Question What courier company to use for large projector screen?

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  1. Oranjeboomer

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    Hi folks,

    Have my eye on a large projector screen which will be at least 4.7m boxed and I am trying to get quotes for shipment (UK). Due to the size, most outfits won't touch it. Looking on here Tuffnells may be one that do (and I am waiting on quote) but are there any others I can try?

    Thanks!
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    Well Tuffnells came back and as I am not an account holder with them won't bother giving me a quote. Handy that....

    Anyvan - had tried them, bu lost hope after their quote app said 'no' after I put in 4.7m. I've dropped them an email now in any case. - Thanks @Sandra51 !
     
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    Try TNT, they delivered my new screen a few months back. Only the driver in the lorry so I had to give him a hand with unloading but was all good.
     
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    TNT £350, Tuffnells won;t do it as I don't have an account and too big for Anyvan. This is going well! Looks as though I will have to go and collect myself!
     
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    Much safer to go collect as Screen canisters can easily be damaged if not handled carefully.

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    I used Shiply the other year. £45 for a 92” screen plus mdf pelmet.
     
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    I had a sofa collected a few years back by someone doing one of these multi-drop Anyvan runs and was pretty horrified at the way the items were loaded and stacked in the back of the van. I'd be pretty cautious about using such services for something like this.

    I think really unless you've got original manufacturer quality packaging, self collection (or collection via a very well trusted party) would be the only way to go.
     
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    At 4.7mtrs you are immediately discounting the ‘man with a van’ types as that is too long to go in most vans unless they are the extra long wheelbase version.

    I’m not sure where you are wanting this to go from and to, but it may be cheaper and easier to hire a 3.5 ton box van for the day and move it yourself.

    4.7mtrs is a bit longer than 92” though!
     
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    CitySprint do collections and delivery for packages up to 4.7m. DX does up to 5m I believe.

    If Tufnell won’t deal direct you could get a quote through an agent like parcel monkey.

    I’m quite interested as to how your going to negotiate a 5m package through doors!
     
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    I'm more worried how I hide such a package from the wife before I install the bugger discretely so that she won't notice!

    Given up on all couriers now. Most won't do the size. And even if they do it's not a direct delivery so 3-4 transfers, so many more chances for it to get damaged. Even one of the logistal companies who uses Tuffnells said " They do not have a very good reputation with handling fragile items"

    Not found a van that could deliver that either. 3.5t van will not have the length. Even a low loader van holds 4.5m: Low Loader Luton Van Hire - Turner Hire Drive Ltd

    So will get a car transport trailer for this I think instead!
     
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    Don't forget that if you hire a 4.5mtr van, you can get more than that in it as you would be putting it in the Luton section first, than angled to the ground. You wouldn't be putting it flat on the floor. Probably best to ask the length including Luton?
     
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    I thought I read on another thread he’d spotted a bargain 158”, but what’s 8” between friends?!?
     

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