Courier collection from UK to Spain?

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Courier collection from UK to Spain?

Postby rafiki » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:13 pm

I have some flat-packed furniture I need to move UK-Spain. The supplier is quoting what seems to me a very high price for delivery. Has anyone been able to arrange courier collection themselves for collection UK and delivery to Spain ?
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Re: Courier collection from UK to Spain?

Postby concorde » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:46 pm

Hi rafiki, try this.

http://www.ecoparcels.eu/


there was a thread about this and I know my friend Wendy Kemp, a poster on here was very pleased with their prices and delivery. I also think spanish lad had recommended them
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Re: Courier collection from UK to Spain?

Postby spanish_lad » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:08 pm

indeed they come highly recommended.

ive had 3? 4? parcels delivered by them now, all for a quarter the price i was quoted by others.

a pair of tyres, a few boxes, a gearbox !! all arrived quicker than quoted for a bargin price.

for example, compare the prices of www.interparcel.com with those on www.ecoparcel.eu - 50 / 60 / 95 pounds for 8kg .. compared to 10 pounds ive just paid on ecoparcel.


they do up to 35kg boxed and bigger on pallets.

its a shame im not on commission :lol: :lol:
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Re: Courier collection from UK to Spain?

Postby rafiki » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:17 pm

Thanks both. I just put in the estimated shipping dimensions and weight to check Europarcels. Crikey if the package were double my estimates it would be a fraction of the rip-off price I have been quoted by the supplier. Now to see if there will be some excuse as to why they can't release goods to other couriers :))
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Re: Courier collection from UK to Spain?

Postby spanish_lad » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:55 pm

http://www.ecoparcel.eu, not ecoparcels ;)
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Postby rafiki » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:45 am

Thanks S L. Yes, when europarcels.eu didn't work I Googled and got the correct address.
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Re: Courier collection from UK to Spain?

Postby freecatsrus » Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:20 pm

We have been using Parcels2Go for ages and 25Kg works out to be about £29, door to door

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Re: Courier collection from UK to Spain?

Postby spanish_lad » Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:44 pm

ecoparcel price is 15.40 EUR for 7 day delivery london to malaga ... :thumbup: thats about 12,75 pounds - half the price you´ve been paying.
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Re: Courier collection from UK to Spain?

Postby gerryh » Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:33 am

Weight isn't the only consideration.
The volumetric weight, derived from the dimensions of the package are often of more importance.
I guess that flat pack furniture might be oversize due to it's dimensions.
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Re: Courier collection from UK to Spain?

Postby spanish_lad » Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:18 am

parcel was collected at 2pm tuesday, it was delivered saturday morning at 10am, just 92 hours later - half the time they quoted :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Courier collection from UK to Spain?

Postby wendyakemp » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:31 pm

Me too Spanish Lad. Can't fault them and now send stuff out before me and know how long til delivery.
Always only 3 or 4 days and once said a damaged parcel so I thought the worse. When it came they had taped up the corner as the original Tesco flat pack had a tiny tear in it (that was probably there before it went).

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Re: Courier collection from UK to Spain?

Postby v.dubber » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:47 am

Very handy info, thanks. Thats not a lot more than delivery in the UK!
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Re: Courier collection from UK to Spain?

Postby pietree » Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:09 pm

As bit off topic but, Can anybody tell me why a lot of companies who sell stuff say they will not post to certain countries, even though they get the payments first? I get this problem a lot and just don´t understand it :(
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Re: Courier collection from UK to Spain?

Postby spanish_lad » Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:27 pm

i get this alot on ebay, even when ive proved to them that postage is cheap and i´d even pay their inflated prices. i guess they just dont want to chance the stuff getting broken / going missing ?
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Re: Courier collection from UK to Spain?

Postby rafiki » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:11 am

Our packages were collected from UK Monday and delivered Wednesday. Two large boxes @ 24kg each total cost 30€. :D The tracking system doesn't bear any relation to reality though. One of the parcels I'm looking at here is leaving UK tonight. :o
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Re: Courier collection from UK to Spain?

Postby gerryh » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:00 pm

rafiki wrote: One of the parcels I'm looking at here is leaving UK tonight. :o

Perhaps it's an unexpected bonus package. :D :D :D
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Re: Courier collection from UK to Spain?

Postby rafiki » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:24 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Courier collection from Spain to UK?

Postby hwatson » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:52 pm

I want to send a couple of boxes from Spain to the UK each month. All the couriers/carriers I've contacted are horrendously expensive.
Can anyone recommend a courier/carrier?
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Re: Courier collection from UK to Spain?

Postby spanish_lad » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:32 am

have you tried ecoparcel.eu ?
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