How do you post a bicycle economically

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Denis, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. Denis

    Denis New Member

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    I have a nice road bicylce which I would like to sell. However, if I get a buyer, I do not know how to get it to them for a sensible carriage cost. All the well-known parcel carriers I have approached either refuse bikes outright or have a size/weight calculator that comes up with a prohibitive cost.
    Yet it must be possible because you see quite cheap bicycles advertised by the trade with free or nominal carriage.
    Can anyone please let me in on how it is done?
     
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    Can't your LBS give you some helpful advice as to the couriers they use.
    At the very least they will have spare cardboard bike boxes that their bikes get delivered in that you could package your bike in.
    Otherwise specify buyer collects in your ad.
     
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    Having a quick look on eBay most of the sellers seem to be quouting around £20 for p&p - you could always drop them a line and ask them who they use.[/QUOTE]


    Now that is an idea. Thanks.
     
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