General Shipping Alloys [Wheels]

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by legend-ary, Wednesday 30th Mar, 2016.

  1. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Has anyone got experience with shipping alloys? I have found a great set on eBay but it is in Barrow-in-Furness near Lake District which is a bit too far for me to go but quotes on Shiply and AnyVan are all above £60 probably because of the obscure location :/
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Never heard of this term "Shipping alloys" what are they ? Any pictures.
     
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  3. Dave Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Think he means shipping as in sending alloys by courier etc
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    :Pathead::telloff::facepalm:
     
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  5. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    hahaha yes I should have been more clear 'I want to courier alloys'
     
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  6. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    Barrow is waaaaaaay ooooooop North, so a price of £60 doesn't sound too bad to me to ship them down to civilisation (sorry, I mean London :Wink:)

    If they are the 'right' alloys then why not try to reduce the price by £20 to try and offset some of the shipping cost?
     
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  7. Dave Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    You want him to wrap them up and strap them to a pallet to be safe.
     
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  8. Racy Jace Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Try parcels2go.com

    I sent some a while a go. I can't remember if it was citysprint or interlink but it wasn't much.
     
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  9. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    I have actually used that website quite a lot and used MyHermes this time and alloys are on their way. can't wait :Smile:)
     
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  10. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Paid a sum total of £30 in total including insurance.

    What I did was that I shipped each of the wheels as a separate package as the seller didn't have the means to put it on a pallete and it would have been quite expensive ~£60 (sans insurance)
    Luckily being 15inch not only their physical size of 60cm x 60cm x 20cm was within the size limits of package but also the weight @15kg was less than the max of 20Kg per package. So yeah a bit of a work around but saved more than 50%.

    One thing to note is a few couriers don't carry wheels or tyres or combination of two (ParcelForce, TNT, DPD)
     
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  11. Racy Jace Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I think when I shipped mine they were in pairs and being 15" light weight things they didn't cost much at all.

    Parcel force website says they don't ship bumpers but they do when I asked to check.
     
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  12. Nighthawk Guest

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    Everytime I have had something shipped with MyHermes, it ends up damaged - the last parcel they chucked (literally), over the garden fence where my labrador promptly had a field day.

    The fella who was delivering it was doing so on behalf of his mate - he wasnt even employed by MyHermes.

    They are shocking

    Best of luck however.
     
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  13. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    :crazyeyes::shock: Errrr. To hope :drinking:
     
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  14. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    lol thats ridiculous :Laughing:

    bet your dog thought it was Christmas when they got something thrown towards them!
     
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  15. Nighthawk Guest

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    He thinks its christmas all the time - never had such a daft, over excited dog. He is cognitively challenged at best which is probably why the kids adore him even more
     
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  16. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    :Laughing: :Laughing: :Laughing:

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    It really depends on the individual driver AND how much pressure s/he's put under.
    :fingerscrossed: for you.
     
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  17. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    :Laughing: your dog sounds adorable :flowers:
     
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  18. Nighthawk Guest

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    Thats one word I guess...
     
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  19. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Well the alloys are here and they are all still round :Grin:

    Really excited to put them on but they do need a good clean as they had been sitting in a shed and have a lot of brake dust baked on to them.. a regular wheel cleaner and nylon brush would do?

    The front of them are nice and shiny and tyres are almost new as the guy crashed his Jazz while it was on winter tyres
    2016-04-06.

    2016-04-06 (1).
     
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  20. Nighthawk Guest

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    Get something like IronX to remove the deposits and a clay bar. That will likely have a better effect at cleaning that a normal wheel brush.

    Glad to hear that they arrived safely and without damage (or a labrador hanging off the end of one of them)
     
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