The problem of not being in when your Screwfix/Toolstation parcel arrives
has been discussed here before.
Spotted one of these at a customers house yesterday
Not cheap, but free delivery - as long as you are at home when it
Dave - The Medway Handyman
Costs £50/year and you have to travel to your closest of a UK network of
boxes to get your goods.
Ideal for those things normally wrapped discretely in brown plain
wrapping paper... (hey, what am I typing?..)
On Sat, 09 Oct 2010 11:29:54 +0100, Adrian C wrote:
And their website is broken:
Find my nearest by box > enter a postcode choose (eh should that be
find or search?) produces:
XML Parsing Error: not well-formed Location:
http://www.mybybox.com/Register/Step1 Line Number 42, Column 56:
Mine is outside the local Tesco, so could be useful. Can't get my head
round the logistics of the thing though. Postman arrives at the box site
with parcel, then what happens? How does it get into my box?
On Sat, 09 Oct 2010 20:24:50 +0100, stuart noble wrote:
There's no 'your' box and the parcel isn't sent there directly. It goes
to their own distribution address, they then deliver it to a spare 'box'
at the location. They then text you an access code.
Would be useful if nearer.
Use the BIG mirror service in the UK:
And there's a size limit of 89cm x 51cm x 66cm. So if the sender packs
something in a unexpectedly big box (as they sometimes do) then I assume it
gets sent back and you probably get landed with any excess carriage
On Oct 9, 11:12 am, "The Medway Handyman" <davidl...@no-spam-
So you have to leave it unlocked and you can have a maximum of one
parcel delivered before the same problem recurs?
Presumably the woman in the photograph was just lucky enough to have
six parcels delivered by the same courier at the same time.
I think leaving it with the neighbours is a better option.
Possible the same quality steel as used in some of the heavy duty filing
cabinets they once supplied where I worked. If someone had lost the key
the trick was to drill a hole just above the lock big enough for an
opened-up paper clip. The paper clip was then used to release the
The point is - would the delivery bloke actually _use_ something like
that, even if it was painted dayglow orange with a big sign saying
"Parcels in here please"?
I really doubt it. 8-)
It might just work if you have one particular delivery driver that you
The question of a signature is another matter.
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