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Want to post a big parcel, post Office says it is too big

I bought my dad a special hand made gift for his 60th birthday, had to buy a special box to fit it in 120x90x70 we have taken it to Austria, and Switzerland to try and post it, but they say it is too big they won`t take it. Another company wanted over 250frcs to send it. Does anybody know how i can transport this to the UK please driving me mad.

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Old 19.11.2010, 16:24
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I bought my dad a special hand made gift for his 60th birthday, had to buy a special box to fit it in 120x90x70 we have taken it to Austria, and Switzerland to try and post it, but they say it is too big they won`t take it. Another company wanted over 250frcs to send it. Does anybody know how i can transport this to the UK please driving me mad.

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Maybe Grumpy has some space in his van on the next run?
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Old 19.11.2010, 16:25
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I bought my dad a special hand made gift for his 60th birthday, had to buy a special box to fit it in 120x90x70 we have taken it to Austria, and Switzerland to try and post it, but they say it is too big they won`t take it. Another company wanted over 250frcs to send it. Does anybody know how i can transport this to the UK please driving me mad.

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I believe Mr Grapefruit goes there from time to time.

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Old 19.11.2010, 16:30
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Maybe Grumpy has some space in his van on the next run?
Thanks did not think of that, but how would he get my parcel to my dad?
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Old 19.11.2010, 16:34
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Thanks did not think of that, but how would he get my parcel to my dad?
if GG can get it to england...
1) where does GG go to (area) ?
2) where does your dad live ?

if the two are not compatible ParcelForce or perhaps a local delivery service can step in.

it will probably cost you but how often does your dad turn 60 ?
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Old 19.11.2010, 16:36
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You could try Shiply for more shipping quotes :

http://www.shiply.com/
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Old 19.11.2010, 16:37
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if GG can get it to england...
1) where does GG go to (area) ?
2) where does your dad live ?

if the two are not compatible ParcelForce or perhaps a local delivery service can step in.

it will probably cost you but how often does your dad turn 60 ?
Does grumpy go to yorkshire, not sure. My dad lives in the North West of England.

I know my dad only turns 60 once, but to spend over 250frcs to send it
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Re: Want to post a big parcel, post Office says it is too big

Dont know if this helps
Lift offered - Driving back to the UK from Zurich
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Re: Want to post a big parcel, post Office says it is too big

It could be as cheap as CHF85 through the Post Office:

http://www.swisspost.ch/post-startse...kalkulator.htm

Don't know why the Post Office in your area refused it - I have sent way larger parcels abroad using Swiss Post without issues.
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Old 19.11.2010, 16:55
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I know my dad only turns 60 once, but to spend over 250frcs to send it
I will NOT tell your dad this if you send me CHF 100
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It could be as cheap as CHF85 through the Post Office:

http://www.swisspost.ch/post-startse...kalkulator.htm

Don't know why the Post Office in your area refused it - I have sent way larger parcels abroad using Swiss Post without issues.
Thanks i think i have played to much wii, i can`t see the UK on the list
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Re: Want to post a big parcel, post Office says it is too big

It comes under the heading of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Old 19.11.2010, 17:24
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I will NOT tell your dad this if you send me CHF 100
Too late i already told him
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Re: Want to post a big parcel, post Office says it is too big

Sutter,
i use parcel2go a lot (from uk) and they are great, maybe they run the service from here too?
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Re: Want to post a big parcel, post Office says it is too big

You could always fly there yourself and check it in as odd-sized luggage.

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Old 19.11.2010, 17:52
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Re: Want to post a big parcel, post Office says it is too big

I also can't figure out why they say the pack it too big. On the website it give a price up CHF100-150ish for packages that size up to 30kg. How much does it weigh?
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Old 19.11.2010, 17:59
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You could always fly there yourself and check it in as odd-sized luggage.

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Thought about this, but it is not possible because i have 2 kids that need to go to school.

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I also can't figure out why they say the pack it too big. On the website it give a price up CHF100-150ish for packages that size up to 30kg. How much does it weigh?
Me neither, it is very heavy it is a large metal handmade rose for the garden, i have pictures if someone wants to see what it looks like
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Re: Want to post a big parcel, post Office says it is too big

Using the calculator and using your dimensions, and by putting in 2 kg for example, for the weight (that is the question of course) it would cost 89.-chf at the most I should think.

Anyone that takes it and delivers it personally or even in the near vicinity would also need to expect the petrol money, so I doubt you would save much in the long run.

Die Post, will be your best bet and then you have a certain amount of assurance that it will get there and no complaints.
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Old 19.11.2010, 19:18
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Another company wanted over 250frcs to send it. Does anybody know how i can transport this to the UK please driving me mad.
You could send it with EasyJet for under a hundred chf..!

http://www.easyjet.com/asp/en/book/index.asp?lang=en

But of course you'll have to wrap a jacket around it, attach a pair of trousers on one end and a large sombrero on the other. Just tell them it's your eccentric uncle returning home from a holliday..
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Re: Want to post a big parcel, post Office says it is too big

For Hermes ( http://www.hermespaketshop.at/pakete...ernational.php ) it's also too big.
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