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Beagletorque
22nd May 2018, 04:47 PM
I went onto the DPD website to send a parcel. I was surprised to see how long the list of prohibited items was.

Can you think of anything that could be sent via DPD?? :rolleyes:

PROHIBITED ITEMS:
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS (OR ANY ITEM SIMILAR IN DESCRIPTION OR CONTENT) CAN NOT BE CARRIED ON ANY SERVICE.
Any person sending such an item may be subject to their order being cancelled without notice:

Active Mobile Phones Outside The EU
Aerosol
Aftershaves
Air Bag
Alcoholic Beverages
Amber
Ammunition
Animals Or Organisms Of Any Form (Alive Or Dead)
Any Articles (Or Part Of Them) That Are Made Up Of China, Glass, Porcelain, Earthenware Or Other Similar Materials
Any Item Containing Petrol (Liquid, Gas Or Fumes)
Aromatherapy Oil
Art
Basin
Basins
Batteries
Beds & Headboards
Biological Samples
Birds
Boiler/Boilers
Bottles
Bulbs
Camera
Camping Gas All Types
Canvas Print
Car Panel
Cash, Credit Cards, Debit Cards
Ceramics/Figures/Figurines
Chainsaw
Cheques
China/Porcelain
Chocolate
Christmas Crackers
Christmas Crackers
Clock
Coffee Machines
Computer Monitor/Monitors/Imac
Concrete
Confectionery
Counterfeit Currency
Credit/Debit/Cash Cards
Crockery/Pots/Pottery
Crystal
Dangerous Goods
Delicate Items
Detergent
Diamonds
Documents
Domestic Appliances (Washing Machines, Dryers, Fridges, Ovens)
Driving Licence
Drugs (Including Prescription)
Engines
Fiberglass
Fire Crackers
Fire Extinguisher
Firearms
Fireworks
Fish (Live Or Dead)
Fish Tank
Fishing Rods
Flammable Goods
Food Items
Fragile Items (All)
Fragrance
Framed Painting/Photograph
Furniture (Including Flat-Packed)
Furs
Gearbox
Gems Or Gemstones
Glass/Glassware
Granite Products
Hamper
Hazardous Goods
Hover Board/Swegway/Segway
Human Flesh
Human Remains
Infectious Substances
Item Described As "Unknown"
Ivory
Jewellery Including Watches
Juice
Kayaks
Knives
Ladders
Lampshades
Legal Or Business Documents
Lenses
Lighter
Lights/Lighting/Lamps/Chandeliers
Liquids/Creams/Oils
Lottery Tickets
Machines
Magnets
Marble Products
Mattresses
Meat
Medical Equipment
Microscope
Microwave
Milk Powder (Formula)
Mirror
Mobile Phone/Mobile Phones With Or Without Sim To Any Address In Turkey/Pakistan/Ecuador
Money/Cash/Currency/Vouchers
Nail Varnish
Oil
Ornament
Over Head Projector
Packaging/Media Packaging
Paint
Painting/Pictures
Passport
Perfumes
Perishable Goods (All)
Personal Items
Petrol Or Diesel Tanks (Full Or Empty) In Any Item
Pewter Figures
Picture Frames
Plant/S
Poster
Precious Metals (Gold/Silver/Platinum Etc.)
Print
Printer Toner/ Ink Cartridges
Projector
Real Fur
Replica Weapons
Resin
Scanner
Seatbelt Tensioner
Settee
Sewing/Knitting Machine
Shower Screen
SIM Cards
Slush Syrup
Slush Syrup
Sofa
Spectacles
Stamps (Unless Franked)
Steering Wheel
Stoneware
Suitcases/ Flight Cases (Not Acceptable As Packaging)
Surf Board
Telescope
Television
Tickets
Tiles
Tobacco And Tobacco Products
Toilets
Torches
Trees
Turntables
Tyres
Vase
Vehicle Bonnet
Vehicle Bumper
Vehicle Door
Velux
Vermiculite Board
Vouchers With A Face Value
Watch
Water
Weapons
Wheels
Window
Window Frame
Wooden Items (Australia)

Keith-369
22nd May 2018, 05:17 PM
Bl**dyhell, Its a wonder they are still operating. *ipop

Harold Gough
22nd May 2018, 05:22 PM
Brown paper and string seem to be permitted.

I thought birds were animals but what do I know?

Harold

pandora
22nd May 2018, 06:14 PM
It's hard to conceive of the intellectual paralysis of those responsible for compiling that list.
Would it not have been simpler to terminate the delivery service altogether - no more Christmas and birthday cards, gifts etc. *yes :D.

And yeah that last item takes care of boomerangs and didgeridoos - good bloody luck, Rolph, old man! :D *chr

Beagletorque
22nd May 2018, 08:17 PM
No Human Flesh either!

Jim Ford
22nd May 2018, 08:33 PM
Brown paper and string seem to be permitted.


Nope - they would come under 'Flammable Goods'!

Jim

pdk42
22nd May 2018, 09:23 PM
Seens that "Machines" are prohibited. With that restriction in place they could reduce the rest of the list by 80%.

blu-by-u
23rd May 2018, 01:41 AM
What!! I can't even send a Lens? :eek:

MJ224
23rd May 2018, 03:50 AM
S**t, Can't send that dead fish now......*chr

Harold Gough
23rd May 2018, 05:33 AM
No Human Flesh either!

