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Long term luggage storage at/near Liverpool or Manchester airports (UK)?

Long term luggage storage at/near Liverpool or Manchester airports (UK)?

Old Feb 6th 2007, 10:53 am
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Christopher Barker
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We are from the US, and will be traveling in Europe for most of this
summer. After spending three weeeks in the UK we will go to the
continent for a further 8.5 weeks. For this "side-trip" we will be
leaving from and returning to Liverpool Airport and then flying back to
the US from Manchester Airport the next morning, taking a taxi to an
hotel in the Manchester airport vicinity for the intervening night.

We would like to leave a bag or two of the inevitable items (from past
experience mainly books!) we will purchase during our stay in the UK,
but don't wish to drag around the continent with us, (nor pay the
budget airline surcharges for the extra weight.) Does anyone have any
suggestion on where we could cache a small bag or two for about two
months? Manchester Airport Left Luggage chargeing �5/day/bag would be
prohibitively expensive, summing to around �300! (Yes, I'll be
checking the possibility of using the hotel for this service.)

Thank in advance for the group wisdom in solving this potential problem,


Chris
 
Old Feb 6th 2007, 1:45 pm
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Miss L. Toe
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"Christopher Barker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:060220071553247969%[email protected]...
> We are from the US,

> We would like to leave a bag or two of the inevitable items (from past
> experience mainly books!) we will purchase during our stay in the UK,

Books and most things are much more expensive in Europe than in the states.
Why buy them here ?

> Does anyone have any
> suggestion on where we could cache a small bag or two for about two
> months?

The book store where you buy them might hold them until you can come back
and collect them.

> Manchester Airport Left Luggage chargeing £5/day/bag would be
> prohibitively expensive, summing to around £300! (Yes, I'll be
> checking the possibility of using the hotel for this service.)
>
> Thank in advance for the group wisdom in solving this potential problem,
>

DHL them back home via the slow boat ?
 
Old Feb 6th 2007, 3:10 pm
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Christopher Barker
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In article <[email protected] ews.net>,
Miss L. Toe <[email protected]> wrote:

> Books and most things are much more expensive in Europe than in the states.
> Why buy them here ?

We tend to buy books from second-hand book shops and charity shops
which would not even be available in the States, and can only be
special ordered over the web. A book can cost 50p in a UK Sue Ryder
shop, and sell for $100 from Amazon's used list in the US. (Though you
can often get the same title from Amazon.uk's used list and have it
shipped to the US for a fee--around $8 per book, I think.)

> DHL them back home via the slow boat ?

Might have to do that if a cheaper alternative isn't forthcoming.
 
Old Feb 6th 2007, 3:41 pm
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David Horne
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Christopher Barker <[email protected]> wrote:

> In article <[email protected] ews.net>,
> Miss L. Toe <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> > Books and most things are much more expensive in Europe than in the states.
> > Why buy them here ?
>
> We tend to buy books from second-hand book shops and charity shops
> which would not even be available in the States, and can only be
> special ordered over the web. A book can cost 50p in a UK Sue Ryder
> shop, and sell for $100 from Amazon's used list in the US. (Though you
> can often get the same title from Amazon.uk's used list and have it
> shipped to the US for a fee--around $8 per book, I think.)
>
> > DHL them back home via the slow boat ?
>
> Might have to do that if a cheaper alternative isn't forthcoming.

You're right that left luggage will not be cost effective for this. One
possibility might be 'self storage' which exists here as it does in the
US. There are probably several places in Manchester for this- for
example

http://www.flexistore.co.uk/old/htdocs/index.html

I don't know what the prices are like, but better than left luggage I'd
imagine. I think the suggestion to send the books is also a good one.

