Posting Alloy Wheels

markboyle

RMS Regular
Location
Belfast
Drives
VW MK6 GTI
I have x4 19” quite expensive wheels that I’d like to advertise on eBay and some U.K. wide online forums. I’m hesitant as I don’t know what it will cost me to post them. I’m keen to hear any recommendations from those who have done this before. Local companies who handle this would be great too and any recommendations on how to package. Thanks in advance!
 

flame

RMS Regular
Drives
Golf GTI, Corsa
I sent a set of Porsche 928s wheels with diamond cut faces to England (16”). I did 2 in each box with each wheel face wrapped in thick offcuts of household carpet. I sent them using senditnow I think it was about £12 per box or something like that. Each box is allowed to be up to 30kg so depends how heavy your wheels are if you can do pairs. Worst case is 4 separate boxes so under £50 postage in total.
 

DaddyC

RMS Regular
Drives
Golf V5
Just be very careful who you use as some of them state in their restricted items about not paying for damage to wheels etc.

If it's an expensive set I'd use Parcelforce directly personally. It's a lot more expensive at probably around £80 but they do cover you for damage/loss to be fair to them.
 

Eddie_

RMS Regular
Location
Belfast
Drives
Megane 275 Cup-S
I’ve used Senditnow plenty of times for sending wheels but have had one or two strange experiences recently which has put me off. Nothing has gone missing but parcels not collected on the date agreed, parcels not being lifted as they had no
labels and parcels not being collected as they where deemed overweight when the parcel only contained one wheel in each box and their limit is supposed to be 30kg?

Anyway, if you are sending expensive wheels and want to take insurance out etc I would be using Paisley Freight.
 

RoniN

RMS Regular
Location
Home
Drives
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Any expensive wheels I have sold on ebay I state buyer to organise their own courier or collect in person.
That way, if there is a problem or wheels damaged in transit it's up to them to sort.
I send the buyer photos of the wheels and them parceled so they know there is no damage before the courier collects.
Had one person drive over from Northampton and collect wheels once.

Cheers
 

JH86

RMS Regular
Location
Carrickfergus
I ship wheels week in week out

£25 ships them senditnow i assume the value is different £600 is the dearest ive sent iirc arrived perfect no issues
 

natogreen16v

RMS Regular
Location
Gilford
Drives
Mk3 GTi/MIA Polo
I've said this countless times on here before but senditnow don't cover the loss or damage of automotive parts. Even if you pay for the extra insurance it still doesn't cover them
 

markboyle

RMS Regular
Location
Belfast
Drives
VW MK6 GTI
This is all great info - please do keep it coming!

They are 19" Porsche Lobster Claw, immaculate with good tyres. They will hopefully be listed later today.
 

MarkM

RMS Regular
Location
Antrim
Drives
F82 M4 CP
I sent my Advans to Grimsby via send it now, two pairs, same order, collected together, delivered a week apart, made me sweat!!
 

colin84

RMS Regular
Location
Newtownabbey
Drives
E60 M Sport
I always use sentitnow, but in this case I would look elsewhere. As already said they don't cover vehicle parts, but they are quite happy to sell you the insurance for them. You won't benefit from sending them as 2 parcels either, as they would be too heavy, and it would increase the risk of them getting damaged or becoming separated.
 
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Neil_M

RMS Regular
I've a set up for sale on eBay.

I've bought boxes and bubble wrap to send them as safely as possible.

I'll also be using ParcelForce.
 
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