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cheapest way of packing and posting a cricket bat
« on: July 14, 2010, 07:34:18 PM »

hi all,

i need to return a bat to be repaired, where do i get a box from and whats the cheapest way of posting it?
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Re: cheapest way of packing and posting a cricket bat
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2010, 07:41:03 PM »

cheapest is 4 pound 2nd class i have had and just bubblewrap and stick a binliner over it
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Re: cheapest way of packing and posting a cricket bat
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2010, 08:05:09 PM »

need to send it recorded with 100 pound insurance any other ideas?
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Re: cheapest way of packing and posting a cricket bat
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2010, 08:07:03 PM »

i have never sent any bat with insurance and often not even recorded but then again i only deal with people i trust,,

you can make a bat box out of a large box mate
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Re: cheapest way of packing and posting a cricket bat
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2010, 08:08:36 PM »

that rules out royal mail then!
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Re: cheapest way of packing and posting a cricket bat
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2010, 08:12:32 PM »

Go through a courier company like p4d, or parcel monkey, they insure the item and gets there recorded
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Re: cheapest way of packing and posting a cricket bat
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2010, 07:47:41 AM »

dhl next day with insurance is likely to be about 12-14 via Parcel2Go.com
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Re: cheapest way of packing and posting a cricket bat
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2010, 07:53:08 AM »

I have used P4D and they have been OK but if you put P4D or Parcel Monkey into google and read the reviews then they aren't great. Might be better sticking with the Royal Mail as you could send it standard parcels with 100 compensation for around 6 but it wouldn't be tracked - depending on the Post Office you might be able to send it via Special Delivery but the dimensions are right on the edge of their limits (I think it is 90cm length for rolled items) and some will take it, some won't. If they do you would get 500 compensation and tracking plus next day delivery for around 9. Hope that helps.
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Re: cheapest way of packing and posting a cricket bat
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2018, 11:37:33 AM »

cheapest is 4 pound 2nd class i have had and just bubblewrap and stick a binliner over it

Hi there,
Isn't there a length restriction for Royalmail Second class parcel?
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Re: cheapest way of packing and posting a cricket bat
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2018, 11:42:55 AM »

85cm I think. If over they use parcel force.

I use myhermes, never had a problem.
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Re: cheapest way of packing and posting a cricket bat
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2018, 11:48:24 AM »

Special delivery anything under 90 cm will be ok
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Re: cheapest way of packing and posting a cricket bat
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2018, 11:49:12 AM »

85cm I think. If over they use parcel force.

I use myhermes, never had a problem.

Im a myhermes fan as well. Cheapest & easiest
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Re: cheapest way of packing and posting a cricket bat
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2018, 11:50:55 AM »

85cm I think. If over they use parcel force.

I use myhermes, never had a problem.

Ah, gold-dust! Cheers, just checked. They are indeed cheap!
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Re: cheapest way of packing and posting a cricket bat
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2018, 12:14:21 PM »

Not the cheapest but 11 with the post office gets you tracked, next day by 1pm with 200 insurance.
Make sure it is a medium parcel as a tube.
As for wrapping. Bubble wrap and cardboard...
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Re: cheapest way of packing and posting a cricket bat
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2018, 12:26:57 PM »

Agree with the MyHermes.

I sometimes also used DPD local through work.

Never had problems with either
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