I work on my cars as a hobby; it is what keeps me going but due to my mental health, it is in “fits and starts”.
Take today. I took me 4 hours to get asleep but I woke up at 7.30. Even though I had insufficient sleep, I felt positive but I cannot go out as I am still weak and it is far too cold.
Due to being agoraphobic, I never go shopping and order everything on line, my house and my workshops are my sanctuary.
I do not blame the ultimate suppliers, I blame the couriers who are profiteering.
Take yesterday; I ordered a litre of brake fluid but the cost of carriage was more than twice the cost of the fluid itself. I have looked into this and I have been told that Royal Mail refuse to ship so called dangerous goods. I have ordered 50 disposable lighters, full of gas but they came by post.
So, because the brake fluid was considered dangerous, the carriage was very high and it had to be sent by DPD for the inflated cost. The package arrived this morning but there was no “danger, fluids included” n the outside of the package, it was just treated as though it was like any other DPD package.
The Royal Mail should get real and stop these stupid restrictions. By these restrictions, they are basically losing a great deal of business to foreign companies.
It is an absolute joke that non Royal Mail couriers charge three times the cost for these so called dangerous items; they are raking it in.
The trouble is that there are hundreds of thousands of small companies who rely on the Royal Mail, who have no voice, but the likes of DPD are very big and can dictate unreasonable costs and push people around.