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Old 11-09-2017, 23:34
Neil Kirk Neil Kirk is offline
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I thought I would share some interesting info.

I recently bought a rod on ebay and the seller charged me 10.50 for posting.
I asked the seller how he managed to post for such a good price and he referred me to upstoday.com much cheaper than main UPS site.

UPS is not a perfect carrier in my experience but as good as any other I have used - just make sure you package in a strong cardboard tube.

Neil
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Old 12-09-2017, 00:39
Mike Hodgkiss Mike Hodgkiss is offline
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Google UPS quick quote , if he was shipping within the UK cost would be 8.90 next day, perhaps he added a bit on for the packaging . I use UPS all the time and ship all around the world they have never let me down
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Old 12-09-2017, 13:25
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Just done one yesterday, had to make the tube 200cm to get a reasonable price still costs me 16 TNT collect+ will checkout UPS as got another to send.

UPS figures just entered details on their site Standard delivery 200cm rod 100 value 23.75 delivery !!!!!!

Using the upstoday.com its half that price!!!!! 200cm x 15cm x 15cm 4kilo 10.80

guess which one I WILL BE USING !!!!!!!
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Old 12-09-2017, 13:31
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The price I quoted was with their standard insurance which covers up to 50
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Old 12-09-2017, 13:34
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Ive used UPSToday a fair bit recently, usually pay 8.40 and its a collect/drop off 24hr service.
Better than the 20 I was paying before, and I had to drop it at the couriers too.
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Old 12-09-2017, 13:34
Mike Hodgkiss Mike Hodgkiss is offline
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Just double checked on UPS quick quote 200 cms x 10 cms x 10 cms [ standard rod tube dimensions ] 8.40
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Old 12-09-2017, 13:35
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Hodgkiss View Post
Just double checked on UPS quick quote 200 cms x 10 cms x 10 cms [ standard rod tube dimensions ] 8.40
I edited my post before I checked further. Thanks Mike going to save me lots!!
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Old 12-09-2017, 13:38
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Good . As I said I have sent rods all around the world with UPS and they have never failed to deliver you should be fine with them
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Old 12-09-2017, 13:43
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Had a shop send me a rod recently the tube was 202cm ( Bowler with case ) and the Post office held it!!!! Think he put 200cm on the form. He had to go and collect and resend it. 200cm seems to be the magic mark.
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Old 12-09-2017, 13:55
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I'm amazed the PO accepted it in the first place , from memory there[ Parcelforce] length limit is 150 cms
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