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Old 08.11.2010, 11:26
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Driving from Switzerland to England 4/12/10

Hey,
I drive regularly back to the UK and transport/deliver packages/boxes/suitcases etc etc to addresses throughout the country to help towards the cost of the trip.
I have a Toyota Hiace (Transit Size), have space and am seeking anyone looking for this type of service.
I can pick up the `items` from you here in Switz and deliver to agreed address in UK for a fixed fee.
I travel to Bristol myself, but deliver anywhere.
My next trip back is on Saturday 4th December.
Please PM me if you are interested, with description/size of goods, and i will provide you with a quote.

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Re: driving from Switz to England 4/12/10

I take it you have all the correct insurances in place for transporting goods for hire & reward and that you go through the correct procedure for customs clearance on exiting Switzerland and entering the UK?
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Old 08.11.2010, 11:41
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Re: driving from Switz to England 4/12/10

Don't need your services at the moment, but when are you coming back, ie the return trip. It may be interesting for some forum members!
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Don't need your services at the moment, but when are you coming back, ie the return trip. It may be interesting for some forum members!
Return trip Wednesday 8th December.... early eve.
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Old 08.11.2010, 13:37
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Re: driving from Switz to England 4/12/10

Well Said!!!

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Re: driving from Switz to England 4/12/10

I think Stephen has got a point. And should you get stopped in France/Germany/Switzerland/UK - how would you answer the questions - "Are you carrying anything for anyone else?"

Doing a friend a favour is one thing - touting for someone to "pay" delivery for something is another.
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Re: driving from Switz to England 4/12/10

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Hey,
I drive regularly back to the UK and transport/deliver packages/boxes/suitcases etc etc to addresses throughout the country to help towards the cost of the trip.
I have a Toyota Hiace (Transit Size), have space and am seeking anyone looking for this type of service.
I can pick up the `items` from you here in Switz and deliver to agreed address in UK for a fixed fee.
I travel to Bristol myself, but deliver anywhere.
My next trip back is on Saturday 4th December.
Please PM me if you are interested, with description/size of goods, and i will provide you with a quote.

Regards,

John
I have some printer cartridges I wanted to send back to the UK.
They are in sealed boxes, so cant be opened, if you hear a mobile ring tone in them don't worry.

As I am a random bloke on forum, I trust you can explain the whole englishforum thing at the boarder and they will be more then happy to let you in.
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Old 08.11.2010, 16:24
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I think Stephen has got a point. And should you get stopped in France/Germany/Switzerland/UK - how would you answer the questions - "Are you carrying anything for anyone else?"

Doing a friend a favour is one thing - touting for someone to "pay" delivery for something is another.
I find it amazing that a favour for a friend suddenly becomes `touting` when money is involved!!

If i could do it for free i would

Don`t want it? Don`t use it! Simple.

Why so pessimistic? Do you need a hug?
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I find it amazing that a favour for a friend suddenly becomes `touting` when money is involved!!

If i could do it for free i would

Why so pessimistic? Do you need a hug?
You are advertising on an open forum to transport goods (of an unknown type for reward or hire) - that isn't doing a "friend a favour". Friends don't ask for payment - and depending on your friends might bung you a bottle of wine - or an invite for dinner.

I admire your willingness to do someone a favour - but be careful - as in my experience trailers and vans raise more questions at the border than cars. And mumbling "well that box is for someone I don't very know very well off an internet forum, and that one is for someone else I don't really know. And I have no idea what is in any of them." is not really a good opening gambit when dealing with customs!
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Re: driving from Switz to England 4/12/10

That`s spooky, that`s exactly was i was going to say!

Thank you for your concern.

I will try to keep my mumbling to a minimum

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I take it you have all the correct insurances in place for transporting goods for hire & reward and that you go through the correct procedure for customs clearance on exiting Switzerland and entering the UK?
A very valid question and I can't believe some of the negative comments he's got for asking this. I have done this a few times for friends and forum members and it is not as straightforward as you might think.

So you take some boxes back to the UK for someone here, and you charge for it. You're involved in an accident, or the van is broken into at a rest stop and goods are stolen. Do you have insurance to cover commercial contents?

And driving into Germany or France, you have to declare the contents of a van (OK often just saying they are personal goods is enough to get waved through), if there are some commercial items in some boxes that you don't know about are you comfortable dealing with the customs questions and possible fines?

And entering the UK, 80% of the time I was stopped and questioned about what I was bringing in. Once it took some time as they wanted to look in every box, at that moment I realised I wasn't 100% sure what was in them. When they swabbed one box in particular and brought in some sniffer dogs, I started sweating.

But if you're comfortable with all the regulations and have commercial insurance, then your "get a life mate" comment might be a bit acceptable. Personally I would have just answered the question.
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Old 08.11.2010, 23:06
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Re: driving from Switz to England 4/12/10

I have also done this trip many, many times, for friends, forum members and customers. I have been stopped no times (1 question asked once), have been involved in no accidents or, had any of my loads robbed at service stations!
The trip is as easy as it is straight forward.

As i said, anyone wishing to use this service can PM me for a quote and i will talk to them. Anything else is a waste of energy.

Thank you for your concern though.
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I take it you have all the correct insurances in place for transporting goods for hire & reward and that you go through the correct procedure for customs clearance on exiting Switzerland and entering the UK?
I would hope the the guy offering this service is both registered and working legally and insured, so I see this as a valid question for the reasons stated. Further I don't understand if it is all legal and legit, what the problem is with saying so, especially as the op is running a man with a van add somewhere else and charging accordingly

Anyone ever had goods damaged in transit? I have and claiming from the carrier was no problem as their insurance covered it. There's always a 1st time for everything matey, and I guess people want to know once you take there stuff they are covered.
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Re: driving from Switz to England 4/12/10

Offer of a commercial service is heading towards contract law.

Due Dilligence is recommended to all parties.
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Re: driving from Switz to England 4/12/10

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I have also done this trip many, many times, for friends, forum members and customers. I have been stopped no times (1 question asked once), have been involved in no accidents or, had any of my loads robbed at service stations!
The trip is as easy as it is straight forward.

As i said, anyone wishing to use this service can PM me for a quote and i will talk to them. Anything else is a waste of energy.

Thank you for your concern though.
So you don't have insurance?
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Re: Driving from Switzerland to England 4/12/10

Indeed.... the insurance is from the UK (as that's what he told me) so I wonder how someone Swiss resident is running a removal services offers damage/loss liability to a third party in this event?

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Re: Driving from Switzerland to England 4/12/10

let's be serious. you're probably not going to ask a stranger to transport your diamonds and gold bars. i assume anyone taking him up on the offer will be sending low value goods and can agree with him who would be liable in case of theft/damage etc.
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