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Old Aug 4th 2013, 2:58 pm
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I just used Parcel Monkey

http://www.parcelmonkey.co.uk/

40 quid (don't have a pound sign on laptop), DHL wanted 130 quid!

3 days, door to door, 5kg, tracked too.

Well worth it.

Unfortunately it doesn't work the other way around.
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Old Aug 4th 2013, 7:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Kix View Post
I just used Parcel Monkey

http://www.parcelmonkey.co.uk/

40 quid (don't have a pound sign on laptop), DHL wanted 130 quid!

3 days, door to door, 5kg, tracked too.

Well worth it.

Unfortunately it doesn't work the other way around.
Thanks for that mate. Just shipped her wedding dress over for wedding number 2. £170 with most people £80 with these. Result
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Originally Posted by Kix View Post
I just used Parcel Monkey

http://www.parcelmonkey.co.uk/

40 quid (don't have a pound sign on laptop), DHL wanted 130 quid!

3 days, door to door, 5kg, tracked too.

Well worth it.

Unfortunately it doesn't work the other way around.
Thanks for that mate. Just shipped her wedding dress over for wedding number 2. £170 with most people £80 with these. Result
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Old Aug 5th 2013, 4:51 am
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Divorced already? Told you it wouldn't last... ;-)
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Old Aug 6th 2013, 9:39 am
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Divorced already? Told you it wouldn't last... ;-)
Wedding number 2 now for her family. This years costing me a fortune!
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Has anyone tried UShip ?
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Originally Posted by Kix View Post
I just used Parcel Monkey

http://www.parcelmonkey.co.uk/

40 quid (don't have a pound sign on laptop), DHL wanted 130 quid!

3 days, door to door, 5kg, tracked too.

Well worth it.

Unfortunately it doesn't work the other way around.
Assume they don't provide boxes and labels though? I have a few things at my sister's place in Bedfordshire I need shipping to Abu Dhabi and am looking for the easiest way, this sounds good.

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Assume they don't provide boxes and labels though? I have a few things at my sister's place in Bedfordshire I need shipping to Abu Dhabi and am looking for the easiest way, this sounds good.

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You download and print off your own labels from the website.
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You download and print off your own labels from the website.
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You download and print off your own labels from the website.
I'm a but confused here; suppose I buy something on UK Ebay and the seller only offers collection (i.e. no shipping) , would it be ok if the seller simply boxes the item and writes my US address on it ? ParcelMonkey would go collect it from his/her house in the UK and deliver it to my US address?
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Yes.
Kix and anyone else,

I assume thi service only offers home collection for the UK, and not Germany?

Also would any normal household printer be ok, like an inkjet or laser printer?

Could ParcelMonkey box the item and stick a printed label on it?
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Originally Posted by Boomhauer View Post
I'm a but confused here; suppose I buy something on UK Ebay and the seller only offers collection (i.e. no shipping) , would it be ok if the seller simply boxes the item and writes my US address on it ? ParcelMonkey would go collect it from his/her house in the UK and deliver it to my US address?
I've had this EXACT problem for the last 2 weeks. Thank you!!!
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Originally Posted by Kix View Post
I just used Parcel Monkey

http://www.parcelmonkey.co.uk/

40 quid (don't have a pound sign on laptop), DHL wanted 130 quid!

3 days, door to door, 5kg, tracked too.

Well worth it.

Unfortunately it doesn't work the other way around.
did you have to pay tax?
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Old Aug 9th 2013, 7:19 am
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did you have to pay tax?
Dunno. They gave me a price and I paid it. Didn't even ask what was in the box.
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