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Sending skis by post or courier

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Sorry for the numpty question which Iím sure has been asked a lot.

I have a lot of skis to offload and so will probably end up beating them.

I havenít done this for years and pretty sure I used to be able to use Royal Mail or Parcel Force but I think there are size restrictions now.

Can anyone please recommend a good courier with approximately prices?

Thank you very much snowHead
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Recently did this and used TNT via Interparcel. Were excellent and cost about £24 IIRC for next day delivery. Avoid Parcel2Go or at least their cheaper options who are Hermes and never turned up to collect!
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I don't know how to link to a thread but recently, a month or so ago, the same query was posted in the equipments section with some detail on interparcel options in the replies, may be worth seeking out.
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What wait... We're paying £40 a leg to put skis on a plane. Has anyone ever just shipped them to their hotel for holidays rather than lugging them through airports, buses etc?
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@Canuck, its been discussed here...that price is for UK delivery. There are ski couriers that take skis over in a van but you need to arrange its ok with your accommodation.. probably no good for self catered appartments
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@sarah, +1 for Paisley Freight - I've used them a couple of times.

My regular couriers are APC/Eurotrans who charge about £17 for the first 10kgs, and an extra £1 for longer length parcels. If you have a local APC franchise try them.
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Wonderful!!

Thank you all so much. I will check out those recommendations and try to find that other thread too.
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Another regular Paisley Freight user here.
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I've sent skis via regular mail from Ireland to France and back. It worked fine, stick them in a ski bag, stick a label on and bring to the post office! Got a few odd looks, but it worked and was a lot cheaper than courier rates. Not sure if the acceptable dimensions have changed though - I think they might have.
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Longest length with Royal Mail (and I think Parcelforce) is 1.5m. Some people get away with longer but you risk delays and/or damage.
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