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Shipping a large item that isn't boxed?

Discussion in 'Logistics - Payment & Shipping' started by Dave Casuals, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. Dave Casuals

    Dave Casuals

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    I've found myself a 2nd had large format printer which happens to be in Wales. I need it shipped to London but the seller states he doesn't have a box big enough to pack it.

    Would this mean that no couriers would collect and would i instead have to arrange with a specific private courier or those white man van's that advertise courier services on ebay etc....if so can anyone recommend anyone or a company?
  2. beacon hill

    beacon hill

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    Would it be an idea to send him a box large enough with packing inside for him to
    then pack and have collected.
    Bit of a long way around, but would be cheaper than a private courier
  3. Dave Casuals

    Dave Casuals

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    i did think of doing that. The weight of item is approc 60kg, dimensions 678 x 631 x 473mm, so wasn't really sure if that weight was over the limit of a standard courier.
  4. ASL Express

    ASL Express

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    Hi

    Small Machinery such as Printers can be palletised. You can request a quote from any pallet company to collect on an ad hoc basis, you can also request extra services such as requesting the driver shrink wrapping / protecting the printer for an extra cost.

    We use a number of firms such as Maximum Logistics, Canute Group or a reliable Firm lie @Import Expert
    Cody likes this.
  5. ylliu6688

    ylliu6688

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    use wooden box, it is safe enough.
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