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posting rifles

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by wil1hit, May 26, 2014.

  1. wil1hit

    wil1hit Engaging Member

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    does anyone know the best way to post rifles and rough prices please the propper way ie a company that knows your posting rifles and not a box saying iron art deco:D
     
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    unless it's a springer and your happy accepting £100 or so insurance,don't bother.
     
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    You know, I am a bit puzzled as to why one of our representative bodies is not negotiating on our behalf with TNT or someone similar, I mean TNT ship for RFDs, so why can't they ship for Joe Bloggs?
     
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    Last one I posted was £16 (3 weeks ago). Got there safe n sound, but then it would....

    it's all about the packaging and labelling it up properly. Insurance is poor as mattyts has pointed out, but if you accept the risk then it's not an issue.
     
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    Parcelforce48 are the only carrier that will knowingly transport an air rifle for a non account customer. The maximum insured amount is £100.
    Go to the Parcelforce website for pricing.
    Some people have mentioned that AWexpress were willing to carry an air rifle, I tried contacting them but they did not reply to my email.
    Let us know how you get on.
     
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  6. Whistler1

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    Took my r10 to the parcel force depo a few weeks ago..... what hastle free experience it was,compared to the post office.
    Package it properly,and you will be fine,or just do an RFD to RFD transfer.....stay away from royal mail,with a pcp.Even springers will more than likely be sent to Belfast.
     
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    personnaly i posted my last airgun a while ago......never again, it got there ok but its really not worth the risk or the stress these days....face to face only from now on for me
     
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    I have been away from the air gun scene for a long while, so it may be that I have missed some incident, some event, that has caused this situation to occur??? However I would really like to know why we have a situation whereby doing something as simple as posting an air rifle from one person to another has become such a trial? How come all the courier companies have decided to turn down revenue, and not carry air rifles? Why is it such a trauma to use the post office to do the same thing?

    The big question to me though is why we shooters are not beating our representative bodies over the head to do something about it? You can bet your arse that if the angling fraternity got treated in the same way, there would be ructions! If any other segment of society got treated in this way there would be trouble at mill!
     
  9. wil1hit

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    tnt have told me no probs taking it aslong it under section 1or2 no probs:D:up: just got to find out what a section it falls in to now
     
  10. Ichabod Armacost

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    Erm unless an air rifle is FAC rated, it wont be under any section of the firearms act, as all sub 12fpe rifles are unlicensed.
     
  11. sharpshooterpete

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    I posted my Weihrauch through royal mail about a year ago, i separated the stock from the action and wrapped it all up good and propa'! Labelled it fragile and off it went. For some unknown reason it took 2 weeks to get to the buyer, he thought i was messing him around and it made me look like a tit. I definitely wouldn't use that way of posting again.
     
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    Hi buddy.
    If you have an account with them, there is the possibility of them carrying an air rifle with insurance, subject to a written contract.
    They do not carry air rifles for domestic non account customers.
    This is taken from their website.
    Prohibited and Restricted Items

    If you have a need to transfer items listed as prohibited or restricted our Special Services may be able to help. To organise a shipment through our Special Services network, please contact us on LIVE CHAT SERVICES.
    Prohibited Items
    A prohibited item is defined as any consignment, or part thereof, containing items the transport, handling, import or export of which is prohibited under any applicable law, rule, convention or regulation.
    Dependent upon the countries of origin, transit and destination, examples of items that could be defined as Prohibited include but are not limited to:

    • Hazardous, combustible, or explosive materials (unless these are covered under the Global Dangerous Goods policy)
    • Munitions of war
    • Firearms (or parts thereof)
    • Narcotic drugs
    • Pornographic materials
    • Precious metals and gemstones
    • Counterfeit goods
    • Paper currency, coins, credit cards, and cheques
    • Un-wrapped metal
    • Engines (not crated)
    • Live Animals/Insects
    • Mattresses

    If someone has told you that they will deliver it for you with insurance, make sure you get it in writing.
    There is nothing to stop you wrapping an air rifle and taking it to any of the couriers and deliberately describing the contents as metal machined parts, but with the exceptions that I have already posted earlier in this thread, if it is checked or gets damaged, there is no insurance to a non account customer and you will have lost on the deal. If it is a risk you are prepared to take and to misleadingly describe the parcel contents then that has to be your choice.

    If you can give the name of the person you spoke to and their telephone number, it will be of use for the rest of us.
    Let us know how it goes.
     
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    Who is accepting the risk though,you or the buyer?
    If it gets there all well and good if it doesn't the buyer is out of a rifle and the money.
    Okay you can claim on the insurance but how long will that take and would you refund the buyer first or make them wait to see if the claim is successful?
     
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    It's unlikely that you would be able to use Royal Mail again, now that they have changed the terms and conditions it is most likely that the package will have to go by ParcelForce48 with ~£100 insurance
     
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    Wouldn't send a pcp because of the pressure vessel issue with it but a springer should be ok if you can get it to fit the correct size for RMSD.
     
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    Has this subject not been done to death already?
     
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    Would all come down to the conversation,you had with your buyer,before posting....but how many people would want to discuss the worst case scenario with a buyer,who has just bought there rifle,that they have been trying to shift for 3 weeks.As for the insurance,if its pf48 lousy 100 quid,i would not be loosing any sleep over it,and i am not well of.There is no easy answer to the above question,i would feel inclined to give the buyer there money back,other people would not,but if he was a cheeky b####d about it:D...to many things to take into consideration ;)
     
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    and then some:D
     

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