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guineafowl21

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Isolated locations? I am an easy-going fella, but was pretty irate when a seller told me he couldn't post an item from the Midlands to Aberdeen without a hefty surcharge. Admitted he posted to Land's End without a problem or extra cost.
Mind you, I must admit that BBC Scotland - based in Glasgow - seem to end their north news coverage at Dundee most of the time....but I better not start about the television licence!
I used to live in Aberdeenshire:

“Sorry, we charge extra for Highlands postage”
‘I’m not in the Highlands’
”Where are you?”
‘Aberdeenshire’
“Yep, we charge extra for Highlands”
‘I’m not in the Highlands.’

Etc.
 

Awac

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surely that is the extra cost incurred by the parcel companies? if it isnt economical or possible to use Royal Mail, I can understand why people are unwilling- if they add on extra cost people moan, if they dont they lose money. they cant win either way.

Parcels in general are a hassle (as an individual rather than a company. it is made slightly easier now that you can drop off at a local shop, but you still need a printer and packaging materials. it soon takes half an hour to package things up and address them.
I hear what you are saying, but you would think it was outer Mongolia to some people. I have no extra charged by Hermes for example. I always price the lowest I will take, and cost a small help to postage but list free postage in the UK, and if you are overseas you find the cheapest (within a time frame). No moans this way re postage. Yes parcels are a hassle, but if you want to sell you have to do it, and Hermes for example come and pick up (great web site, easy to use). Packing materials? I usually have a rice krispies box available......:D


Royal MailHermesSaving

Postable (0-1kg)£2.70£2.66£0.04
0-1kg£5.10£2.95£2.15
1-2kg£5.10£4.40£0.70
2-5kg£8.79£5.80£2.99
5-10kg£20.25£6.98£13.27
10-15kg£28.55£8.60£19.95
 

Chisteve

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I sell mainly woodworking tools on eBay will ship to USA through global shipping only - will always insure especially with Hermes as have had a number of tools broken in transit after wrapping well also
 

Dabop

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I used to live in Aberdeenshire:

“Sorry, we charge extra for Highlands postage”
‘I’m not in the Highlands’
”Where are you?”
‘Aberdeenshire’
“Yep, we charge extra for Highlands”
‘I’m not in the Highlands.’

Etc.
I had to say I was unaware of how far that was.....
I have to drive a third that distance just to get to a McDonalds or Bunnings (Australias 'big name' hardware store....)
So just a quick trip down the road then LOL
 
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