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Posting a parcel to spain

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2023 12:14pm
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DanCampbell

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Hi.

I have a parcel I need to send from the U.K. to Alicante. It’s quite fragile.

Have you done this before and who did you use ?

TIA

Mags44

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2023 2:32pm

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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2023 2:32pm

DanCampbell wrote on Wed Jan 18, 2023 12:14pm:

Hi.

I have a parcel I need to send from the U.K. to Alicante. It’s quite fragile.

Have you done this before and who did you use ?

TIA

I would suggest that you contact DHL or one of the other delivery companies who operate in the area, taking into consideration that the parcel will probably need to go through Spanish customs and may be charged import duty on the contents. They will want a list of the contents, the value of the contents and if it is something that has been purchased from a UK company, an invoice from that company. Sometimes the customs charges will be more than the value of the articles in the parcel, so be prepared to be shocked!

Ginger

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2023 3:52pm

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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2023 3:52pm

Until postal strikes end I would delay sending. We are still waiting for mail posted last November, it will be in a postal depot somewhere with other parcels piled on top. Thankfully ours is not fragile.

DanCampbell

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2023 6:28pm

DanCampbell

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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2023 6:28pm

Ginger wrote on Wed Jan 18, 2023 3:52pm:

Until postal strikes end I would delay sending. We are still waiting for mail posted last November, it will be in a postal depot somewhere with other parcels piled on top. Thankfully ours is not fragile.

Is that postal strikes in Spain or the U.K. ?

Ginger

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2023 11:02pm

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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2023 11:02pm

DanCampbell wrote on Wed Jan 18, 2023 6:28pm:

Is that postal strikes in Spain or the U.K. ?

UK.

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Baggywrinkles

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 9:28am

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 9:28am

Use a delivery service. Postal service is dodgy.

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:24am

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:24am

DanCampbell wrote on Wed Jan 18, 2023 12:14pm:

Hi.

I have a parcel I need to send from the U.K. to Alicante. It’s quite fragile.

Have you done this before and who did you use ?

TIA

I would try using a comparison site for the courier service I have given details of a good one below.

https://parcelcompare.com/international-parcel-delivery/spain?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvOaNx6fT_AIV2prVCh2FUArWEAAYASAAEgLCzfD_BwE

Ginger

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:57pm

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:57pm

Ginger wrote on Wed Jan 18, 2023 3:52pm:

Until postal strikes end I would delay sending. We are still waiting for mail posted last November, it will be in a postal depot somewhere with other parcels piled on top. Thankfully ours is not fragile.

Hurrah, the two small parcels sent from U.K. same day last November arrived today. Relieved.

DanCampbell

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 6:23pm

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 6:23pm

Wasn’t planning on using Royal Snail.

DPD, UPS, DHL etc.

DHL are front runner at the moment.

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