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Hey guys

I have made the plunge and bought a bandsaw off another member here. It is a 150 kg beast on a pallet.

So decided to get it through a pallet collection service, but there are so many and most of them seem to have negative reviews of items being damaged and not turning up on time to collect or deliver, unprofessional behaviour etc.

I am sure some of you have used s similar service, can you please recommend one?

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They will, in sure, all use the same pallet network.

So the difference is how well the booking agent communicates. I think there will be zero difference in actual performance.

I may be wrong, but this is pretty much how I understand it works.
 

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Ps the chap who runs speed shift is on another forum im on. He talks quite frequently at the moment about what a massive strain the system is under.

I'm told that things like next day have not been next day for a long time now. I'm not even sure they're sold as such any more.

What used to be £50 is now about £75 also : (
 

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Ps the chap who runs speed shift is on another forum im on. He talks quite frequently at the moment about what a massive strain the system is under.

I'm told that things like next day have not been next day for a long time now. I'm not even sure they're sold as such any more.

What used to be £50 is now about £75 also : (
I was wondering about suggesting him, also.
But, as you say, a lot of the voyage will pass through the same network
probably, so it's down to how the individual drivers operate.
 

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Fair enough.

I didn't know they used the same network.

I looked at the reviews and speed shift had received quite a few negative ones in the last month or two, that's why I skipped past them in my search.

But as you say, it may be the luck of the draw by the looks of it.
 

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Another alternative is Steve of Landylift. He specialises in moving engineering machines and advertiese ove at the Home Workshop site.

I can thoroughly recomend him. I have used him a couple of times and he really knows what he is doing and a thoroughly noce chap too. As a bonus he move the machine to it's final location if you want too.

Landylift Machinery Removal & Transportation
 

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As above, I do know that they have regional swap over points so whatever you send maybe unloaded/moved to another truck at least once more, with something tall like a bandsaw I think I would send the seller four ratchet straps at least that way there is less of a chance that it will fall off the pallet. Ian
 

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My AGS was damaged in transit on a job booked by speedshift.

The person who dealt with the claim at speedshift was rubbish.

In the end, I realised that they, of course are just a third party in the claims also, so found out who the broker / underwriter (not sure what the correct term is) and spoke to them directly, and got it all sorted that way.

The woman at speedshift didn't seem to know what was going on at all, which was a shame.

I've booked jobs with them subsequently though so make of that what you will.
 

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As above, I do know that they have regional swap over points so whatever you send maybe unloaded/moved to another truck at least once more, with something tall like a bandsaw I think I would send the seller four ratchet straps at least that way there is less of a chance that it will fall off the pallet. Ian

Nothing should just be placed on a pallet.

As above, mail order straps and get them sent to the seller direct. Order too many and ask them to use them all.
 

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That was the ags10 that I personally shipped.

You could turn the pallet on its end and the job would have a fair chance of staying in place. It was also screwed down to the pallet.

If you send a job like that, there's less chance of damage, and less argument about liability if there is damage.

Don't trust the seller to have any competence with strapping at all. They may not even really care once they have been paid.

Mail order too many straps and ask them to take photos. Neither of those are a big ask for someone who cares. If someone does not have enough time to take some photos then they probably didn't have enough time to pack well either.

(My paid work is all odd shaped thing going out internationally - you can't pack for every eventuality but you can pack for most things, and it's a load easier to pack well than to follow up damages claims)
 

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That was the ags10 that I personally shipped.

You could turn the pallet on its end and the job would have a fair chance of staying in place. It was also screwed down to the pallet.

If you send a job like that, there's less chance of damage, and less argument about liability if there is damage.

Don't trust the seller to have any competence with strapping at all. They may not even really care once they have been paid.

Mail order too many straps and ask them to take photos. Neither of those are a big ask for someone who cares. If someone does not have enough time to take some photos then they probably didn't have enough time to pack well either.

(My paid work is all odd shaped thing going out internationally - you can't pack for every eventuality but you can pack for most things, and it's a load easier to pack well than to follow up damages claims)
That looks like an air dropped supply crate for the military!
 

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Another alternative is Steve of Landylift. He specialises in moving engineering machines and advertiese ove at the Home Workshop site.

I can thoroughly recomend him. I have used him a couple of times and he really knows what he is doing and a thoroughly noce chap too. As a bonus he move the machine to it's final location if you want too.

Landylift Machinery Removal & Transportation
This is definitely a good contact to have for the future as well! Thanks.
 

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Thanks everyone for your responses.
Definitely an eye opener, this one.

I have decided to use a man with a van who I have used before, very nice chap, collects and delivers all over the country.

It was a little bit dearer but I trust the guy and he didn't come with endless conditions about collection or delivery etc.

And I'd rather the money went to a good person and all parties have a pleasant time of it.

Cheers.
 

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Must be a market for this sort of thing?

I drive up and down the country monthly would be a nice little sideline or just to help out other forum members.

I'm impartial to picking up bargains off the forum too!!

Cheers James
 

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Must be a market for this sort of thing?

I drive up and down the country monthly would be a nice little sideline or just to help out other forum members.

I'm impartial to picking up bargains off the forum too!!

Cheers James
Good idea.

Every member on here I have bought anything from or sold anything to, met with, conversed with on any level, has been genuinely nice and helpful.

But doing such a service outside a community like this is a big risk for me where people are always after a free ride and want everything you own for nothing in return. I have come across one or two such "Karens" (no disrespect to anyone with that name) on eBay and I am glad I didn't meet them in person, otherwise I would have done something I would have regretted!! 😂
 

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Good idea.

Every member on here I have bought anything from or sold anything to, met with, conversed with on any level, has been genuinely nice and helpful.

But doing such a service outside a community like this is a big risk for me where people are always after a free ride and want everything you own for nothing in return. I have come across one or two such "Karens" (no disrespect to anyone with that name) on eBay and I am glad I didn't meet them in person, otherwise I would have done something I would have regretted!! 😂
Definitely would need insurance.
Would only do it between friends as it were. Have a lwb van but loading would be an issue.
 

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You forgot the parachute! No wonder it got damaged Julian.
That was not the (incoming) shippment, packed by someone else, that was damaged.

The above photo was an outgoing that I packed myself.
 

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