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    Reasonably priced courier for bulky item(s)?

    I've used parcel monkey and parcel2go a few times for sending items on ebay that are a little bulky (as they are cheaper than royal mail on bigger items) however I can't seem to find a courier cheap enough to send (or indeed, arrange with a buyer to buy) large, bulky printers. Cheapest on these sites is 50+VAT although I know for certain it is cheaper than that.

    For instance, the large Konica Minolta printers are so heavy some couriers refuse! Can anyone offer suggestions who they use or what they expect it'd cost for items 35kg+?

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    Have a look on ebay for 'courier services'. I can't personally vouch for any of them, but when I had to send something they were recommended.

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    have you seen if you can use "collect+" may require you to transport the item to a collection point though (normally a local petrol station or SPAR shop)

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    ive always found parcelforce to be the cheapest for pickup on large heavy items

    i once sent a Car exhaust for 20

    parcel2go is ok , they have failed on many collections for me !

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    I used myparceldelivery.com a few months ago when I had to send 16 Laptops to HP, all individual parcels during their trade-in scheme. It was collected by TNT in the end and it came to about 45 for the lot. Quite impressed.

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    Interparcel or collectmyparcel.com - I've used both and had no problems - for really big items get couriers to bid for the job at shiply.com

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    Another vote for interparcel. My brothers ebay business uses them for bulky and international parcels.

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    I was going to suggest myHermes for sending big/heavy eBay stuffs, but I don't think they will take things as heavy as 35kg.

    The eBay Parcelforce deal through PayPal is excellent value for heavy items - upto 30kg for less than 15 on a 48 hour service. Has to be bought as a 'postage label' through PayPal for an eBay sale though.

    I fear that talking about 35kg+ you might be entering pallet territory...

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I did a search for 30kg couriers on ebay and messaged a few asking whether they'd accept "up to 40kg" (to be on the safe side), and managed to negotiate 21.50 all in (taxes, fuel etc). Pretty good I think! I had never noticed that there are some local and national couriers who advertise on ebay with pretty decent rates to thanks for the heads up!

    I have used parcelmonkey a few times for smaller <25kg items and tend to use citylink here, though I wasn't getting any less than 60 for the above!

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