada Post couldn't guarantee that the $7 it would cost by regular mail would get it to the UK.

The next best option? $70!!

I paid $7. It took a week.

RedTinsel Thu 20-Dec-12 22:06:05

Freddie - you've just reminded me of when we were quoted somewhere in the region of £175 to have a shed delivered, and that didn't even include putting it up.

freddiefrog Thu 20-Dec-12 22:12:22

No, this didn't include putting it up either.

And there was an additional charge for a floor confused

hurricanewyn Thu 20-Dec-12 22:34:06

£18 for next day delivery from Arriva Trains my own fault though

Ixia Thu 20-Dec-12 23:14:45

I participated in a secret santa on another forum, my Australian secret santa had to pay aus$18 postage on a gift the size of my palm. I was shock

NaokHoHoHo Thu 20-Dec-12 23:29:10

I posted a parcel of Christmas gifts to my parents in continental Europe yesterday. Came out feeling like I'd been mugged, £36.85 lighter. I've sent myself abroad for less! I wonder if you can book parcels a seat on Ryanair...

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