Recommended couriers for speakers

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Recommended couriers for speakers

Postby superjimbo » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:46 pm

Hi all,

I'm going to be selling my speakers soon and was wondering if anyone could recommend a courier? B&W 805s and heavy, probably 24kg for both with packing, I want them insured (should be worth £1000 to £1300) and I'm having trouble finding options. I'd also like to consider shipping overseas.

If anyone has any experience please let me know.

Thanks, James

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Re: Recommended couriers for speakers

Postby Joe » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:58 pm

Try Inter parcel but read the T&Cs.
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Re: Recommended couriers for speakers

Postby superjimbo » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:25 am

Thanks Joe, will check them out.

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Re: Recommended couriers for speakers

Postby hifinutt » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:59 pm

i always think couriers are a very last resort , seeing as they chuck stuff about . 805 should be a piece of cake to sell with collection or meet up as an option

that said , i like dpd a lot .
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Re: Recommended couriers for speakers

Postby Robert » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:32 pm

If you have to, book ups via interparcel.
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Re: Recommended couriers for speakers

Postby ozzric » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:36 am

I used the site Anyvan.com to find a courier to send my amp to Audionote for a service.

The site consists of an application form where you state your address, the delivery address and the nature of the consignment. Interested parties, who are typically private couriers then contact you with a quote for the service. The couriers can also include a narrative with the quote; the chap that took my amp stated he had delivered to Audionote before, was fully insured, and even had an original Audionote palette to strap the amp onto.
I helped him load the amp onto the van and ensured that it was secure and wrapped in a blanket to soften the road bumps. I got a confirmation email when delivered to Audionote. It helped that the driver was also a HiFi enthusiast. Total cost £60, Piece of mind, priceless. (Audionote arranged the return courier which was TNT).
I would definitely use the site again in the future.

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Re: Recommended couriers for speakers

Postby callen24 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:33 am

ozzric wrote:I used the site Anyvan.com to find a courier to send my amp to Audionote for a service.

The site consists of an application form where you state your address, the delivery address and the nature of the consignment. Interested parties, who are typically private couriers then contact you with a quote for the service. The couriers can also include a narrative with the quote; the chap that took my amp stated he had delivered to Audionote before, was fully insured, and even had an original Audionote palette to strap the amp onto.
I helped him load the amp onto the van and ensured that it was secure and wrapped in a blanket to soften the road bumps. I got a confirmation email when delivered to Audionote. It helped that the driver was also a HiFi enthusiast. Total cost £60, Piece of mind, priceless. (Audionote arranged the return courier which was TNT).
I would definitely use the site again in the future.

i used this to get someone to pick up my rack, which was in pieces and awkward. And i don't have a car.
worked out well
like hifi nut i think anyone buying, who lives within 150 miles will want to pick up, and probably hear them playing first, as well.
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Re: Recommended couriers for speakers

Postby superjimbo » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:23 pm

Excellent, thanks everyone.