General Discussion: So, from tomorrow ordering from Europe costs more ...


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wayward sole
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178 posts since 23/8/11

11 Jan 2021 09:21
I had heard that parcelforce had suspended all its EU operations similar to DPD.
1234589
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959 posts since 1/6/10

11 Jan 2021 09:46
wayward sole wrote: I had heard that parcelforce had suspended all its EU operations similar to DPD.

I sent something from the UK to Germany last week with ParcelForce, tracking says it's out for delivery today (with GLS), so outgoing seems to be working fine. Still expecting an order from France which was sent on the 4th, tracking hasn't updated at all since being handed to the courier company.
wayward sole
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178 posts since 23/8/11

11 Jan 2021 09:52
I think it was the end of last week that parcelforce were having issues. I know DPD had 60k of parcels returned due to incorrect paperwork
gawkrodger
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7641 posts since 4/11/08

13 Jan 2021 20:16
anyone recieved a euro order yet? A coat i'm interested in has hit the level of discount I'm happy with but any availiable from euro stores
Jesus
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6071 posts since 7/10/08

13 Jan 2021 20:22
I order some bike parts from Deporvillage, based in Spain on 3/1/21

shippings via GLS then Parcelforce in the UK, handed to GLS in Spain on 4/1/21 and then nothing until today, where it says

The parcel is stored in the parcel centre.

In Spain

swede
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9879 posts since 21/3/09

13 Jan 2021 20:53
Laughing out loud
LFC
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5660 posts since 14/6/11

13 Jan 2021 21:04
Ah fuck I’ve got something coming from Madrid with them Laughing out loud
Crackajack
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7971 posts since 21/4/05

13 Jan 2021 21:38
Returned an item to Italy, was via free UPS collection.

Being an Italian firm they kindly sent me a dodgy customs declaration to print and include saying the value was €30 Laughing out loud
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13296 posts since 17/5/03

14 Jan 2021 01:16
gawkrodger wrote: anyone recieved a euro order yet? A coat i'm interested in has hit the level of discount I'm happy with but any availiable from euro stores

no issues at all, go for it:

Local time Location Action
13/01/2021, 20:37 Kingsbury Shipment arrived at connection point
13/01/2021, 18:49 Kingsbury Shipment arrived at TNT location
12/01/2021, 17:57 Customs has released the goods
12/01/2021, 12:24 Kingsbury Connection delay due to customs. Recovery actions underway
12/01/2021, 12:19 Kingsbury Shipment arrived at connection point
11/01/2021, 15:47 Customs has released the goods
11/01/2021, 00:12 Kingsbury Connection delay due to customs. Recovery actions underway
11/01/2021, 00:12 Kingsbury Shipment arrived at connection point
08/01/2021, 23:42 Dartford Shipment rerouted. Recovery actions underway
06/01/2021, 07:37 Duiven Shipment arrived at TNT location
05/01/2021, 23:48 Koeln Shipment in transit
05/01/2021, 22:25 Duiven Shipment in transit
05/01/2021, 22:24 Duiven Shipment in transit
05/01/2021, 22:24 Duiven Shipment being processed at TNT location.
05/01/2021, 20:18 Schiphol-Rijk Shipment in transit
05/01/2021, 19:28 Schiphol-Rijk Shipment in transit
05/01/2021, 18:46 Schiphol-Rijk Shipment in transit
05/01/2021, 16:30 Amsterdam Shipment collected from collection address
1234589
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14 Jan 2021 07:45
gawkrodger wrote: anyone recieved a euro order yet? A coat i'm interested in has hit the level of discount I'm happy with but any availiable from euro stores

Received orders from Italy, Poland and Germany, all delivered by DHL, no trouble at all and within a couple of days.

Order from France still hasn’t had an update since the 4th…
Hanto
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3162 posts since 30/11/09

14 Jan 2021 08:07
If Parcelforce are suspending, I'd be wary of GLS, as they are all part of Royal Mail Group so may have the same strategy.
zappa1903
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474 posts since 26/8/14

14 Jan 2021 15:04
Got a jacket from Germany, took about 12 days to arrive but was told 14-18 days so happy enough.
morgan
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1136 posts since 22/2/11

14 Jan 2021 16:17
We still have 2000 imports outstanding at work and they are thinking of dropping customs altogether it’s that bad.

It’s carnage everywhere and I’m not ordering anything in Europe for a long time.
pentonville
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961 posts since 12/3/12

14 Jan 2021 16:55
zappa1903 wrote: Got a jacket from Germany, took about 12 days to arrive but was told 14-18 days so happy enough.

Just out of boredom I’m going to ask what jacket are you ordering from Germany that you can’t get in the U.K.?
pentonville
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961 posts since 12/3/12

14 Jan 2021 16:58

Just bantering before anyone else gets there
figurine
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6017 posts since 14/5/07

14 Jan 2021 16:59
LadBible levels of bantering.
zappa1903
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474 posts since 26/8/14

14 Jan 2021 18:07
pentonville wrote:
zappa1903 wrote: Got a jacket from Germany, took about 12 days to arrive but was told 14-18 days so happy enough.

Just out of boredom I’m going to ask what jacket are you ordering from Germany that you can’t get in the U.K.?

Just a Patagonia top/jacket. The Uk sites either never had my size or was about 30% more expensive
swiftus
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1513 posts since 1/7/09

14 Jan 2021 18:19
Sent an item to Germany, tracked and signed.

Last update on the tracking…currently sitting with customs in South Korea.

Brexit FTW
wembly
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572 posts since 15/1/13

14 Jan 2021 18:35
Laughing out loud
gawkrodger
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7641 posts since 4/11/08

14 Jan 2021 19:27
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