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Question posting air rifle

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by buckgav, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. buckgav

    buckgav Well-Known Member

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    I am looking to sell my air rifle, and I was wondering if you can post an airgun to a private address. If it is possible then who should I post it with?
     
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    so you can post,and parcel force 48 hour is the best to go with?
     
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    Insurance is a maximum £100 with pf48,and you cant buy enhanced cover.Never had a problem with parcel force,and i have sent more than 12 rifles with them over the years.They wont carry compressed air cylinders,so sending a pcp even with a completely empty cylinder is against thair rules.I like PF48 because all uk mainland delivereis are not x rayed,so it wont go to Belfast for inspection,been their got the t-shirt.Other option if its a springer RMSD,with the x-ray machine to dodge and RM ever vigilant staff:rolleyes:
    Then RFD to RFD transfer with fees at both ends.I will always be using pf48,i have breeched thair rules and posted a bsa r10 completelt empty,unless they drop it on their toes,nothing is going to endanger any of the PF staff.My choice if it went tits up...my problem and loss.Up to the individual,i am not advising anyone to folow my leed....
     
  6. jmsjabb

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    I have just sent a HW77 Parcel Force 48 and added enhanced comp to £300. I had a good chat with the PO worker, and all was fine. Just be honest. It has to be 48 though, for some reason they won't transport on 24
     
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    It cost £23 too!
     
  8. Whistler1

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    I emailed them, and enquired about enhanced insurance for my air rifle.. Not available.. I will post their reply up tomorow as I am on my mobile just now. They won't let you send it pf24 because of the likelihood of it going by air . don't be to surprised that a PO employee does not know the Parcel Force rules even though they are very convincing... Lol
     
  9. tintin

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    Its good that you were able to obtain enhanced insurance. Unfortunately it would not be honoured by ParcelForce. The ladies at the post office can sell you extra insurance but the terms and conditions for ParcelForce are very straightforward. Air rifles can go by PF48 only and with a maximum of £100 insurance.
    Lets hope that you do not have to make a claim and ask for the extra money from them. You have been charged an extra amount and you need to return to the post office and ask for a refund.
    Go to the ParcelForce website and read the terms for retail customers. You have been fleeced.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2014
  10. buffy vampire slayer

    buffy vampire slayer LOW BELLEND THRESHOLD

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    I sold one only last Thursday to a guy on here and sent it parcel force 24.
    and he got it Friday morning at just over 17 quid.
    air arms s400.
     
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    This just goes to show the inconsistency of the company, some depots will allow anything and some won't, problem is when you do send something and it gets stopped your screwed. Its no good claiming that the employee said its ok and it will cost you this and that, if it gets stopped then they just claim "you should have read the terms and conditions".
     
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    Below is Parcel Forces response to my enquiry about sending my Air Rifle.




    Hello Brian


    I have provide some details below for sending Air Rifles.

    The recent changes to Royal Mail's handling of parcels does impact on the services previously available to customers wishing to ship air weapons .

    Air Weapons have always been prohibited from being sent through the Parcelforce network. However, they could be sent through Royal Mail. When the changes to parcel size was implemented in Royal Mail on Tuesday 2nd April, many Air Weapons could not be sent through the Royal Mail network as they did not fall into the Small or Medium sized parcel category. As such, Royal Mail Group made a decision that Parcelforce would have to carry Air Weapons.

    – “an air rifle, air gun or air pistol which does not fall within section 1 of the Firearms Act 1968”

    There are some conditions to this.
    • It has to be sent on PFW48, as this is not flown anywhere.
    • Compensation only available for delay.
    • Compensation will prohibited for loss or damage
    • Customers cannot purchase enhanced compensation
    • If PO sends an air weapon on express24, it is not eligible for compensation,
    • This is only available for customers who send an air weapon through a PO outlet. It will not be available through a Parcelforce Worldwide depot or via on-line channel at parcelforce.com


    If you need help with anything else please reply to this email or if you would prefer to speak to one of our advisors please call 08448 00 44 66. Calls are charged at national rates.


    Tracy Gregg - Email Team


    You can track your parcel on our website - http://www.parcelforce.com/track-trace
     
  13. bunnyblatter

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    As has been stated the people who work on the cash desks will sell you any insurance you want. However should said item go missing then you're not covered up to what you think you are
    £100 max so its all up to you. I used to send them when it was £500 insured up to and cost about £23 but I won't risk it now as if you post an air gun worth £600-700 you will be well out of pocket.
    Try arrange pick up or find a courier that does cover them up to their true value
     

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