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Posting a buddy bottleRroyal Mail

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by cornishcreek, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. cornishcreek

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    Parcelforce have been sending air cylinders/buddy bottles found through xray to Belfast for destruction. Any one know the best way to post a buddy bottle:mad:
     
  2. cornishcreek

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    Just phoned DHL they post empty scuba cylinders
     
  3. smudgerii

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    NO THEY DON'T.... Give me proof of this, and I will get you an answer as to why they did it. Parcel barcode, proof of posting with parcelforce, sending address and delivery address.... Bet I don't receive this info.
     
  4. ratharvester

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    Whoa steady old chap,the guy is only advising what he's heard,no need to jump down his throat.the same is on Facebook via Darrin xtx there's usually no smoke without fire.
     
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  5. dave goodall

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    Lads guns have bern destroyed fact seek out the tuners and ask kev g is currently trying to recoupe a rapid 7 sent to to him whats going for destruction at po counter ask about pressurised cylinders ths is copyied from a lad who rung royal mail yesterday


    Member angry bear hes been arguing for months royal mail have to post guns so no need to lie

    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
     
  6. smudgerii

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    Thats the problem, he is peddling what he has heard as fact! Has he experienced it? Probably not..

    Post Office counters prohibit different items to Parcelforce, use the correct service from the correct provider and you will not have a problem. Royal Mail is a catch all group name... different businesses offering different services.
     
  7. NorfolkDave

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    Sorry Chap, can you clarify. If I send a low powered PCP via Parcelforce 48, is that OK?

    Dave
     
  8. Egg

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    Air guns are in their T&C's of carriage but always a good idea to check whether they're nit-picking over pressurised containers, full or empty.
     
  9. Whistler1

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    Thing is Dave, no matter what they tell you on the phone/email. Its
    left to the X ray machine operators discretion, if he thinks it should get through. I have just bought an hw100 secondhand, was going to use parcel force for the chap to send it, but it's just to risky. Don't want to go through the Belfast fiasco again, so he is sending it to my RFD
     
  10. Kenbarcon

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    There are other companys that can ship bottles, use one of them. I had a 12ltr bottle with gauge etc fitted but can't remember the company that delivered it, bottle came from Go Dive so it can be done.
     
  11. Whistler1

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    Yes it can be done,a chap sent parcels2go to pick uo an empty 12lit 300bar bottle i was selling last year.Even couriers with restrctions,are worth the risk somtimes,because all the hastle with them being destroyed,is RM & PF related.A lot of sellers on ebay,will need to change thair posting methods of buddy bottles,nearl all are going out with RM.
     
  12. smudgerii

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    Parcelforce do carry air rifles, firearms & shotguns. If you go direct to the local parcelforce depot you can drop your parcels off and it will go by road if for delivery in the mainland UK, as does some of the northern Irish traffic. Only Northern Irish traffic that goes by Air Freight will be x-rayed to meet aviation requirements ( not parecelforce ).

    pressurised containers are a no go on these flights.....

    if you use Post Office counters to send your parcel, then it needs to meet the requirements of Post Office counters as they may send it via Royal Mail rather than parcelforce ( all dependent on size & weight ). Now if sent by Royal Mail then yes it is likely to be x-rayed as they move large amounts by Air Freight, even on the mainland UK.

    Clear enough?
     
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    Yep, thank you very much.

    Dave
     

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