Recommended courier services? Help appreciated

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  1. Bert Coules

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    Can anyone recommend a courier service who will accept - and insure - a projector lens, please?

    The ones I've checked so far all have "items made of, or including, glass" in their exclusions lists.

    Many thanks.

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    Thanks for that. I thought that Parcelforce also refused glass articles, or ones containing glass, but you're right - it appears not. It must be a restriction of the third-party companies who use Parcelforce in bulk.

    Edited to add:

    I just tried to price my parcel. They'll accept glass but won't insure it, unfortunately.

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    What's the value & weight of the lens?
     
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    The weight of the parcel is 4.4kg. Value is £800-£1000.

    This is a strange situation, isn't it? Projectors, cameras, lenses and the like get delivered every day; I can't believe that those deliveries aren't covered for loss or damage in some way. Or do retail companies have bulk arrangements with third-party insurers?

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    Thanks for that, but unfortunately if you scroll further down that page, past "Prohibited items" you come to "Restricted items". And that list includes:

    Glass / Mirrored items / Crystal / Ceramic / Porcelaine/ Plaster / Marble / China / Stone / Slate / Resin / Granite - (or any item containing these materials)

    with the warning

    No transit cover or guarantees whatsoever will apply to these items. THESE ITEMS ARE SENT AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    However, I've sent them an email with the details; let's see what they say.

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    RM Special Delivery should cover it for £21.45. Their site says certain items are excluded from compensation but then refer you to a Post Office. :rolleyes:

    Try calling 08457 740 740 to confirm or message here.
     
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    Thanks again. I've sent them the details.

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