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Fast Delivery

I ordered a speaker from Richer Sounds on Monday afternoon with a scheduled delivery of next week.
I was sort of expecting delivery the first week of January as it was free delivery and considering the time of year.
I received a number of texts and emails from Richer Sounds and DPD keeping me fully up to date with the progress of my order and culminating with one today announcing....
"Your Richer Sounds order will be delivered today between 09:27-10:27"
"Your Richer Sounds order will be delivered today by Chris, your DPD driver. Please ensure that someone is available to sign for your delivery."   Shocked
I am suitably impressed and so is the recipient of this weighty Christmas present.

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Re: Fast Delivery

DPD is a really excellent courier - I like their tracking.
We took delivery today (not DPD BTW) of a blow-up bed we ordered from Amazon last week. Unfortunately they delivered a single and not double. A quick call to Amazon and I received an email from the supplier a short while later informing me they will send out the double and we can keep the single.

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Re: Fast Delivery

DPD are the best couriers I've ever had deliver something.

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We've just had panther and  you could follow the van on a map  Shocked
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Re: Fast Delivery

That's not fast delivery !
Did you see what Maplin were doing ? -

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I should think so too at the prices Maplin charge.  Grin
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I had a surprisingly fast delivery too yesterday, ordered some shelves last  thursday from ikea and the service they usually use is Parcelforce's 48 Hour service, they were collected by Parcelforce on the 23rd, delivered yesterday (had to race the driver from te$co to home cos he turned up there before getting here!! Grin ), the delivery was scheduled for the 29th, so, it came early... Grin
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CityLink has just gone into Administration, News alert on BBC web site
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yeah just read that, not a good day to find out for their employees..

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Upward of 3000 people could be affected. No offer has been made for the company Sad
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CityLink were owned by Rentokil until last year. They were sold for £1 to a private equity company called Better Capital. I guess Better Capital decided to cut their losses and look for asset disposal.
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CityLink has just gone into Administration, News alert on BBC web site

Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside after my experiences of them over the past 10 years... Cool
Lost parcels, broken parcels, delivering to wrong addresses, stealing parcels, etc., they make Yodel look half-bottomed (considering that Yodel's the worst courier in the UK at the moment)... Roll eyes
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sadly its fashionable to now go into admin right after christmas trade, I think for obvious reasons to get that quick festive cash grab before closing up.
Whats bad about this is citylink as far as I kow are the only courier to offer hourly estimations of delivery aside from DPD.  The bargain basement courier companies getting 90% of trade, hermes and yodel.
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DPD are the best couriers I've ever had deliver something.

Their last attempt with me proved less than wonderful
emails and text to say they were delivering on day x
tracking link to website received.
At one point near to the appointed time I looked and they were 15 minutes away and I'd say 5 miles.
a couple of minutes later the display changed to "you were out when we called and we have left a card at your address - you will need to re-schedule delivery"
bunch of lying toads - they were never anywhere near my house and not surprisingly there was no card.