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Old 22nd May 2018
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Prohibited items

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??

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)
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Re: Prohibited items

Bl**dyhell, Its a wonder they are still operating.
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Re: Prohibited items

Brown paper and string seem to be permitted.

I thought birds were animals but what do I know?

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Re: Prohibited items

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. .

And yeah that last item takes care of boomerangs and didgeridoos - good bloody luck, Rolph, old man!
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Re: Prohibited items

No Human Flesh either!
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Re: Prohibited items

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Brown paper and string seem to be permitted.
Nope - they would come under 'Flammable Goods'!

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Re: Prohibited items

Seens that "Machines" are prohibited. With that restriction in place they could reduce the rest of the list by 80%.
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Re: Prohibited items

What!! I can't even send a Lens?
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Re: Prohibited items

S**t, Can't send that dead fish now......
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No Human Flesh either!
That's the right spirit!

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Re: Prohibited items

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 ..
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Re: Prohibited items

Otto I bet you've had a lot of things on that list delivered by them too.
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I wouldn't be at all surprised!
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Re: Prohibited items

That's a lot of list - covers most things on fleabay and from amazon I imagine.
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Re: Prohibited items

They really have it in for "Slush syrup"...
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