I need a man with a van - Essex to Cambs

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I need a man with a van - Essex to Cambs

Post by Simba » Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:22 am

I have come across a private seller that is selling large Trachycarpus Fortuneii, with very thick chunky trunks (80/90 cm of hairy bit) for £95 a pop.
As you can see from the photo these are solid looking palms and already in pots, so no digging required, just loading up needed.

This is where I have a problem, I only have an ordinary saloon car and could do with a partner who has a van, to collect them with, and bring them back to Essex.

The seller has 4 Trachys, I have reserved one, but would like a second, so there are 2 or possibly three still available.

Let me know if YOU are interested... :D
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Re: I need a man with a van - Essex to Cambs

Post by Steph » Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:26 am

I am interested but don't have a van.
If you find someone we can pay to do the man/van thing let me know.


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Post by Simba » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:04 am

Cheers Steph, I will keep you in the loop.

BTW - I am from Witham....


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Post by Simba » Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:59 pm

I have now bought two of these, as far as I know 2 still remain..


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Re: I need a man with a van - Essex to Cambs

Post by themes » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:01 pm

you can get them all in a car...easy :shock:
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Post by Simba » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:10 pm

I am stupid enough to believe that... :lol:


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Post by themes » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:14 pm

when u want something badly enough you can stuff it in. Haven't you ever stuffed it in?

I remember getting erios in my small nissan 3 door. Nigel never thought they would fit..ok I had to clean the soil out big deal
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Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:10 pm

I'd go with Mo, a decent size estate / hatchback would get them in. Tie up the fronds and pot end at the back, back seats and passenger seat down. The fella in the photo ain't big.


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Post by Simba » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:40 pm

I dont have an estate though.... :roll:

I reckon I'd get one in my BMW quite easily, by the time its wrapped, de potted and laid down, but I'd have trouble with two.


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Post by Darlo Mark » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:46 pm

easy just saw them in half! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:49 pm

If you and Steph are Essex based surely the cheapest option has to be to hire a van between you, around here you'll get a transit flatbed for £50


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Post by redsquirrel » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:59 pm

or a trailer??
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Re: I need a man with a van - Essex to Cambs

Post by kata » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:04 pm

easy just saw them in half!
Oh gee darlo :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Simba, good luck!

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Post by Conifers » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:53 pm

Arlon Tishmarsh wrote:If you and Steph are Essex based surely the cheapest option has to be to hire a van between you, around here you'll get a transit flatbed for £50
Saw a van today with "Van hire - rent me for a day for £30" painted on the side.

Do you need to get the kid in too? Is he part of the deal??


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Post by redsquirrel » Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:40 am

i know it wont cost you 50 quid in fuel to collect yourself but a pallet might be an easy option here,by the time you hire/borrow a van,they could be there in your garden with some of the overnight couriers and reasonable too.
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