--
(*) ... of the royal duchy of city south and deansgate
David Horne- http://www.davidhorne.net
(don't email yahoo address) usenet (at) davidhorne (dot) co (dot) uk
 
Old Feb 6th 2007, 10:04 pm
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-Martin
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On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 04:41:24 +0000, [email protected] (David Horne, _the_
chancellor (*)) wrote:

>Christopher Barker <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> In article <[email protected] ews.net>,
>> Miss L. Toe <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>> > Books and most things are much more expensive in Europe than in the states.
>> > Why buy them here ?
>>
>> We tend to buy books from second-hand book shops and charity shops
>> which would not even be available in the States, and can only be
>> special ordered over the web. A book can cost 50p in a UK Sue Ryder
>> shop, and sell for $100 from Amazon's used list in the US. (Though you
>> can often get the same title from Amazon.uk's used list and have it
>> shipped to the US for a fee--around $8 per book, I think.)
>>
>> > DHL them back home via the slow boat ?
>>
>> Might have to do that if a cheaper alternative isn't forthcoming.
>
>You're right that left luggage will not be cost effective for this. One
>possibility might be 'self storage' which exists here as it does in the
>US. There are probably several places in Manchester for this- for
>example
>
>http://www.flexistore.co.uk/old/htdocs/index.html
>
>I don't know what the prices are like, but better than left luggage I'd
>imagine. I think the suggestion to send the books is also a good one.

I thought the suggestion to buy books at home, if available, was even better.
--

Martin
 
Old Feb 7th 2007, 2:13 am
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barney2
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In article <[email protected]>,
[email protected] (Martin) wrote:

> *From:* Martin <[email protected]>
> *Date:* Wed, 07 Feb 2007 12:04:07 +0100
>
> On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 04:41:24 +0000, [email protected] (David Horne,
> _the_
> chancellor (*)) wrote:
>
> >Christopher Barker <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> >> In article
> > <[email protected] ews.net>,
> >> Miss L. Toe <[email protected]> wrote:
> >>
> >> > Books and most things are much more expensive in Europe than in
> > > the states.
> >> > Why buy them here ?
> >>
> >> We tend to buy books from second-hand book shops and charity shops
> >> which would not even be available in the States, and can only be
> >> special ordered over the web. A book can cost 50p in a UK Sue Ryder
> >> shop, and sell for $100 from Amazon's used list in the US. (Though
> > you
> >> can often get the same title from Amazon.uk's used list and have it
> >> shipped to the US for a fee--around $8 per book, I think.)
> >>
> >> > DHL them back home via the slow boat ?
> >>
> >> Might have to do that if a cheaper alternative isn't forthcoming.
> >
> >You're right that left luggage will not be cost effective for this. One
> >possibility might be 'self storage' which exists here as it does in the
> >US. There are probably several places in Manchester for this- for
> >example
> >
> >http://www.flexistore.co.uk/old/htdocs/index.html
> >
> >I don't know what the prices are like, but better than left luggage I'd
> >imagine. I think the suggestion to send the books is also a good one.
>
> I thought the suggestion to buy books at home, if available, was even
> better.

But the OP's right that in the context of second-hand books, both the
range available and the prices differ a great deal between the U.S. and
UK (in both directions - something that's common and cheap in the U.S. can
be rare and expensive in the UK, and vice-versa. The Internet has ironed
out some of the differences, of course, but not entirely.)
 
Old Feb 7th 2007, 3:41 am
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David Horne
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Martin <[email protected]> wrote:

> On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 04:41:24 +0000, [email protected] (David Horne, _the_
> chancellor (*)) wrote:
>
> >Christopher Barker <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> >> In article <[email protected] ews.net>,
> >> Miss L. Toe <[email protected]> wrote:
> >>
> >> > Books and most things are much more expensive in Europe than in the
> >> > states. Why buy them here ?
> >>
> >> We tend to buy books from second-hand book shops and charity shops
> >> which would not even be available in the States, and can only be
> >> special ordered over the web. A book can cost 50p in a UK Sue Ryder
> >> shop, and sell for $100 from Amazon's used list in the US. (Though you
> >> can often get the same title from Amazon.uk's used list and have it
> >> shipped to the US for a fee--around $8 per book, I think.)
> >>
> >> > DHL them back home via the slow boat ?
> >>
> >> Might have to do that if a cheaper alternative isn't forthcoming.
> >
> >You're right that left luggage will not be cost effective for this. One
> >possibility might be 'self storage' which exists here as it does in the
> >US. There are probably several places in Manchester for this- for
> >example
> >
> >http://www.flexistore.co.uk/old/htdocs/index.html
> >
> >I don't know what the prices are like, but better than left luggage I'd
> >imagine. I think the suggestion to send the books is also a good one.
>
> I thought the suggestion to buy books at home, if available, was even better.

But the OP's response, as quoted, explained why he was buying books
here, and not there.

