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    I need some parts for the Vectra (I have had it a year and have replaced millions of parts, yet I've had the Jaguar 2.5 years and after I rebuilt it & serviced it, it has passed 2 mot's with NOTHING needed!!).

    Anyway, my moan is:

    Why oh why oh why do couriers dahn saff INSIST that Inverness is an island?

    It isn't!

    I know it isn't, I live here.

    But couriers either refuse to deliver or charge an astronomical amount!

    The A9 from Perth to Inverness is straight 108 miles of single/dual carriageway.

    There are no marauding hoardes, no toll barriers, no ferry crossings, just normal roads.

    I understand it's 108 miles and diesel costs, but there are trunkers come up here every day to AJG parcels and such.

    Royal Mail and Parcelforce don't charge any extra to deliever up here and if I want to send a parcel/package to Lands End, it isn't any extra.

    But if someone was to send a parcel (via courier, RM and Pf charge normally) from Lands End to Inverness, oh mah heid (Oh my head), it's calculators at dawn and most expensive wins

    There are a lot of us up here who won't now order stuff from ebay if the sender mentions no delivery to Highlands unless $1000,000 ransom paid up front.

    It's not about being tight, it's about principle.

    Anyone think I am right or tight?

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    You think it is bad for you. Try living in Northern Ireland. Royal Mail service to and from NI costs just the same as to any other part of the UK, and yet most mail order places charge extra even when the package is delivered using Royal Mail (not just private couriers). Really really ****es me off (almost as much as the anti-NI descrimination practiced by so many motor insurance companies (including the one connected to this forum).

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    Ahh, yes there is that too

    I imagine the Royal Mail is receiving some form of subsidy, but the privateers have to pay for ferry costs and such.

    I vote we Petition the Government to build a bridge to Ireland via the Isle of Man. Or a tunnel!

    Was watching something last night about building a tunnel from America (Alaska) to Russia via the two Diamante islands.

    It could be done.

    But yes, they are taking the micky with their prices

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    It's not a question of being tight, it's about fairness. As Williamx says Just like car insurance, any excuse for charging more.

    Don't they do discounts for teuchters? Only joking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_k_sri View Post
    It's not a question of being tight, it's about fairness. As Williamx says Just like car insurance, any excuse for charging more.

    Don't they do discounts for teuchters? Only joking.
    I wouldn't know, I'll ask one


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