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parcel force put prices up today why?

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by whitevanman574, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. whitevanman574

    whitevanman574 bell target champion

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    parcel force 48 prices go as of yesterday do we get better service ? £16.40 to send a rifle today

    better service?
     
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    Better service my ar*e .... just another rip off price increase for fewer services overall, especially if you send small items abroad. Read somewhere today that prices for 1st class have increased something like 70% since 2009 :mad2:
     
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    WOW 70% thats a lot, surely there must be cheaper and more reliable options?
     
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    Because they can!!!
     
  5. dave goodall

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    Be careful even using parcel forse these days for pcp transfer any pressurised cylinder is prohibited 100% with royal mail and will be destroyed


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    Right,
    I have just been on the phone to Royal Mail and ended up speaking to the leader of the "dangerous/hazardous cargo team" and have got the official details.

    The answer is that ANY & EVERY PRESSURE CONTAINER IS PROHIBITED,
    that includes any & every PCP air gun buddy bottle or air tube whether attached to the rifle or on its own, whether full or empty, valve in or valve out, it is a point blank NO PRESSURE CONTAINERS.

    Apparently this point blank NO is currently the subject of RM internal review, as he explained to me;
    "there have been empty cylinders you can look inside because there is no valve but because it is still a "pressure container" it is blanket prohibited so must be destroyed, that is the rule"

    The reason for this is that a special licence is required to carry them which neither Royal Mail or Parcelforce currently has, so inorder to send such an item you need to find a courier that has the correct licence for pressure containers.

    As an added extra while chatting he also went on to explain that at Belfast there is an outside "weapons expert" who is called in, as and when required to inspect actual guns that are stopped and he identifies them as sect 1-2 or low powered air guns, airsoft etc
     
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    Seen this yesterday,clears a lot of the confusion up.As for me,its RFD to RFD from now on.
    That in its self creates another problem.Buyers having to pay extra at the other end,at thair RFD for the transfer.
    Even sending a spinger,will carry the risk of a trip to Belfast.
     
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    Couldn't put it better .... the PO are risking themselves again as they did a couple of years ago when they put the prices up and also cut down the packet size ranges, which resulted in a massive drop in the number of average sized packages being sent by people selling on eBay etc. Subsequently, they increased the size options on small packets, but really didn't publicise it very well and sure as hell didn't admit it was because they were losing a lot of 'sales' to courier companies and the like. Why they don't listen to the customer in the first place I don't know, but IMO its another case of us all being taken for granted ... of course, at the end of the day we all have the choice to shop elsewhere, but this isn't an option for many people. Rant over ;)
     
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    Any info. on what this special license is, where it comes from etc...to be honest sounds like they're talking BS!
     
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    Weather there talking bs or not fact remains if u post a pcp u risk it been destroyed as alot of tuners are finding out when customers guns are been destroyed via belfast
     
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    I can see a lot of RFD getting very busy,with pcp rifle transfers.
     

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