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    Default Posting Life Jackets in UK

    Further to my post about getting two lifejkts home by Ryanair from Portugal, I now need to post them to my mates. However, I am getting confused messages from Royal Mail and Interparcel about them being prohibited! Can any one come up with exactly who will accept them please?

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    Default Re: Posting Life Jackets in UK

    Just unscrew the canisters. Otherwise it will be fine.

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    Default Re: Posting Life Jackets in UK

    I have received lifejackets with inflation cylinders from Hermes, purchased from a private sale. I have no idea if the seller notified Hermes what was in the package in detail.
    "'...contradictions .... are deliberate exercises in doublethink." Orwell from 1984

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    Default Re: Posting Life Jackets in UK

    Further to my post I checked Hermes site and they prohibit pressurised containers, sorry.

    https://www.myhermes.co.uk/help/carry-guide

    Contact the couriers direct, TNT request that classified items be notified to them, so they can help https://www.tnt.com/express/en_gb/si...ous-goods.html
    Last edited by BlowingOldBoots; 11-02-19 at 19:38.
    "'...contradictions .... are deliberate exercises in doublethink." Orwell from 1984

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    Default Re: Posting Life Jackets in UK

    I can confirm that Royal Mail will likely dispose of any package with the CO2 cylinders in, detached or not.

    Don't think I've seen a consumer carrier T&Cs that doesn't prohibit them.

    How far do they have to go?

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    Default Re: Posting Life Jackets in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeCC View Post
    I can confirm that Royal Mail will likely dispose of any package with the CO2 cylinders in, detached or not.

    Don't think I've seen a consumer carrier T&Cs that doesn't prohibit them.

    How far do they have to go?
    Llangollen to near Crawley

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    Default Re: Posting Life Jackets in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeCC View Post
    I can confirm that Royal Mail will likely dispose of any package with the CO2 cylinders in, detached or not.
    How do they know what's in a package? Are you suggesting Royal Mail x-ray every parcel?

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    Default Re: Posting Life Jackets in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeCC View Post
    I can confirm that Royal Mail will likely dispose of any package with the CO2 cylinders in, detached or not.
    I'm sure when the OP said 'detach' the cylinder, they meant detach and remove it, not just detach it.

    The person receiving the life jacket can use this opportunity to get themselves a new canister with today's date on it.

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    Default Re: Posting Life Jackets in UK

    So when we buy a lifejacket, or indeed simply rearming kit, from an online chandlers, how do they send it? All seem to offer delivery on them.

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    Default Re: Posting Life Jackets in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by langstonelayabout View Post
    I'm sure when the OP said 'detach' the cylinder, they meant detach and remove it, not just detach it.

    The person receiving the life jacket can use this opportunity to get themselves a new canister with today's date on it.
    CO2 cylinders are not dates, just weighed and stamped so you can check them. The firing mechanism, if automatic, is dated.

    I'd just send without the cylinder, they are relatively cheap and it's always good to have spares.
    Chris
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