How to send electronic items via Parcel/Courier? Most companies reject it. Solutions?

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Selling my old electronic items via ebay or online is very difficult for me.

I am in Salem and whenever I try to ship an electronic item, the parcel or courier company rejects it and tells me they don't ship electronic items. Including bluedart, first flight etc.

Any solutions?
 

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Go with professional couriers or Aramex
 

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try post office speed post
 

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uziel said:
try post office speed post
That I have never tried before.
 

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you may also try dtdc...i have send and received dozens of electronic stuff thru them..Or else take a little risk-pack your item safely and declare it as some 'plastic toy'..
 

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If items are not too fragile then speedpost would be the best option , packing should be very good.
 

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thomasjude47 said:
you may also try dtdc...i have send and received dozens of electronic stuff thru them..Or else take a little risk-pack your item safely and declare it as some 'plastic toy'..
I tried DTDC before and they did not accept it. They asked me to send it via DTDC Plus but they are saying that they are not responsible for item's safety.
 

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The courier guys at your place must be acting up. BlueDart does ship electronics, but remember the price is prohibitive. I have used DTDC Blue for shipping phones and DTDC Lite for everything else, and every single item got delivered hassle free. Try with them. Only if it is a phone, declare it to be an iPod or music player of similar value.
 
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Yeah Bluedart always ships electronic items. Though they're expensive, they have the best service.
 

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Need to get a mobile shipped from Pune To Delhi
Mobile value : 3k
Tried TNT, but TNT has come refused to accept electronic items at normal rates, they state that you need to pay the min freight charge i.e. 1k
Should i opt for Bluedart and not declare it as a mobile ?
Any other options ?
How about Overnight Express ?
 
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I have used DTDC Blue recently to ship a mobile from Delhi to Pune. Cost me 200 bucks for a 500 gram packet. Optional insurance available at 2% of invoice on producing original invoice

BlueDart will charge you crazy for non-documents. It doesn't matter if it is a phone or not.

Aramex is another good option - they quoted me 115 for the same distance and amount, but would not offer even optional insurance.
 

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rocker123 said:
Need to get a mobile shipped from Pune To Delhi

Mobile value : 3k

Tried TNT, but TNT has come refused to accept electronic items at normal rates, they state that you need to pay the min freight charge i.e. 1k

Should i opt for Bluedart and not declare it as a mobile ?

Any other options ?

How about Overnight Express ?
Kindly avoid DTDC, too many theft cases against them(Faheem lost an ipad and ayaskant lost his Dell streak), send it via overnite mobile express.
 

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@RS4 : yes, i came to know about the incident, and would surely avoid DTDC.
@agnatuk: Even i was thinking about Aramex, heard there service is good, and their customer support is approachable.
Else would opt for Overnite as suggested by RS4.
Thanks a lot guys :)
 

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I would like to add that the only reason I added DTDC Blue is because they have assured next day delivery so there is almost no chance of flicking the item since the transit times are really quick
 

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agantuk said:
I would like to add that the only reason I added DTDC Blue is because they have assured next day delivery so there is almost no chance of flicking the item since the transit times are really quick
I think in that Dell streak case, the item was flicked at the shipping office (DTDC) only and was hence it was never shipped.
 

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rocker123 said:
Need to get a mobile shipped from Pune To Delhi

Mobile value : 3k

Tried TNT, but TNT has come refused to accept electronic items at normal rates, they state that you need to pay the min freight charge i.e. 1k

Should i opt for Bluedart and not declare it as a mobile ?

Any other options ?

How about Overnight Express ?
I know, tried to send a computer part to Trivandrum, Kerala and they first gave me a quote of 170 bucks, then when i called back to confirm, he said that it will cost 1.1K. Anyways, when i sent a mobile last year to sunny27, they had no problem, and quoted me a nominal fee.

Also, if you got the quote on the phone, i would suggest that you go to the TNT office and try there.
 

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^^ TNT was firm in not accepting the parcel without the freight charges i.e. 1k
Out of DTDC Blue and Aramex, i guess aramex would be better, heard no bad incident about Aramex as of now on the forum.
 

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kestrel5915 said:
I think in that Dell streak case, the item was flicked at the shipping office (DTDC) only and was hence it was never shipped.
A theft is a theft, it doesnt matter if it took place at originating office or in-transit or destination office, Check out last 5-10 pages of courier feedback thread and you can see that dtdc fellows have not spared even soaps and Deos :mad:

And in Dell streak case, the service used was DTDC BLUE :p So even the blue service is not spared.
 

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kestrel5915 said:
I think in that Dell streak case, the item was flicked at the shipping office (DTDC) only and was hence it was never shipped.
RS4 said:
And in Dell streak case, the service used was DTDC BLUE :p So even the blue service is not spared.
Now that's really bad. There is a DTDC outlet (run by DTDC) from which I usually ship. This is one of their new swanky showrooms with bells and whistles, so if they resort to this, would be sad indeed.