“Man and Van” delivery services
‘Man and Van’ type delivery services are really the only solution for the economical delivery of furniture, antiques, pictures, bikes, motorbikes, jet-skis, canoes, skis, surfboards, prams, pushchairs,
wheelchairs, car engines, alloy wheels, etc, etc, etc.
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‘Man and Van’ services are ideal for those eBay purchases which are either too large or too fragile to ship to the buyer using an overnight parcel service.
Small house removals and student moves are also covered by most ‘Man and Van’ operators.
They operate in many different ways - typically though they collect many items on the same vehicle and deliver them over a 5-10 day period. Although local deliveries may be done over a shorter period - it just depends where the man in the van is going over the next few days.
These services don’t tend to have the back-up of the larger transport companies - the chap that answers the phone will usually be the chap that turns up to collect from you some time in the next few days.
As when calling any local tradesman you can expect to have to leave a message and wait for him to ring you back. Even if you speak to him on the first call he’ll probably have to call you back to give you a price - after all he’s likely to be driving or loading his van when you call.
Before calling try and get an accurate idea of the weight and dimensions of the items you need delivering. If you’ve no way of weighing the goods then tell him enough to give him an idea what to expect - even something as vague as “I can’t lift it but my husband can” is better than no idea at all.
If the goods are likely to need 2 people to lift them then let the ‘man with van’ know - don’t wait for him to turn up on his own and then tell him you can’t help him because of your bad back.
‘Man with van’ tends to like to be paid cash on collection - you’ll normally get a better price that way as well. Increasingly they’re starting to accept Paypal, which makes life easier for the eBayers. They tend not to accept cheques.