That's the right spirit! :D

Harold

Otto
23rd May 2018, 07:52 AM
That should help ParcelForce and the others stay in business! That "fragile items" and "delicate items" are in the prohibited list doesn't say much for the way parcels are handled does it?


In my experience though DPD are one of the more reliable carriers and give me a one-hour delivery slot so I don't end up having to wait in all day just in case ..

Phill D
23rd May 2018, 08:08 AM
Otto I bet you've had a lot of things on that list delivered by them too.

Otto
23rd May 2018, 08:13 AM
I wouldn't be at all surprised!

OM USer
23rd May 2018, 10:44 AM
That's a lot of list - covers most things on fleabay and from amazon I imagine.

Graham_of_Rainham
23rd May 2018, 10:59 AM
They really have it in for "Slush syrup"... :confused:

The Technician
23rd May 2018, 12:01 PM
How do they know if it is wrapped up :-)

MikeOxon
23rd May 2018, 12:51 PM
How do they know if it is wrapped up :-)

But "Packaging/Media Packaging" are on the prohibited list, so it seems you cannot wrap it up :eek:

pandora
23rd May 2018, 05:06 PM
Forget about gift cards they are flammable.

Wee man
23rd May 2018, 07:13 PM
Bubble wrap.

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MikeOxon
23rd May 2018, 08:04 PM
EDIT: I FINALLY FOUND IT HERE: https://www.dpdlocal-online.co.uk/prohibited-items

Like you, I was sceptical at first but, as you found, it's really true *chr

peak4
23rd May 2018, 10:47 PM
Like you, I was sceptical at first but, as you found, it's really true *chr

Well maybe.

Has anyone else tried the filter button? It didn't make any difference to me, regardless the country selected.

I wonder if those prohibited items constitute a total of what's barred in any country, all listed together as a lookup table, and the filter is supposed to just list what's prohibited in the selected destination, but it's currently out of order.

e.g. if you filter for Germany, you still get the whole list, but if you got to the delivery to Germany page, you get the following;

The following items are prohibited for delivery to Germany, and will therefore be rejected when they reach the border:

Lithium batteries
Live trees and plants, including cut flowers and ornamental foliage
Opium
Liquids with an alcohol volume of 82% and above
Toy weapons
Videogames

Phill D
24th May 2018, 06:06 AM
Hmm just wondering how Amazon are going to deliver a lithium battery today? I'll wait and see.

Otto
24th May 2018, 08:01 AM
Most of the stuff I get from Amazon comes by Royal Mail or Hermes. If DPD listed the items they can deliver the list might be shorter and more useful!

Beagletorque
24th May 2018, 08:36 AM
A dodgy filter makes more sense!
Well spotted...

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Phill D
24th May 2018, 08:55 AM
Well it's arrived safe and sound but I didn't catch the delivery guy so can't tell who delivered it! It's got caution Li Ion battery labels all over it so they couldn't say they didn't know what it was.

Phill D
24th May 2018, 09:09 AM
Impressive drone John as it must have opened the porch door and put the package on the inside shelf.

wornish
24th May 2018, 03:44 PM
The list is crazy how do they do any business?
I have certainly had things on the list delivered by them. Lenses for certain.

Zuiko
24th May 2018, 05:58 PM
No Human Flesh either!

Guess I'll have to rethink my plans for the wife. *shrug

Petrochemist
29th May 2018, 10:35 PM
Well maybe.

Has anyone else tried the filter button? It didn't make any difference to me, regardless the country selected.

I wonder if those prohibited items constitute a total of what's barred in any country, all listed together as a lookup table, and the filter is supposed to just list what's prohibited in the selected destination, but it's currently out of order.

e.g. if you filter for Germany, you still get the whole list, but if you got to the delivery to Germany page, you get the following;

The following items are prohibited for delivery to Germany, and will therefore be rejected when they reach the border:

Lithium batteries
Live trees and plants, including cut flowers and ornamental foliage
Opium
Liquids with an alcohol volume of 82% and above
Toy weapons
Videogames


I don't think any of those items are quite as on the main list though. 'Batteries' are listed not 'Lithium batteries', 'alcoholic beverages' rather than liquids with ABV >82%...
So it doesn't seem to be simply filtering.

I suspect it's hidden away deliberately. If they have issues with a package containing one of these they can then state it was on their prohibited list & avoid claims for compensation.

Gate Keeper
30th May 2018, 06:27 AM
I don't think any of those items are quite as on the main list though. 'Batteries' are listed not 'Lithium batteries', 'alcoholic beverages' rather than liquids with ABV >82%...
So it doesn't seem to be simply filtering.

I suspect it's hidden away deliberately. If they have issues with a package containing one of these they can then state it was on their prohibited list & avoid claims for compensation.

Last summer, I sold a lovely Nikon DSLR cam, all the lenses and batteries to a buyer in Canada via Royal Mail. I had to declare everything on a form for the customs etc and there was no problem. In Feb, I flew BA from London to Nairobi and at check-in, I was asked if I was carrying any lithium batteries in the hold luggage. I said no, they are in my carry on. Seemed to be the right answer as I had lots of smiles from the young lady and again no problems.