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    Collectplus.co.uk

    I've only just come across this ebay service. You print off a label and then take it to a local shop (the website shows locations). They scan the label give you a receipt and tracking number and that's it. 4.95 for a medium size parcel as opposed to 8.00 for Royal Mail's cheapest offering. There's a small amount of compensation as well. Collect+ Courier Services

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    It's a good idea, had to use it to return something to a business. Some of the shops can be a bit moronic though (they all have to go by the same rules but often can't be bothered!)

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    It's a good service for small, non fragile parcels but having looked into it when trying to send a camera recently, even when you purchase extended cover they still pretty much exclude any electrical items from compensation, and they don't have a great reputation with regards to damaged parcels either.

    MyHermes is another similar service which I use, mainly because there are no Collect+ shops anywhere near work

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    MyHermes will come and collect the parcel from you rather than having to be dropped off somewhere too, which is better. I do use collect plus for quite a few ebay items though, mainly clothing and things that cant really be damaged in transit

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    Took a parcel into Mr and Mrs Patel Sunny News in Worcester 9.30am on Saturday and it was delivered to the customer in East Kilbride at 11.15am today! Cost 5.40.

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    Ha, I remember I had to drop something off for one of these once. All I got was, frankly quite nasty, abuse from the shopkeeper and kept moaning about the fact people were dumping their parcels.

    It doesn't all seem particularly safe, I certainly wouldn't want to use it for anything 'of worth.'

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    Will use them for non-fragile stuff. Sent some glass items once, was a bad mistake, the compensation can be wriggled out of easily.

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