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JoeyGTI
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PostSubject: Looking for some advice/tips   Looking for some advice/tips EmptySat Aug 02 2008, 15:04

From experience would anyone know what kind of price I'd be looking at to get a courier to collect and deliver some wheels from Leicester to here in Cardiff? Obviously I realise the price would vary from company to company but I have no idea where to look tbh. Would someplace like DHL or UPS be the best way to go? I'd expect these to be the most expensive but I honestly gave no clue confused confused


Has anyone ever ha anything delivered by courier or something? Any advice would be much appreciated, thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for some advice/tips   Looking for some advice/tips EmptySat Aug 02 2008, 15:06

cost me 40 both times i sent some wheels off, that with parcel force 48 hr, picked it up straight from my house too
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for some advice/tips   Looking for some advice/tips EmptySun Aug 03 2008, 19:47

Well 40 quid don't sound to bad. Any idea of how I got about arranging this?
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for some advice/tips   Looking for some advice/tips EmptySun Aug 03 2008, 20:20

parcel force website, very easy, just put in the location an time u want it pickin up an the place u want it sent, takes like 10 mins to set up
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JoeyGTI
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for some advice/tips   Looking for some advice/tips EmptyMon Aug 04 2008, 10:42

How did you package/prepare the wheels for pickup? Is there anything I should tell the guy or should he just litrally hand the courier 4 wheels as they are? I don't want them getting marked/scratched or anything affraid

thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for some advice/tips   Looking for some advice/tips EmptyMon Aug 04 2008, 10:54

JoeyGTI wrote:
How did you package/prepare the wheels for pickup? Is there anything I should tell the guy or should he just litrally hand the courier 4 wheels as they are? I don't want them getting marked/scratched or anything affraid

thanks

Bubble wrap them and put them in a box? Thats my guess anyway
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for some advice/tips   Looking for some advice/tips EmptyMon Aug 04 2008, 12:13

i just wrapped them in cardboard an loads of tape on the edges, just put down the weight an how many packages, i usually tape two wheels together an say 2 packages as it's usually cheaper an less chance of 1 gettin lost
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for some advice/tips   Looking for some advice/tips EmptyMon Aug 04 2008, 21:01

With my work experience.. I find some shock cushioning material surrounded by a harder product is indeed the best way.. specially with heavier items that tend to damage themselves because of their own weight.. ie: people just drop or chuck them.


Basically.. yeah, Bubble wrap and then cardboard.. or foam and cardboard.. Smile


The pairing up idea sounds like a really good one too.. can tell you've had some experience with package sending :p

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for some advice/tips   Looking for some advice/tips EmptyTue Aug 05 2008, 22:12

Just bought myself a set of BBS RXII's cheers bounce

Cost me abit more than I wanted to pay (at 225 affraid )

But all 4 tires are good and have a couple thousand miles left on them and all rims are in good nic except one has abit of paint peeling bounce

Hopfully I can sort this courier out tommorow and have them by the weekend and get pics up with them fitted Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for some advice/tips   Looking for some advice/tips EmptyThu Aug 07 2008, 22:09

Any idea how much these wheels weigh? silent I have absolutly no clue as to what to put down on the website. I doubt it has to be to the exact kg but anyone have a rough estimate? cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for some advice/tips   Looking for some advice/tips EmptyThu Aug 07 2008, 22:13

30kg that what 4 14x6 alloys weighed when i did it, give or take a few haha.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for some advice/tips   Looking for some advice/tips EmptyThu Aug 07 2008, 22:15

cheers These are 15 inch BBS RXII's, I'll put down 40kg I spose scratch

Was that 30kg with tires? Or just the alloys? the air in the tires makes them weigh a tonn No
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for some advice/tips   Looking for some advice/tips EmptyThu Aug 07 2008, 22:21

just rims haha, yeah id say thats about right
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for some advice/tips   Looking for some advice/tips EmptyFri Aug 08 2008, 16:16

Thanks mate, been really helpful. Very Happy cheers
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