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bestcatintheworld Tue 10-Jan-17 16:27:20

I know, I know, it's AIBU...I guess AIBU to be completely clueless, but please help me out, as I'm sure there's a few ebayers here who deal with this often.

How do I best send stuff cheaply? My daughter's gone back to Uni and left both her winter coats, one of them a brand new Christmas present which she loved. I am pretty sure that Royal Mail would cost me what the coat is worth and I was wondering if you could please tell me how to best send it using one of the many courier services? How does it work? Do I need to print a label off and bring it to a pick up point? Which one is the cheapest/most reliable one?

Your help is most appreciated. She feels fairly down anyway (homesick), and I'd like to know that she can snuggle up in her favourite coat in the cold.

UrethaFranklin Tue 10-Jan-17 16:38:52

Have a look here@ www.parcelmonkey.co.uk/

If you enter the details of the parcel, weight/size etc and where you are sending it from/to, it will give you the prices from various courier companies and tell you where you can drop your parcel off.

bestcatintheworld Tue 10-Jan-17 16:45:10

Brilliant, thanks. Is there a particular one that you would recommend?

DonaldStott Tue 10-Jan-17 17:06:00

Not my hermes. I, and I know of alot of other people, have had bad experiences not receiving parcels. Parcel monkey is usually a safe bet. Never had any bad experiences with them.

HalfaFishFingerAndTwoPeas Tue 10-Jan-17 17:13:25

Unless the coat is massive and extremely heavy it will cost £3.95 recorded delivery.

HalfaFishFingerAndTwoPeas Tue 10-Jan-17 17:13:43

With Royal Mail I should add!

delilahbucket Tue 10-Jan-17 17:19:20

A lot of people don't rate Hermes but I have been using them for my business for five years and only had three problems ever. I send a lot of parcels with them. Collect plus are a reasonable second.
As pp said though, if the coat is under 2kg and you can get it into the small parcel size then Royal Mail isn't overly expensive.

bestcatintheworld Tue 10-Jan-17 19:44:01

Thanks, guys. I am not sure how much it weighs but it's very fluffy so I had to pack it into a sizeable box. Will go with parcel monkey.

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