--
(*) ... of the royal duchy of city south and deansgate
David Horne- http://www.davidhorne.net
(don't email yahoo address) usenet (at) davidhorne (dot) co (dot) uk
 
Old Feb 7th 2007, 3:45 am
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-Martin
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On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 16:41:01 +0000, [email protected] (David Horne, _the_
chancellor (*)) wrote:

>Martin <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 04:41:24 +0000, [email protected] (David Horne, _the_
>> chancellor (*)) wrote:
>>
>> >Christopher Barker <[email protected]> wrote:
>> >
>> >> In article <[email protected] ews.net>,
>> >> Miss L. Toe <[email protected]> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > Books and most things are much more expensive in Europe than in the
>> >> > states. Why buy them here ?
>> >>
>> >> We tend to buy books from second-hand book shops and charity shops
>> >> which would not even be available in the States, and can only be
>> >> special ordered over the web. A book can cost 50p in a UK Sue Ryder
>> >> shop, and sell for $100 from Amazon's used list in the US. (Though you
>> >> can often get the same title from Amazon.uk's used list and have it
>> >> shipped to the US for a fee--around $8 per book, I think.)
>> >>
>> >> > DHL them back home via the slow boat ?
>> >>
>> >> Might have to do that if a cheaper alternative isn't forthcoming.
>> >
>> >You're right that left luggage will not be cost effective for this. One
>> >possibility might be 'self storage' which exists here as it does in the
>> >US. There are probably several places in Manchester for this- for
>> >example
>> >
>> >http://www.flexistore.co.uk/old/htdocs/index.html
>> >
>> >I don't know what the prices are like, but better than left luggage I'd
>> >imagine. I think the suggestion to send the books is also a good one.
>>
>> I thought the suggestion to buy books at home, if available, was even better.
>
>But the OP's response, as quoted, explained why he was buying books
>here, and not there.

OP should try abebooks.com instead of Amazon.

Just about every second hand book, that I have searched for no matter how
British, has been cheaper in the USA than in UK.
--

Martin
 
Old Feb 7th 2007, 4:45 am
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barney2
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In article <[email protected]>,
[email protected] (Martin) wrote:

> *From:* Martin <[email protected]>
> *Date:* Wed, 07 Feb 2007 17:45:59 +0100
>
> On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 16:41:01 +0000, [email protected] (David Horne,
> _the_
> chancellor (*)) wrote:
>
> >Martin <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> >> On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 04:41:24 +0000, [email protected] (David Horne,
> > _the_
> >> chancellor (*)) wrote:
> >>
> >> >Christopher Barker <[email protected]> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> In article
> > > <[email protected] ews.net>,
> >> >> Miss L. Toe <[email protected]> wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> > Books and most things are much more expensive in Europe than in
> > > > the
> >> >> > states. Why buy them here ?
> >> >>
> >> >> We tend to buy books from second-hand book shops and charity shops
> >> >> which would not even be available in the States, and can only be
> >> >> special ordered over the web. A book can cost 50p in a UK Sue
> > > Ryder
> >> >> shop, and sell for $100 from Amazon's used list in the US.
> > > (Though you
> >> >> can often get the same title from Amazon.uk's used list and have
> > > it
> >> >> shipped to the US for a fee--around $8 per book, I think.)
> >> >>
> >> >> > DHL them back home via the slow boat ?
> >> >>
> >> >> Might have to do that if a cheaper alternative isn't forthcoming.
> >> >
> >> >You're right that left luggage will not be cost effective for this.
> > One
> >> >possibility might be 'self storage' which exists here as it does in
> > the
> >> >US. There are probably several places in Manchester for this- for
> >> >example
> >> >
> >> >http://www.flexistore.co.uk/old/htdocs/index.html
> >> >
> >> >I don't know what the prices are like, but better than left luggage
> > I'd
> >> >imagine. I think the suggestion to send the books is also a good
> > one.
> >>
> >> I thought the suggestion to buy books at home, if available, was
> > even better.
> >
> >But the OP's response, as quoted, explained why he was buying books
> >here, and not there.
>
> OP should try abebooks.com instead of Amazon.
>
> Just about every second hand book, that I have searched for no matter
> how
> British, has been cheaper in the USA than in UK.

Things change when you shift from "second-hand" to "collectible". Which,
of course, the OP may not be doing.
 

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