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SandraR



Joined: 22 Oct 2006
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Location: Devon
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 14 3:03 pm    Post subject: Posting eggs....  Reply with quote    

....is it worth the time and effort? Don't get me wrong I am more than happy to post to 'friends' and am very grateful to those who take the time and effort to post to me ..but generally on ebay, FB pages etc is it worth doing?

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
Posts: 13510

PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 14 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I wouldn't, and I say that because you run the risk of dealing with crooks, idiots, incompetents and the postal service. Do you really need or want the hassle?

Mr O



Joined: 13 Feb 2005
Posts: 5512
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 14 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Discussed here on BYC http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/419712/shipping-heritage-hatching-eggs-through-the-mail

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35907
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 14 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I do it less these days, because of the hassle of doing it properly.

My feeling is that if I'm doing it for a dozen, for 12 plus postage,, then yes, it is. But for half a dozen, less so.

Castle Farm



Joined: 17 Sep 2008
Posts: 457
Location: Powys/Hereford Border.Near Hay-on-Wye
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 14 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If your just popping 6 eggs into a polybox and taping shut it's a dawdle, as long as you know where your post office is.

But if your standards are a lot higher (and I know they will be Sandra) and you take the time and effort to pack them properly I'd say no it's not worth the hassle.

I spend ages this time of the year packing eggs and sending them off. Make sure you get the money up front, as some people forget to pay.

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 14 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Castle Farm wrote:
But if your standards are a lot higher (and I know they will be Sandra) and you take the time and effort to pack them properly I'd say no it's not worth the hassle.


Exactly. I usually cushion each individual egg inside the polybox and then put the polybox inside a cardboard box full of polystyrene fraggles. It takes a half hour to wrap a dozen, pretty much.

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 14 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I posted two dozen eggs off first class this morning to someone on another forum and had to pay 15.10p ! Even though the eggs were for free, it certainly took the shine off things.

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