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Re: cheapest way of packing and posting a cricket bat
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2018, 12:59:02 PM »

At PRYZM we use DespatchBay - this is then linked through Parcelforce or Yodel if you choose. However I always send it through parcelforce, as you can then take it to your local post office and hand it over the counter, meaning that you don't have to wait in for a collection(and there is a surcharge if they collect less than 4 packages).

Costs around 7+VAT for the courier service for 24hr delivery, but you cannot make one-off payments - so the cheapest amount you can put in your account is 50+VAT.

This service has been superb, within about 5 years of using this service I'm yet to experience a failed delivery, or hear of any real major damage via transportation (touch wood).

Just to add, they also provide the customer receiving the package sms updates and easy rearrange options.
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Re: cheapest way of packing and posting a cricket bat
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2021, 05:31:36 PM »

Sorry for reviving an old topic but not sure where else to post.

Looking at selling a couple of bats on here and wasnt sure what the best place to post/ best place to buy boxes to post?

I cant find any at my local post offices and dont really fancy buying a box of 10 over eBay

Thanks fellas!
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Re: cheapest way of packing and posting a cricket bat
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2021, 08:21:03 PM »

10 x small boxes for 20

I use these.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163020806586

Failing that buy two bats and use the boxes they arrive in to send out the ones your are selling ;-)
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Re: cheapest way of packing and posting a cricket bat
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2021, 08:22:41 PM »


Failing that buy two bats and use the boxes they arrive in to send out the ones your are selling ;-)

Thats so CBF....  :)
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Re: cheapest way of packing and posting a cricket bat
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2021, 08:27:49 PM »

Sorry for reviving an old topic but not sure where else to post.

Looking at selling a couple of bats on here and wasnt sure what the best place to post/ best place to buy boxes to post?

I cant find any at my local post offices and dont really fancy buying a box of 10 over eBay

Thanks fellas!



For boxes check this thread

http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=41322.msg656065#msg656065

In terms of courier I use Hermes, tend to be the cheapest and generally pretty good, but I think some people have had bad experiences with them and prefer post office.

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Re: cheapest way of packing and posting a cricket bat
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2021, 08:39:47 PM »

Hermes are fine for cheap bats but I'm currently sweating on whether they've lost 200 worth that I sold via eBay!
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Re: cheapest way of packing and posting a cricket bat
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2021, 09:03:25 PM »

Happened to me once, buyer kept saying he hasn't received it but hermes tracking and call Centre confirmed that bat was delivered, do n't know how long you've been waiting for it to be delivered. 7 days are max.
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Re: cheapest way of packing and posting a cricket bat
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2021, 09:14:35 PM »

Cheers fellas! Think Ill go with the post office by the sounds of it
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