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Old 06-01-18, 06:20 PM   #11
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Hermes use sub contract delivery drivers, some of whom couldn't find their way out of a wet paper bag let alone find the delivery address.

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Ours seems to think it's fashionable to wear sunglasses even when delivering after dark

He got quite upset when I refused to give him my mobile number so he could text when a delivery was due, I pointed out my mobile is only on while I'm at work so I wouldn't be in for a delivery.

Our previous driver upset the local Facebook "police" when he parked across the pavement blocking pushchairs etc., no idea why as there's plenty of room to park to left or right of the pavement.

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Old 06-01-18, 07:59 PM   #12
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Hermes use sub contract delivery drivers, some of whom couldn't find their way out of a wet paper bag let alone find the delivery address.

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So does just about every other courier company out there, including Parcel Farce.

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Hermes use sub contract delivery drivers, some of whom couldn't find their way out of a wet paper bag let alone find the delivery address.

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Our local Hermes chap is brilliant. He leaves things in my safe place, wrapping it in a bin bag if it's wet. I have his mobile and if I drop him a text he collects my parcels promptly first thing in a morning. Sadly he's due to retire soon, hopefully not to be replaced by an idiot!

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Sadly he's due to retire soon, hopefully not to be replaced by an idiot!

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Thats you stuffed then!!
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The drivers for MyHermes that we have had at our last two residences have been brilliant, both local to their areas, helpful and courteous. Can't fault them.
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Old 06-01-18, 09:45 PM   #16
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The drivers for MyHermes that we have had at our last two residences have been brilliant, both local to their areas, helpful and courteous. Can't fault them.
I'm sure many of them are excellent, but it takes only one rotten apple in a barrel.

How can a parcel be left at a terraced house and the delivery driver marks is as left in "reception" never to be found again ?

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Old 06-01-18, 09:51 PM   #17
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It's the modern way - all about sub-contracting; no single outfit sees a job through any more, so no-one can be blamed when it all goes t**s-up.

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Old 12-01-18, 08:04 PM   #18
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Well I used My Hermies in the end, as I said this was the first time I have used a courier. I wanted them to collect a full size windscreen frame and brackets for my Lomax 3 wheeler. At the moment I use twin Brooklands screens and I wanted to offer up a full size screen to see if I liked it better .This old screen was kindly given to me free by another owner but I had to arrange transport.
I booked Hermies on Sunday night to collect on Tuesday. However it then became apparent I had to print and attach their label otherwise no collection . The person in Garstang had no printer so on Monday morning I posted the label to him. Anyway it was collected Tuesday and arrive Slough on Thursday. Pretty good service for 8 I think
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I use interparcel, and through them, for the most part, Parcelforce, prices are good that way, and i've never had a bother.

Parcel2go, and Hermes however.............................
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