From: 0E7 (Fred Nevin) Subject: PARCEL FORCE I think Chris is correct in what he says on this subject. Unfortunately, with the vast quantitieshandled, there are bound to be some casualties, and nothing is worse if it one of your items. I think Chris's FIGURES SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. In all my years of dealing with the GPO/PARCEL FORCE I do not recall ever losing an item but I must confess earlier this year I sent a parcel from Newcastle to foreign parts ie Basingstoke and after some ten days or so it had not got there. So as it was avery expensive item I went through all the rigmarole and claimed, only to haveit turn up a couple of days later in absolutely mint condition, so I leave you to draw your own conclusions.
I recently dispatched a HD drive,
Twin disc drive and a Printer all very
heavy items enclosed in the best
cartons I could scrounge from the
local stores/supermarkets and all
arrived without any complaints
May theFORCE be with you.
EDITOR........ I recently heard of someone suffering at the hands of Parcel Force. He had purchased a numberof items from someone, they all arrivedok apart from a disc drive which had been so badly mishandled in its very adequate packaging that it had come through the side of the box. The delivery driver had duped the recipient of the parcels into going into his house with one package, he then deposited the damaged package and disappeared before the recipient could examine it. A similar thing recently happened to me(this was a Post Office Van though), the driver was clutching the package tohis body, with hindsight I should have smelled a rat, he thrust the box into my arms and disappeared in a cloud of dust, as I closed the door, the penny dropped and I looked at the side of thebox that he had been hiding. There was a big hole in it, fortunately, the packing was brilliant and no damage hadhappened to the disc drive and BBC inside. I wonder if it was one of Watchdog's step ladder legs that went through the box? For those that are willing to pay £5 extra for postage, I now use TNT, next day delivery, so far so good, however, I have still had people say to me that they are no better. Alan Honeyball was impressed when the TNT man delivered a heavy box from me to his house, his mother was the only one in. The driver not only carried the box into the housefor her but offered to help her unpack it too.