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Thought this might be of use to some of you if considering buying from ebay.... I recently saw a bargain on buy it now but it would have been an 8 hour round trip to pick it up. I found http://www.shiply.com. Great website - You put the details of the delivery needed on and couriers bid to get the work. I used a fantastic company called pronto and had the eglu delivered from London to Leeds for £46 (most other websites had quoted between £100-£200) within 2 days. Would highly recommend them if anyone needs anything delivering.

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I`ve recently used that site as well to have a bookcase couriered from Glasgow to Leicestershire. The bid we went for wasn`t the cheapest at £46 but they had excellent feedback and were really good, kept us informed about the collection and delivery times and delivered the bookcase safely. :D

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Thanks for that. I have just registered with them to see if I can get a sofa bed from Dover to France for me. Fingers crossedx

 

Jx

 

ps Perhaps this would be interesting info. on The Nesting Box :?:

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Does any one know the approx dimensions or weight of a cube packed down? I have no idea but to get a quote I need some idea. I can put in the set up measurements I suppose but have no idea on wieght.

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does any one know the weight of the eglu and run,i have the dimensions from the brochure,but have no idea of the weight,and it won't let me proceed on the form without the weight.

 

#katie x

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Thanks

I used this site to get my omlet from Leicester to Lymington and was very pleased with the service now all I need is the chickens which is proving harder to buy then the house

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does any one know the weight of the eglu and run

 

My Eglu was delivered from Omlet a couple of weeks ago. From memory, the delivery note said the Eglu was 35kg and the Run 20kg. Stand to be corrected, though... I'll see if I can find the delivery note to confirm!

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Hi everyone.

 

A few of us have used this man with a van - Jake, 07885 731471. He charges £39.99 flat rate to collect and deliver to most postcodes south of nottingham.

 

He's been really reliable with me, I've had one eglu delivered and come extensions collected (also a sofa from southampton!!), all times- very professional and i thought very cheap- i couldnt have driven anywhere for that- what with the price of petrol!!

 

now you can have that far away cube!!

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Just wondering, those who used the original posters courier, did the seller have to pack up the eglu at all e.g. wrap it in anything or did they pick it up with the run as is?

 

Thanks!

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It has always puzzled me as to why "Ooops, word censored!"ody arranges shipping of Eglus so I did some investigating to try an answer my question:

 

"Why don't sellers offer a courier service for their Eglus?"

 

To ship an Eglu any model / run size you first of all need a box and packaging big enough.

 

So http://www.boxesdirect.co.uk, http://www.kitepackaging.co.uk or http://www.cardboardboxes.co.uk/ all can sell you a box large enough for an Eglu Classic (65 x 80 x 80)

I've just priced one up for £15 - Yes, expensive for a box, but I'm sure with haggling and a bit more searching the price would come down.

 

Packing it just needs tape and padding, newspaper works well, but if you get the right box not much will be needed.

 

Using http://www.parcelmonkey.co.uk, http://www.yodel.co.uk/, http://www.myhermes.co.uk/, http://www.myparceldelivery.com/ or similar company, get a quote for the shipping.

My parcel containing the classic will cost £29 including VAT to send from Derby to Newcastle on a next day service. This happened to be with CityLink and comes with £50 free cover and £2.50 will give you guarantee coverage for £200 (the average price for a second hand eglu classic with no run)

 

So it's cost £45/50 approx to safely ship an eglu classic to UK mainland with enough insurance to cover any mishaps.

 

 

If you compare that to the cost of driving to get it.

Using the same post codes as before, Diesel would cost me £70.21 driving very conservatively. It would also take 6 hours to get there and back.

If you didn't have a car or trailer big enough rental ranges from between £30-£100 per day, depending on when the rental is. Total cost £130 (plus travel time)

 

Benefits of shipping services to the seller

[*]Increased market in the number of buyers that can offer/bid for your eglu. Hopefully driving the price up.

[*]Ease of the 'deal' no waiting around, or having to arrange a time/date for the collection.

[*]Fully insured and tracked delivery

 

Benefits of shipping services to the buyer

[*]Cheaper in the long run.

[*]More eglu's available to buy.

[*]Fully insured and tracked delivery

[*]Ease of the 'deal', no travel time or van rental needed to collect.

 

Of course it's best to asses on a specific situation basis but unless collection is less than 20/30 miles I'd seriously consider shipping.

 

In answer to my question, I don't know as for a small amount of effort their is potentially a lot more to be gained.If I was selling any Eglu I would certainly price it up and let buyers know that it can be shipped, and easily too.

 

The things I think about on early Monday mornings hey! ;p

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